Christina sent me the UD Simba to run it through its paces across some of my devices. So I have spent the last few weeks trying it on various mods vaping in both TC and Wattage mode. The tank can be purchased here http://www.heavengifts.com/UD-Simba-Ceramic-Tank.html
The Simba is made by UD, or Youde Technogies. You might remember the Goliath, the Bellus, and the famous Goblin Mini. All of which are pretty decent tanks. So I have pretty high hopes for this tank. All the typical things come in the box. Extra glass, information sheet, coils, o-rings, and other hardware. The Simba also comes with a block to use for a single coil build.
The Simba reminded me a lot of the Griffin when I first took it apart for cleaning. But smaller. More comparable to the Crius I guess. Just like all my other UD tanks this one was very clean. At first glance I noticed the juice channels are HUGE on this twin post Velocity style deck. This will be forgotten before the end of this review and I’ll explain this in my final thoughts.
If you read the info sheet, it explains what some of these parts are. **+++**There is also a clue on the info sheet that might help you later in this review. It’s a surprise.
This is the SSC Coil that I used the most. I never tried the ROCC coil because it is not marked on it anywhere what material it is. It is listed on Heaven Gifts as a Kanthal coil, and it states on the info sheet that those are available in Nickel (Ni200) and 316 Stainless Steel. I have lots of Kanthal that I no longer use for coil making and none of my Kanthal is that shiney (Kanthal contains Iron, which is not shiny). So I just wasn’t convinced that is Kanthal. And I am not real keen on vaping Nickel anyway. Especially in power mode.
And here is this mystery coil. Does that look like Kanthal to you? I want to try it but I am a bit skeered.
But nevermind those ceramic offerings. This is what I am vaping with now. Looking at the air channels this looks like it will flow very well. Plumes will be changing weather patterns with this bad boy it would seem. And the juice channels are crazy considering how small this deck is.
This is a very well made deck with some nice grubs chomping down on the legs you install through these perfectly sized holes though the legs.
Ok, now to the fun part. Time to build coils and stuff them with a field of cotton. My normal build on just about any dual coil deck is 22awg Ti wrapped 6.5 times around a 3mm rod. That was not going to work here at all. So I opted for a 2.5mm rod.
This is getting too easy. All my builds have lately been landing between .08 to .12 ohm.
For juice delivery I opted to use some of the Rayon @Whiterose0818 sent me. What else is there?
It was pretty clear while building the smaller coils needed to fit in this confined space getting this to wick properly was going to be be a challenge. I had thoughts this wasn’t enough cotton. I was right. Read below.
Here is a visual reference
Thoughts so far:
I have been vaping this tank for a few weeks. Initially with the SSC coil head. It actually was a very good vape, with plenty of flavor and vapor production. Air flow is restictive, comparable to the Crius or the Aromamizer I think (it’s been awhile since I vaped those tanks).
With the RBA and the build mentioned earlier in this thread I have settled in at 425 degrees. I am usually at 500-525 degrees, so this has me perplexed. The vapor produced from this tank is very dense with this build. And there is a lot of it. I could be happy with just this tank. But I would miss my Diablos.
- The flavor coming out of this tank is RIDICULOUS!!!
- It looks really nice atop my VaporShark DNA 200 mod (more pics coming).
- The screw in SS coil hits pretty good and has decent flavor. Great for beginners just starting in vaping.
-The flavor is RIDICULOUS!!!
- Very clean. No noticable macine oil upon first inspection.
- The machine work, as with all UD products is very precise and clean. No burrs anywhere and you can tell the guy pushing the buttons on the machine is pressing them just right.
-This tank is a bit## to wick properly. I know because I consider myself an expert
-The vapor at 425 degrees is very warm. It reminds me of my perverted Kanger Sub-Tank Mini that liked to spit juice in my mouth. This does the same every once in awhile. But the vape always feels like it is hot steam you are inhaling. I think that is why the flavor is so ridiculous though. I like it nevertheless because I like warm vapes. A different build and settings would obviously solve this.
- Airflow is a bit restricted for my taste. Crazy considering how it appears to have huge airflow. I am guessing the chimney is to blame.
I will be vaping this tank daily for now. I love it. Even though the very first tankful ended up in my pocket as I was running out to my car to go to work. No shit! If you remember me mentioning earlier in this review about forgetting how big the juice channels are, this is what I was referring to. I filled it, screwed the cap on and vaped it a bit. Then I put the vape in my pocket and left for work. I hadn’t even left my drive when I pulled the soaked VaporShark out of my pocket. The entire tank was empty! I really think the juice flow of this tank outperforms the air flow by a large bit. Keep the juice flow control set to 50% or so and it seems to do fine. I need more practice wicking this tank it seems. Top airflow like the Griffin would really improve this design!
+++ Now, to see who was paying attention, I will be giving this tank to whoever can tell me what this tank doesn’t come with that most others do (PM YOUR ANSWERS TO ME. NOT HERE). The clues are here. If I get 10 wrong guesses I will drop another hint. Good luck!
And I should add that I will be ordering another one. It’s a nice tank to have if you are a tank hoarder like me.
Just went back and fixed a bunch of typos. Wow that was bad. Sorry, I put this together on my Galaxy S3.