For those of you who can still remember the “retro” RDAs like the Kayfun Lite (not so long ago!), you will be surprised to see in 2018 not only a sleek 18mm MTL RDA, but one that has increased performance and exceptional quality to match.
We’ve seen countless introductions over the past few years of new sub Ohm tanks from numerous manufactures catering for the cloud chasing enthusiast, but not much traffic in the way of high quality tanks for the Mouth To Lung Vaper.
Well guess what? It appears all that is set to change with the introduction of the Berserker MTL RDA from Vandy Vapes Tony B’s project.
For those of you like me who prefer the MTL experience due to our previous smoking habit and enjoy immense flavour at the same time, then it’s time to get excited as the Berserker MTL RDA appears on face value to produce both.
The question is, what differentiates the Berserker MTL RDA from the rest?
Time to dive in then and take a look!
Unboxing The Kylin Mini RTA
Colour Options Available: Matte Black, SS, Gold, Rainbow
Berserker MTL RDA
Two Custom Designed 10mm Ultem Drip Tips
22 mm Beauty ring
24 mm Beauty ring
Six Interchangeable Individual Airflow tubes
Two Gauge Coil Height Adjustment Tool (3mm-2.5mm)
Accessory bag Includes 1x Clapton coil
Multi Language User Pamphlet
Material: Stainless Steel Construction
Adjustable 510 Connector Pin
Length: 42.2 mm
Diameter: 18.1 mm
Weight 110g (includes packaging)
Single-Coil Build Deck
21 variable Gauge Airflow Holes
Two Fully Adjustable Bottom Airflow controls (15mm x 2mm)
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Building the RTA section
The first thing to remember is that this RDA can be used in two configurations so, pay attention to which type of pin you have installed.
Secondly, this MTL RDA is better suited to support shorter length coil types.
Remove the airflow cap which allows access to the build deck. Situated directly underneath the build deck is the airflow channel where you can insert the interchangeable air inserts.
These come in diameters of,1.2mm 1.4mm 1.6mm 2mm three x1mm (individual holes) and a continuous 3mm x 0.5mm opening.
What’s clever about this design is not simply the amount of possibilities available to you when combined with the airflow holes on the top cap, but the fact that you can change them without having to remove you build. Smart thinking!
Build your coil, if not pre-built and secure the legs firmly under each of the Phillip screws.
To lower the coil head into position and directly above the airflow, use the included coil correction tool which has fixed gauges of 2.5mm and 3mm respectively. It can also be used to straighten the coil as well.
Due to the height of the outside wall it makes it impossible to achieve this in any other way.
Make sure the coil head is not touching any other part of the deck and use your Ohm’s metre before adding any cotton to check for the possibility of a short circuit.
Now is the perfect time to pulse the coil, looking for an even glow across its surface area and check for signs of any hot spots occurring that may require adjusting with ceramic tweezers.
Cut your cotton using a diameter that fits comfortably through the coil head making sure the cotton touches the bottom of the well on either side and gently push it into place. Vandy Vape have told me the well will hold up to 1ml of E-liquid.
Replace the top cap positing the airflow holes over the open side of the interchangeable inserts. You will notice, one side is open and the other closed.
That, in theory, should be it!
It is advisable to use a device (preferably regulated) that can also support Sub Ohm Vaping and refer to the included user manual before use.
Let’s sum up the Berserker MTL RDA from Vandy Vape as quickly as possible for you!
It’s a gem of an RDA, if, like me, you happen to be a former smoker who requires a tighter draw with that additional satisfying hit in the back of the throat associated with a traditional cigarette.
To achieve that sensation, it was imperative to incorporate an airflow system which could replicate that feeling exactly, which the Berserker RDA seems to mimic very well indeed.
And with a plethora of adjustable setup options available (including six different removable gauges) leaving your build intact, makes this design not only intelligent, but very flexible too.
The next consideration for the avid vaper, and a very important one is of course flavour.
Once again, this RDA scores highly in these areas too, allowing me to experience individual flavour notes using E-liquids with complex layers so I couldn’t fault it here either, especially at this price.
Chevrons have been added to the Ultem drip tip to help dissipate the buildup of heat in the mouth piece which has worked well on some earlier models I’ve reviewed in the past and seems to do the job satisfactorily onboard the Berserker MTL RDA too.
The deck is spacious and relatively easy to build on. The coil tool allows for accurate positioning of the coil head itself, allowing for gauges of 2.5 mm and 3.0mm respectively.
I also love the fact that you have so many airflow options available to you without having to destroy a perfectly good build.
Finally, machining and fitting.
After such careful attention to detail in its design, it’s hardly surprising that machining on all parts, including the beauty rings, is of a very high standard indeed.
With a width of barley 18.1mm there are two different beauty rings included in diameters of, 22mm & 24mm to suit a wide variety of vaping devices.
Expect price tag to be around the £28 $39 mark.
Worth every penny in my opinion, or cent!
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