Geek Vape AMMIT RTA Review
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The new Geek Vape AMMIT is a single coil RTA from the same company that brought us the Griffin 25 RTA and the Avocado 24 RDTA. People have been asking for more single-coil atomizers for a while now, and Geek Vape has answered with an RTA that they claim is super easy to build on and offers awesome flavor, thanks to an innovative airflow system referred to as “three-dimensional airflow”. But we’ve heard such claims before, let’s take a look at the AMMIT and see if it’s worth your hard-earned money.
A Look at the Contents
The AMMIT comes in the usual Geek Vape packaging – a plastic box with a black-and-orange cardboard sleeve featuring the RTA on the front and some information and warnings on the back.
Inside the box we have the AMMIT RTA, a spare glass tube, a mini screwdriver, a bag of goodies (spare o-rings, post screws and a couple of Clapton coils), and, AND, are you ready? It comes with a user manual! If you’ve never used Geek Vape atomizers before, this probably doesn’t unusual, but these guys were notorious for never including any instructions manuals or leaflets in their atomizer kits. I’ve been complaining about this ever since I reviewed the original Griffin 25 RTA, and they seem to have finally come around.
The Geek Vape AMMIT measures 22 mm in diameter and 43 mm in height, and has an e-liquid capacity of 3.5 ml. One thing to note though is that the advertised diameter refers strictly to the base, as the tank itself actually expands to 23 mm, just like the Griffin Plus RTA.
At first glance, the AMMIT looks like a smaller version of the popular Griffin Plus. It has the same overall design, the same style of juice flow control, a similar removable 510 drip tip, and the base is basically identical to that of the Griffin, only smaller. But, in this case, it’s what’s inside that counts.
The thing that really makes the Geek Vape AMMIT special is the build deck. The first thing I noticed was that for a single-coil atomizer it features plenty of room. You can fit large diameter coils with ease, and the mounting process is a breeze, thanks to the positioning of the posts – both on the same side of the deck, very close to each other) and the large wire holes. The wicking slots are also very similar to those of the Geek Vape Griffin Plus, which means they are really small.
But the real innovation is the “three-dimensional” airflow system. It has a classic airflow slot on the bottom of the deck and another one opposite the build posts, so when you vape, the air hits the coil from underneath and from the front. That improved airflow is supposed to enhance the flavor of the juice and provide a pleasurable vaping experience, especially for flavor chasers.
As always, the first thing you need to do is take the tank apart and give it a good rinse with warm water, to wash off any leftover machining oil. The good thing about the Geek Vape AMMIT is that it can be broken into little pieces and washed thoroughly. Its three-piece design also allows you to take the base off, even when it’s full of e-liquid, without spilling any of it. This is great for when you want to check your coils, tighten them or fix a short circuit issue.
Once you’re done cleaning it, it’s time to mount the coil onto the base. I personally tried to use one of the Claptons included in the kit, but I just couldn’t get them to heat up evenly. Both of them had the same issue – they would only heat up at the ends (where the leads go into the posts), while the coil itself didn’t. I tried tightening them in the posts, using pliers to make sure all the loops were also nice and tight and scratching them thoroughly to get ride of hot spots. I didn’t even notice an improvement, so I just gave up and used my own quad-twisted wire instead. It worked like a charm, so I’m guessing there was a problem with those coils.
Anyway, mounting the coil is a breeze thanks to the positioning of the two posts (very close together, on one side of the deck). Once you position it over the airflow slot on the bottom of the deck, just tighten the Phillips head screws on top of the posts and adjust the coil if necessary. That’s all there is to it.
Actually, I forgot to mention that you need to be really careful to clip the leads of the coil as close to the posts as possible. That huge atomization chamber cover that slides over the deck when you put the AMMIT back together sits very close to the posts, so if the ends stick out just a little, you’ll either have problems putting the tank back together, or you will get a short when you try to use it.
Wicking the Geek Vape AMMIT is just as easy as mounting the coil. just slide a piece of cotton through the coil, and make sure that the ends on both sides sit comfortably over the wicking slots. Don’t try to insert the cotton in those little holes, that will just make it harder for the juice to saturate the wick. All you need to do is ensure that those slots are covered with cotton so the atomization chamber doesn’t get flooded.
I know what you’re thinking, those are some small looking wicking slots, right? Well, yes, but the Geek Vape Griffin 25 Plus had the exact same system, and I didn’t get any dry hits while using it, even with think Max VG juice.
Once you’re done with the wicking, just drip a bit of e-liquid on the cotton and coils, put the tank back together, fill it up through the top fill slots, and give it a few minutes to wick properly. That’s it, you’re ready to vape.
How It Vapes
This is ultimately what it comes down to. However innovative an atomizer may seem on paper, if it doesn’t vape well, people are not going to be too impressed. And, although the Geek Vape AMMIT sounds really impressive, it just isn’t as good as I expected it to be. There are a few reasons for that, most of which have to do with the way this RTA wicks.
Looking at the AMMIT, you can see that the atomization chamber cover is pretty huge for a 23 mm tank, leaving just the tiniest space between it and the glass. It’s enough for juice to flow freely, but not for the air bubbles coming out of the juice control slots to rise to the surface. This probably won’t be an issue if you use 60VG/40PG e-liquids, but the denser your juice is, the harder it is for these air bubbles to fit through that narrow space between the metal cover and the glass. So they usually remain stuck in those little slots, preventing the juice from reaching the cotton. You can force them out by opening and closing the juice flow slots, or by tilting the atomizer, but you’ll have to do this every few draws, and it gets annoying.
Another issue is the size of the wicking holes. For some reason, they just don’t work as well as in the Griffin 25 Plus. Again, this problem gets worse when you’re vaping high VG juices, and I would say it becomes critical if you’re running a build under 0.3Ω. My quad-twisted wire coil turned out at 0.21Ω, and vaping it at just 40W, I couldn’t take more than one hit every minute without getting a dry cotton taste in my mouth. I wouldn’t call it a dry hit, because I didn’t get a burnt taste, but it was almost completely flavorless. And that’s not what you want from an RTA that’s supposed to enhance flavor, not mute it.
I’m sure the three-dimensional airflow system works great when you’re using less dense juice, and a higher resistance coil, but that’s not just my cup of tea. Besides, I hate being conditioned like this. Single coil RTAs like the tiny Wotofo Serpent Mini actually work well with Max VG juice and low resistance coils – as long as you can fit them on its deck – so it can be done. Unfortunately, the AMMIT fails in this regard.
I’ve also seen a Reddit thread where a number of people were complaining about leaking issues with this device, but I personally haven’t experienced any such problems. In fact, mine is as dry as a whistle. Maybe I’m just lucky, but I do want to stress how important wicking is when using RTAs. If the cotton doesn’t cover the wicking slots completely, you’re going to get serious leaking.
I really wanted to like the Geek Vape AMMIT. I’m a big fan of Geek Vape tanks in general, and the new three-dimensional airflow system had me very excited. I still think it’s a great idea, but the wicking problems of the AMMIT just keep that feature from shining. Hopefully they will come up with a version 2.0, or a completely new tank and fix the very obvious issues. Maybe go back to classic wicking slots and definitely increase the space between the glass and the deck cover to allow air bubbles to rise to the top.
Right now, I would personally recommend waiting for an improved version of this tank, but if you really have your sights set on the Geek Vape AMMIT, you can pick it up at Heaven Gifts, and get a 15% discount using our exclusive coupon code.
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