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RDA Kennedy 24mm RDA thoughts.

Discussion in 'RDA' started by Dan011z, Nov 13, 2015.

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  1. Darth Omerta

    Darth Omerta Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2015
    Looking in to the Tsunami(very similar but with a better post set up IMO) my question is about the airflow. Does it leak given that the coils are directly above the only airflow? Had minor issues with the Mutation X V4 and leaking but wasnt too bad and I could always cover those holes up.
     
  2. Tom Forde

    Tom Forde Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2015
    NJ
    Honestly, I can tell you that you're better off spending the money and getting a Kennedy 24. It'll last you a while longer and you get great service in case anything goes wrong, which it most likely won't. I've heard of tsunami's leaking vs Kennedy's. The deck on a Kennedy is designed to work with their caps so that even if they're fully turned over on their sides, they still won't leak.


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  3. Darth Omerta

    Darth Omerta Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2015
    Thanks! I am definitely looking at a Kennedy as well, but right now its just not in the budget.
     
  4. Tom Forde

    Tom Forde Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2015
    NJ
    I have too many lol [​IMG]
    And I'm not even picturing one of my 25's there


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  5. Darth Omerta

    Darth Omerta Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2015
    It puts the Kennedy in the mail or it gets the hose again!!!!!!!

    Nice collection!:thumb:
     
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  6. michael69

    michael69 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2011
    London
    Apologies for re-opening an old thread, but I have a question relating to the Kennedy mods and RDAs.

    I have a 24mm 2-post and Roundhouse 2, and I'm looking at buying either the Ruby 2 25mm, or the 25mm Roundhouse 2 plus 25mm Kennedy RDA, and I can't decide which (here in the UK, it's actually slightly cheaper to buy the Roundhouse 2 plus RDA than it is the Ruby 2, but that's not the issue)

    Does anyone have experience with both these options?

    What would be the advantage of the Ruby? i.e. is there less voltage drop-off because of its fully-hybrid nature...

    Or would they be, essentially, the same (hence my question)...

    Any replies would be greatly appreciated!

    Paul
     
  7. r055co

    r055co Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Seattle
    Advantage with the Roundhouse is you have the option to run other Atty's on it, with the Ruby you're don't since it's all one unit
     
  8. michael69

    michael69 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2011
    London
    Yes, hence my question... there doesn't seem to be any reason to buy a Ruby, unless there's a lower voltage drop or something (because it's completely integrated)...

    Anyone been able to compare the two setups?

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
  9. Tom Forde

    Tom Forde Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2015
    NJ
    It's an incredible mod. I was just sent one. [​IMG]
    I have a Roundhouse 24mm & 25mm in copper & a Roundhouse 2 25mm in stainless. The Ruby is worth it, one of the best made mods on the market along with the Roundhouses.


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  10. michael69

    michael69 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2011
    London
    Thanks Tom,

    I know they're both great... I have the 24mm Roundhouse 2 with the 2 post RDA.

    I want to buy either the 25mm Ruby 2, OR the 25mm Roundhouse 2 with 25mm RDA; my question is which....would there be an advantage buying the Ruby over the Roundhouse?

    Since you have both setups, is there a difference in performance between the two? (i.e. is there less voltage drop on the Ruby because it's fully integrated)

    Is the Roundhouse 2/RDA combo essentially the same in performance as the Ruby 2?

    What are your findings?

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
  11. Verb

    Verb Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2014
    Eastern, PA, USA
    The Ruby is going to end up a couple mm shorter than the roundhouse/K25 combo. You also get one less set of threads to clean, but get a tough to reach topside battery contact (sandpaper rubberbanded to a chopstick). Less pressure on the positive end of the battery; since the contact is wider than an atty's 510.

    Aesthetically, the Ruby looks cleaner.
     
  12. michael69

    michael69 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2011
    London
    Thanks Verb, that's very helpful...

    Does the wider contact and less pressure on the positive mean that the Ruby hits slightly harder do you think?

    Cheers,

    P
     
  13. Verb

    Verb Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2014
    Eastern, PA, USA
    I wouldn't think it helps it hit any harder, just less chance of denting the positive end of a battery (which could lead to a short). Most of a mech's performance is going to come down to how clean the switch and threads are kept and switch design. Particularly when comparing one heavy bodied mod with another.

    I don't think my ruby hits any harder than a K24 on a SOI subzero. It's a hell of a lot shorter though. I have a three post V1 Ruby. I hear the V2 switch has a smoother feel, but it does add some length.
     
  14. michael69

    michael69 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2011
    London
    Thanks again....

    Still undecided, but getting there!

    I'm also wondering whether the Fat Dragon brass drip tip I have for my 24mm Kennedy RDA will fit the 25mm?

    P
     
  15. Tom Forde

    Tom Forde Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2015
    NJ
    Actually in the 25mm Ruby 2, the top contact is quite easy to remove and clean. You just need a 3/32nd's size Allen key to remove the posi contact and the negative post screw.
    As @Verb said there is definitely less pressure on the battery inside because of the contacts.
    It wouldn't be fair for me to judge the performance of my stainless Roundhouse 2 vs my Copper Ruby 25mm, as copper is always going to be more conductive than stainless steel.
    My advice would be to get a Roundhouse 2 25mm in copper & Kennedy 25 in stainless to go along with it (If you don't want to clean the deck & cap of your atty as much).
    The con I have on the ruby is that the deck is raw copper, and is going to get annoying to clean. Also, when rebuilding, you're out an entire mod..it's not like you can just swap out the atty you have on it for another while you rebuild.
    But if you don't mind the upkeep that goes along with copper & not being able to vape it while rebuilding it, go for the Ruby.
    Either way, you're going to have a phenomenal set up.


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  16. michael69

    michael69 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2011
    London
    Thanks for these replies.... very helpful!

    In fact, I just went on to the Kennedy site last night and bought the Ruby 2 in brass (although I'm thinking at some point the Roundhouse 2, probably in copper, might be too tempting!)
     
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  17. michael69

    michael69 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2011
    London
    Hi Tom, do you remove from inside the tube? (Quite awkward it would appear)
     
  18. Tom Forde

    Tom Forde Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2015
    NJ
    It's super simple. Just grab yourself a longer set of Allen keys and it's like removing the center pin & post screw off of one of the 2 post Kennedy decks. Except inside of a tube.

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    [​IMG]
    Disassembly is super simple with this mod. I may have my posi contact & switch silver plated.


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  19. michael69

    michael69 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2011
    London
    Again, v helpful, Thank you very much for going to so much trouble to show that; much appreciated!

    (I've got a 25mm Roundhouse2 w/Kennedy 25 all in copper on the way now too...!)

    Well... my justification to myself is that I'll never need another mod after these two!
     
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  20. Tom Forde

    Tom Forde Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2015
    NJ
    Copper Kennedy 25 atty as well? Gonna be fun to clean her. I personally would have gone Roundhouse + Trickster 25 if I were you because the Trickster is essentially a Kennedy with adjustable airflow and single coil option. I have one & love it.
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    [​IMG]


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