The Drop Dead BF RDA is another collaboration project between some big names in the industry. So how did the teamwork payoff? Today we aim to find out!
Collaboration projects have really grown in popularity over the past few years. They’ve allowed social media ‘icons’ to bring their ideas to fruition. And while the extremely long product names may be a bit ridiculous, they have brought forth some rather interesting devices and toppers. The Drop Dead RDA is no exception to the rule; it was created by vapers and designed with other vapers in mind.
The DD in an absolute pleasure to use. Its top terminal style build deck makes installing coils as easy as 1-2-3, and the post holes are huge (2.5mm to be exact) which means that you’ll never have an issue rocking the most complex CoilArt. The RDA comes preinstalled with a regular 510 pin, but offers support for squonking devices as well. Whether you’re a fan of single coil builds, or more of dual coil kinda of dude, the drop dead has got you covered.
Although I would’ve preferred to see a one piece top cap design, the knurled AFC does ease the removal and airflow adjustment somewhat. The 5ml juice well is sufficient, but nothing to write home about either; it provides reassurance for a light-medium press of the squonk bottle (if that’s how you’re using it.). The o-ring tolerances are perfect in my opinion; they keep everything tight and leak-free when squonking, but allow the topper to be taken apart with ease when it comes time to clean.
Before we go over the Positives and Negatives, let’s take a look at the specs.
- 24mm Diameter
- Top Terminal Four Post Build Deck
- Single Terminal Per Post
- Single or Dual Coil Options
- 2.5mm Terminals Per Post
- Side Mounted Flathead Screws
- Side Mounted Phillips Screws
- Gold Plated Positive Posts
- 5mm Deep Juice Well
- Double O-Ring Secured
- Internal Barrel Lock
- PEEK Insulator
- 14 Air Flow Holes Per Side
- 1mm Each Air Hole
- Downward Sloping Airflow
- Single or Dual Coil Options
- Fully Closable
- Knurled Grip To Adjust Airflow With Ease
- 8mm Wide Bore 810 Resin Drip Tip
- 8mm Wide Bore 810 Frosted Clear Drip Tip Included
- 510 Drip Tip Adapter Included
- Gold-plated 510 Connection
- Gold-plated Bottom Feed Pin
- 304 Stainless Steel Construction
- Quality construction
- Has a nice weight to it, does not feel cheap
- Super easy to install coils
- Support for large diameter builds and complex CoilArt
- Single or dual coil support (kind of)
- Gold-plated positive post
- Flat head post screws
- Good airflow
- Two 810 drip tips and 510 adapter
- Comes in a variety of different finishes
- Blue color I received was really nice
- Professional logo
- Really chucks the clouds
- Good flavor production, especially considering the 24mm size
- Comes with squonk pin
- Stays cool to the touch even even after five back to back two second pulls
- Good heat dissipation, does not heat up the top of mod
- Airflow holes cut on the top of the outer sleeve, reducing leaking issues while squonking
- Some leaking issues after sitting overnight
- Dry hits while squonking
- Squonking pin works fine, but does not do a great job delivering liquid to the wick
- Hard to see how you’ve adjusted the airflow
- Airflow holes are a bit on the small side, I feel like they could’ve been a bit bigger
- Some cotton charing
- Comes preinstalled with a 510 pin, but is sold as a BF RDA
- AFC does not support single coil option
What’s the deal with the Drop Dead BF RDA?
The Drop Dead is a great topper for the most part, but this collaboration project is not far from flawless. They state (Hellvape, Heathen, TVC…) that the RDA supports single coil builds, but failed to cut the AFC in a way that would provide air to a one coil; i’m not sure if this detail missed the final inspection, but it sure doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. Having a correctly cut AFC would’ve likely eliminated many of the dry hit issues that I experienced. And I cannot understand why this BF RDA would not come installed with a squonking pin (even though it’s included); obviously it’s not a deal breaker, because they do provide one in the spare parts bag, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
Wrapping things up
Overall, the Drop Dead is pretty rock solid dripper. If you can live with some of the flaws, and prefer dual coil builds over single coil, then you’ll probably love it.
Would I recommend the DD to a friend? No.
Would I purchase another DD myself? No.
That doesn’t mean it might not be perfect for you.
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