Introduction To The Wotofo Profile RDA
The Wotofo Recurve is a 24mm RDA and is predominantly meant for use with mesh style coils, but you can use regular coils in it if you wish!
How did I get on with it? Find out in my written and video review!
Currently priced at $32.99 on the Wotofo website, The Profile RDA is available in six different finishes which are stainless steel, black, gunmetal, blue, gold and rainbow, but today I am looking at the black Version.
As always my opinions are honest and my own.
What’s In The Box
- Wotofo Profile RDA
- User Manual
- 6mm Cotton Strip
- Spare 810 Drip Tip
- Coil Tool
- Clapton Coil
- Mesh Style Sheets
- Spares Bag
- Size: 24 x 32.5mm
- Drip tip material: 810 Resin
- Single Coil, Postless Deck
Build Quality & Design
We’ll start from the top and make our way down the RDA…
The Drip Tips:
There are two drip tips included in the package. With by black version, I received a red marbled resin and a smoked grey 810 drip tip.
They are reasonably similar in design, but one is taller than the other.
The Airflow Barrel:
Below the drip tip, is the airflow control. This has a few blades cut into it so that you can control the airflow to a setting you prefer.
The Outer Barrel:
The outer barrel looks to be made from a thick stainless steel.
It has 3 rows of airflow located on opposite sides as well as the Profile logo beautifully engraved into the front.
The Build Deck & Base:
Now this is where things start to differ from what we normally see on an RDA.
The Profile RDA has two vertical clamps either side of a spring loaded ceramic block in the centre.
The purpose of the ceramic block is to push the cotton up towards the mesh sheet to prevent dry hits, as this is the main issue with RDA’s using mesh. The cotton not making full contact with the mesh and creating some absolutely awful flavour.
The clamps can be opened and closed using the screws at either side.
In the centre of the ceramic block, the hollow 510 pin extends so that e-liquid is squonked straight onto the base of the cotton.
On the base of the RDA, we have the Profile, Wotofo and #MrJustRight logos etched onto it, as well as a gold plated 510 pin.
Wotofo Profile RDA Build Tutorial & Performance
On this RDA, I am using the included Kanthal Mesh Style Coil Sheet which is advertised as 0.18Ω and to be used anywhere between 40w and 60w.
Profile RDA Build Tutorial
Firstly, get the Mesh Style sheet and the ceramic rod that is included with the tool kit, and form the mesh sheet over the thicker handle section of the tool until it makes an arch shape. This gives you the perfect curve so that the legs can locate in the clamps perfectly.
Next, mount the ends of the mesh into the clamps. I pushed mine straight down to the bottom of the clamp and it has worked fine. Remember to clamp them down tightly!
I always pulse my mesh, just in case there are any breakages in it. I would recommend pulsing this at 10-15w. Nothing higher. And check for any breakages or defects.
The vape cotton I was using is the Wotofo Cotton 60 x 3mm laces. Poke the end through until you get to the centre. You may want to use the 60 x 6mm laces for a tighter wick.
Next is cutting. The best way to cut the cotton is at an angle. This allows the legs to droop down and pick up any excess e-liquid from the deck
Juice that wick up and poke it down!
And you’re good to go!
Profile RDA Performance
The flavour… It’s good, but I feel that it could do better! Once you get the wicking absolutely spot on, at 56/58w, airflow closed to the first step, it is quite bloody good! Anything below that, and you get a watered down taste.
Yep, those clouds are good! Definitely one of the better things about this RDA!
- Unique design
- Easy to build on
- Great quality
- Springs on the ceramic block may weaken over time.
Final Review Verdict
I just think that the flavour could do with perking up a bit. Even at my sweet spot of 56/58w with the airflow closed on the first step, I still feel that the Wotofo Profile RDA can do more. But you must must MUST get that wicking absolutely on point.
I am aware that some people experienced dry hits with the Profile RDA in mesh mode, but I can honestly say that I havent.