Recoil Rebel RDA by Grimm Green x OhmBoyOC

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Last Updated on August 20, 2020 by Ibra

Recoil Rebel RDA by Grimm Green x OhmBoyOC Review

Grimm Green x OhmBoyOC Recoil Rebel RDA Features:

  • 25mm diameter
  • 24mm build deck
  • Constructed from high quality 304 stainless steel
  • Gold plated brass contact pin for enhanced conductivity
  • PEEK insulator
  • Includes two interchangeable top caps: 3mm Dual “Snake Bite” Inlets
  • Quad AFC Cap
  • Unique raised / angled airflow holes on the cap which help prevent leaking when dripping
  • 2.5mm post holes for accommodation of larger gauge wires
  • Raised negative post holes for easy building
  • PCS slotted flat head screws
  • Spare o-rings and screws included

Included inside rebel recoil RDA:

  • 1 x Recoil Rebel RDA
  • 1 x AFC Barrel
  • 1 x Snake Bite Barrel
  • 1 x Ultem Ring
  • 1 x Bag of Spare Parts

Recoil Rebel RDA by Grimm Green x OhmBoyOC

Initial Thoughts:

This is an extraordinarily well made Recoil Rebel RDA. The machining is top notch, tolerances are good, and the O rings are nice and cozy. The design is very similar to the original Recoil, but instead of the “Flavor” top cap, they give you a slightly different cap that has AFC. At 25 mm in diameter, you get a giant build deck, which is nice, and a very easy post setup that should allow all kinds of builds. Same drip tip execution as the original Recoil as well.

Important note which is the plentiful amounts of airflow on the Recoil Rebel RDA.

In the box we got two different top caps – one with four 3 mm slots, and another with a staggered pair of 4 mm openings. Based on how you place either cap, virtually any type of wide-open or restrictive airflow setup is possible.

Let’s Go Inside rebel recoil RDA:

Let’s see, The rebel’s build deck is flat-out tremendous. Measuring 24 mm across, with a staggered post format, this is clearly where the star endorsers focused their efforts.

Meanwhile at no point did I ever experience any trouble positioning my coils or trimming leads – even my largest diameter builds sat beautifully on this deck. And the massive screws ensure all wire types sit snugly, without an ounce of play or wobble, even after heavy use and consistent rewicking.

Recoil Rebel RDA has a gargantuan juice well, for example I had no idea just how deep it was until I found myself getting nearly twice as many flavorful draws. Therefore, you have to remove the cap to check the cotton, finding out if it is dry, so keep vaping it has a lot of  juice inside it before having to re-juice the wicks. You drop the juice at the middle all over doesn’t matter, it will go deep.

What I believe in After Vaping

Firstly

Coming to flavor, it is very good, make no mistake. However, Grimm Green and company designed the Recoil Rebel for sheer performance, and in that department, it delivers in spades. Using a fairly standard pair of fused clap tons, reading at 0.15 ohms, the Rebel will fill all the place with thick, voluminous clouds, hit after hit. And it did it at “just” 85 watts. At this level, the stainless steel body got warm, but not hot. The thin-walled design, even with the ULTEM insert means the Rebel transmits heat a little easier than most. It wasn’t uncomfortably hot, but heavy use would likely push it closer to the sun than most vapors would be comfortable with.

Secondly

This was much more apparent. Even though we’ve become accustomed to hot tanks when vaping above 100 watts, I imagine high-volume vapors – the target audience for the Recoil Rebel – would want to push this atomizer well beyond this level. This makes me wonder if the Rebel might be a little too warm for comfortable use. At 120 watts, the only comfortable part was the ULTEM drip tip, which is narrow, meaning some lips will get scorched if not careful.

Finally

Despite the minor furnace issues, the Recoil Rebel hits all the right notes in performance – mostly thanks to that tub-sized juice well. I realize that tanks exist, and if I didn’t want to regularly drip, I should use one. But there’s something special about getting a high-performance RDA and not having to top it off after 7-10 draws

This is especially noteworthy because of the Rebel’s lack of BF pin. Now, I didn’t want to fault the Recoil Rebel for what wasn’t included, but the lack of squonk functionality is noticeable here. I’m thrilled that the juice well extended time between refills, but that juice well combined with a squonk pin would have elevated this score even higher.

Recoil Rebel RDA by Grimm Green x OhmBoyOC

Pros:

  • Flavor
  • Good Construction
  • Good O ring tolerance, on the top cap to barrel.
  • Deep engraving logo
  • Good design of the ultum ring to contain juice within the deck.
  • The new airflow top cap option, has 4 air holes that can be adjusted from 4-1 with either top or bottom being left open/closed.
  • Drop the juice on the middle of top cap with no worries … it will go where ever it needs.

Cons:

  • The drip tip is proprietary.
  • The cap retains heat.
  • The O rings on the drip tip or top portion of the barrel are too tight forcing you to pull the entire barrel off the deck to check juice levels vs the original where you can pop the top cap of the barrel sleeve off leaving your airflow in place to re-drip.
  • The screws are flat heads and have only had two builds in and are already stripping.

Final Thoughts:

In Conclusion, This is a great little Recoil Rebel RDA. for sure it will not please everyone nothing is but you are the one to decide. A lot of people seem to be upset because it isn’t “groundbreaking”, and while I don’t think it is revolutionary, it seems to have some big advantages over the original, and that’s good enough. If you like an airy draw, and like the looks of this, I say buy it. I’m pretty happy with it, and the matte black finish is looking really sexy to me.

When we look to the design and the shape of this RDA, it Looks so beautiful, in your face, to the name, rebel while keeping a low profile all at the same time. Just a clean, straight edge style of RDA.

The ultum ring, regardless if you believe it’ll work or not, is a step in the right direction. Change. I want to see more companies take ideas and throw them out there and see what sticks. That’s this industry. The posts are awkward to build on if you are used to decks that are post less, raised, etc.

In other words, I’d recommend this one for sure. Even with the flaws, it’s to me overall easier to fit larger coils in, great flavor, more airflow options and just looks better.

If you have a recoil already, then, if they are at a reasonable price for your budget, I’d say get it. It does hold more juice. It does look better. (To me) and will be something to tinker with for a while.

 

Great RDA
  • Airflow
  • Flavor
  • price
  • quality build
4.6

Summary

Pros:

  • Flavor
  • Good Construction
  • Good O ring tolerance, on the top cap to barrel.
  • Deep engraving logo
  • Good design of the ultum ring to contain juice within the deck.
  • The new airflow top cap option, has 4 air holes that can be adjusted from 4-1 with either top or bottom being left open/closed.
  • Drop the juice on the middle of top cap with no worries … it will go where ever it needs.

Cons:

  • The drip tip is proprietary.
  • The cap retains heat.
  • The O rings on the drip tip or top portion of the barrel are too tight forcing you to pull the entire barrel off the deck to check juice levels vs the original where you can pop the top cap of the barrel sleeve off leaving your airflow in place to re-drip.
  • The screws are flat heads and have only had two builds in and are already stripping.

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