The majority of vapers start their vaping hobby with a tank-based atomiser. I used to use the tank that came with the kit and simply replaced its pre-built coil whenever necessary. The next big step is making the switch to an RDA or Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer, which I also did a while back.
Let’s forget the debate surrounding the use of tanks and RDAs for a while and acknowledge the fact that making that switch to using an RDA isn’t always easy, especially for beginners. That is why in this article, I am going to take you through the process. Let’s get started, shall we?
What You Need to Know About RDAs
They’re not as complicated as you think. Modern RDAs such as the Wofoto Troll v2 or the Augvape Druga are designed to be beginner-friendly. The pins, to which you attach the ends of your coils, are much easier to tighten, making the whole process of installing coils a lot easier.
You also don’t need to make your own coils if you’re new to using RDAs. Top brands and vaping supply stores now carry coils with different resistance ratings. Some retail stores will even perform the recoiling and rewicking for you, so using an RDA can be as practical as using a tank atomiser with pre-built coils.
The only difference is that you no longer have a tank for storing e-juice. After about 20 to 30 puffs, you will have to add more juice to the cotton wick to prevent dry hits. It may seem cumbersome at first, but you will get a number of benefits in return.
I’m sure many would agree that RDAs are more effective in bringing the flavours of e-juice out. They are often more efficient than tank atomisers, perhaps because you have more control over the configuration of your coils. You can even choose different cotton wicks to accentuate different flavours.
That said, not all e-juice flavours will work with your RDA. Some vape juice brands fine-tune their products to suit tank atomisers, so they will taste stronger – sometimes too strong – when used with open coils in an RDA. On the other hand, there are e-juice liquids that are designed for RDAs. You can taste every exquisite layer of the flavour and you will love the vaping experience.
Let’s not forget that you now have the option to pick up e-juice short fills from Vapers Warehouse who have a must-try collection, as well as other top retailers. Short fills e-juice gives you around 10ml of room for adding nicotine, so you can fine-tune your vaping experience even further.
It Gets Easier
If you travel a lot and you want convenience, RDAs aren’t the best options to look into. If you want to enjoy the best vaping experience, or if you are a cloud chaser and you want a fuller vapour, then you have plenty of RDAs to look into.
I switched to an RDA and I can tell you that it gets easier. Rewicking and redoing the coils is cumbersome at the beginning, but you get used to it (and better at it) after a while. In fact, you’ll want to start making your own coils in no time, since it gives you the ultimate control over your vaping experience.
One last thing to keep in mind before you make the switch to an RDA is making sure your mod works with an RDA. It is better to stick with mods with temperature control or a better circuitry when you’re new to the scene. These features give you the most safety measures and will make using an RDA a breeze; most modern mods have them these days.