Managed to bluff, beg and plead my way into getting a prototype from the Mark Bugs team in Romania. Mark Bugs makes the Mark T Infinity rebuildable atty, and the ultrapremium titanium Wizard tube mod.
The unnamed prototype is a rebuildable atomizer made to work with bottom feeding e-cigs. And who else better to try this first prototype than the first Reonaut?
It's stainless steel, and is overall similar to the size and shape of the Infinity, except it's wider and has a hole through the bottom of the 510 connection to feed juice. Beautiful craftsmanship and great design....looks and acts like it was made for the Reo! Even works on the woodvil..fits precisely inside the brass juice catcher! Squeeze the bottle to get the coil nice and wet, and release it to apparently get every spare bit of juice back into the bottle! Nice vape, decent draw (a little airier than a 510) and nice atty taste.
It works with a little kanthal, silica rope or ss mesh that's been oxidizied, so you can a) make replacement coils for pennies a day that are b) to your making-less coils equals HR, more coils equal HV. Mark's attys usually come pre coiled for standard resistance, and with precoiled silica wick to make the coiling process easier if you don't already have the materials. Have that fresh atty feeling any time you damned well want.
Oh, so far this is by FAR the easiest rebuildable to learn when coupled with a Reo. May be the easiest mod I've messed with, period. Hell, the missus was able to pick it up and start immediately! The air inlet is on the side like a 901, so it's damned near impossible to overjuice it or clog it with juice. It works just as well as I dreamed and imagined (so far). Works so with my Reo, I almost think it was custom made for it.
My first recoiling after a day or two of use provided a nice suprise. Normally, I like to get as much wear out of a coil as possible. But a) I've been vaping the crap out of this coil very heavy for a couple of days, and b) it IS set up for standard resistance. The old coil wasn't used up or popped, but hey, why have a rebuildable if you're afraid to rebuild it?
Got my 2mm thick bulli wick out, wrapped 3-4 loops of kanthal out for low resistance. Found a nice little surprise waiting for me: turns out the positive and negative diodes have holes in them. Unscrew the screw, and the old coil comes out with no effort. But the ends of the new coil in, tighten it with a couple of turns of the screw, and cut off the excess. No more having to coil and uncoil tiny wires on and off of tiny screws. It wasn't my best coiling effort, not pretty, but she works, first time! I think it's going to become part of my morning routine to coil this every 2nd or 3rd day...just because I can, dammit!
And LR coil.......oh yeah.......Daddy Like!
One other little discovery upon closer inspection....the bottom of the base has a little lip or flange on it where the midpiece screws onto it. Perfect for holding onto a drop or two of juice for the coil to sop up. Think it would work well for both top dripping and squonking.
And this is superb for dripping a drop or two onto the coil through the mouthpiece for a brief change of pace, assuming your coil is halfway dry. It doesn't appear any juice leaches into the bottle via gravity, but only by the bottle being squeezed and released.
One trick I've learned with the infinity also works for the BFF....it seems to work best if the air inlet hole is pointing up towards the sky. I presume this is because an excess of juice could clog up the hole if it's pointed down. Minor thing to keep in mind with a mark bugs rebuildable.
And for those of you who want to recoil a rebuildable as infrequently as possible, dry burning is fairly quick and efficient on this mod. Leave the base on the mod after removing the step and drip tip, and hit the button until you can see the entire coil glow bright red. From eh'ville right back to thick tasty vape in under two minutes.
I'll keep posting on this to let everyone in on how it's working: mods are like girlfriends, you only really get to know them after living with them for a few weeks. But so far, let's just say that I'm thinking of running to the jeweler's before too long if this thing keeps performing like it has so far....
Finally, I must disclose again that this is a prototype, and may not reflect the actual production version. It is so far unnamed, and no price point or distributor has been disclosed as of now.