Introduction to the Stro mini V2
Here we have an RDA that has both bottom and top air flow, with a velocity style 2 post design that is a doddle to build on. Made by Sacred Mods in the U.S.A, this is an authentic mod that isn't going to break the bank.
What’s in the box?
- 1x STRO Mini Dripper
- 1x Delrin Air-Flow Control Top Cap
- 1x Delrin Air-Flow Control 510 Top Cap
- 1x Honey Comb Delrin Drip Tip
- 1x Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tip
- 2x Extra Philips Head Posts Screws
- 4x O rings
- 2x Prebuilt Coils
- 1x Screwdriver
- Available in Stainless Steel, Black, and White
- Unique Two Post Design
- Offset Positive Post / No Center Pin / No Spinning
- Dual Screw Positive / Negative Posts
- Updated Wide-bore Air-flow control Chuff Cap (Thick to keep mouthpiece cool)
- Includes Wide-bore drip tip and honeycomb drip tip to prevent spit back
- Includes 510 drip tip adapter with air-flow control.
- 4x 2.4mm Post Holes (Can handle monster builds!)
- Competition Airflow
- High Temp PEEK Insulator
- Laser Etched “STRO” Logo
- Hybrid Safe / Adjustable Centerpin
- Solid Copper Center Pin
- Bored Dual Juice Well
The build quality of this RDA is very good. It’s well constructed, with good 'o' rings that hold the body of the Stro to the base with just the right amount of resistance, not so much that it’s difficult to remove, but strong enough to hold everything in place and prevent any leakage.
To adjust the bottom airflow, you must remove the main body from the base to adjust which really wasn't an issue for me, although I know this might annoy some. The 510 connection protrudes enough if you’re into your hybrids with no issues at all, and I had no issues with the threading. The main body of the Stro has the upper part of the airflow control, which can be adjusted using the centre cap. Although this was stiff, after putting a little juice to lubricate it moved about easily enough.
The Stro V2 comes supplied with two "Chuff" style drip tips, one has spit-back protection, which did exactly what it was supposed to do and is a nice addition. There’s also a 510 centre cap so that you can use your own drip tip if you wish.
The deck is nicely finished, and the two posts are solid enough, with 2.4mm holes. I did 3 different builds in this, with one of them being a fused clapton. The legs of the coil fitted through with no issues, so if you’re using 0.50 or 0.60 kanthal or an exotic type clapton you should have no issues with getting your wire through.
Now, the only real negative I had with this was the screws of the posts. They are Phillips head, and they are small. They are almost too small for the supplied blue screw driver supplied. They screw in nice and tight, so the threading is good, but I would have liked to have had hex screws, but we all have our own preferences.
My first build was a single coil clapton, my resistance was 0.61 ohm and wicked it with cotton bacon. I completely closed down the airflow on one side and set my IPV at 55W. Using some of DripworX 'Liquid donut' and I was in flavour country. The reduced chamber of this atty really does enhance the flavour. The cloud production was pretty good, but I did feel that it was lacking slightly. I prefer a slightly warmer vape when I’m dripping and the single coil in the Stro wasn't really delivering that experience for me. So in my second build I used 0.40mm (23 gauge kanthal) dual coil set up at 0.37 ohms and 85W. I used the same juice and set the airflow wide open on the top and bottom. Now with these coils and this airflow this RDA really did rock! I got awesome flavour and absolutely epic dense clouds.
This is a very good RDA that is in the same ballpark as the velocity in terms of performance. To get an authentic device, and one that looks as sweet as this at sub £40 is a bit of a no brainer. This is a must for anyone that wants to chase clouds with good flavour. I can live with the Phillips head screws as the experience with this soon made me forget that minor niggle.
The Stro V2 can be found over at Vivd Vapes http://www.vivdvapes.co.uk/stro-mini-sacred-mods-p-385.html and is well worth a look.