RDAs & RTAs
An RDA (rebuildable dripping atomiser) is an alternative to tanks and cartridges. RDAs require manual builds where the user coils the wire and inserts cotton into the wire coil. The dripping process involves dripping e-juice directly onto the cotton.
Perfect dripping is a matter of experience - it takes a bit of practice to understand how much e-juice to add and after how long. Once you’ve figured it out, you will be able to generate the right amount of vapour and/or the rich flavour you desire.
Vape drip tips are particularly popular among those who wish to try out new flavours frequently. As dripping produces large vapours, it is also sought-after among cloud chasers. On the other hand, if you prefer a particular e-liquid and cannot be bothered dripping ejuice into the atomiser each time, a cartomiser may be a better option.
Numerous choices in vape drip tips
Drip tips can be constructed from metal (mainly brass, copper and bronze alloys), glass, plastic, wood, ceramic, carbon fibre and rubber. As far as metals are concerned, stainless steel is a good choice as it is corrosion resistant and does not produce an oxide coating. Pyrex borosilicate glass has low thermal expansion and excellent heat resistance, making it suitable for rebuildable dripping atomisers (RDAs) and sub-ohm tanks.
Vape drip tips can be made from a variety of plastics, including Delrin (inexpensive and versatile), Ultem and Teflon. Some wood drip tips are works of art, and wood’s heat insulating property keeps the heat on your mod. If you seek luxurious options, gold and titanium drip tips were designed just for you!
Carbon fiber is used in conjunction with stainless steel to offer a combination of structural stability, lightweight feel and durability. Drip tips made from ceramic are inert, corrosion-resistant, heat-resistant, and available in numerous colours.
Drip trip maintenance
Hot water and soap can clean drip tips easily, though more stubborn grime can be removed using isopropyl alcohol.