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Dead Rabbit RDA
The Dead Rabbit is a newer RDA to hit the market and has received a lot of acclaim from customers to reviewers. After owning and using one for a few months I thought I’d give my professional opinion on it.
The Dead Rabbit RDA uses a cyclops style air flow, meaning 2 large elongated holes. While most RDA designs have moved away from this style of airflow the Dead Rabbit has innovated it, changing the direction of the flow. As a result, most experience RDA users will find they need to not purge or blow through the RDA, that is unless you want a face full of vapor. This innovation brought the Dead Rabbit more inline with RDA that are designed for use on regulated devices, such as the Alien and removed its viability for use on a mechanical mod. On the standard edition the airflow is adjustable and there is an option for single coil airflow.
★★★★✩ 4 out of 5
At least until the introduction of the challenge cap, which returns the RDA to standard Cyclops airflow, however the cap is non-adjustable. Certainly, an oversite, one that ensures only the certain builds are viable for use in this RDA on a Mechanical mod. This top cap uses a fixed dual coil airflow, so there is no adjustment outside of the coil build itself.
★★✩✩✩ 2 out of 5
The Dead Rabbit, uses posts that are styled more like a post-less RDA. Like the temple in design (2 positive, 2 negative) these posts are elevated off the deck approximately 5 mm. This elevation allows the dead rabbit to wick flawlessly when used with Squonk devices. With its healthy 2.5 mm post holes, the Dead Rabbit can use pretty much any build you would want to throw at it, although some wider designer coils may have their challenges.
★★★✩✩ 3 out of 5
I found on a mechanical (Limitless Gold Edition, with Copper Upgrade) it performed solidly. There certainly is a level of voltage drop from the RDA roughly 0.05v which isn’t too bad for a mid-market RDA. After experimenting with a few builds, I settled on Fused Clapton: 2 x 26g Kanthal A1, wrapped in 36g Kanthal A1 at 4 wraps dual coil. With airflow set about half way closed this produced an amazing volume of flavor, and kept it hot enough to minimize the need for purging.
★★★✩✩ 3 out of 5
Honestly, this is where the Dead Rabbit shines. When paired with higher wattage devices, there is next to no need for purging which ensures each vape you take with this RDA will have great flavor and vapor density. After running through a series of builds, one of the easiest and best builds for the Dead Rabbit was 20g Kanthal A1 5 wrap dual coil. This allows the device to be run at lower wattages (gaining battery life) and produces very hot, flavorful vapes.
★★★★✩ 4 out of 5
Final thoughts and recommended pairings:
For its cost, the Dead Rabbit is one of the greatest RDA’s available on the market. It’s a great beginner RDA as it comes with all the tools necessary, including: spare screws, gaskets, and T-Bar screwdriver. Included in the kit is a Squonk pin which enables the Dead Rabbit to be used on a variety of different devices.
While it can work on an 18650 Mechanical Devices, it would not be my first choice as a pairing. On a 20700 device, like the Pulse Box from Vandy Vape, the performance didn’t increase although added battery life was worthwhile.
This thing is amazing on standard devices like the Alien, or Smoant 218. To really see its value, I would hands down recommend pairing it with a Squonk style device such as the Gbox from Geek Vape or the Capo from iJoy.