Avocado 24 Bottom Airflow RDTA by Geekvape review by VapeMaster

Review Date: 
20.04.2017

Avocado 24 Bottom Airflow RDTA by Geekvape

The Avocado 24 Bottom Airflow RDTA is the latest incarnation of the popular Avocado by Geekvape. The updated design features an all new deck configuration, a redesigned top cap and Tsunami style bottom airflow for even better flavour!

I really enjoyed the original Avocado RDTA when I tried it so let’s have a good look and see if this new redesigned version is something to get excited about!

Avocado 24 Bottom Airflow RDTA features

  • Height: 37mm
  • Diameter: 24mm
  • Removable Delrin Drip Tip
  • Drip Tip Height: 10mm
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Glass Tank
  • 5ml Juice Capacity
  • Velocity Style Deck
  • Fully Adjustable Bottom Airflow
  • Slide Design for Easy Wicking
  • Ceramic Block for Single Coil
  • 510 Threading Connection
  • Adjustable Positive Pole
  • Available in Black or Stainless Steel

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x Geekvape Avocado 24 RDTA (Bottom Airflow Version)
  • 1 x Spare Tank Glass
  • Spares Parts (O-Rings, Screws)
  • User Manual
  • Multi-tool

Avocado 24 Bottom Airflow RDTA styling and build quality

The machining of the Avocado 24 Bottom Airflow RDTA is really good and everything fits together extremely well. All of the parts are made from Stainless Steel with the one piece tank section being made of Pyrex.

The top cap now features a bell shaped design which is supposed to help provide better flavour. It features three cut out airflow slots which allow you to set up this RDTA with either a single or a dual coil build. Around the perimeter of the deck are two fairly thick O-rings which serve to hold the top cap securely in place. It can require a little effort to press fit the top cap so it would be advisable to keep those O-rings lubricated.

The design of the deck uses the popular two post Velocity style featuring side tension grub screws and fairly large post holes that should cater to most typical builds. Unlike a standard Velocity deck the posts are floating and not milled directly into the deck. They have a good amount of space underneath them and this allows space for your cotton wicking and also for the single coil two part adapter plug should you wish to make use of it.

The tank section holds 5ml of juice which will be more than sufficient for most people but to clean it thoroughly you do need to unscrew the 510 pin first. The included drip tip is made from Delrin and features a press fit design but sadly you cannot use your own drip tips instead and no 510 drip tip adapter is included.

Airflow

The airflow is pretty much the one from Geekvape’s Tsunami RDA and is adjusted by turning the top cap. At its most open you get quite an airy slightly restricted lung inhale kind of draw and this becomes progressively more restrictive as you close the airflow down. Heavily closed down and using a single coil it can offer an acceptable enough mouth to lung vape but I suspect it may not be as restrictive as some MTL users would ideally like and the wide bore drip tip certainly doesn’t help.

Ease of use

Due to the two post Velocity style deck building this atomizer is a very straightforward affair. The screws work well and the posts have sufficiently sized holes for most typical builds. One thing you do need to be aware of is when setting up the Avocado with a single coil build because the sliding lever which is used to move your wicking gets in the way of the adapter plug. This means when building a single coil you need to make sure that it is set up on the same side of the deck as the lever.

The sliding lever is designed to enable you to move your cotton wicking when you need to fill up the tank but in all honesty it does feel like a bit of a faff and really do wonder why Geekvape did away with the Avocado 24’s fill hole and plug which worked much better. The lever doesn’t feel that durable so do be careful with it or it might snap off (this actually happened in a review I watched).

Like all Genesis/RDTA’s you do have to unscrew the 510 pin when you want to disassemble the atomizer for cleaning so keep that in mind if you don’t like doing any extra work.

How does it vape?

In terms of flavour this version certainly gives you more bang for your buck than the original Avocado due to the bottom airflow. The flavour is very clean and you can certainly pick out all of the notes in various juices. Like a lot of Genesis tanks/RDTA’s the Avocado Bottom Airflow RDTA does extremely well with tobacco flavours such as Manabush Powwow Sauce and also really suits custards and other dessert vapes.

This atomizer is certainly no slouch when it comes to fruity E-Liquids and I found Nasty Juice: Fat Boy and Throne E-Liquids: The Lady to be extremely flavoursome and enjoyable in this RDTA!

When using a single coil set up the flavour is still fairly decent but the airflow does tend to wash things out a little so you do have to close it down a lot to get the best results. Personally I think this RDTA is a much better vape in dual coil mode but at least Geekvape have given users a choice.

Vapour production is very generous and even though it is not really intended to be a cloud chucking monster this RDTA puts out some good, dense clouds.

Depending on what Resistance build you decide to go for the tank’s 5ml capacity can drain reasonably quickly if you are something of a chain vaper, nevertheless it is still infinitely preferable to TPD compliant 2ml tanks which I find I am constantly refilling. 

Conclusion

In terms of cost, build quality, flavour and vapour production the Avocado 24 Bottom Airflow is certainly a decent RDTA but it does suffer from a couple of minor issues which make this atomizer’s design feel like it has taken a couple of steps backwards.

The single coil adapter plug is annoying to fit since it consists of two parts now compared to the single solid one you got with the original Avocado. Another issue is that the sliding lever to move your wicks when filling seems a bit backwards compared to the simple and quicker to use filling port and plug on the Avocado 24. I suspect that anyone who has a lot of experience with Genesis tanks and RDTA’s will probably not have many issues but for a newcomer some of this might feel a touch frustrating.

Overall regardless of its minor flaws this is a solid enough RDTA that can be picked up at a very reasonable price! The Avocado 24 Bottom Airflow RDTA is stocked by a number of UK vendors and I got mine from EcigOne.