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Overall   (4.7)
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Machining, build quality Flavor, vapor production Extra steel tank included Comes with spares
CONS
May leak slightly, easy to fix (just add some tiny o-rings) Plastic tank
After unpacking, close inspection revealed no machining errors, debris or other problems. There was a very light smell of oil, mainly on the deck, so everything went into the US cleaner after which the smell was gone. The overall build quality is excellent. Threads are smooth, no sharp edges, surface finish looks very high quality. Building and wicking this tank is straightforward. It's basically an almost 1:1 Taifun deck, so it's quite easy to build. Space between the posts is *just* about enough for a 3mm ID coil using a thin wire. Anything thicker than 28g and 3mm ID might become problematic, because of possible shorts. Luckily, the deck allows long coils, probably 10 wraps or more, without problems, thus smaller diameter and a couple more wraps to compensate might be the better option on this deck, particularly for mech users (vape safely!). 2.5mm ID seems about perfect for this deck. When wicking, I always cut the cotton so that it won't protrude through the holes into the tank. The space between the chamber and the tank is tiny (maybe less than a millimeter), so too much cotton in front of the liquid holes might very well trap air bubbles and hinder reflow, especially with higher VG liquids. In my builds, the liquid holes look pretty much like they do in pre-made coils as the cotton is in and behind the hole, but does not extend into the tank. The vape is great, as expected from Taifun-style atomizers. Airflow allows perfectly tight MTL draw up to a restricted lung hit when fully open. This is definitely a flavor chaser tank that won't satisfy open draw enthusiasts or cloud chasers, though it's possible to blow decent clouds with fully opened airflow One small problem might be the base construction and the fact that the 2 small screws on the bottom and the 510 pin don't seem to be perfectly sealed. They are definitely not air- or vapor tight and a quick test with a VG-flooded chamber revealed a potential for leaks. The fix is easy though: Add some tiny o-rings to all the screws. Problem solved. I would also prefer to see a tank not made of plastic. I know, the construction of the Hurricane requires threads on the tank, so a pure glass or pyrex tank is difficult, but an approach similar to the serpent with a windowed steel tank would be better, because in such tanks, the windows can be made of glass. Overall, this is a fine RTA that works well and is manufactured in good quality. I would say, it's on par with or maybe slightly better than my UTA2 clone, also purchased here. They are very similar, because they both follow the Taifun principle with the Hurricane being closer to the original Taifun. The Hurricane is also simpler to wick, because it lacks the liquid control ring that is present on the UTA2 and makes finding the best wicking technique a bit more complex. This is very straightforward to build and wick, not much can be done wrong here. Oh, and finally, one thing that can really bite you: When disassembling and removing the inner part of the base (the deck, basically) by unscrewing the 510 and the 2 tiny screws in the bottom of the base, make sure to re-assemble properly. The airflow holes in the base are asymmetric and while the deck part can be rotated by 180 degrees (the screws will fit), doing so will completely block the airflow between base and chamber. If you have this issue of zero airflow no matter the position of the AFC, check the assembly and rotate the deck by 180.
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Overall   (5.0)
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build quality top flavor very quiet wide range of airflow options easy to build design and looks does not leak
CONS
top filling is a bit more awkward than in other tanks capacity a bit on the lower side
A word of caution before you disassemble it for the first time: The AFC ring features a ball bearing which prevents the ring from being turned freely 360 degrees. With the ball in place, it can only move within the limits of the air slot in the base which is just a convenience feature. The AFC will work without that ball. The ball is REALLY tiny (probably 1-2mm in diameter) and WILL fall off when removing the AFC ring. So make sure it can't fall on the ground or get lost otherwise. I usually first-time disassemble stuff over some kind of bowl, so everything that falls off will end up in the bowl :) So, now the review: Build quality is typical for SXK products, in other words, very good. The product came clean with only a light oil smell that was easily taken care of. Threads are smooth, the surface finish feels high quality. The kit comes with a small bag of O-Rings, replacement post screws and 3 plus posts with different air hole sizes. The medium one is installed, the other two are in the bag. A plastic-made bellcap is included as well as a custom liquid control ring that must be used with the bellcap. Sadly, there is no replacement glass included, but it can be ordered as a separate product. All logos are on the atomizer. The first thing I did after disassembling and cleaning all part was to replace the plus post with the smallest airflow option. Some may find replacing the plus post difficult, because it fits really, really tight inside its insulator. This is not something you want to do very often but most likely will do only once. Now, this is a fairly complex atomizer with quite a lot of parts. Responsible for this is primarily the liquid control ring which makes the entire design more difficult. Now, this is NOT a Kayfun 4 type of device, so no rocket science is needed to operate it, yet it is more complex than a KF v3 or v5. After that I installed a very simple coil, 9 wraps of 28ga 316SS wire at about 0.9 Ohms and wicked it with a piece of cotton bacon. Building is easy. You can't really get it wrong with a classic GT style deck. The atomizer wicks fine even on higher power settings with the LQ fully open and 80% VG juice. Have not seen a dry hit yet and I usually test new atomizers with reckless chain vaping and higher power settings than I normally vape. The deck has space for a 2.5mm ID coil and when using a thin wire (28ga for example), 3mm ID should be possible. The post screws have flat bottoms and fix the wire easily. When wicking, make sure the cotton does NOT protrude the holes in the chamber wall, otherwise it might block the liquid control ring which fits very tight around the chamber. Wick it like any other GT-style atty, the cotton should be in and behind the holes but should not stick out. With the aforementioned build, I get an excellent vape at 220-230 degrees celsius in TC. The vape is warm and dense and the flavor is one of the best I've ever experienced. It's probably a bit more intense than a Kayfun 5 and better than the Hurricane V1. The only RTA I have that is on par or maybe slightly better is my Ubertoot. Airflow: The smallest diameter option gives excellent airflow for MTL. With the AFC fully open, even a restricted lung hit is possible. The replacement posts with bigger air holes will make it even more airy, but real open draw is probably not possible. Overall: It's a very satisfying product. A bit complex maybe, but the design definitely works. The only cons I've found are with the top filling method and limited juice capacity. The filling is more awkward than with a KF, because the filling hole is on the side and a bit too small for a typical dropper or unicorn bottle. The capacity is between 2.5 and 3ml with the standard glass tank and that's a bit on the low side. But vape quality, flavor and overall build quality are all top notch.
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Overall   (5.0)
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build quality flavor totally hassle- and leak-free
CONS
capacity refill cap somewhat hard to open sometimes
This is my third Hurricane V2. I also own an authentic and the SXK clone from here. The SJMY is very similar to the SXK. The package is different, but inside one will find the same - the atomizer itself, a bag of replacement O-Rings and screws and 2 additional air hole options in form of exchangeable plus posts. The medium sized hole (3mm) is installed. A plastic-made bell cap is included and can be used to convert the atomizer into a Hurricane Mini. Like with the SXK, there is no replacement tank included, but SKU 6971700 fits on both the SJMY and the SXK (and the authentic as well). Build quality is excellent and this is the first clone atomizer that arrived totally clean without even the slightest smell of oil. All logos are present, though they share the same feature with the SXK: Compared to the authentic, they are slightly off. Nothing you'll notice without putting them side-by-side though, the differences are marginal at best. The atty looks a bit complex on the pictures and it appears so in reality. This is because of the additional liquid control ring and its required assembly in the top section. It is nothing to worry though, you'll rarely need to disassemble this, because cleaning the inner tank is possible without doing so. One minor flaw was with one of the O-Rings that are supposed to seal the glass part. It was defect and the tank leaked when filled to the top (it was the upper O-Ring that was broken). A replacement ring solved the issue quickly. The other minor flaw is the refill cap that is sealed with 2 o-rings and is sometimes a bit hard to open, because it's difficult to get a good grip. Lubricating the o-rings with a bit of VG helps. Building and wicking is Taifun-like and thus straightforward. The deck allows coils of up to 3mm ID and easily 10 wraps, so there are options for choosing your wire. The cotton should not protrude the liquid holes, because it may then block the liquid control ring, so cut it short and model it on the inner side of the liquid holes, making sure it's packed densely enough to avoid leakage. It vapes very much like the authentic, in other words good. Flavor is top notch, vapor production is plentiful, even at a meager 10 watts. Reflow is fine, even with 80VG liquid and more power. I tested it up to 25W and didn't run into dry hits. More power would probably require more air flow and thus exchanging the plus post (I use the smallest one with 2mm diameter). The smallest air flow option in connection with the adjustable AFC ring is just perfect for MTL and allows up to a (very) restricted direct lung hit. I suppose, the largest install-able airflow option (5mm hole) would be fine for direct-to-lung with the AFC fully open. Unless you want perfect open draw, then this atomizer is probably not for you as it has only one air slot in the AFC (as opposed to most open draw capable attys which have normally two). This atomizer is definitely recommended for MTL vapers. Good build quality, good flavor, easy to build and wick and absolutely trouble-free. It doesn't leak nor does not spit and works very well with temperature control.
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Overall   (5.0)
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good quality glass
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This is a good quality replacement glass. It fits the SXK (SKU: 6739900), but quite tightly. Since the diameter is slightly bigger and the wall thickness slightly lower than on the default glass that comes with the SXK, it also increases liquid capacity by a small margin. It also fits the SJMY (SKU: 6925300) and the authentic Hurricane V2. I have all 3 Hurricane V2 tanks (authentic, SXK and SJMY) and this glass can be used on all of them.
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Very useful when some thread of an atomizer is stuck. Seems to work with atomize diameters from 19 to about 25mm. The tweezers are a useful plus P.S. If you still have problems with a stuck thread, put the entire atomizer in the freezer for an hour or so.
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