Break out those mixtapes, kids – we have another big-name guest appearance on an RDA! And this one features names known by experienced vapers, Grimm Green and OhmBoyOC. Their original collaboration, the original Recoil, was a big hit around these offices, so we have high hopes for their sophomore effort, the Recoil Rebel RDA. (Buy Here At Element Vape)
Our first impressions were unanimous. It appears these guys are “rebelling” against a lack of airflow, because the 25mm Recoil Rebel RDA has two different airflow options to accommodate any kind of dripper out there. This time, there are two different top caps – one with four 3mm airflow slots and the other with a pair of 2mmx4mm staggered slots.
No matter which way you configure the Recoil Rebel, it’s clear that there will be plenty of wind to help produce record-setting clouds. Though we imagine the four-hole cap is designed to produce tons of vapor, we’re banking on the two-hole layout being a flavor-focused monster.
And, to ensure those airflow slots don’t double as e-liquid escape portals, the Recoil Rebel also comes with an ULTEM sleeve adapter that fits inside the top cap, to contain juice without restricting draw. At first this seems gimmicky, but the design makes a lot of sense, and we’re excited to give it a heavy runthrough over the next few days.
Based on first impressions, we’re actually more excited about the revamped build deck, which now measures 24mm across, with a staggered/step-style post design with tremendous screws to handle virtually any coil imaginable.
The Rebel’s deck also features PEEK insulators, and a juice well I could soak my feet in after a long day of work. [ED. NOTE: Please don’t do this, it’s disgusting.] Though deep juice wells don’t always equal a positive experience, the leak-proof format and high-positioned airflow leave us confident that aggressive dripping won’t lead to a messy, unenjoyable vape.
The overall machining and presentation of this high-end RDA is expectedly top-notch. With smooth 304 stainless steel construction, gold-plated 510 pin, and a pair of attractive, lip-salvaging ULTEM drip tips, the Recoil Rebel RDA is likely to keep the proceedings cool, even at ultra-high wattages.
Available in both matte black and polished gold colors, the Recoil Rebel RDA isn’t going to win a beauty contest, but there’s a very good chance it will make some lovely cloudscapes wherever you take it. Full disclosure: We actually like a more conservative exterior design, as far too often we’ve tested vape devices that value fashion over function.
We’ve seen all of the above in various forms on other RDAs, but we trust that both Grimm Green and OhmBoyOC helped bring these features together to create a special product. As soon as we put the Recoil Rebel RDA through its paces, we’ll report back to see if these design decisions leads to a vape experience worth the rockstar hype.
Recoil Rebel RDA specs:
- 24mm deck
- 25mm overall
- Gold-plated brass 510 pin
- ULTEM anti-leak insert
- 304 Stainless steel construction
- PVD Coated black and gold
- Dual 3mm “snake bite” airflow cap
- Quad 3mm AFC top cap
- Recoil RDA tips are compatible
Recoil Rebel RDA contents:
- 1x Recoil Rebel RDA
- 1x Cloud top cap
- 1x Secondary AFC top cap
- 1x Hex key
- Spare parts and o-rings