I hope everyone enjoys this.
Let me get the formalities out of the way first.
This RDA was provided to me at no cost by @HealthCabin for the purpose of this review.
If you want all of specs please click here Wotofo Recurve RDA Atomizer and read them from there web site for yourself. I am just not going to copy and paste all the info.
I would hope that I did not have to tell anyone this, BUT just to be sure. The fact that I got this free does not mean that I would be anything but brutally honest. Ask anyone in real life I never sugar coat anything for any reason.
I sat down last night to start this post but I received a private message telling me that if I wanted to let the cat out of the bag about an upcoming sale I could. I had to wait for additional info and I do not have a link for you yet but here you go with what I know so far and I will update this with a link as soon as one is available.
Copy and pasted directly from the PM
The promotion starts on May, 14, please find the following info for your reference and i will send you the link asap.
HealthCabin’s 9th anniversary is comming soon, shop with us from May,14 to June, 14, you will enjoy
the Following Discounts and Free shipping
$5 off for orders over $50, code: hc905
$10 off for orders over $100, code: hc910
$20 off for orders over $200, code: hc920
Besides, we also prepared you with Brand discount, grand giveaways, buy one get one free…
So there you have it just what I have so far.
Now on to the review and just so everyone knows this is the first time I have ever got free gear to do a review so be kind.
I have this to say first, this was packaged withstand more abuse than any package Vape related I have ever received.
Surrounded by mini air bags I found this.
The first thing I want to share is the fact that if it was not for bad luck I would have no luck at all. If there is a raffle with only 10 tickets and I buy 9 of them I can guarantee you I will not win.
Imagine my surprise at the luck of getting one in my 2 favorite colors. I thought that this may be a sign of good things to come. Keep in mind as you read on I truly expected this RDA to not fit my style of vaping from what I had already learned about it via YouTube.
I am not easily impressed with the quality of vape gear in general. In my eyes anyway, everything is made as cheaply as it can possibly be made. My very first impression was this thing is built like a tank. This has got to be the heaviest RDA I have ever picked up.
Wotofo packaged this thing to be delivered by Air mail and I mean by the plane flying overhead and dropping it without a parachute. I tugged and pulled a good bit to get everything out but finally.
My first warning will be check your O rings when you pull the base out. It was so tight mine peeled right off the base.
I am not going to copy and paste the list of stuff that comes with it, the picture should be good enough.
I will tell you the coils are made with nichrome of some variety and leave it at that. If it matters to you follow the link at the beginning of this review for the specs.
Some close ups of the deck.
I thought I took one of the inside from above but I guess I forgot. At my age that is allowed by the way.
Now on we go to the first build. A simple 316L 24g 3mm id 7/8 wrap round wire coil. I used the tool that comes with the atty to cut the leads to the suggested length. You will learn more about this suggested/recommended length thing as you read on.
I used the supplied tool to mount the coil but I have to be honest after this first build I went back to using my trusty little jewelers screw driver to mount and tweak the coil.
In this last picture I want you to think about the position of the coil in relation to the air holes. Every video review I watched anyway said the supplied tool gets the coil at the proper height. More on that later but I say BRAVO SIERRA (B.S.) YouTube reviewers. Not in my opinion anyway after several days of using this.
Now right on to the second build. I was not at all happy with the first build and as I suspected I found a much better vape by lowering the coil about 1/16th of an inch. Yes I use imperial not metric. Remember I already mentioned above at my age forgetful is allowed and secondly we still do imperial not metric.
This picture should help. Same coil, I just pulled it out straightened the leads clipped off about 1/16th of an inch and re-mounted it. Yea I am a cheap ass also.
Wicked up and ready to go.
I set it up first with the 510 adapter and the drip tip I use the most. I went this route because with the first build I was getting a lot of hot little droplets of juice. More about that very soon.
All I can say is the vape was now incredible without all the little hot drops of steaming liquid hitting my tongue. Nice warm vape, plenty of cloud for me anyway and most importantly plenty of flavor. Now I felt comfortable using it with the supplied wide bore drip tip. I have never been a big fan of them but I wanted to experience it just for this review and because I really like the looks of the Red on Black combo.
I mentioned earlier in the first set of pictures that I wanted you to think about the relation of the coil to the air holes. In my opinion anyway the reason for the hot droplets was the bottom row of holes directed air under the coil but the top set directed it at the center of the coil.
With the lowered coil the bottom set hits the center of the coil while the top set actually directs just over top of or at least at the very top of the coil disrupting the hot little droplet popping off of the top of the coil.
To somewhat verify my theory when I did the 3rd build using a Stainless Steel fused Clapton coil I juiced it up without a wick and fired it. The best I could do with my camera but in real life looking close the majority of the popping droplets do come right off of the top of the coil. Scientific, theory or just BRAVO SIEERA again? You be the judge. All I can tell you is my personal experience and the lowered coil vape much better to me.
Now real quick the 3rd build and the one I am vaping on as I am typing this review.
SS 316l 26g x 2 cores fused with SS 316L 38g 3mm ID 6/7 wrap
Nice warm, wet vape absent of the hot little droplets of steam hitting my tongue even with the wide bore drip tip.
I would not be doing a good job if I did not answer…Does it leak? Can you over Squonk it?
Well I am sad to say I have to disagree with the Professional Reviewers on YouTube that I watched anyway. It is not all that hard to over squonk it and yes when I carried it in my shirt pocket it did leak a little.
Not only that but every time I take it off of my mod I see this.
The only other thing I think needs to be mentioned is the airflow. While it is limited in adjustability I found it to be adequate to suit me. You have the choice of 6 holes, 4 holes or 2 holes on both sides. I found wide open to be to airy and lacking in flavor but the 4 hole setting was the setting I found my happy spot. The 2 hole setting is approaching the Mouth to Lung range and way to restricted in my opinion.
All in All this is the best quality atty that I have and the best flavor and vape quality of any that I own. I like the build quality. I like the post-less deck design. I think the air flow is limited in adjustability but more than adequate to suit most.
For a single coil atty this thing is capable of respectable vapor production and superior flavor previously only achievable with dual coil set ups.
If the flaws I mentioned are not deal breakers for you, and to me they are minor issues that most atomizers have in common, then I highly recommend the Recurve as one of the best RDA’s to date that I am aware of.
If I have left anything out please feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer.
I hope everyone has found this information useful. I tried everything I could think of to put this thru it paces.
This ones a keeper in my opinion and I am even getting accustomed to the wide bore drip tip.
Friendly reminder Health Cabin’s 9th Anniversary sale coming may 14th and I will post a link as soon as I get one.
Thanks @HealthCabin for the opportunity to review this RDA