Review of the Wotofo Recurve Dual RDA

The Recurve Dual RDA was sent to me for review from Wotofo.com. Get it here (affiliate). This is the new and updated version of the original single-coil Recurve RDA, which was extremely popular and highly rated, so I was really excited to get this one in for review. I never tried the original version, so I can’t compare, but I’ll give you my thoughts from a fresh perspective.

Specs

  • 24mm diameter
  • 34m tall
  • Stainless Steel
  • Dual coil
  • Dripping or squonking compatible
  • Colors: Stainless steel, black, blue, gun metal, gold, rainbow

In the Box

  • Recurve Dual RDA
  • Coil cutting & measuring tool
  • Organic cotton strips
  • 2x Quad Core Fused Clapton Coils
  • Extra OG Recurve Drip Tip
  • Spares (squonk pin, o-rings, post screws)
  • User manual

Drip Tips

The drip tip that comes pre-installed on the Recurve Dual is an 810 resin drip tip. It’s the same thick drip tip that comes with the Wotofo Profile RTA, but just slightly shorter.

As an extra, you also get the original Recurve drip tip, so if you liked that one, you get it here again. But in my experience with it so far, it gets too hot on the Recurve Dual or it lets too much heat through. It’s really comfortable, so it would be good to use at lower wattages, say 40watts or lower, but I think most people will prefer the 810 resin tip instead.

Barrel

The barrel on the Recurve Dual doesn’t have the same curve that the original does, so that’s gone here. It’s just a straight barrel.

Wotofo also just released an optional conversion cap for the Recurve Dual. These are basically just the entire airflow, mouthpiece, and barrel built into one piece. You can’t adjust the airflow or change the drip tip here, so this is for those of you want a bunch of airflow and big hits. There are three colors available; frosted white, frosted grey, and yellow.

Airflow

There are six airflow holes on two side of the RDA, so there’s a total of 12 in all. These come out to about 1.5mm, so they’re small enough to restrict the airflow quite a bit if you want, but also big enough and in enough quantity to open it wide up for a lot of airflow.

To adjust the airflow, just turn the barrel and you’ll see the airflow open and close the same on both sides. You can’t close off just one side, but since the coils are designed to sit in the middle, you wouldn’t want that anyway. Even if you’re using a single coil in here, you’d want both sides of the airflow open.

One thing I’ve noticed is that when you close off all but two airflow holes, you get just a little bit of an opening here on the other side. So that kind of sucks. They were just a hair off on the measurements. I haven’t noticed that it really affects the performance, but just something to let you know.

You can turn the barrel in both directions and it hits a stopping point on both sides. That’s always handy for screwing the RDA off and on so that barrel doesn’t just keep spinning in either direction.

Coils

The cols that come in the box are the same coils that came with the original Recurve.

The coils are quad-core Clapton’s made with N80 wire. There are four 28g core wires wrapped with 36g outer wire. The inner diameter is 3mm and the resistance comes out to 0.26 ohm each. These are very low-resistance coils, so be careful if you’re using these on a mech mod.

With both coils installed, you’ll be at about 0.13 ohm, so that around a 26-32 amps draw from your batteries. So just make sure you have batteries that can handle it.

Coil Cutting Tool

Mike mentioned in his presentation video that he asked Wotofo to redesign their previous coil cutting tool because he felt that it was too similar to the coily tool. So this is what Wotofo came up with. It’s pretty cool.

You can fold out each layer to get different measurements. The big block here is 4mm thick and then you have six more 1mm thick layers, so you can get a coil leg length of a total of 10mm.

For the Recurve Dual, Wotofo recommends that you cut your coil legs to 7mm. That gives you the perfect sized coil to install in the deck.

The Recurve Dual Deck

The Recurve Dual uses the same concept as the original single-coil model with the sloped airflow walls, except that the Dual is much bigger and the walls are more curved.

You can install just a single coil in the Recurve Dual if you want, but you would need to build a really big coil so that it’s not just a bunch of open space. Even a big 4mm diameter coil looks tiny in here. So yeah, you can do single coils, but it’s probably better to do a dual coil setup.

When wicking the coils, you’ll want to cut it about 1/2 inch past the deck. That seems about right to me.

Final Thoughts

The flavor is excellent in the Recurve Dual too. I wasn’t expecting it to be anything near as good as it, but wow, it’s good.

The Recurve Dual is definitely one to pick up. I know there are a lot of you out there who might not be fans of single coil atomizers, and you might not have picked up the original, but now you have no excuse. It’s great that Mike and Wotofo released a dual coil version.

You can get the Recurve Dual RDA from Wotofo.com for $34.99

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