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District F5VE CSMNT RDA – a Review on an older but good RDA by jwiley92 https://ift.tt/2L748uO

Hey all,

I'm back with a review of an older RDA, the District F5VE CSMNT. I picked this up a little bit ago and have really been enjoying it. Not to say that it doesn't have it's faults, as it does, but overall it's a pretty nice 24mm postless dual coil atomizer.

Full Album of Pictures

Packaging

The packaging is very minamalistic. It is a cardboard sleeve with the logo over a foam block holding the internals. Whats in the box?

  • CSMNT Deck
  • Chimney
  • AFC/Top Cap
  • Ultem Drip Tip
  • Black Delrin Drip Tip
  • Replacement O-Rings
  • Replacement Screws

The ultem drip tip comes installed, over to the right side of the box is two baggies, one with screws and o-rings and one with a black delrin drip tip. These are Kennedy/Goon style friction fit drip tips.

It does not come with a squonk pin, you have to buy a squonk pin/post separately.

Overall pretty minimalistic packaging, which fits the RDA in my opinion.

Construction & Build Quality

The CSMNT comes in a variety of colors, I bought the "Proxima Centauri", or "Red" in Earth speak. This RDA consists of the build deck, chimney, AFC/top cap, and drip tip. The bottom is fairly plain with a little branding and very shiny. The 510 is flathead threaded and you can remove the positive post by removing it. The gold-plated build deck is postless and very wide. There is no juice well. The chimney features a very small bit of text that says "CSMNT" on one side and the CSMNT logo on the other. The top cap is domed and supports dual and single cylon-style airflow, allowing a large range of airflow levels. There is also a small gap between the chimney and the top cap which acts as a bit of a heat sink. You get two drip tip materials, but they are both the same size. They are fairly wide bore and quite short. The ultem tip also has a bit of branding in the form of some more tiny "CSMNT" text.

As far as build quality, it is pretty good. The gold plating is very smooth and incredibly shiny. I'm pretty sure that you could blind someone with it. Other than that the threading on the screws is nice and everything fits well together. The couple of o-rings that seal everything are doing their jobs very well. If you close off the airflow you hardly get any air leaking in, which I find fairly impressive given the style of airflow and the limited number of o-rings.

Size Comparison

(L to R): Hadaly, Drop, CSMNT, Peerless, Doge v2

Usage and Building

This is both where the biggest pros and biggest cons of this atomizer lie.

First off, the good. There is an immense amount of space on the build deck which allows a lot of freedom in what you can put in it. The post holes are also pretty deep, so you have a bit of wiggle room if your leads aren't perfectly cut. Additionally, where the airflow enters end ups being right undeneath the coil. The air comes in and is pulled right around the coil, directed up somewhat by the post block. The cotton from the coil also helps to channel it in the correct direction. The airflow slots are well machined and everything about the airflow ends up being very smooth.

And now, the bad. There is zero juice well on this deck. You do sort of form one with the chimney on, but it is still very shallow. This combined with the lower airflow makes it very easy to over-drip before you get the hang of it. The post screws come in from the side and will twist up flat wire. They also can seem tight before they are actually tight, I have had several builds where I went to pull the coils tight and pulled one lead out of the posts. The posts are also quite far apart, which somewhat limits your build options as you either put a long coil in or you have longer legs. It also not the easiest deck to build on, I think that I'm at least a competent builder and this thing can be quite frustrating.

When building on it, I liked larger coils rather than smaller ones. This deck can support at least single through quad coils. I made this triple coil build and although it actually worked pretty well, it was a pain to install. You might be able to tell by the messed up spacing and and alignment how frustrating it was. It is not easy to trap 2 coils at the right height in one of these post holes. I kept having one or the other lead pop out. You can also fit some pretty large builds on this deck. This is a 5mm dual coil staged fused clapton build that I threw in it. I wouldn't necessarily recommend that build, especially if you don't have ~250 watts to throw at it. This was the only build that I have used on the CSMNT that actually got the top cap hot. Normally, I have this dual coil fused clapton build in it, and have been getting some pretty great flavor from it. I recommend trying it out, or something similar.

Overall, building on this deck has it's quirks, but once you get the hang of it the reward is worth it. Even my janky triple coil build provided great results. For some build tips:

  • Try to hang the coils off the side of the block, keeping them low
  • When building with more than two coils, keep the interior ones raised to still get airflow, you want to just catch the air rising from under the side coils
  • Shape your cotton so that it channels air to the coils
  • Pre-twisting the leads on flat coils makes them deform less *thank you u/musicman3030 for reminding me of this.
  • Don't be afraid to build big here, you have a lot of space so use it
  • Be prepared to "fix" your coils after installation, especially with spaced and springy coils. You will probably spend more time trying to fix the alignment and spacing than anything else, and you probably still wont get everything perfect.

Builds

  • Triple Coil: Built & Wicked – 24ga SS316L, 3mm ID, spaced 9.5 wraps, 0.14 ohms.
  • Huge Coil: Built & Wicked – 28*3+38ga SS316L fused clapton staged with 22ga SS316L, 5mm ID, spaced, 6.5 wraps, 0.088 ohms.
  • Recommended Coil: Built & Wicked – 28*3+38ga SS316L fused clapton, 3.5mm ID 6.5 wraps, 0.18 ohms.

Pros

  • Versatile postless deck
  • Great, simple airflow
  • Great Build Quality
  • Good Drip Tip
  • Hard to Overheat
  • Emergency Mirror

Cons

  • No Juice Well
  • Twists Leads
  • Sort of unwieldy to build on
  • Easy to Over-drip
  • Long Space between Posts
  • No Included Squonk Pin

Overall, I'm glad that I bought this. I've been enjoying it more than my Drop, personally. If you like dual coil postless decks, or just want to try one out, you might want to consider snagging one of these. If you are a beginner to RDAs, you might want to pass on this one until you get used to building on some easier decks.

Thanks for reading!

Hey all,I’m back with a review of an older RDA, the District F5VE CSMNT. I picked this up a little bit ago and have really been enjoying it. Not to say that it doesn’t have it’s faults, as it does, but overall it’s a pretty nice 24mm postless dual coil atomizer.Full Album of PicturesPackagingThe packaging is very minamalistic. It is a cardboard sleeve with the logo over a foam block holding the internals. Whats in the box?CSMNT DeckChimneyAFC/Top CapUltem Drip TipBlack Delrin Drip TipReplacement O-RingsReplacement ScrewsThe ultem drip tip comes installed, over to the right side of the box is two baggies, one with screws and o-rings and one with a black delrin drip tip. These are Kennedy/Goon style friction fit drip tips.It does not come with a squonk pin, you have to buy a squonk pin/post separately.Overall pretty minimalistic packaging, which fits the RDA in my opinion.Construction & Build QualityThe CSMNT comes in a variety of colors, I bought the “Proxima Centauri”, or “Red” in Earth speak. This RDA consists of the build deck, chimney, AFC/top cap, and drip tip. The bottom is fairly plain with a little branding and very shiny. The 510 is flathead threaded and you can remove the positive post by removing it. The gold-plated build deck is postless and very wide. There is no juice well. The chimney features a very small bit of text that says “CSMNT” on one side and the CSMNT logo on the other. The top cap is domed and supports dual and single cylon-style airflow, allowing a large range of airflow levels. There is also a small gap between the chimney and the top cap which acts as a bit of a heat sink. You get two drip tip materials, but they are both the same size. They are fairly wide bore and quite short. The ultem tip also has a bit of branding in the form of some more tiny “CSMNT” text.As far as build quality, it is pretty good. The gold plating is very smooth and incredibly shiny. I’m pretty sure that you could blind someone with it. Other than that the threading on the screws is nice and everything fits well together. The couple of o-rings that seal everything are doing their jobs very well. If you close off the airflow you hardly get any air leaking in, which I find fairly impressive given the style of airflow and the limited number of o-rings.Size Comparison(L to R): Hadaly, Drop, CSMNT, Peerless, Doge v2Usage and BuildingThis is both where the biggest pros and biggest cons of this atomizer lie.First off, the good. There is an immense amount of space on the build deck which allows a lot of freedom in what you can put in it. The post holes are also pretty deep, so you have a bit of wiggle room if your leads aren’t perfectly cut. Additionally, where the airflow enters end ups being right undeneath the coil. The air comes in and is pulled right around the coil, directed up somewhat by the post block. The cotton from the coil also helps to channel it in the correct direction. The airflow slots are well machined and everything about the airflow ends up being very smooth.And now, the bad. There is zero juice well on this deck. You do sort of form one with the chimney on, but it is still very shallow. This combined with the lower airflow makes it very easy to over-drip before you get the hang of it. The post screws come in from the side and will twist up flat wire. They also can seem tight before they are actually tight, I have had several builds where I went to pull the coils tight and pulled one lead out of the posts. The posts are also quite far apart, which somewhat limits your build options as you either put a long coil in or you have longer legs. It also not the easiest deck to build on, I think that I’m at least a competent builder and this thing can be quite frustrating.When building on it, I liked larger coils rather than smaller ones. This deck can support at least single through quad coils. I made this triple coil build and although it actually worked pretty well, it was a pain to install. You might be able to tell by the messed up spacing and and alignment how frustrating it was. It is not easy to trap 2 coils at the right height in one of these post holes. I kept having one or the other lead pop out. You can also fit some pretty large builds on this deck. This is a 5mm dual coil staged fused clapton build that I threw in it. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend that build, especially if you don’t have ~250 watts to throw at it. This was the only build that I have used on the CSMNT that actually got the top cap hot. Normally, I have this dual coil fused clapton build in it, and have been getting some pretty great flavor from it. I recommend trying it out, or something similar.Overall, building on this deck has it’s quirks, but once you get the hang of it the reward is worth it. Even my janky triple coil build provided great results. For some build tips:Try to hang the coils off the side of the block, keeping them lowWhen building with more than two coils, keep the interior ones raised to still get airflow, you want to just catch the air rising from under the side coilsShape your cotton so that it channels air to the coilsPre-twisting the leads on flat coils makes them deform less *thank you u/musicman3030 for reminding me of this.Don’t be afraid to build big here, you have a lot of space so use itBe prepared to “fix” your coils after installation, especially with spaced and springy coils. You will probably spend more time trying to fix the alignment and spacing than anything else, and you probably still wont get everything perfect.BuildsTriple Coil: Built & Wicked – 24ga SS316L, 3mm ID, spaced 9.5 wraps, 0.14 ohms.Huge Coil: Built & Wicked – 28*3+38ga SS316L fused clapton staged with 22ga SS316L, 5mm ID, spaced, 6.5 wraps, 0.088 ohms.Recommended Coil: Built & Wicked – 28*3+38ga SS316L fused clapton, 3.5mm ID 6.5 wraps, 0.18 ohms.ProsVersatile postless deckGreat, simple airflowGreat Build QualityGood Drip TipHard to OverheatEmergency MirrorConsNo Juice WellTwists LeadsSort of unwieldy to build onEasy to Over-dripLong Space between PostsNo Included Squonk PinOverall, I’m glad that I bought this. I’ve been enjoying it more than my Drop, personally. If you like dual coil postless decks, or just want to try one out, you might want to consider snagging one of these. If you are a beginner to RDAs, you might want to pass on this one until you get used to building on some easier decks.Thanks for reading!

Submitted May 17, 2018 at 07:02PM by Jwiley92
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