Posted by Nate on November 15, 2014
This has got to be the best RDA/ RBA style tank I've used to date. Before I go into some detail on this bad boy. I want you guys to know that I've tested the Russian 91% clone, as well as the Kayfun clone. The Orchid V3/V4 clone shines where those two fail in my opinion. The vapor production, flavor and airflow is so much better than the Russian 91% or Kayfun clone. Again, this is just my opinion. Oh before I forget, the only difference between the V3 and the V4 Orchid is the amount of juice they hold. The V3 holds roughly 2ml of juice and the V4 holds roughly 4ml of juice. For the 2 dollar difference, get the Orchid V4.
My current build on the Orchid V3 clone is a .43 ohm dual coil build with a cotton wick. I can't push a ton of power through the Orchid with this setup (17 to 20 watts). But as I already said the Orchid clone is better than my Russian 91 or Kayfun clone, as far as flavor and air flow/vapor production is concerned. My Orchid V4 build came out to be a .8 ohm dual coil setup. I used rayon for my wick. Instead of having it just rest on the top deck. I made it so the rayon is sitting in the juice channels (this was recommended to me). I think I'll stick with the cotton resting on the top deck.... Just my personal preference.
Although I'm not cloud chasing with this clone, it keeps me satisfied. It produces great flavor and medium clouds. It's my happy medium between being stuck with a regular tank or having to wrestle with a drip style RDA while I'm at work.
For you beginners out there who are curious about upgrading from a standard tank, but might be a little nervous about making the switch, the Orchid clone is the perfect stepping stone! Yes, you will need to learn how to build coils. But really you will save money in the long run and your vape experience will be a night and day difference! The deck has two positive post holes (like the Plume Veil) which in my opinion makes it incredibly easy to get your coils just right.
If you didn't already know, Madtown teaches a coil building class every Thursday night (for free). If you want to learn how to build them or just want to get some pointers, stop on down.
Stay tuned, next week we will be doing a give away!! I will be posting the details Tuesday.
All prices are in USD