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Baron RDA + GLOBAL [Giveaway] – A Deceptively Compact, Dual Coil Atty by GeekVape – Darksun Vapes https://ift.tt/2Qg3iCt

Ayo everyone! Today I’m going to be reviewing the Baron RDA by GeekVape and hosting a GLOBAL giveaway. Disclaimer: I was provided this product for the purpose of this review by Heaven Gifts.


INTRO

Before I start I want to point out that with every atty review I test it with several builds at varying resistances to determine the overall performance. For the Baron RDA I did a total of 9 SS316L and 1 Ni80 builds at 3mm-4mm ID. This review used fused claptons (28gX3 + 36g and 28gX4 + 36g), staggered fused claptons (26g+34g(X2)/34g), claptons (26g+30g), 24gX2 parallel, a 26gX3 braided, and framed staples (28gX2/.1X.4X6/38g). Now onto the review!

The Baron is GeekVape’s new RDA on the market. It has a few interesting design choices but really nothing that I would call innovative. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s a poor performer. Hell no, this one is an ace in my book and I enjoyed my time with it. It’s a tad tricky to work with but worth the slight frustration.

The Baron RDA is a deceptively compact 24mm dual-coil only atty that’s suitable for mid-to-high wattage builds. Plus it has a few options to help customize the experience and maximize flavor.

Photo Album Here


SPECIFICATIONS

BARON RDA

  • Size: 24mm x 22mm (not including drip tip)

  • Material: SS

  • Colors: silver, gold, gun metal, black, blue, purple, rainbow

PACKAGING

  • Baron RDA w/ 810 drip tip (resin)

  • Spare parts and extras – o-rings, post screws, T-shape flathead, L-shape hex tool, taller 810 drip tip (PMMA)

  • Squonk pin and 510 drip tip adapter

  • 2x Ni80 quad-core clapton coils (0.23ohm) and ez-install cotton


OVERVIEW

The first noticeable aspects of the Baron are the single post style and the inner airflow cap. The airflow cap can give two options: basically full and slightly restricted airflow settings. With a second look there are several other small, but welcome, additions such as: pointed top on the post to help juice distribute evenly when dripped, hole in the base of the post to do the same thing when squonking and heavy dripping, and several grooves in the top/inner cap to lock it into place or prevent it from deviating too far one way or the other.

It being 510/810 compatible and squonk friendly is also huge plus. When squonking/dripping the well is fairly large for the compact nature of the atty, which is most likely due to the single post system not taking up too much space. I had zero issue with over dripping/squonking over the couple weeks of use. Finally the top cap is domed to help with overall flavor production.

One downside is the flathead screws. While they did hold up through all my builds I’ll be replacing them probably after the next build or two I do. Due to the nature of the single post design I really had to make sure the screws were as tight as I could get it so that both coils heated up evenly with the other. With the amount of tension I was putting on each (especially with the beefier coils) the flat section just got slightly more disfigured after each use.

BARON USE

Building on the Baron is not something that I’d recommend for beginners. While it’s not overly complicated, there is a good bit of finesse required to get them both in and with the legs straight and on top of the other. With the smaller builds I could get away without pre-cutting the legs but for the beefier ones I had an easier time by pre-cutting them beforehand. The best leg length is to actually have the coil near the outer edge of the atty without the inner cap in.

The reason for building it this way is because the airflow is actually a couple millimeters above a perfectly straight coil. That said, the next step is to angle the coil about 2mm higher. This pushes the coil further away from the edge allowing for the inner airflow cap to be put in. I actually felt like I had the most success with flavor production when the only way I could get the inner cap on was to shimmy it over one coil at a time. In the end, the coil should just be right at the airflow openings and situated near the top of the inner cap. Going any higher and there will be contact issues with the top cap.

At this level, the coil should be getting good side airflow and good to fair (depending on coil ID) bottom airflow. If using a smaller round wire or clapton build, just build slightly to the right so that part of the airflow can be closed but the coil stays as centered as possible to the airflow.

BARON PERFORMANCE

The Baron RDA did not disappoint. The flavor with hot beefy builds was fantastic even pushing at 100w. Plus, even with the hot builds it never felt like the RDA got overly hot. Overall, I found the best performing builds to be in the 60w plus range. This is because even with the airflow halfway closed and using the restricted inner cap section it still gives a good amount of airflow which was too much for some simple 3mmID builds. Builds such as the clapton and parallel I found better flavor with 4mmID builds. 2/3 core fused claptons and braided coils work well with 3.5mmID, and the big beefy coils are just solid at 3mm.


CONCLUSION

The Baron is a top-quality dual coil RDA. Though feel that GeekVape missed out in adding some sort of single coil option, hell especially since it came with a 510 adapter. In any case, the flavor was pretty damn good with the right coil position/build. I attribute most of its flavor production from the reduced inner chamber. Just a millimeter on the sides and top makes such a huge difference with a positive side effect of not getting the RDA overly hot when using.

However, it does not do as well with builds (30-50w) that I’d like to use a 510 drip tip but it’s not terrible by any means. Just that there are other mid-wattage RDAs that do a better job.

Now to the global giveaway! Heaven Gifts is providing 2 Baron RDAs to be won. Every one of legal age is welcome to enter. To enter, put a comment below with your thoughts of the Baron RDA or the review and I’ll randomly select 2 winners on the 10th of December with a preference given to non-giveaway accounts.


PROS

  • Great flavor

  • Squonk compatible

  • 810 drip tip option

  • Minor – 510 drip tip compatible (not usually a minor pro in my reviews but I felt that it didn’t really shine with this device since there was no single coil option.

CONS

  • Flathead screws

  • No single coil option – a fitted block would have been clutch

  • Minor – not as good flavor production with 30-50w builds

  • Minor – not something I’d recommend for beginner builders


WOULD I RECOMMEND?

I really, really wished that the Baron came with a plug for single coil use but alas it is what it is. Honestly it’s not that big of a deal but it would have been the icing on the cake. However, from a dual coil and mid-high wattage perspective it was stellar. I’m going to give the Baron two thumbs up and I’ll be adding to my recommended reviews list. The screws will need to be replaced but at least it’s pretty cheap to pick up a pack of 10 hex grub screws.


I also regularly post on Twitter and Vaffle (DarksunVapes) if interested.

Personal recommended reviews:

RTA/RDA/RDTA- True MTL RTARay RTAConspiracy RDADrop RDABattlestar RDADPRO RDAGaia RDTA

MODS- Naboo (mod only)101 Pro KitAurora (BF)Crea BF MechAlpha OneCharon VVSolo 2DragMage Mech Tricker Kit

Comparative Overviews- Crea v. Squeezer

Thanks for reading! Live long and vape on!


Quality Control & Sample v. Retail DisclaimerI do not control what device I test as what is in my hands may be slightly different than others. Additionally, there tends to be differences between samples (what is usually delivered to me) versus the final retail product. As with all mods/attys, I strongly recommend to not pre-order anything and wait a minimum or 30 days after it’s out to determine if any changes have occurred.

Ayo everyone! Today I’m going to be reviewing the Baron RDA by GeekVape and hosting a GLOBAL giveaway. Disclaimer: I was provided this product for the purpose of this review by Heaven Gifts.INTROBefore I start I want to point out that with every atty review I test it with several builds at varying resistances to determine the overall performance. For the Baron RDA I did a total of 9 SS316L and 1 Ni80 builds at 3mm-4mm ID. This review used fused claptons (28gX3 + 36g and 28gX4 + 36g), staggered fused claptons (26g+34g(X2)/34g), claptons (26g+30g), 24gX2 parallel, a 26gX3 braided, and framed staples (28gX2/.1X.4X6/38g). Now onto the review!The Baron is GeekVape’s new RDA on the market. It has a few interesting design choices but really nothing that I would call innovative. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s a poor performer. Hell no, this one is an ace in my book and I enjoyed my time with it. It’s a tad tricky to work with but worth the slight frustration.The Baron RDA is a deceptively compact 24mm dual-coil only atty that’s suitable for mid-to-high wattage builds. Plus it has a few options to help customize the experience and maximize flavor.Photo Album HereSPECIFICATIONSBARON RDASize: 24mm x 22mm (not including drip tip)Material: SSColors: silver, gold, gun metal, black, blue, purple, rainbowPACKAGINGBaron RDA w/ 810 drip tip (resin)Spare parts and extras – o-rings, post screws, T-shape flathead, L-shape hex tool, taller 810 drip tip (PMMA)Squonk pin and 510 drip tip adapter2x Ni80 quad-core clapton coils (0.23ohm) and ez-install cottonOVERVIEWThe first noticeable aspects of the Baron are the single post style and the inner airflow cap. The airflow cap can give two options: basically full and slightly restricted airflow settings. With a second look there are several other small, but welcome, additions such as: pointed top on the post to help juice distribute evenly when dripped, hole in the base of the post to do the same thing when squonking and heavy dripping, and several grooves in the top/inner cap to lock it into place or prevent it from deviating too far one way or the other.It being 510/810 compatible and squonk friendly is also huge plus. When squonking/dripping the well is fairly large for the compact nature of the atty, which is most likely due to the single post system not taking up too much space. I had zero issue with over dripping/squonking over the couple weeks of use. Finally the top cap is domed to help with overall flavor production.One downside is the flathead screws. While they did hold up through all my builds I’ll be replacing them probably after the next build or two I do. Due to the nature of the single post design I really had to make sure the screws were as tight as I could get it so that both coils heated up evenly with the other. With the amount of tension I was putting on each (especially with the beefier coils) the flat section just got slightly more disfigured after each use.BARON USEBuilding on the Baron is not something that I’d recommend for beginners. While it’s not overly complicated, there is a good bit of finesse required to get them both in and with the legs straight and on top of the other. With the smaller builds I could get away without pre-cutting the legs but for the beefier ones I had an easier time by pre-cutting them beforehand. The best leg length is to actually have the coil near the outer edge of the atty without the inner cap in.The reason for building it this way is because the airflow is actually a couple millimeters above a perfectly straight coil. That said, the next step is to angle the coil about 2mm higher. This pushes the coil further away from the edge allowing for the inner airflow cap to be put in. I actually felt like I had the most success with flavor production when the only way I could get the inner cap on was to shimmy it over one coil at a time. In the end, the coil should just be right at the airflow openings and situated near the top of the inner cap. Going any higher and there will be contact issues with the top cap.At this level, the coil should be getting good side airflow and good to fair (depending on coil ID) bottom airflow. If using a smaller round wire or clapton build, just build slightly to the right so that part of the airflow can be closed but the coil stays as centered as possible to the airflow.BARON PERFORMANCEThe Baron RDA did not disappoint. The flavor with hot beefy builds was fantastic even pushing at 100w. Plus, even with the hot builds it never felt like the RDA got overly hot. Overall, I found the best performing builds to be in the 60w plus range. This is because even with the airflow halfway closed and using the restricted inner cap section it still gives a good amount of airflow which was too much for some simple 3mmID builds. Builds such as the clapton and parallel I found better flavor with 4mmID builds. 2/3 core fused claptons and braided coils work well with 3.5mmID, and the big beefy coils are just solid at 3mm.CONCLUSIONThe Baron is a top-quality dual coil RDA. Though feel that GeekVape missed out in adding some sort of single coil option, hell especially since it came with a 510 adapter. In any case, the flavor was pretty damn good with the right coil position/build. I attribute most of its flavor production from the reduced inner chamber. Just a millimeter on the sides and top makes such a huge difference with a positive side effect of not getting the RDA overly hot when using.However, it does not do as well with builds (30-50w) that I’d like to use a 510 drip tip but it’s not terrible by any means. Just that there are other mid-wattage RDAs that do a better job.Now to the global giveaway! Heaven Gifts is providing 2 Baron RDAs to be won. Every one of legal age is welcome to enter. To enter, put a comment below with your thoughts of the Baron RDA or the review and I’ll randomly select 2 winners on the 10th of December with a preference given to non-giveaway accounts.PROSGreat flavorSquonk compatible810 drip tip optionMinor – 510 drip tip compatible (not usually a minor pro in my reviews but I felt that it didn’t really shine with this device since there was no single coil option.CONSFlathead screwsNo single coil option – a fitted block would have been clutchMinor – not as good flavor production with 30-50w buildsMinor – not something I’d recommend for beginner buildersWOULD I RECOMMEND?I really, really wished that the Baron came with a plug for single coil use but alas it is what it is. Honestly it’s not that big of a deal but it would have been the icing on the cake. However, from a dual coil and mid-high wattage perspective it was stellar. I’m going to give the Baron two thumbs up and I’ll be adding to my recommended reviews list. The screws will need to be replaced but at least it’s pretty cheap to pick up a pack of 10 hex grub screws.I also regularly post on Twitter and Vaffle (DarksunVapes) if interested.Personal recommended reviews:RTA/RDA/RDTA- True MTL RTA – Ray RTA – Conspiracy RDA – Drop RDA – Battlestar RDA – DPRO RDA – Gaia RDTAMODS- Naboo (mod only) – 101 Pro Kit – Aurora (BF) – Crea BF Mech – Alpha One – Charon VV – Solo 2 – Drag – Mage Mech Tricker KitComparative Overviews- Crea v. SqueezerThanks for reading! Live long and vape on!Quality Control & Sample v. Retail Disclaimer – I do not control what device I test as what is in my hands may be slightly different than others. Additionally, there tends to be differences between samples (what is usually delivered to me) versus the final retail product. As with all mods/attys, I strongly recommend to not pre-order anything and wait a minimum or 30 days after it’s out to determine if any changes have occurred.

Submitted December 04, 2018 at 05:04PM by darksun773
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