RTA: Built Like A Tank
Sometimes it’s just flat-out difficult to decide what kind of atomizer you want to try next. Do you want to go with the convenience of a tank, or the performance of an RDA? This is one of the decisions that can drive a vape completely insane. Luckily, there is a device that provides the best of both worlds: the Rebuildable Tank Atomizer (or RTA).
This brilliant tank design really showcases the innovation that this industry brings to the table. A tank with an RDA-style build deck is something most vapers are hard-pressed to ignore. While RTAs are not necessarily a new development in the vape game, they are just starting to resurge in popularity. These newer designs are more user-friendly. Designers recognized the need for increased airflow and wider juice channels to keep up with today’s demand for higher VG liquid. Whether you are making the switch from an RDA or switching from a sub-ohm tank, you will likely find something in these tanks to love.
You may have heard about these tanks being prone to leaks and dry hits. Don’t let this reputation discourage you! It requires a whole new skillset to make your new RTA run how you imagined it would. It’s all about trial and error when learning how to build on an RTA.
The trickiest part of these beauties is not finding the right build. It’s finding the right way to wick these tanks. Any leak or dry hit on a RTA system is a result of the way the wick was installed. If this material is packed too tight, it will not soak up the juice properly, and you will unfortunately suffer the dreaded dry hit. When the wick is too loose, the juice will ultimately flood the build deck and flow out your airways. This creates a juicy mess. Leaking is what frustrates most new RTA users.
Thankfully, there are many RTAs out nowadays. Newer models are much more user-friendly. A prime example of this evolution is the UD Tech Goliath V2 RTA. This RTA boasts a super user-friendly build deck and overall design. This RTA is definitely a favorite of mine. The wider juice channels on the build deck make it very easy to wick and keep the chamber from flooding. It’s designs like these that are resurrecting the rebuildable tank atomizer.
Whether you are an avid cloud-chaser, or a casual flavor-seeker, I would strongly recommend trying out one of these awesome tank systems. Put your building skills to the test and see what an RTA can do for you!
Written by Dale Cournoyer