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Foment [Review] – “Mewmew, what’s Mewmew?” – The Mjolnir RDA by /u/Anthony_Vapes! https://ift.tt/2StAnHy

What’s up today folks? Today I’ve got an atomizer that, at this point, probably doesn’t need an introduction from me. This being the single coil RDA designed by our friend /u/Anthony_Vapes, the Cthulhu Mjölnir! The RDA was sent to me by Cthulhu for the purposes of this review. For the record, Let's get this out of the way, since apparently both “Cthulhu” and “Mjolnir” are rather tricky to say on camera: Cthulhu is commonly accepted to be said one of two ways, “Kah-thu-loo” or “Kah-too-loo” both are correct, though Lovecraft’s pronunciation of the word is a whole lot trickier. Mjolnir has been said so damn many times in the Thor films at this point that it shouldn’t need to be said, but “mule near” is the correct pronunciation. Not, as Kat Dennings so eloquently put it “Mew mew”. So, does one of the most prolific reviewers around know what he’s doing designing his own RDA? Let’s discuss!

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Atomizer Aesthetics


It’s a tall one for sure, but there’s a point to it. The exterior bears a good bit of design, though continuing with Cthulhu’s tradition there is absolutely no visible branding. I’d have been cool with seeing the hammer from the tin etched into the side of the RDA, but even without it’s a pretty recognizable design. The drip tip that comes preinstalled on the RDA isn’t exactly to my taste, I am growing fonder of the thick barrel on it, but the matte finish does have a texture to it that is not exactly my favorite. Not rough per se, but not near as smooth as you would get from a polished tip. To that end though, it’s a standard 810 goon style tip, so the stock tip has been replaced with a lower profile glossy tip to match up with my preferences without an issue. The knurling near the base of the rda is decidedly more for aesthetics than function. While it does spin easily, the knurling does very little to actually aid in gripping the atomizer. The ribbing near the top of the atomizer is a fair bit deeper though and does the job you’d expect of the knurling just as well. I do rather like the overall look of the atty, for folks used to single coils being lower profile I could see it being somewhat off putting, but it’s not so tall as a lot of RTAs and isn’t really any taller than you’d see from many pretty well regarded RDAs, so for folks coming in from other realms it certainly shouldn’t be an issue.

Build Deck


The deck itself is pretty straightforward, it’s not exactly trying to reinvent the wheel, and that’s for the better. It’s a style very similar to the Wasp Nano, with deeper cutaways under the grub screws to clamp the coil leads down easily without being pushed out of their slots. This does sort of force you into a maximum sized coil since the leads are going to be trapped a fixed distance apart. The deck is a bit wider than some others though, allowing a 4.0mm ID build with a bit of room to spare, which did give me a bit of pause in regards to how much coil was really going to be needed to maximize performance on the atomizer. The real star of the build deck isn’t actually the building portion though, it’s all of that space below the build deck that really is the star of the show here. The atomizer is tall for a reason after all, and a big part of that is that the atty has a massive juice well, with a pair of air inlets near the top. The air comes in at two distinct angles, one a bit steeper than the other, which sort of allows the air from the lower angled inlet to follow the air from the higher inlet up into the deck. This creates a relatively leak resistant atomizer while still being designed to get the most out of bottom airflow. The very deep well does mean that you’ll need to sort of reconfigure how you expect it to perform when squonking though. It isn’t basting the coil directly as a shallower atomizer might, but instead is sort of filling that deep well and allowing capillary action on a pair of very long wicking tails to keep the coil saturated. That does mean that it behaves a hair more like an RDTA than an RDA in that respect, but without the dedicated tank it neither draws upon the benefits of an RDTA nor the inherent downsides of them. The atomizer is also equipped with a nicety that is growing in popularity, the base of the atomizer and the barrel bears a small notch to prevent it from freely spinning and forces the airflow to remain aligned while remaining adjustable. One other piece to note, inside the top cap there is a slightly smaller inner barrel that functions to reduce the chamber from the external 24mm down to a realized 20mm chamber. In essence this is a much shorter 20mm bottom airflow RDA in a 24mm RDTA’s skin. Granted the top cap remains much cooler than it would without the void space between the outer and inner barrels, particularly with the larger coils that the atomizer can accommodate.

Atomizer Performance


So, after all the design stuff, how’s it actually vape? Well, a good lot like a much smaller single coiler, but further from the actual heat production. The height is really halved in practice because so much of the atomizer’s size is dedicated to making the airflow work and a rather deep well below the deck. I expected, at the onset, for the atomizer to be best suited to rather large coils. That is happily not strictly the case. Having tried a few different sized coils in the RDA I do believe it is very happy to accommodate most reasonably sized coils. I do feel it’d suffer with smaller coils like a 2 or 2.5mm ID coil, but it shines just as well with a 2×26/36g 3mm fused clapton as it does with a markedly beefier 4×30/40g 4mm ID coil. The flavor with a smaller build feels every bit as good as it does with the larger coil, though the cloud production is obviously lessened with that decrease in coil mass. Additionally, because of the relatively reduced chamber size and bottom airflow it’s not terribly particular about the position of the coil. Positioning the coil above the airflow is as natural as it comes, however, given the design of the build deck. I have found positioning a coil so that the top of the coil is only a tiny bit higher than the top of the posts is the sweet spot in my usage, but that is again, a pretty natural coil position given the height of the lead slots, and not a gospel coil position for good results. Some variance from that position shouldn’t significantly impede one’s ability to enjoy the atomizer.

Pros:
* Easy to build
* Solid flavor performance for a variety of coils
* Extremely large juice well
* Clean exterior styling
* notched airflow adjustment prevents free-spinning or blocking the air inlets

Cons:
* Taller than it has to be for the performance
* Not enamored with the finish on the drip tip
* Knurling could be cut a bit deeper to be more functional
* RDTA style wicking is less forgiving than traditional RDA wicking

Final Thoughts


I like it! There’s room for some users to experience a bit of growing pains here with the longer wicking required to utilize the juice well, and perhaps (and admittedly this may be a flight of fancy) engineering ports into the blocks to allow a more natural, coil wetting, squonking action would have been nice to see but at the end of the day it performs very well as both a dripper and a squonking atomizer with a pretty wide array of builds and should satisfy a large contingent of users from a performance aspect.

Thanks for reading!

What’s up today folks? Today I’ve got an atomizer that, at this point, probably doesn’t need an introduction from me. This being the single coil RDA designed by our friend /u/Anthony_Vapes, the Cthulhu Mjölnir! The RDA was sent to me by Cthulhu for the purposes of this review. For the record, Let’s get this out of the way, since apparently both “Cthulhu” and “Mjolnir” are rather tricky to say on camera: Cthulhu is commonly accepted to be said one of two ways, “Kah-thu-loo” or “Kah-too-loo” both are correct, though Lovecraft’s pronunciation of the word is a whole lot trickier. Mjolnir has been said so damn many times in the Thor films at this point that it shouldn’t need to be said, but “mule near” is the correct pronunciation. Not, as Kat Dennings so eloquently put it “Mew mew”. So, does one of the most prolific reviewers around know what he’s doing designing his own RDA? Let’s discuss!Photo DumpImgur AlbumAtomizer AestheticsIt’s a tall one for sure, but there’s a point to it. The exterior bears a good bit of design, though continuing with Cthulhu’s tradition there is absolutely no visible branding. I’d have been cool with seeing the hammer from the tin etched into the side of the RDA, but even without it’s a pretty recognizable design. The drip tip that comes preinstalled on the RDA isn’t exactly to my taste, I am growing fonder of the thick barrel on it, but the matte finish does have a texture to it that is not exactly my favorite. Not rough per se, but not near as smooth as you would get from a polished tip. To that end though, it’s a standard 810 goon style tip, so the stock tip has been replaced with a lower profile glossy tip to match up with my preferences without an issue. The knurling near the base of the rda is decidedly more for aesthetics than function. While it does spin easily, the knurling does very little to actually aid in gripping the atomizer. The ribbing near the top of the atomizer is a fair bit deeper though and does the job you’d expect of the knurling just as well. I do rather like the overall look of the atty, for folks used to single coils being lower profile I could see it being somewhat off putting, but it’s not so tall as a lot of RTAs and isn’t really any taller than you’d see from many pretty well regarded RDAs, so for folks coming in from other realms it certainly shouldn’t be an issue.Build DeckThe deck itself is pretty straightforward, it’s not exactly trying to reinvent the wheel, and that’s for the better. It’s a style very similar to the Wasp Nano, with deeper cutaways under the grub screws to clamp the coil leads down easily without being pushed out of their slots. This does sort of force you into a maximum sized coil since the leads are going to be trapped a fixed distance apart. The deck is a bit wider than some others though, allowing a 4.0mm ID build with a bit of room to spare, which did give me a bit of pause in regards to how much coil was really going to be needed to maximize performance on the atomizer. The real star of the build deck isn’t actually the building portion though, it’s all of that space below the build deck that really is the star of the show here. The atomizer is tall for a reason after all, and a big part of that is that the atty has a massive juice well, with a pair of air inlets near the top. The air comes in at two distinct angles, one a bit steeper than the other, which sort of allows the air from the lower angled inlet to follow the air from the higher inlet up into the deck. This creates a relatively leak resistant atomizer while still being designed to get the most out of bottom airflow. The very deep well does mean that you’ll need to sort of reconfigure how you expect it to perform when squonking though. It isn’t basting the coil directly as a shallower atomizer might, but instead is sort of filling that deep well and allowing capillary action on a pair of very long wicking tails to keep the coil saturated. That does mean that it behaves a hair more like an RDTA than an RDA in that respect, but without the dedicated tank it neither draws upon the benefits of an RDTA nor the inherent downsides of them. The atomizer is also equipped with a nicety that is growing in popularity, the base of the atomizer and the barrel bears a small notch to prevent it from freely spinning and forces the airflow to remain aligned while remaining adjustable. One other piece to note, inside the top cap there is a slightly smaller inner barrel that functions to reduce the chamber from the external 24mm down to a realized 20mm chamber. In essence this is a much shorter 20mm bottom airflow RDA in a 24mm RDTA’s skin. Granted the top cap remains much cooler than it would without the void space between the outer and inner barrels, particularly with the larger coils that the atomizer can accommodate.Atomizer PerformanceSo, after all the design stuff, how’s it actually vape? Well, a good lot like a much smaller single coiler, but further from the actual heat production. The height is really halved in practice because so much of the atomizer’s size is dedicated to making the airflow work and a rather deep well below the deck. I expected, at the onset, for the atomizer to be best suited to rather large coils. That is happily not strictly the case. Having tried a few different sized coils in the RDA I do believe it is very happy to accommodate most reasonably sized coils. I do feel it’d suffer with smaller coils like a 2 or 2.5mm ID coil, but it shines just as well with a 2×26/36g 3mm fused clapton as it does with a markedly beefier 4×30/40g 4mm ID coil. The flavor with a smaller build feels every bit as good as it does with the larger coil, though the cloud production is obviously lessened with that decrease in coil mass. Additionally, because of the relatively reduced chamber size and bottom airflow it’s not terribly particular about the position of the coil. Positioning the coil above the airflow is as natural as it comes, however, given the design of the build deck. I have found positioning a coil so that the top of the coil is only a tiny bit higher than the top of the posts is the sweet spot in my usage, but that is again, a pretty natural coil position given the height of the lead slots, and not a gospel coil position for good results. Some variance from that position shouldn’t significantly impede one’s ability to enjoy the atomizer.Pros:* Easy to build* Solid flavor performance for a variety of coils* Extremely large juice well* Clean exterior styling* notched airflow adjustment prevents free-spinning or blocking the air inletsCons:* Taller than it has to be for the performance* Not enamored with the finish on the drip tip* Knurling could be cut a bit deeper to be more functional* RDTA style wicking is less forgiving than traditional RDA wickingFinal ThoughtsI like it! There’s room for some users to experience a bit of growing pains here with the longer wicking required to utilize the juice well, and perhaps (and admittedly this may be a flight of fancy) engineering ports into the blocks to allow a more natural, coil wetting, squonking action would have been nice to see but at the end of the day it performs very well as both a dripper and a squonking atomizer with a pretty wide array of builds and should satisfy a large contingent of users from a performance aspect.Thanks for reading!

Submitted December 05, 2018 at 08:13PM by Foment_life
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