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What's the best RBA?

Discussion in 'Rebuildable Atomizer Systems' started by vincent93, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. vincent93

    vincent93 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2012
    Hello all!

    So I finally made up my mind and decided to get a Genesis style RBA.

    Already have some clones. Trying to get a authentic(?) rebuildable atomizer.

    I hear AC9 and Hellfire are mostly everyone's favorite. I don't know what to get! grrr:(

    What is yours?

    Feed me with advice and information~!
  2. Silversmith

    Silversmith Full Member Verified Member

    Sep 12, 2012
    Mishawaka, IN
  3. Unforeseen

    Unforeseen Asst. Suppliers Manager Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Moved to Assorted PV Topics - Rebuildable Atomizer Systems
  4. Bishopheals

    Bishopheals Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2012
    Staten Island
    There so many choose from. I love there is a lot to choose from. In my experience I love mesh and silica RBA. Best thing is to start small before investing in a high quality device.
  5. Thrasher

    Thrasher ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    Madeira beach, Fla
    there is no best, and the classifieds will back that up. what someone consders best is someone elses sale item. you have to find what suits you.
  6. Nicblazer

    Nicblazer Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011

    Fantastic answer. Very true. The only piece of advice that I can give you Vincent is to start small and cheap at first. As Thrasher put it, a $130 to over $200 genesis atomizer doesn't mean squat if you don't like.

    If you are willing, PM me your full address and I will send you, free of charge, a mini DID (original by Jim). Vapes like a monster, awesome size to go out with, and very well made.

    Let me know. Trust me, you won't owe me anything.

    Take care,

  7. Wingnut73

    Wingnut73 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2012
    I am also looking to jump into rba's but I am curious if they all leak when laid on their side? I'm on the go a lot with work and can't always have my PV standing vertical.
  8. overall

    overall Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 25, 2012
    I use my DID s mostly for out and about. I leave the fill screw in and no leaking at all. Also look at the nautilus (oddly clone) from stormy it also doesn't leak and flavor is phenominal
  9. speedemon

    speedemon Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2009
    This is subjective to what kind of draw you like for the most part.With that in mind my favorites are my Cobra, lavagen inserts and the spheroid.The spheroid V2 is awsome if you want something that you don't want to worry about it leaking they hit and taste great easy to rebuild.The lavagen and cobra are also the type of draw i prefer over other but anyy geni type is gonna have a leake issue if nt upright if your wick works wright it can leake out the air hole witch they all have.Leakege could be minamal.
  10. DiNet

    DiNet Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 26, 2012
    More discussion on this, please?
    I'm also very interested. I want to have at least one mesh device. As it look now, it's too much work? Torch needed, possibility of leaking is much higher.
    I'm leaning towards getting only genesis that has option to regulate air intake. I've got hefty amount that is really wasted, items that ended up in trash... so I'm very interested in this thread :)
    Aga-T+ vs Fooggati. The latter looks much better, on picture, but does it back up 150$ difference? Or, say even spheroid?
    Rebuilding seems identical in all of them...
    So, lets say if I am to pick only from devices with adjustable air draw, I'll be getting same performance from any atty?
  11. Symmetry

    Symmetry Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    I use my DUD when I'm out (though I drip at home), and I love it. However, I'm waiting on my Terminator clone to come in the mail, and that's VERY highly regarded. So that might be my new favorite.

    My advice: try a cheap Genesis style RBA first - maybe an AGA-T+. If that doesn't do it for you, sell it on classifieds or keep it and buy a Terminator/Nautilus.
  12. Nicblazer

    Nicblazer Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011

    DiNet, Symmetry nailed it. Here : <<<<<<< nevermind, lol. Just noticed it that you were already aware of this sub. My apologies.

    Excellent Genesis RBA, cheap, and IMHO very nice looking. You need an adjustable air draw ? No problem, cut a piece of tape and partially block the air intake. I used to use a section of a cut carto condom to same effect. I heard tremendous success stories from users of the Aga-t, and with the second version around the corner, it seems like a win-win choice for you.

    As mentioned by Speeddemon, the Spheroid is an excellent RBA. Flavor is out of this freaking world ! I didn't get along with mine because I'm a dripper at heart. Me and my spheroid didn't get along too well in the dripping department. Setup on a Spheroid is one of the easiest out there. I also think the Spheroid looks absolutely gorgeous.

    Another option, if you are into silica is the new Killer 705. Beautiful piece of engineering :)

    Take care,

  13. JD1

    JD1 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 20, 2010
    Once you've done it a few times, it goes pretty quick. If you use the Petar K method, you just flame the mesh to 'set' it. A lighter will work just fine (I use a charcoal lighter) or anything that will produce a blue flame. The Gen 1 (did clone) I have from COV will leak but it's not a problem for me--I just keep it upright.

    As far as the draw goes, if you know what you like already, you might not have to limit yourself to an adjustable draw device. Most reviews will tell you what the draw is like. The draw on my dud is similar to a 510 atty, also similar to a regular filter ciggy.

    Petar K Thread

    For a sure fire way to set it up, you can put a little wisp of cotton at the top as shown in this video. Start it at about 1:30 to see what he's doing. Mesh/Cotton hybrid wick Bluegrasslover's method - YouTube

    I have another Gen 1 coming in from COV, and I'm going to try the spin-E setup with it, as shown in this picture, except I'm not going to enlarge any holes, and just drip to test it out.

    Another note about the spin-E setup. If set up like in the picture, I don't see how it could leak at all.
  14. DiNet

    DiNet Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 26, 2012
    Thanks for replies. I've ordered week ago Fahrenheit from gotvapes, dripping and silica RBA to cover that part of vaping :)
    Reading all the time how great mesh is made me put genesis rba into "must have" section. Spheroid is OOS, like many others... Was impressed with foggatti, but again out of stock with campers... and of course the price...
    My biggest issue is to decide what way to go. Cheap or blow out some cash on high-end?
    Seems to me I'll start with aga-t+ since all those high-end devices are oos anyway :)
    Thanks again.
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