Geek Vape Tsunami review by dw1986

Review Date: 
28.05.2016

Geek Vape Tsunami RDA

The Tsunami RDA by Geek Vape follows hot on the heels of the Griffin RTA, amongst other popular recent releases from this emerging manufacturer, and offers a package that combines the Kennedy RDA airflow along with the popular Velocity styled deck, to create an RDA that offers great flavour and vapour, ease of build and a wallet friendly price.

The Tsunami RDA also offers PEEK insulators to help withstand the heat generated by sub ohm builds, and a gold plated adjustable 510 connector allows for a flush fit on your mods. Included in the package are three different drip tips that can be interchanged to suit your vaping style, as well as a 510 drip tip connector if you wish to use your own preferred drip tip.

On paper, the Tsunami RDA looks to have it all, combining the best features of two of the most popular RDAs on the market right now, so let's see if this translates into stellar performance...

Specs

  • Dimensions: 22mm width by 29.5mm height (without Drip Tip and 510 connector)
  • 510 Drip Tip Adaptor 
  • Two Adjustable Kennedy Style Airflow Holes
  • Rectangular Post Holes (2.1x3.0mm)
  • Improved Velocity Style Deck
  • Deep Juice Well
  • Three Types Of Drip Tips
  • 14.2mm Delrin Chuff Style Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • 14.5mm Delrin Chuff Style Wide Bore Drip Tip
  • 12.5mm Stainless Steel 510  Drip Tip
  • PEEK Insulator 
  • Gold Plated Adjustable 510 Pin

What's in the box?

  • Tsunami RDA
  • 13.5mm Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tip
  • 12.0mm Diagonal Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tip
  • 11.0mm Stainless Steel Drip Tip
  • 510 Drip Tip Adaptor
  • Allen Key
  • Spare Screws
  • Spare O-Rings

Looks

Looking at the Geek Vape Tsunami RDA, you can see that it has taken a lot of design cues from the Kennedy RDA. It's very similar in appearance, and sports an airflow design that could have almost been lifted straight off of the Kennedy itself. Geek Vape manufactured the Tsunami from Stainless Steel, and despite its budget price tag it doesn't feel cheap at all. The threading is pretty smooth, and the top cap comes on and off with ease. There are three different styles of drip tips included, two wide bore chuff style drip tips if you prefer a really loose draw, and a stainless steel drip tip that still could be classed as wide bore! A 510 drip tip adaptor is included as well if you wish to use your own 510 threaded drip tips.

The 510 connector is gold plated for maximum conductivity, and it's adjustable too for a flush fit on your mod. It feels pretty fragile however so make sure you treat it with care and don't overtighten it. The Tsunami RDA is 22mm in width, which means it will fit nicely on your mod. It's not too large either, and overall it's a pretty sweet looking RDA!

Building the Geek Vape Tsunami RDA

Building the Geek Vape Tsunami RDA is easy thanks to the inclusion of the two post velocity styled deck. You aren't short on room to build either, with plenty of space available to you to get creative with your builds. Single and dual coils are supported here, if you wish to only use a single coil you can do so and shut off one of the airflow holes.

The 2.1x3mm rectangular post holes allow for pretty much any coil build to be used, and the screws trap your coil legs down nicely, I didn't have any issues with snapped coil legs or my resistance jumping around because one of the coil legs wasn't secured. The 5mm juice well is nice and deep, allowing for plenty of juice to be retained.

Airflow

Airflow on the Geek Vape Tsunami RDA has been based on the excellent airflow found with the Kennedy RDA, on the deck you will see two circular airflow holes that sit right beneath your coils, to hit your build from underneath and maximize flavour and vapour production. The two airflow holes on either side can be adjusted as you see fit, and there is also a single coil option included as well, so you can close down one of the airflow slots totally whilst leaving the other open. 

The draw in general is very airy, with large cloud production thanks to the generous amount of airflow available to you. Even closing the airflow down still provides a loose airy draw that is full of vapour.

Performance

I was really surprised and impressed by the level of great flavour the Tsunami RDA provided. It's certainly one of the top RDAs for flavour in its price range, and in my opinion it even puts certain premium RDAs to shame on the flavour front! You really get a lot of bang for your buck when it comes to flavour here, with a really tasty vape on offer.

Clouds are definitely on offer here with the Tsunami RDA excelling at vapour production. Waves of thick vapour are produced by the generous airflow, and this does make the Tsunami RDA a great choice if clouds are what you seek from your RDAs. Flavour doesn't seem to be compromised much by having the airflow wide open to chase clouds, so you get a great combination of flavour and vapour. 

A couple of minor negatives were that the Tsunami RDA did heat up quite a fair bit when using it over 60w and chain vaping, plus if you over dripped or managed to get juice down either of the airflow holes, this would be spewed out all over your mod. As I say though, these are only minor negatives, removing the top cap to drip juice onto your wicks certainly goes a long way to eliminating leaking issues. The good definitely outweighs the bad with the Tsunami RDA, it's a great performer. 

Conclusion 

I didn't expect much from the Tsunami RDA, but I came away feeling really impressed with it. I can't fault the performance at all, it produces great flavour, big clouds, has a simple to use airflow system and the velocity styled deck makes it really easy to build as well. It functions very well with high or low resistance builds, caters to single and dual coil builds, and the inclusion of different sized drip tips is a really nice touch as well, allowing you to choose your own preferred drip tip without having to shell out extra.

At a fraction of the cost of many of the more well known premium RDAs, the Tsunami is well worth having a look at. The build quality with some of the Tsunami units may not quite be on par with some of the more expensive ones out there, but the performance definitely is. You absolutely get your money's worth with the Tsunami RDA!