If you’re anything like me and like using large, oversized coils in your RDA, you’ve probably used postless decks before. Now, don’t get me wrong, postless decks are great for the extra space and freedom that they allow when building. However, their main drawback is that you have to measure your coils before inserting your leads. This can end up being a headache. If you measure wrong, you’re having a bad day, and have to redo your coil. Ouch.
Now, there are many postless-style decks available that are designed to eliminate this problem. However, the Drop RDA brings a convenient and user-friendly deck design that is better than the rest. Designed to make building as easy as possible, you simply drop in your leads and trim them afterwards. The Drop also features great airflow control options and can deliver some pretty impressive clouds and flavor.
The Digiflavor Drop is frequently heralded as the best flavor RDA currently available. So we spent a few weeks with this dripper to find out if it lives up to the hype. In this in-depth Drop RDA review we’re going to go over everything you need to know about this beast, and we’ve got a lot of things to say. So, let’s get right into it!
What’s In The Box
- One Digiflavor Drop 24mm RDA
- One Acrylic 810 drip tip
- One ULTEM 810 drip tip
- One 510 drip tip adapter
- One T-shaped screwdriver tool
- One bottom-feeding squonk pin
- Spare Parts (O-rings & screws)
- User Manual
The Drop RDA comes in a small box that features a transparent window. This allows you to see the Drop before you even open the box. The Drop RDA is cushioned in foam, alongside your spare drip tip. Remove the foam, and you’ll find your bag of spare parts, as well as a user manual. Digiflavor were also thoughtful enough to include a 510 drip tip adapter, as well as a bottom-feeding squonk pin with the Drop. Additionally, the included T-shaped screwdriver tool is quite handy, and I’ve found myself using it to tinker with a few other things as well.
The two included drip tips are great, as they can completely change your vaping experience with the Drop. The ULTEM drip tip is narrow and tall, and will offer a more restricted DL hit with a more intense flavor. The included acrylic drip tip is wide bore and shorter than the ULTEM, and is more suited for those who want a more airy, and cooler draw. Personally, we loved the frosted look of the acrylic drip tip, and found that it made the Drop look that much better. Of course, you can always use your 510 drip tip of choice thanks to the inclusion of a 510 drip tip adapter.
- Collaboration by Digiflavor & The Vapor Chronicles
- 24mm Diameter
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Deep Juice Well
- Four Post, Postless-Style Design
- Side Secured Screws for Easy Building
- Ten-Hole, T-Shaped Adjustable AirFlow
- Single or Dual Coil Options
The Drop RDA is a collaboration between Digiflavor and The Vapor Chronicles (TVC). TVC is an extremely popular YouTube vaping review channel, run by a man named Brian. Because of his close connections and experiences with the vaping community, Brian knew what vapers wanted in an RDA. So it comes as no surprise that the Drop eliminates a lot of the problems that frustrated RDA users.
The postless-style deck design makes building really simple, and the airflow is extremely adjustable. Instead of slots, you have ten small airflow holes that can be closed in a variety of ways. This means that you can find the perfect airflow setting, and get the optimal flavor out of your ejuice.
For this review, we got ourselves a black Drop with silver accents. The word Drop is featured on both sides of the RDA in silver paint, and the finish that we got is a glossy type. The paint on the logo and body have held up well after a few weeks of use, however the finish that we got tends to attract smudges and fingerprints. The Drop is also available in stainless steel, gold, blue, gunmetal, and matte black colors.
The top cap of the Drop has six pairs of notched cutouts for grip. This is to make it easier to twist and adjust the airflow. However, even with the notched cutouts, we found it pretty difficult to twist and had to give it some force to get it turning. Unfortunately, this didn’t get much easier with time. So when you get the Drop, just be careful not to over-tighten it on your mod when adjusting the airflow.
Now, one of the most unique and interesting design features of the Drop RDA is it’s airflow control. While most other RDAs have two or three wide slots for their airflow intake, the Drop goes against the norm. Instead, you’ll find ten small airflow holes on both sides of the Drop that can be adjusted by twisting the top cap.
The top cap is made with a “stepped” cutout design that goes deep into the body of the drop. This makes the airflow on the Drop fully adjustable. You can go from one hole open to all ten open, or anything in between. This is awesome and makes it possible to find an airflow setting that is just right for the way that you like to vape. Whether you like your draws very airy or really restricted, the airflow on the Drop has you covered.
On to the hallmark feature of the Drop RDA: the deck design. As mentioned earlier, the deck on the Drop is a postless-style design that affords plenty of building space. However, unlike traditional postless decks, you don’t have to precisely measure your leads before inserting. Instead, with the Drop you simply insert your leads from the top. Then, trim the excess off from the bottom.The way that the deck is designed allows your leads to come straight out from the bottom of the posts, and there’s plenty of room to allow you to get your wire cutters in to trim them.
The deck on the Drop is reasonably deep at 5mm, and will allow you plenty of room to squonk or drip without leaking. The way that the deck is designed allows for extremely efficient wicking, as your cotton has plenty of room to fluff out in the middle. If you use the including squonk pin, the juice is dispersed straight out from the center of the Drop.
Building on the Drop is really a piece of cake. To get started, you’ll want to loosen the screws in the terminals. Then simply take your coils and drop them into the posts. Because of the way that the posts are slanted, your leads slide outwards when inserting, and come neatly out the bottom.
Next, you’ll want to tighten your screws up, making sure that you have your coils positioned in the way that you want. Now all that’s left to do is to trim your leads. The postless-style design on the Drop leaves plenty of room in the center of the deck, and you can easily fit your wire cutters. This deck design makes the Drop super convenient to use, and even a beginner to RDAs will find it extremely user-friendly.
Besides its wide spacious deck, large 3.5mm terminal openings mean that you can fit in some pretty beefy, exotic coils. While the Drop can be used with a single coil, we found that it works best with a dual coil setup. Because of the way the deck is set up and the large terminal openings, you can fit three, or even four coils with a bit of maneuvering. In any case, we found that having our coils and cotton more towards the middle of the deck made for the best results in terms of wicking and flavor.
Vaping & Squonking Performance
When it comes to performance, the Drop is an excellent RDA. The deep juice well and unique airflow design mean almost no chance of leaking, as long as you’re careful not to leave it tipped over. The ten air flow holes are a nice change from your typical slotted airflow, and it’s a lot of fun to mess around and find a setting that you like. We found four or five holes closed to be the sweet spot with dual 0.20ohm clapton coils.
The flavor you get from the Drop is impressive, and we can definitely say that it lives up to the hype of being the best flavor RDA available. The way that the coils sit on the deck, the way that the airflow is designed and positioned, and the cone shaped design of the top cap all come together to funnel air directly to your coils, and thus deliver huge clouds and top-notch flavor.
The wicking performance of the Drop is also great, and we had no problems with dry hits or wicking. Whether you like to have your cotton barely touching the deck, or spread out in a ‘bed’ of sorts, the Drop can accommodate. Thanks to the deep juice well and deck design, you won’t have to worry about over-dripping or over-squonking either.
Speaking of which, the squonking performance on the Drop is also superb. The included bottom-feeding squonk pin will disperse your ejuice straight into the center of the deck. This means that it’s best to place your wicks closest to the center, for optimal performance.
Overall, the clouds and flavor that you get from the Drop RDA definitely place it among the top flavor RDAs currently available. Whether you’re a dripper or a squonker, the Drop performs without a hitch. We can say without a doubt that this is one of the best experiences that we’ve ever had with an RDA.
The Drop is a phenomenal RDA. Whether you’re looking for zinging flavor, or to chuck some massive clouds, the Drop performs beautifully. Designed in a way that is completely different from most RDAs on the market, the airflow control is unique as well as practical. And of course, the postless-style deck makes building extremely easy by conveniently allowing you to drop your coils in, and trim your lead afterwards.
From the design to its performance, we loved the Drop and would highly recommend picking one up. Hope you enjoyed our review. Stay Versed!