Review of the Geek Vape Avocado 24 RDTA from Heaven Gifts

 

The team over at Heavons Gift kindly sent me out the Geek Vape Avocado 24 free of charge for the purpose of this review.

About Heaven Gifts
With 6 years’growing, Heaven Gifts have become one of the best and most trustworthy distributors of Electronic Cigarette, like Aspire, Dekang, Hangsen, Joyetech, Innokin, KangerTech, Vapeonly e-cigarette products. We have our own e-cigarettes online shop, in order to make it more convenient for our customers to buy. Here gathers a rich range of start kits, e-liquids, atomizers, batteries , and other electronic cigarette accessories. We pride ourselves in our outstanding selection, good pricing, fast shipping and overall customer service. With an experienced and professional team, our products have been exporting to all over the world, including USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Netherlands and more.

The Avocado 24 is described on the Heaven Gifts website as follows:

"GeekVape Avocado 24 RDTA Tank - 5ml, is an upgraded version of Geekvape Avocado RTA. Inheriting Genesis structure and velocity style dual post deck​​, Avocado 24 is easy to build and refill." www.heavengifts.com

Presentation
The Avocado 25 came nicely packaged in a clear plastic presentation box, 


 

 Once the plastic wrap is pealed off and the lid removed. The RDTA can be lifted out of the tight foam packing.

 
 
Underneath the front panel, stored away safely in the box are the additional items which come with the tank.

 

The kit includes the following items 

  • 1 x Replacement glass tube
  • 1 x Wide bore drip tip
  • 1 x 510 drip tip
  • 1 x Replacement ceramic block
  • 1 x spare parts polybag
  • 1 x Allen key
  • 1 x 510 adapter

The Avocado 24 is available in a choice of Black or Silver

 

Specification

Model : Avocado 24
Manufacturer: Geek Vape
Type : RDTA
Body Material : Stainless Steel
Tank Material : Silica Glass Tank
Tank Capacity : 5ml
Air Flow Control : yes
Juice Control : No
Coil Capacity : Single & Dual Coil
Deck style : Velocity Style Deck
Connection : adjustable 510 Gold Plated
Width : 24mm
Height : 33mm (excluding drip tip & 510)
Weight : 0.070 kg 
Supplied by : www.heavonsgift.com 

The Avocado 24 comes fully assembled, ready to wick and coil, but for the purposes of this review, we will be stripping it down into its comment parts, building it back up, and putting a build in it, then seeing how it Vapes.

 

The Avocado comes with a choice of two drip tips, either a. Wide bore delrin drip tip, or a stainless steel one that fits into the 510 Adaptor, ( which once I put it in, I could get back out)

 

 

The Drip tip / drip tip Adaptor screws into the top cap of the Avocado.

 
 

The top cap, has an air flow control ring, which has been press fitted onto the top cap, 

 

The Air flow control ring, turns with just the right amount of resistance to adjust and set the amount of airflow that we want.

You can choose from wide open with the cyclops slots.

 

Or single smaller holes, for both the from and rear air flow control .

 

The Top cap fits down onto the deck section, which s held in place with orings.

 

The deck features a two post velocity style design, the negative post is machined into the deck, whilst the positive positive sits on top of a USA made peak insulator cap.

 
The positive post is firmly held in place via the removable centre pin, which when in place holds the whole tank section together. 

Just to the left of the positive post is the hinge lock fill cap, which once opened reveals the two filling wholes.

 

The deck has four 5mm wicking holes located either side of the posts.

The deck sits on top of a choice of two silica glass tanks, clear or frosted.

 


The base section of the tank houses the base o-ring,  and threaded shelf which holds the two tank sections together, also featuring a small oring at the top, to prevent leakage.

 

The threaded shelf follows down to the fully adjustable 510 connection.

 

The adjustable 510 connection rod, is made up of two parts, both fully gold plated.

 
The longer shaft going through and connecting directly into the base of the positive post, whilst the short screw, allows you to fully adjust the 510 connection, without losening the positive pin,

Whilst I had the tank section apart, I decided to switch out the o-rings, with the orange ones, and install the clear tank section, to allow for better photos of the wick placement during the review.

 
The current orings simply lift out, with a little tweeting. 

 

The tank seals, are not normal o-rings, they are pre-formed with a little lip running around the inner edge. So you need to ensure you install them correctly, to prevent any leakage.

 

 

Once in place, you can press fit the tank in place, and then screw the threaded shaft into the underneath of the deck. This needs to be tight.

 

Once tight, you can then screw the connection bolt,  up through the 510 hole, and up into the positive post, ensuring that the peak insulator is still in place.

 
This can then be tighten up with a flat head screw driver.
 

The small adjustment screw can then be installed, into the base of the 510 connection,

 

Once all securely tightened up, the tank is then ready to build on.

 

You have the option to either put a single or dual coil build on the Avocado, as it will accommodate both. If you decided to go with a single coul build, then you will need to use the ceramic deck block, which will block of two of the. Juice wick holes.

 

The hear resistant block not only blocks of the wick holes, but also directs the air flow directly onto the rear of the coils.

 

The block literally presses into the wick holes, and should be then held in place by two little orings of the block posts, although, I couldn't get mine to stay put, and was for ever popping out, every time I took the cap off, very annoying.

The Avocado Build.
For the purpose of this review we will stick a single coil build on the deck and wick it up.

Started off by sticking the deck & tank onto the Coilmaster Tab 521, 

 

I used a pre-coiled 24awg UD Kanthal coil, which easierly lot into the massive post holes.

 

After a bit of tweaking and straightening the coil could be pulsed and re-squeezed to get it nice a tight.

 

I cut off quite a wide strip of cotton, just over 5mm wide, and peeled off the front and back layer.

 

The cotton can the be threaded through the coil, it should pull through with ease, with just the right amount of resistance, 

 

Once centred on the coil, I then fold the tails over the edge of the tank, to try and judge the right length. I want to try and cut them off, so the are just below the build deck lip, just poking down into the tank, I have tried different lengths, and found this worked best, you want to avoid having to much cotton, running into the tank, just so there is enough to poke down, less is more, when it comes to wicking the Avocado.

 

Once trimmed off to the correct length, I then lightly flattened down the wick tails, so I could trim them to shape, and thin them down, to prevent clogged.

 

You sort of cut along the cotton, from about the middle of the wick, back towards the coil, taking some of width out of the wick, whilst leaving it thick, around the coil.

 

Then using my curved long nose tweezers , you simply take the end of each wick tail, and gently poke it down into each juice hole, ensuring to keep it as fluffy as possible,

You can then juice the wick, and continue to set it in place.

 

Lastly you just need to poke a hole back down into the juice holes, sort of gently nudging the cotton to the side, to allow ir movement and constant wicking.

 

Then continue to  juice it up, and pop the ceramic coil in place, place the top cap on, and line up your air holes and your ready to Vape.

AESTHETICS AND BUILD QUALITY

I love the look of the Avocado 24, it has a real classic look, and seems to brought geni style tanks back to the forefront, and like my self, will be the first geni style tank that many you have tried out. The move to 24ml atties, seem to be in trend at the moment, and I must admit I do like the larger size, it's Chuncky lines look great on the larger mods available in today's market,  I found myself screwing it on the Cubiod, most of the time, it also fitted perfecty on the Tesla Nano.

 

I was a little disappointed with some of the tolerances, on some of the component parts,  the top cap just seemed to tight, and didn't seem to fit flush to the deck, and needs a real tug to remove it. And the pre mentioned ceramic block, just wouldn't fit snug, and I found myself picking it up off the floor, as if flew off, every time I pulled the top cap off, to fill it up.

Performance & Real World Experience
When I first got the Avocado, I must admit I had a bit of a love hate relationship with it, I just couldn't seem to get it to Vape right,  or should I say wick right. It just seemed to be running to dry, not delivering that moist flavoursum Vape that I was looking for, and found myself wicking it, vaping it for a bit and sticking it back on the shelf. After a lot of trial and error, and research on wicking, I settled on the aforementioned coil and wick set up. And turned the wattage right down to about 25-30 watts. And haven't really put it down since, it took a little time to build up confidence with it at home, before I was happy to take it out and about, 

Once set up right, it really does Vape like a train, and just wick and wicks, even on the longest draws, with a great level of consistent flavour. 

In single coil mode, you need to set the tank so that the coil and wick is facing you, so when you lift the mod, you tilt the tank, and soak the wicks, each time you take a draw, hence avoiding any dry hits, 

I have had zero issues with leakage during the time I have been using it, even inverting the tank to soak up the last drops of juice out of the tank.

Conclusion.
I found the Avocado 24 gave me the moist flavour I was used to from my dripper, with the convenience of a tank. Although it seemed to take a while to master, it was defiantly worth the hassle, to get the end result. A great satisfying Vape.  I just wish they would sort out the ceramic block set up, just needs a slight ultranation to the design, to get it to fit better.

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