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OBS ENGINE RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer
OBS ENGINE RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer

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PROS
Excellent Build Quality Excellent Design Excellent Flavor Excellent Airflow Excellent Accessories Package Large Build Deck Shines with Clapton Coils Easy to Wick Top AirFlow Leak Resistant Design No Machine Oil At All
CONS
Not Designed for MTL Draw Requires High Wattage Likely to Have Spit Back May be Too Large for Some Mods
First off: I love this RTA and am already waiting for the 23mm version, which is more suited for my style of vaping. Now to the review: This RTA is packaged very nicely and has all the required spares and goodies. The build quality of this RTA is fantastic and rivals the European made tanks. There's absolutely no trace of machine oil, grease smell or manufacturing junk. The build deck of this tank is a dream to work on: there's plenty of room for any type of coils: from the most simple to the ultra complex coils, including but not limited to large and sophisticated Claptons. The Air flow is very open, so expect a huge amount of vapor. The top airflow limits leaks and brings out intense and detailed flavor. There are a few very subjective cons, and depending on style of vaping, some can actually be considered as pros: being a 25mm tank, The Engine works best with larger coils that require lots of power. So, make sure you have a high power 80 watt plus mod that takes a few 18650 batteries to let you vape for a reasonably long time. Another con is having an open airway and the lack of tighter air flow makes this tank best suited for direct lung hits and MTL vapers will not find it a good tank to use. Next con is the 25mm size may be too large for smaller mods to sit on. Next con I noticed was having a short chimney and running this tank in higher power ranges results hotter vapor than a lot of people prefer. The last con is, even though it's a very easy tank to build, there's a delicate line between making the perfect vapor, and a lot of pop, crackles and Spit Back hitting the mouth. Don't misunderstand me: all these cons are subjective and some are due to the vaping style, which the 23mm model hopefully solves. This tank is one of the best I've used and I can hardly wait to find, buy and build the 23mm model. Highly recommended.
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PROS
Fantastic Flavor Well Worth the Price/Best Bang for your Buck Very Innovative Design High Quality Build and Materials for a Clone. Top Fill Tank Leak Resistant Huge Capacity for its Size Very Compact RTA Excellent Included Accessory Package
CONS
Requires Experience to Build Too Easy to Disassemble/Easily Falls Apart
First, my thanks to Nymzavril and Stallion for their detailed reviews and shortening my review quite a bit. I ordered this after watching a couple of YT reviews by Todd and Damian "The Bloody Good Vaper". Both of them praised this innovative RTA for excellent flavor and consistency. I selected Canada ePacket for shipping and it took only 10 days to arrive. I have to say, for an extra $2.50, it's an extremely fast delivery service and I strongly recommend it if you are in hurry and don't want your package to take a month with China Post, and don't want to pay $40 for a 7 day DHL shipping. Now, back to the RTA: the packaging is identical to the original and includes a lot of extras. It's a very high quality clone and I found no traces of machine oil anywhere in any of the parts. I still do recommend washing any new RTA with warm water and soap before using it. This RTA has an incredibly innovative design. It's a Genesis style RTA in general, with all Its pros, but the very unique design makes it leak proof/Resistant and, without most, if any, of Genesis style's cons. Some reviewers have complained about leaking, but what they experience is not a leak: it's the pressure build up of the tank when Overfilled. When filled right up to the top, with no space left, tightening the cap will build up pressure and push some juice into the deck, which can then leak out of the air hole. You can prevent this if you just leave a millimeter off the top of the tank when filling the tank as it is designed. Or if you insist on filling right to the top, take a couple of drags immediately after tightening the cap, and balance the pressure, the leak will not happen. The unique design of this RTA, also gives this 4.2cm high tank a 5ml juice capacity! Yes, this is not a typo: this is a 22mm tank with 4.2cm height (without drip tip) and 5ml capacity! If you have experience with Genesis style tanks, you know they are famed for providing great flavor, and Nextgen(in my opinion), has the best flavor among any tank I've owned or tested at home or work, including Origen. This is not an easy build, if you don't have experience with SS wicking and Genesis tanks. But, there are quite a few videos in YouTube that show how to do the build step by step. So, I don't recommend this tank if you don't have the experience, or the time and patience to learn and do it. I do assure you of one thing though: once you finish your build, you will be amazed how good your ejuice tastes in this tank. As recommended in reviews, I built this RTA using a 4x2cm 200 Stainless Steel mesh wrapped with a 2x1cm 400 mesh on the top. The flavor is nothing short of impressive. I first tried with Kanthal coil, and now am using a temperature controlled Nickel build with as good a flavor. This tank is not without problems: first, it's really easy to fall apart as the center post is also the 510 connection and loosens from the rest of the RTA. So, once in a while when screwing or unscrewing to fill or change the tank, I noticed the body of the tank is turning, but not the center post, or the other way around. I finally did end up using my pliers to tighten it, and fixed the problem for now, but at the cost of scratching the center post. Another possible con, depending on owner's style of Vaping, may be the airflow. There are 4 airflow settings: the tightest draw is great for mouth to lung, and the widest, okay for direct lung hit, and the other two settings in between. Don't expect a free draw like in Atlantis 2 or Lemo 2 or other similar sub ohm tanks, but it's a small trade off for the extra flavor. After owning this RTA for about 3 weeks, I find myself going to my rebuilt Atlantis and Subtank mini less and less and enjoying this RTA more and more. So, I strongly recommend this tank to everyone and give it the highest score.
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Dvarw DL FL Styled RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer
Dvarw DL FL Styled RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Excellent Build Quality Excellent design Fantastic Flavor Large Tank Capacity Glass Tank Easy to Build DripTip Bottom Fill Tons of Add-Ons and Modifications Customizable AFC with Optional inserts Logo
CONS
Too Many Versions Too Many “Optional” Parts Each version and Size Has Own Options Must Remove Build to Change Inserts Fragile Glass Tank Only 2 Included AFC Inserts No Spare Tank DripTip Bottom Fill Logos
I was very late to try Dvarw. So late that I missed 3 versions! The reason was the lack of an adjustable AFC system. But with the popularity of this tank, and the comments, I decided to give it a try. And this 24mm Dvarw quickly became a favorite! Not only a favorite tank, but my first favorite 24mm tank. The design is simple, easy to take apart, easy to work with and exchange AFC inserts really easy. It is also really east to build. It has a big tank and can carry a lot of eliquid. There is no functional AFC ring. Instead, you customize the AFC by changing the small airflow inserts that match your style of vaping. This tank has tons of spares and extras you can buy to replace defective parts, or totally change the look of your Dvarw. There are so many versions of Dvarw too. Dvarw comes in 4 versions V1 to V3 plus the latest FL(Face Lift) version. Then we have MTL and DL vaping versions. And finally Dvarw comes in 22mm and 24mm sizes. Unfortunately, although there are so many options and extras you can buy for Dvarw, these parts are compatible with only limited versions, types and sizes of Dvarw. For example the air inserts you buy for a 22mm MTL Dvarw V1 will not fit the DL or FL or 24mm models, etc. So, confirm what you buy is compatible with the version, size and type of Dvarw you own, otherwise you will be stuck with something you can not use. Dvarw is a bottom fill RTA, which can both be regarded a pro and a con. I personally like it, and regard it as a pro, especially, since the fill system opens with only 2 turns. There are few other things I don’t like about Dvarw. First, the glass tank is big and can easily break, unfortunately, there are no spares included in the package. Next, there are only 2 included AFC inserts and in order to change AFC inserts, you will have to remove your build. You are also out of luck if what is in the package, doesn’t provide the airflow you need, and you have to buy more. Some people may regard the included drip tip as pretty or ugly. I choose to remain quiet! Finally, the logos. This tank has them. Some people will regard them as pros and some as cons. But the people that see the logos as pros will also be disappointed to find them lightly printed on metal and easily faded over a short time. Overall, this flavor chasing tank has quickly become a favorite and I strongly recommend it as long as you buy the right extras and accessories for your version. Easily one of the best in 2020.
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Coppervape Skyline RTA Drip Tip + Tank Drop Kit
Coppervape Skyline RTA Drip Tip + Tank Drop Kit

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Excellent Design Excellent Quality Excellent Top Fill Excellent for TC Very Smooth Threads Fantastic Flavor Warm Vapor Fits Many Models Upgradable Capacity Included Spares Package
CONS
Short dedicated Drip Tip Hot Vapor Limited Capacity Limited Build Room Not Suitable for High Wattage
This kit arrived very clean with no trace of machine oil, although it’s always a good idea to wash any tank and RTA kit very well before using. The installed O-Rings were proper and threads are very smooth. The top fill system is very well designed and is easy and smooth to operate. The glass is thick and without any sharp edges. I have tried this kit with Coppervape, SXK and YFTK clones as well as the authentic tank. It more or less fits them all, if you are careful and lubricate the bottom o-ring of the glass tank with VG before fitting the glass. The capacity of this kit can increase to 3.4ml by changing the glass with a bubble glass sku 9490301. Aside from adding to capacity, in my opinion, the bubble glass makes Skyline look more attractive. The reduced chamber and chimney size in this kit improve the already fantastic flavor Skyline is famous for, and make it shine even more. This chamber and chimney reduction also make this kit really great for people that prefer warm vapor, low watt vaping, and using temperature control. In case you find the vapor too hot, the drip tip is not made of metal and can help shield your lips against heat. On the negative side, the reduced chamber size also means more limited space, and having to settle for smaller coil builds, less wraps and thinner wires. In Skyline, for the juice control to work, the chamber is brought down to cover the JC holes. This means the shortened ceiling and the curve at the top of the chamber can touch the coil when JC is lowered. Even with 3mm(core) coils I had shorts when lowering the liquid control for refill, and had to make adjustments to fit the coil in this tight space. It is also because of this tight space that installing this kit is not recommended if you intend to use complex and exotic wires and builds, running at high wattage. Another subjective con to consider is the drip tip is short and may provide limited grip, when turning it to operate the liquid control and fill the tank. The top cap also lacks any knurling and may not be easy for some to open. The two cons I just mentioned are really subjective as the fit and finish of parts is so well done, that I had no issues operating either the drip tip or top cap, but some people may. The dedicated non metal drip tip, which functions like a hex wrench for opening and closing the JC is not as strong as metal and may have a shorter life with use. The wrench function of this drip tip also makes this kit incompatible with other 510 drip tips . The glass is also a dedicated size and you may have to buy spares. I am currently using the bubble glass for the looks and extended capacity. Look up sku 9490301 specs and check the related discussions to see pictures and more info. Currently(For reference only), I am using this kit daily on an authentic Skyline with following specs: Coil: 6 wrap 316L SS 26 AWG spaced coil(3mm core) measuring 0.56 Ohm. The mod:Aspire NX75, TC mode: SS 220c or VW mode 18-20 watts. This set up is giving a wonderfully warm and very flavorful vapor. Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Unexpectedly Great! Good Quality Excellent Design Near Perfect Deck Near Perfect Chimney Lightweight Plated Color Great Airflow Range
CONS
Low Capacity
I bought this tank to check out since it was very cheap. Boy was I delighted when I opened the package! The design of this tank is near perfect! It has a great chimney: It is not too wide to loose vapor density and it's not too tight to miss airflow and flavor. it is wide enough to send a condensed flavorful vapor your way. The airflow can range from mouth to lung to direct lung. The deck design is Kayfun-ish perfect: it's more forgiving and allows for larger size wires bigger coils. It also has a juice control that is a much more simplified version, we see in Kayfun v4. The threads are very smooth and help with the juice control. And it actually works! This is how a Kayfun v4 Mini should've been designed. The black color is plated, very high quality and durable. The only con I can think of is, regrettably, it has too low a capacity to be counted as my primary daily tank. A larger tank would have also forced the chimney a little taller, and had made the vapor a little cooler. It is still up there as one of my most used, top 3 favorite tanks. Definitely, a big, pleasant surprise. If you're looking for something functional, well designed, and with good flavor vape, give this tank a try. Highly recommended!
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