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Authentic Cthulhu 1928 MTL RDA Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer
Authentic Cthulhu 1928 MTL RDA Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer

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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
- excellent build quality - flawless fit and finish - excellent MTL airflow options - huge juice well - easy deck to build and wick
CONS
- the tall drip tip is weird
The Cthulhu 1928 MTL RDA is outstanding. For those who enjoy a true mouth to lung vape you can't go wrong with this. The quality, paint, and fit / finish are flawless. Securing coils to the posts is a breeze thanks to a user friendly and spacious deck design. The juice well is massive - it's easily the biggest I've seen. Over squonking would be difficult due to the size of the juice well and the large amount of cotton/rayon needed for wicking. The four air holes range from a very tight MTL up to restricted DL, and each setting works extremely well. Air is brought in through the side of the RDA and is delivered directly underneath the coil much like a Kayfun. Inside the once piece top cap is a milled vapor chamber with a domed top that greatly reduces the volume of air inside vapor chamber (which is ideal for MTL atomizers). The bottom airflow produces a thick, flavorful, warm vape. I haven't had any problems with juice leaking from the air intake and I think it would be difficult to over fill the well to the point of flooding the air intake path. The RDA includes two drip tips, spare o-rings, deck screws, and both a bottom feeding and regular gold plated 510 pin. The black POM drip tip is comfortable and looks great on the RDA, whereas the long steel drip tip looks odd to me and is prone to heating up. The packaging is terrific with the atomizer arriving in a brown velvet bag placed inside a tastefully branded tin. They did a lovely job with the retail packaging. It's not very often that such an exceptionally engineered atomizer comes onto the market. They seem to have got everything right with this one. I think the design and vape quality of the 1928 is simply outstanding. In my opinion this atomizer is the new gold standard for adjustable airflow bottom feeding MTL RDA's.
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YFTK Karma Styled RDA Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer
YFTK Karma Styled RDA Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer

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Overall   (4.5)
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PROS
- Excellent machining - Shiny polished finish with no blemishes - Clean of debris and machine oil - Bottom airflow design - Seamless top cap [no drilled air holes] - Difficult to flood / over-squonk - Easy deck to build on - Nice included drip tips
CONS
- Airflow feels looser than I think ought to be - Only one spare deck screw included - Bottom laser etching could be better
First impressions out of the box are positive. The RDA is nicely machined and buffed up to a mirror shine. It's one of the best exterior finishes I've seen from YFTK. I didn't notice any swarf or machine oil and all the threading is excellent. Included with the RDA is a threaded black POM top piece, a spare deck screw and o-ring, and two drip tips - one made from stainless steel and the other black POM. The stainless steel drip tip is polished up to the same mirror finish as the top cap and looks outstanding. Both drip tips have dual o-rings for a secure fit. Lastly there's a 18mm - 22mm stainless steel beauty ring, although I never use them so I can't comment on it. Building on the Karma is easy. The deck screws have big flat heads which make it simple to trap the coil legs. Because the Karma has bottom airflow you must ensure that your coil is placed properly over the air hole. This necessitates coils with longer legs than I'd normally use but it has no apparent effect on the function of the coil. There have been no hot spots on the legs when using stainless steel resistance wire. The juice well is deep which makes wicking easy since there's lots of room to stuff your rayon / cotton. While the 510 juice hole appears smaller than most, the deck is quickly juiced up with a squeeze of the bottle. The juice port sits almost flush with the bottom of the well so most excess juice will be sucked back into the bottle - I'd prefer it to sit around 1mm off the well floor. The air hole is a good distance above the juice well and I've yet to have a flood. The air hole is pretty damn big as far as 18mm MTL RDA's go. It's definitely larger than the Speed Revolution, and I think larger than the Strike 18's widest setting. I would compare it to the Shift RDA when fully closed as the draw resistance is almost identical between the two. It's still very much a MTL oriented RDA but it's about as airy as I'd be willing to go. That being said, even though it's more airy than I'd usually prefer I'm really enjoying the vape and have no desire to shelf the Karma anytime soon. If you liked the Shift RDA you'll almost certainly like this. It's not the quietest RDA, but the sound isn't loud enough to be noteworthy. There's no whistling and the inhalation sound doesn't stand out to me as unusually loud. Since the air hole is directly under the coil the vapor is never too hot. The coil gets a perfect shot of air directly on middle of the coil. The Karma produces a ton of vapor for it's size, more than other 18mm RDAs, and I assume this has a lot to due with the positioning and diameter of the air hole. Another benefit of the bottom airflow is the fact the top cap doesn't need to be lined up with the coil. Air is drawn in from the side of the base so there is no need for proper orientation of air holes in top cap. Having a solid top cap looks sharp and is surprisingly convenient. It's something I've quickly grown to appreciate. On the Moldy MTL scale the YFTK Karma comes in at a solid 8.25/10. I've deducted some points because I think the airflow should have been reduced more. I've heard rumblings on the forum that YFTK didn't follow an exact copy the original Karma's airflow dimensions; apparently the YFTK air hole is wider than the authentic and not tapered in shape [but I can't actually confirm this at the time of writing this review]. I'd recommend this to anyone, but I would first look at other manufacturers to see if their airflow design more closely follows the specs of the authentic Karma.
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YFTK Speed Revolution Mini Styled RDA Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer
YFTK Speed Revolution Mini Styled RDA Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer

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PROS
-Perfect airflow for MTL -Well machined and finished -Arrived Clean
CONS
-Typical YFTK over pricing
This is an almost perfect MTL RDA for bottom feeders. The airflow is the same as the other Speed RDA's, and this one is almost identical to the Speed Revolution Evo. From what I can tell the differences include: Mini has a smaller positive post than the Evo giving the Mini more deck space, Mini has a bell shaped vapor chamber top whereas the top of the Evo's vapor chamber is milled in flat steps. All the insulators are PEEK, the drip tip is POM and features a small bore which is best suited for MTL, and the extras include a tool, deck screws, o-rings, and a 14mm->18mm spacer ring. It arrived clean of debris and machine oil and looks to be very well made. There are no logos and it comes in a YFTK branded plain plastic box. It's very nice albeit slightly expensive compared to other clones (but YFTK is almost always over priced).
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Authentic Vapor Storm Raptor Mechanical Squonk Box Mod
Authentic Vapor Storm Raptor Mechanical Squonk Box Mod

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Overall   (4.2)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
PROS
- Spring loaded 510 - Fits multiple battery sizes - Regulated output signal - Safety protections [over/under voltage, over temp, high/low load resistance] - Clicky tactile fire button
CONS
- Made from brittle plastic - Feels a bit a cheap - Silicone bottle smells bad and needs a day or two in the sun to fully off gas.
This is a nice and affordable little mod. It fits various battery sizes [includes 18650 adapter], has a spring loaded 510, and a regulated output signal. Safety protections include over / under voltage, IC over-temp protection, and load resistance monitoring. There is a micro USB port for charging but I have not tried it and don't plan to. The tactile button is clicky and responsive, it lights up green when fired, and the mod can be locked by five short clicks of the button. There is a blue and red flashing led inside the mod when fired [which I don't care for at all], but this can be turned off by three short presses of the fire button. In time I'll probably replaced the LED with a more discrete and dim color - perhaps a low lumen warm white or orange LED. Included is a well made white silicone bottle with a two piece stainless steel threaded cap. This is one of the better included bottles I've seen as it's soft and doesn't leak making it fully functional and nice to squeeze. Some other bottles I've tried that fit the Raptor include the YFTK square super soft 7ml bottle, the Pulse BF silicone bottle, and the Hugo Squeezer bottle. The Raptors front and back panels fit well and have small magnets on on four corners to help keep it secured. There is no rattle or movement from either panel. Some people have mentioned the plastic IC cover causes the front panel to not fully seat in the frame, but my Raptor does not seem to suffer from this tolerance issue. The entire mod is made from a brittle feeling plastic and it does feel a bit cheap - but for the price it's actually a solid little device with no significant flaws. I'm not sure how well it would survive if dropped on a hard surface; at the very least both panels would pop off. While it feels fine in the hand to hold, it's boxy edges combined with it's thickness result in some minor hot spots on the fingers. It's a bit larger than dedicated 18650 bottom feeders, especially with regard to thickness, making it one of the larger bottom feeders I own. That being said it's still small enough to comfortably carry in the hand or stuff into a jacket pocket. Overall I'm happy with the Raptor. The output signal provides a nice vape, it appears to be reasonably well made given the price-point, and the safety features offed by the IC make it a user friendly and relatively safe bottom feeder. Aesthetically it's design makes it a smart looking mod and I'm fond of the brown panels. In the future it would be nice to see the other color panels offered for sale independently from the mod. Overall I'd give the Raptor a 7.75 / 10 on the Moldy Mod Scale. Recommended.
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YFTK McFly 18 Styled RDA Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer
YFTK McFly 18 Styled RDA Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer

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PROS
- 18mm deck - tight MTL airflow settings - easy to build - peek insulators - well machined - arrived clean
CONS
- some machine marks under AFC (can't be seen when the AFC ring is installed) - 510 drip tip hole seems to be smaller than normal - over priced
This is the big brother of the McFly 14. It arrived clean and well machined. The only undesirable machine marks are hidden under the air flow control ring and cannot be seen when put together. The two deck posts are secured in place and use incredibly small grub screws to secure the coil legs. These screws are easily lost however two spares are included in addition to a couple extra o-rings and a grub screw wrench. All the insulators appear to be PEEK and the drip tip feels like POM. The post design and 18mm deck makes single coil builds very easy to install and wick. The drip tip hole seems to have been milled slightly small as around 30% of the drip tips I've tried won't fit, but enough do fit to make it a minor concern. The McFly does not have much of a juice well and excess juice will be sucked back down since the deck's juice port is level to the bottom of the well. That being said it's difficult to over-squonk this RDA enough to result in a leak. Airflow control is best suited for MTL vapers and it does a restricted MTL vape nicely. It's smallest air hole hole is slightly larger than that of the various Speed series RDA's, but still provides a nice restricted MTL draw. Over time juice will collect behind the AFC ring but you won't notice it until you disassemble the RDA. The heatsink looked at touch odd at first since it squares off the shape of the RDA, but it does seem to do what it was designed to. Despite this square appearance the top cap is domed inside the vapor chamber. The McFly 18, like the 14, arrived in a great looking package cloned from the authentic. Surprisingly to me it has branded laser etchings on the base of the deck. It's a very nice little bottom feeding RDA for MTL vapers. I'd compare it to similar RDA's like the various speed RDA's, hellfire, stike 18, etc. However I do feel it is about 40% over priced [although this is a typical issue with YTFK items]. If the less expensive version was available at the time I ordered this, I would have gone with it instead. Is it my favorite RDA of this genre? No. The Speed Revolution takes that spot. But it's a damn good RDA that's worthy of consideration especially if you found the Speed Rev's airflow to be a little too tight. And if you did want to acquire the real McFly 14/18, the authentic is made in Italy and is practically impossible to get [particularly if you live outside of Europe], so this clone does a great job at filling that lack of availability.
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