TANKS VERSUS RDA'S

Discussion in 'Rebuildable Atomizer Systems' started by Nyxx, Oct 23, 2016.

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  1. Nyxx

    Nyxx Full Member

    Oct 23, 2016
    So I love the flavour I get from dripping. But I also love the convenience of a tank. I’ve heard about the new limitless. Anyone here tried it yet? I hear it’s pretty darn good. ^_^

    ~Nyxx
     
  2. UncleMike

    UncleMike Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2015
    Nova Scotia
    Love my Limitless + RDTA, basically like having a dripper that feeds from a tank below the coils and wicks.
     
  3. Nyxx

    Nyxx Full Member

    Oct 23, 2016
    I think I shall be trying this Limitless. ^_^
     
  4. Richu75

    Richu75 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 7, 2015
    If you're aiming for a limitless, take a look at the ijoy combo.
    It's a limitless with options for different decks.

    And it looks a little better.
     
  5. SkvLTD

    SkvLTD Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 10, 2013
    MD
    There are plenty of options for this kinda setup these days, but also no reason you can't just run a more roomy RTA hotter like you would a RDA.
     
  6. Cheallaigh

    Cheallaigh Ultra Member

    Aug 13, 2016
    Georgian Bay, Ontario
    or... squonking, which I know you know about... damn that was a mouthful lol. I like squonking, I get the flavour and easier build of the rda, and the handiness of a tank...
     
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  7. jersey_emt

    jersey_emt Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 26, 2009
    New Jersey, USA
    Up until about two months ago, I had vaped on RDA's exclusively for a couple of years. I was in the same position as you -- I loved the performance of RDA's, and never minded having to redrip, but the performance of newer RTA's promised to be comparable to RDA's, and it would be nice to have a tank to use when out and about.

    The Limitless does have plenty of good reviews, but I just couldn't get on board with it because of how it is wicked. I don't like RDA's which have a drip well so deep (or posts set up very high) that you need wick tails an inch long to reach the bottom. They just aren't able to deliver juice to the coils as quickly compared to RDA's with shallower wells. I prefer RDA's with about a 5 - 6 mm deep well, requiring wick tails about a centimeter in length.

    So I looked elsewhere when choosing my first RTA. I ended up with the 24 mm Moonshot, and have been very impressed with it. It gives flavor on par with my RDA's, and vapor production is impressive as well (although it of course doesn't quite match up with my RDA's that are suited for cloud chasing). Building on the Moonshot is often complained about, but I never had any issues.

    The Mage, OBS Engine, Sapor, Goblin Mini V3, and Griffin Mini 25mm were the other top contenders in my search. The Petri RTA also looked great, but hadn't been available yet for sale, and I also wasn't willing to pay $70 when I wasn't yet sure if I would even like RTA's. I'm definitely considering picking one up now though.
     
  8. gpjoe

    gpjoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 30, 2013
    Motown
    I use the Limitless and Avocado 24 on mechanical and regulated mods. I keep the wick tails cut just below the deck (you can barely see the wicks at the top of the tank) and both work great - but you do have to tip your mod occasionally to keep the wicks saturated - which is no big deal for me and still more convenient than dripping. Both are easy to build, easy to fill, and vape great.
     
  9. jersey_emt

    jersey_emt Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 26, 2009
    New Jersey, USA
    Sure, you could wick top-deck RTA's like that and not have to deal with super-long wick tails, but I just don't see the point. Years ago when Genesis style atomizers were the only real options for high performance RTA's, you had no choice but to tilt and/or use long wicks. But tanks have come a long way since then, and I really cannot understand why top deck RTA's have seen such a resurgence as of late. Bottom deck RTA's require no tilting, no extra-long wicks, and don't have to fight gravity to deliver juice from the tank to the coil.

    The only things I can think of are resistance against leaks, and having the coils closer to your mouth for flavor. But my Moonshot RTA has leaked only twice, and both times were my fault -- once on purpose while experimenting how little cotton could be used before it leaked, and once because I forgot to close the airflow before refilling. Perhaps older bottom deck RTA's were more prone to leaking, and some people just don't trust them not to leak, so they are gravitating towards top deck RTA's despite the fact that any well-made RTA won't leak, regardless of whether it is a top deck or bottom deck design.

    Regarding the coil placement, even though it's a bottom deck design with a chimney, my Moonshot delivers flavor just as well as any RDA I've ever tried. I simply can't seem to understand the allure of all the new top-deck RTA's now available...it just seems like a step backward to me.
     

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