Introduction: The Intrepid RTA by Blitz
The Blitz Intrepid RTA is a new tank by the brand Blitz Enterprises.
I haven’t heard of them before so had a nosey online to find out more.
So Blitz Enterprises is not a new company – they have apparently been involved in E-Cigs for more than 6 years.
They actually manufacture their own products and have invested money in a full machine shop.
The Blitz Intrepid RTA is a single or dual coil RTA which is marketed as a “Flavour RTA”.
There is a top filling system and a bottom airflow adjustment.
There are 3 colours available – Stainless Steel, Black and Rainbow.
What’s In The Box
- Blitz Intrepid RTA
- Spare Glass
- 3 Drip tips – Black, PEI and Resin
- Tools, Spare seals and spare screws
- Size: 24.5 x 54mm
- Capacity: 3.5ml (5ml with the bubble glass – on updated models)
- Colour options: Black, Rainbow, Stainless Steel
- Flip top fill cap
- Postless build deck
- Ceramic single/dual coil airflow block
- Three drip tips included
Build Quality & Design
The colour I was sent is the beautiful rainbow version.
You get 3 drip tips in the pack, I won’t be using the PEI/Ultem wee coloured one but the black and the resin ones look and fit amazing.
The drip tip however just sits on a post, so you can’t use any other drip tips on this.
The body is beautiful and sits together nicely.
The airflow ring at the bottom moves smoothly.
The top fill is by means of a slide and flip type top cover, which took me a few minutes to work out as I didn’t get any instructions with this – which is a shame.
Otherwise the top fill works amazing and easy to see.
You get a nice kit of spares and tools with this as well which makes me happy.
Blitz Intrepid On A Mod
How Does the Blitz Intrepid Perform?
I used the Blitz Intrepid on my Wismec Sinuous Ravage 230W mod. The mod has a nice central 510 connector and can accommodate the 24.5mm diameter of this.
How To Fill The Blitz Intrepid
The top cap is a bit difficult to suss out at first with no instructions…
- Push the top cap backwards at the point it opens – this point is marked with little arrows.
- Flip the top cap back.
- Squeeze liquid into the side holes – not the centre hole.
- Watch the liquid level through the side of the tank.
- Flip the top cover down and slide to lock.
The Intrepid has the option of a dual coil or single coil build.
To change this setting simply remove the ceramic spacer from the centre of the deck. The dual coil spacer has 2 half moon shapes and the single coil has just one.
I am used to single coil builds so this was what I attempted first.
I won’t go into all the coil and deck building procedure but we have some useful guides to help you with this.
- Beginners Guide: How To Build Vape Coils With the Coil Master V3
- Quick Guide To RBA’s – RDA’s – RDTA’s – RTA’s & Genesis Vapes
- Ultimate RDA Guide For Beginners
Watch the O-ring on the coil spacer as there is a very thin clear O-ring which can move and twist – make sure it is in position and apply some E-liquid to prevent it snagging.
I did find it a bit awkward to line up the coil and found I had to twist the coil to get the legs into the clamp holes.
You will also have to clip off some of the coil legs before you install which is a bit of a guess.
As you can see my single coil build isn’t the tidiest – I did try my best!
Flavour & Cloud Production
I used a High VG (80%) E-liquid in this – as it is my favourite and when the taste is good its heaven.
If you are not sure what VG and PG are read our guide here.
Single Build With Kaaes Coil
I tried this first using the coils which are made by Kaees and usually supplied with the Kaees Aladdin tank. I loved these coils so much I ordered some more from Naturevape!
The coil is a 4 core Ni80 Fused Clapton which reads around 0.2ohm on my resistance tester and 0.25 when installed on the mod.
I started test at 40W and no flavour really but my tons of vapour!
Turned up to 50W and the taste started showing through slightly.
At 60W the flavour is kicking in a bit but sooo much vapour I can’t believe I inhaled all that!
At 65W this has so much vapour but still the flavour is a bit muted!
I found the airflow very very airy for me – I am more of a flavour vaper than a cloud chaser. But with the airflow nearly closed I got slightly more flavour.
With the airflow open – cor there are some clouds!
Dual Coil Build With Kaaes Coil
I used the same coils as above and installed the dual coil spacer onto the deck.
The 2 coils together gave a resistance reading of 0.11 on my tester and 0.13 on my mod.
I found the performance to be similar – between 40-65W not much happening apart from some vapour – again way more vapour than I was expecting at this wattage!
At 70W these purred like a kitten, at 80W they really kicked off – hot vapour and more of a taste. Flavour wasn’t strong again.
Single Coil Build with 0.45ohm Stainless Steel Coil
I thought as I wasn’t getting the flavour I was expecting a different build was in order.
I had spoken to a few people who love their Intrepid to see where I was going wrong.
It seems larger diameter flat coils are better on an RDA and for something like this round style coils with a smaller diameter work better.
Well all I had coil wise which was suitable was a SS316 0.45 ohm fused clapton. So I tried this with the single coil spacer installed.
Wow already so so much better in terms of flavour. Less vapour than the flat coils though.
40W starting to work lovely and found at 55W this was perfect, lots of flavour, nice and warm and decent vapour.
What I Like
The tank looks beautiful and performs really well.
What I Dislike
An instruction leaflet would have been helpful – showing position of coils etc.
Final Review Verdict
I found the clouds which came out of the Blitz Intrepid RTA to be amazing.
The airflow was super airy for me. Even with the airflow adjustment almost closed this was like vaping on a drainpipe.
You need to decide what your priority is before you build on this tank – however which ever build you choose it works wonderfully:
- For clouds – I found flat large diameter coils worked amazing, could not believe how much vapour I was getting – even at low wattage! In this setup though the flavour is not as strong.
- For flavour – use a smaller diameter round section coil, instantly the flavour was much better, beautiful as I took the wattage higher. You still get plenty of vapour but not as much.
So you might need to experiment a bit to find a configuration you like – but please persevere it is worth it when you get there – I promise!
I found the first build I tried did leak – so I must not have used enough cotton, which I rectified on the second and third builds and there were no leaks from then on.
- The vapour output is immense with flat coils.
- The flavour output is beautiful with round section coils.
- Clever design.
- Excellent easy top fill.
- Good kit with 3 drip tips.
- Excellent capacity.
- No leaks.
- Sturdy tank.
- No instructions.
- Single coil build I found a bit difficult.
- If you don’t use enough wicking material this can leak through the bottom airflow -same as most RTA though.
- Airflow too open for me – not a con for someone who likes a wide airflow though – so a kind of “semi-con”!
- Cannot use universal drip tips, can only use those supplied.
- The deck spacer O-ring could be a bit fragile.