Let’s talk about this one a little bit. Like I said, I think if they would have found a way to close off some of that space in that outer ring when you open it up, when you take the top cap off, if they would have to close some of that space off around the airflow, I think the flavor would have increased and the airflow probably would have been a little smoother. I would have liked to have seen them do that. But as rebuildable dripping atomizers go I do love this RDA. It’s got some nice flavor to it, it can pump out some great clouds, the build quality is there for the price point that it’s at. If you’re in the market for a dual coil RDA that’s a little different, this one is definitely Deuces Jack approved.
Hey, Insiders! Today, we’re going to be going over the Kaees Alexander RDA Review. Finally! I got a dual coil RDA to go over. It’s been raining pods lately, it’s going to be nice to do an RDA for a change.
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From Top to Bottom
Check that out, man.
A little bit of Lannister action going on over there. We got a little lion on the RDA, that’s kind of cool. Take a quick look around it. Nice-looking stainless steel. I like the roughness over here, that’s kind of neat, definitely lets you get a grip, I definitely like that. Nice drip tip, check the drip tip out. Goon style drip tip, not too short, not too tall, just the way I like it. Like I said, goon style, all your other goons should fit fine in there.
Check out that airflow. That air flow is a little different. You got basically four slots right there and if you turn it this way, you can close the top slots down and keep the bottom open. Or if you turn it this way, you can close two at a time, top and bottom, at the same time.
That’s kind of neat. Dual air flow, whatever you do on one side of course happens on the other. On the bottom, we got some Alexander RDA branding, gold-plated 510, insulator ring around that, stainless steel threading around that.
Pop that top cap off, take the drip tip out for a second. Nice knurling on this thing right here. You can see it comes out, it’s pretty tight, the o-ring tolerance is definitely tight on it, that’s for sure. Now, look at the interesting way they did this airflow. They kind of domed this out and they slanted the airflow. They put like a honeycomb in there and they slanted it downward.
I kind of like that, that’s kind of neat. I think it’s a nice job, it’s definitely innovative, I’ve never really seen anything like that before with this doming and then this space in-between here. Now the problem is how much airflow is going to get lost in this circle in between here, we’re going to talk about that a little later up top.
I wanted to show you the cuts on the top cap. The machining on this is actually pretty nice. You can see, on the inside, this kind of like a conical design and you can see the way the air flow is kind of pointed downward towards your coil, I do like that. There is your locking barrel piece right there, that’s the part that’s going to let you lock your barrel system into place.
Here is the deck.
This is the part right here that locks into the locking part of the barrel that I just showed you. Basically post less type of deck, they’re calling this like a lotus leaf design, I have no idea what the hell that means. 1.5 mm hex keys are used in there. O-ring tolerance is really nice. I do like the fact that they went with hex keys since it’s embedded in there.
What you want to use on your Coily tool is a 5 when you build this deck. It doesn’t look like it has a deep juice well because of all this metal taking up all this space here, but it’s actually got a decent size juice well. And all underneath there, the juice can travel from one side of the deck to the other. So this condenses the chamber while at the same time being elevated above the juice well so it’s not taking up that much space. Not a bad job, not a bad design.
Let’s go ahead and remove the traditional pin and put in the squonking pin, Now, we’re just going to put the squonk pin in, make sure it’s nice and secure. And now we got our squonking pin in so I can show you the squonking action because the squonk juice is going to come in from the top over here and then it’s going to run down these channels.
Now, like I said earlier, on whatever coil measuring tool you use, you want to use the 5 spot on this atomizer. So locate the spot that you need, put your coil through that slot, grab your clippers and just clip away, just like that. Same thing with the other coil, once you get you leads clip to the correct length, you just pop them in there just like that.
Keep your finger on them, just to keep them in place so they don’t move and then just tighten them down, there you go, just like that. Now, what you want to do, you want to get your coiling rod in there and give them a little adjustment, get them out of the way for your second coil. Take your second coil, pop it in there the same way, just like so, same thing on the other side, and then just get it in there nice and tight. Same thing as far as the coil placement goes, pop your coiling rod there, give it a little bit of an adjustment and that’s what your deck should look like, just like that.
So that’s how you want to have your coils situated. You want them offset a little bit of each other. Notice how they’re not even with each other because of the way the airflow is situated and I’m going to show you that right now. So you put it on like that and you can see, even with the locking barrel system, you got a little bit of play so you can center the coil. So if you want it perfectly centered, you kind of got to go like that. Now you got the center of that airflow hitting that coil and it’s hitting it right from above slanting downward. I don’t know if you could see that. See that right there? How it’s just kind of slamming down on the coil? Kind of neat the way they did that, airflow wise, that’s for sure.
Right now we’re ohming out at 0.14. Let’s give these things a pulse and make sure we have no hot spots. Oh yeah, we got some hot spots. So let them cool down a second, let’s see what they look like now. Oh yeah, there we go, glowing evenly from the inside out which is exactly what you want. Ohms came up to about 0.16.
Wicking & Juicing
Now, you take your wicking material, make it pointy on one end, pop it right through, nice and tight, that’s how you want it. You want to cut your wicks right or along the base right there, right by that second o-ring, boom. Same thing on the other side, just right along the base there. Now we’re going to take our second coil and we’re going to do the same thing. Now, you can take the pointy end of your vape shears and just pop them in there, man, just like that. And that’s how your deck should look, just like that.
Juice we’re going to be using today is Fifty Shades Of Custard Victoria vanilla. I picked this up at NVE, this is one of the best vanilla custards I’ve ever had. Hands down. It is fantastic, it’s silky, its satiny, it’s just beautiful. If you love vanilla custard, check it out. Let me show you some of the squonking action. See that? See how it fills up that channel when it squonks from the top? That’s exactly what you’re getting on this. We’re going to give it a little help because I don’t want to sit here squonking forever. So let’s take some of our Victoria vanilla and really douse it up. Now that it’s all juiced up, let’s make sure we got vape. Oh yeah, we got vape. Put everything back on.
What’s in the Box
- 1 Alexander 24mm BF RDA
- 2 Clapton Coils
- 1 510 BF Squonk Pin
- 1 Screwdriver
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Spare Parts
Also included in the packaging is a screwdriver, 2 rather nice coils, some spare o-rings, a squonking pin and some spare deck screws. You also get an Alexander features card.
Alright, Insiders! Let’s get into the cons and the pros for the Alexander.
First con is going to be the airflow on this one is a tad loud. Let me show you what I’m talking about. Here it is wide open. You hear that? Almost like it wants to whistle. If I close it down about just the top row, it’s still just a little bit on the loud side, it’s got that like surging sound. I don’t like it, I wish it was just a little smoother. I think it’s because of that all that open space inside that’s creating that type of noise.
That circular part, that open part of the chamber, I wish they would have blocked that off to get a more kind of direct airflow. I think that would have helped the flavour as well. I got to point that out, I think it’s a con
And the last con is going to be no 510 drip tip adapter included. I would have liked to have seen one, it’s a con.
But that’s it on the cons, not a lot of stuff to complain about. Let’s move on to the pros.
First pro is going to be, I showed you the way they did airflow, this one is tough to over squonk on.
It’s got a nice air flow range, I do like that, it’s in the DL spectrum but you can get it down to a nice restrictive DL, it’s a pro.
The machining on this one is actually pretty good.
You saw it down low, this one’s easy to build and wick.
Check the link down below, but I think this is at a great price point for the type of quality that you get, the quality machining and the quality of the vape.
It does have great flavor and clouds. I got a 0.15 build in here at 120W wide open. Let me show you what I’m talking about. Man, there ain’t nothing wrong with that. This thing puts out. This thing chucks. Now, the flavor isn’t that great but when you cut the top airflow down, when you shut the top airflow off, it definitely increases the flavor and it increases the flavor exponentially in my opinion. Here it is with the top air flow shut. Just nice, man. Full saturated flavor. I got a beautiful vanilla custard in here that I really like.
I’m getting all the nuances. Just a really nice flavor atomizer with the air flow shut down halfway. If you run it wide open, you’re going to sacrifice some flavor but you’re going to be able to bust out some clouds. If you are a fan of cloud chuckers, check out my recent review of the occula rda. That thing is cloudy!
And the last pro is going to be, I love the doming on the inside, I think it’s innovative. I wish it didn’t have all that open space in there but I think it’s a nice job, it’s different, I like the way they did it.
Let’s get into some of the specs on the Kaees Alexander RDA.
It measures in at 24mm in diameter and 37mm high. It has an 810 drip tip, a deep juice well, side airflow, a post less dual coil deck and it’s made primarily out of 304 stainless steel. It’s available in stainless steel, gunmetal, blue and black.
When you’re building on the post less deck, it’s recommended that you use the 5mm spot in your coil measuring tool.
KAEES ALEXANDER 24mm BF RDA Features:
- 24mm Diameter
- 6mm Deep Juice Wells
- Superior 304 Stainless Steel Construction
- Lotus Leaf-Shaped Postless Build Deck
- Side Secured via Hex Screws
- Replaceable Coil Design – Prebuilt Configurations
- 2 Clapton Coils –
- Single or Dual Coil Configuration
- PEEK Insulator
- Direct-To-Coils Airflow System
- Knurled Top Cap Airflow Control Ring
- Conical Top Cap – Enhanced Flavor
- 810 GOON-Style Resin Drip Tip
- BF Squonk 510 Connection
- Available in Silver, Black, Gunmetal, and Blue
Big shout out the Kaees for sending this one my way for review.
Check out my recent review of the Tauren Solo RDA if you are looking for a nice flavor atomizer.
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- Inner chamber with dotted slant air inlets.
- Lotus-leaf-shape post-less dual-coil build deck, easy to build and easy to guide the e-juice to cotton.
- Pre-installed 810 resin drip tip.
- Deep juice well, less frequent dripping.
- High quality design with 304 stainless steel.
- Airflow on this one is a tad loud.
- That circular part, that open part of the chamber.
- No 510 drip tip adapter included.