Geekvape Tsunami RDA
It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but there is a lot going on under the top cap. The Geekvape Tsunami is a Velocity-style RDA with a deck reminiscent of a Kennedy. See how these two designs come together to create an awesome vaping experience.
GeekVape Tsunami Testing and Performance
I love Geekvape products and own the Griffin 25 and Alpha Tanks. I was glad to add the Tsunami RDA to my Geekvape collection. I have been using it for about a week and a half and it has been doing great. It has some pros and cons, but my overall impression of it is pretty good.
I did find that because of the very large post holes I had to build bigger coils. The 2.5mm coils I used before looked tiny compared to the bigger posts, and I felt that I would get better performance if I adjusted the coil size.
Build quality and design
The design for the Geekvape Tsunami may seem a little “plain jane” for most people. It resembles similar RDAs in shape and size with the exception of the bottom airflow slots. You can adjust the airflow by turning the barrel when it is on the mod. It turns in one direction so if it goes past where you want it just keep turning since it does not lock in place.
The build deck has a velocity-style two-post deck that reminds me very much of my Griffin RTA. The post-holes on the Tsunami RDA are a little bigger for thick-gauge wire and Clapton builds. The post holes are 3mm x 2mm so you can fit some good size coils in there.
The only drawback to me on this design is the air holes crowd the wicks a little bit. I have the same problem in my Griffin and had to trim the wicks at a diagonal to thin them out but still be long enough to touch the deck.
It does have a deep juice well ( 5mm) which I like. I prefer to make my wicks fluffy and full so they absorb more because I like not having to drip so often. The Delrin drip tips are wide enough to drip juice right down in the top without having to remove the barrel.
It is constructed of stainless steel and feels very sturdy. I have had the occasion where it has rolled off my desk to the floor (about 3 feet) and there wasn’t a knick or scratch on it. It feels well-made and slightly heavy.
Ease of Use
The large deck and roomy post holes make building on this deck really easy. There are no pieces to remove, nothing to really fiddle with. Just make your coil and wick them. That is pretty much all there is to it.
I do think this would be good for beginning to intermediate vapers because it is so easy to build on.
The vape I get from this RDA is really good. I get lots of vapor and flavor and little to no spit back at all. If I over-drip I get a little, so I have to let it get a little dry before adding more juice.
I like the fact that they included two extra drip tips as well as the 510 adapter. I’m not a big fan of the conical (cone-shaped) drip tips, but I like the regular Delrin and stainless steel drip tips and the ability to use my own if I want.
I never really experienced any leaking, and I don’t know that I would call it leaking, but a little juice does pool up once in a while underneath the base where it is joined to the mod. It may be more of a condensation issue than leaking. I just find myself needing to give it a wipe with a tissue when changing from the RDA to a tank.
I have been getting really good vapor production with my current build in this RDA. I have a dual 0.5 ohm spaced coil build, run it at 65W, and have the airflow about ¾ open. With it set up like this the vapor clouds are thick and dense. It’s got great vapor.
The flavor produced by an RDA depends on the build you put in it and your wicking material. I like to build 24g wide-spaced macro coils with Japanese cotton for the wicks. With this build, I get good flavor and great vapor production. Individual results may vary. If you use smaller, tighter coils your flavor may be more or less intense.
What We Liked
+ Velocity-style post design
+ Single or dual coil option
+ Adjustable airflow control
+ Dual O-rings on base for a snug fit
+ Drip tips are threaded and screw onto top cap
+ Included 510 adapter for preferred drip tips
What We Didn’t
– Wicking is a little bit crowded by air tubes
– E-liquid sometimes pools underneath the base
– Little more noise than I like (airflow whistle)
The price for this RDA is between $15 and $25 through most online retailers. It is a good value for such a well-performing dripper with adjustable airflow control. It is a popular item and sells out quickly, so if you find one snap it up before it’s gone.
Like all the previous Geekvape products, this one is a winner. It is well-made, performs fantastic, and is affordably priced (less than $30). If you are like me and like the option of using single or dual coils, then I would recommend you get one of these. It is a nice RDA to have in your vaping collection.