I know, understand and appreciate the controversy behind this RTA. With that said, the controversy ain’t my controversy and I really like this thing. The HAAR RTA is fiddly yes, intricate yes, but honestly easier thank ya think and ultimately a really stellar restricted lung IMO.
Apart from what I said in the video, I wanted to mention that this HAAR RTA does also suffer from the “COIL TURD” syndrome as I call it. An RDA for Vaping always has little speckles of liquid around the afc area, this RTA kinda does the same thing. With so many seams and parts connecting on the exterior, tiny surprise liquid drops are inevitable. Still worth it for the vape IMO. Dig this HAAR RTA, dig this HAAR RTA quite a bit.
At the end of the day, the Palace S mod pod is fine. The lung / restricted lung is actually pretty good, and the rest of it is fine. It’s not the first thing I would suggest to a smoker, but if a smoker bought one, it would probably be fine. Likewise for vapers, in a pinch this is fine.
If it’s between this and a Whirl … I might still pick the Whirl just because I like the coil heads. But the Palace S is still fine.
Last recap: OG Caliburn good. OG KOKO good. Caliburn-G meh. KOKO-Prime meh. Caliburn A2 GOOD!! KOKO A2 GOOD!! I feel pretty confident in my time with these coil heads. Happy to report they are really great. I like them more than the G coil heads and I like them MUCH more than the Yearn Neat 2 coil heads. This Caliburn A2 feels like a throwback to the first one, and I like that a lot.
Best Caliburn so far. Which will probably be beaten by the 2022 Caliburn / KoKo series. The KoKo has a lanyard thing too if you dig those, it works great.
I always expect big RDAs like this to have TONS of airflow, and while this does have some plentiful airflow, I find myself wanting just a little more. Flavorful, smooth, and really really well made describes the KONG 28mm RDA from QP designs.
Kong has a solid deck with a high “Blueh” factor, the “Blueh” hole in the center works shockingly well. Digging this thing a whole hell of a lot.
What do you use on top of an 18350 mod? let me know down below. As I said in the video, I don’t know that this IAIDO mod is for sale, or will be for sale later on or how much it will cost or anything, but I do know that I love holding and using this IAIDO mod. The 18650 / 18350 conversion thing is cool, I just need to find a use for the 18350 mod. What do you use? let me know down below.
BP Mods did a great job with this thing, I would love to see a mass-produced version. The design does look a little wonky until you get it in your hand. The Acrylic type material the IAIDO Mod is made out of is beautiful to look at.
Everything I liked about the VooPoo Drag X Plus is everything I like about the VooPoo Drag X Plus Professional Edition. It’s a very slick and techy feeling single battery banger. The Gene chip is great because it’s the Gene chip ( Still have to wake it up, which bothers me, but not all ).
Between VooPoo, Geekvape and Digiflavor, there have been a lot of nice, regulated, single battery bangers. Combine this with a TPP or PNP or even just a 510 threaded RTA, good times ahead. Well done, VooPoo.
The UWELL Whirl T1 Pod suffers from one and really ONLY one, pretty severe flaw IMO. The dang Whirl T1 pods will not stay seated on the battery. Sitting perfectly alone, the pod will somehow wiggle its way out and become loose.
When this happens the whole system kinda breaks down, the auto-switch won’t fire and you don’t get to use it. A quick press will fix this, but doing a quick press literally every time you vape is ridiculous and there are mountains of pods out there that this does not happen with.
Dug this squonk as soon as I set it up, after YEARS of not using a squonk even with the Pulse RDA it was treating me really nice. I CAN’T BELIEVE this thing got me squonking again, but the hand feel of the Avalanche V2 is incredible beyond words. Having a 21700 / 20700 mechanical squonk in this small of a form factor is truly awesome. I already mentioned this SnowCapMods Avalanche V2 hits hard. Still that.
As I said in my other SnowCapMods video, the printing is nice. He explains on his site how he does it, but it’s nice. For the sub $100 price point, it looks and feels very nice.
The WoToFo SRPNT RDA isn’t awful by any stretch, the issue is it’s just not that awesome. Honestly, for the price even if all you did was rock a big 5mm single coil in this, it’s kinda great. Dual coils which I greatly prefer are unfortunately quite a pain in the ass.
Airflow is surprisingly smooth and just very slightly restricted IMO. Flavor is what I would expect from an RDA like this.
USB TYPE C! right in the front, didn’t even mention it. The Wotofo MDURA is beefy like Geekvape used to be beefy. This feels like an old AEGIS to me, but somehow…. beefier? Really solid device, it’s not revolutionary, but it is very modern and cool. The screen and UI are really nice to use. Fat clicky fire button, dual 18650, boom roasted. While this might not stay on my desk very long. The Wotofo MDURA is going to be one of those “workhorse” type mods.