A Big Bold No Nonsense RTA As ‘Controversial’ As The Designer – So How Does The Blitz FP Vape?
To say we’re a little late to the Blitz FP RTA party is an understatement however we do have the new and improved version to review!
OK this is a joint project between TVP [he’s dropped the postman tag now] aka ‘controversial‘ UK YouTube reviewer Mark Roberts and Blitz Enterprises who in the past have brought out the Intrepid RTA which our Michelle felt you needed to experiment with and the Hermetic RDA designed by Mat over at Suck My Mod.
It’s a 30mm RTA that can take either a single or dual coil and given its size you will need to have a vape mod it will fit – see below for suggestions.
The name Mark chose has raised a few eyebrows – the FP in this case standing for Fuck Pig – yeah I know lol.
OK we actually bought this [we do buy many of our review products] and obviously buying a device or indeed receiving one free of charge in no way affects my opinions. And for the record and despite Mark being a good mate who seems to enjoy cuddling me at every chance he gets…he’s never bought me a beer [a northern thing I guess lol] nor offered any other kind of bribe or remuneration for a ‘good review’…
In all seriousness most of us in the review game tend to hold products from reviewers to a much higher standard. This is especially true in this case and if this is sh!te trust me I’ll say so…
Right…so was this a f**king pig to build on and a pig of an RTA to vape on?
Let’s take a closer look
Inside the Box
A box is a box…but this one at least has thumb holes on the side making it easier to remove the top.
However I know Mark isn’t at all happy about the lack of contents or info on the base – a minor issue maybe but a niggle nonetheless. OK inside you’ll find:
- 1 x FP RTA (2ml)
- 1 x 810 Acrylic Drip Tip
- 1 x 4ml Glass Tube
- 1 x 6ml Tube
- 1 x Screw Driver
- 2 x Ceramic Clamp
- 2 x Clapton Coils
IMPORTANT: The glass that comes with the assembled FP RTA in the TPD version is NOT to be used – it’s merely a ‘work around’ of the TPD 2ml tank rules…the tank comes with another box containing – in my case – an almost 6ml bubble glass and inside the main box a 4ml straight glass tank – these are the ones to use! Earlier versions included a PEI bubble tank which thankfully mine didn’t.
TVP FP RTA Specs
- 30MM Diameter
- Knurled outer chamber for better juice flow
- Ceramic Clamp System for easy single build OR dual build
- 30 Honeycomb airholes, concave style bottom airflow for clouds and flavour
- GTA style wicking
- 4ml and approx. 6ml capacity
First up the Blitz FP size…this is a big boy coming out at 30mm at the base and obviously using the bubble glass will increase the girth – ooer missus – so not one for a small mod as it will not only look odd but also become extremely top heavy!
The deck is a clamp style that can take either a couple of up to 3.5mm coils max or as a single with a large chunky fancy coil. Wicking is GTA style which is probably the easiest way to wick and your coil legs are kept in place via ceramic clamps.
The chamber is slightly domed however it’s the knurling on the outside that catches the eye and not just as a design feature either. Mark reckons this allows the juice to, if you like, ‘grip’ the indentations so allowing the liquid to reach the wicks better…as to if that’s now a ‘thing’ I’ll look at later.
Once the ‘travel glass’ is removed you have the option of the straight giving you 4mls or the bubble giving you close to 6mls.
The FP takes a standard 810 drip tip and a spare clear one is in the box – all my tips that I’ve tried have fitted no bother. I really like the black one that’s included it’s a ‘dot style’ that matches the knurled chamber perfectly – comfortable too.
Airflow comes from a stepped control reminiscent of the Steamcrave style and there’s 30 honeycomb air ports on the base of the deck arranged in almost a ‘half pipe’. This suggests a smooth vape which I’ll get to soon.
Incidentally the FP RTA is available in either stainless steel or black.
Design and Build Quality
I have no issues with the materials or the build quality – except maybe for those new screws – all the moving parts thread nicely and I found no issues with the quality of machining or indeed the materials used. The Blitz FP RTA was clean and thankfully free of machine oil – but as always I recommend giving it a wash before use.
Speaking of materials this is not only a chunky tank to look at, it also looks as though it has been hewn from a solid piece of metal in a blacksmith forge – this like the designer is a statement piece – tough – big in personality and in your face.
The design like the build is almost industrial with subtle touches such as the F and the P used as knurling to grip the top cap and airflow. Whilst they’re not overly obtrusive those letters really don’t do a thing for me from a design perspective but hey like I said you can barely see them.
The knurling on the outside of the chamber just adds to that industrial look however the logo looks like an afterthought due, I understand, to the manufacturers and not Mark himself. In saying that the early runs looked far less professional than the newer version I have especially on the stainless one as you can barely see it even with coloured e-liquid.
As for e-liquid – it’s a top fill and an absolute doddle and trust me the oversized fill ports are as big enough to take even the biggest juice nozzle out there. Some might say they’re as big as a particular US based reviewers mouth…tsk tsk Neil don’t be such a bitch lol!
OK so it’s big bold and compared to the usual run of the mill RTAs some may call it brash – so how does it vape?
How Does the Blitz FP RTA Perform?
OK first up I’m not a huge fan of clamp styled decks because as regulars know I’m a bit of a fingers and thumbs bloke when it comes to building so first up the build:
Building on the Blitz TVP FP RTA
To my untrained ‘screw eye’ it looks as though this newer version has a kind of flat/cross head hybrid thing going on. If that’s the case I’m still not happy [I don’t think Mark is either] as even after a couple of builds they are starting to fray for want of a better word.
That aside I found popping the included coils under the clamps painless and even for this doddering old fool easy enough to wonder why some big mouthed drama queen reviewers made such a song and dance about it lol.
Despite there being no teeth or knurling on or beneath the clamps to help hold them in place – I had no issues tightening them down and neither was there any slippage or movement.
Wicking on the Blitz FP RTA
As I’ve alluded to the GTA style of wicking is without doubt the easiest out there. I found snipping the tails using the natural line guide of the top of the threading and the deck was perfect. You also need to fluff and thin the tails out a little and let the legs naturally fall into the wicking ports – stuffing them in will give you dry hits and too little will lead to flooding.
Once again less is more and if I can get this one to wick properly then anyone can.
Look, wicking the FP isn’t rocket science despite what some may say and I’ve had neither dry hits [or the suggestion of one] nor leakage and I’m hardly an expert.
Flavour and Vapour
For the record I didn’t have any of those large chunky fancy coils to try the FP in single coil mode. However I did make a 4.5mm basic spaced coil and to be honest – and it could be down to the coil obviously – I wasn’t that impressed – this is a big bugger and deserves and comes to life with a dual coil build IMHO.
OK so using the coils supplied again I wasn’t overly impressed – sure the flavour was decent and gave incredible vapour production to say the least.
I’ve been here before with coils included in the box of many RDAs and RTAs so wasn’t too worried and switched them out for a pair of my go to Wotofo quad core coming out at around 0.24 ohms.
And wow did the Blitz FP RTA come to life with a pair of those inside!
I ohmed out at around 0.11ohms and with that bubble glass on and the airflow wide open the flavour was bloody awesome. One thing I did note was even wide open the airflow had a slight restriction which given the size of this thing surprised me to say the least.
As I’ve often said I prefer an airy draw and the FP was just – and I mean just – this side of comfortable for my style of vaping. Closing the airflow down in stages meant of course the flavour got better and better and I found a happy medium of about 2/3rds open. I’ve used this every day for around a month and whilst initially the airflow wasn’t as airy as I expected I’ve got used to it.
I’ve mentioned the vapour earlier but it’s worth noting that Mark has definitely found that balance between flavour chasing and cloud chucking – the vapour is crazy and even at around 77w you will fog out your room! Indeed I can’t take it to my local pub anymore where vaping is allowed as even so called stealthy puffs seem to unleash the vape dragon if you get my drift – this chucks lol.
- Great flavour with the right build
- Chucks like a cloud chucking monster if that’s your thing
- Option of 4ml/6ml tank included
- Single or dual coil
- Simple to build on
- Superb airflow control
- Smooth and quiet vape
- 30mm for the big boy mods out there
- Built to last – the metal not the glass!
- No leakage built or wicked correctly
- You’re gonna need a bigger mod!
- The F and the P knurling a little unnecessary
- Bit of a drinker – likes the juice!
- Those screws are compared to the RTA are a little lightweight
- The name may have affected stockists and sales – especially in the US?
Final Review Verdict
As I said at the start Mark is a good friend of mine and has been for quite some time however like all reviews I go in with an unbiased open mind.
The fall out over the FP and in some cases the refusal to review or make a fool of themselves reviewing this RTA – particularly from some reviewers over the pond – shows just what a fickle place the vape review scene can be. Some of them really need to put their big boy pants on and stop being silly little snowflakes. Anyway enough of the drama queens back to the review.
I’m kind of glad we are late to the party with this one – it was the same with the original Kylin RTA – getting the updated version means we do get to see a more polished product.
You are going to need a large mod to get this one to sit with no overhang and for the record I’ve used both the Lost Vape Triade DNA 250c and the Smoant Cylon as well as the HCigar VT250 DNA and the iJOY Captain PD1865 with no issues – but do check compatibility before you buy!
I’m a huge RTA user but can count a couple that are my go to’s and trust me the FP falls into that category – even if I do have to go outside my local pub for a toot given the clouds this big boy chucks!
It’s been everywhere with me since it first arrived – not only down to the 6ml capacity but for its vape quality and indeed looks. The design is just this side of shall we say unfussy but with a very contemporary almost industrial look – bang on point for me as I bloody hate intricate gawdy overly designed things. Don’t get me wrong – it’s far from plain it just has the uncluttered no nonsense style that I prefer. I don’t like the F and P knurling though – but hey not too much of an issue 😉
So What About The Science Behind That Knurling?
As to that knurling on the outside of the chamber? The jury’s out on if that actually adds anything – there’s a school of scientific thought that suggests it does and another that says it doesn’t. I personally don’t think it matters scientifically because it vapes bloody well and actually looks good too. One thing I have noticed is those wick bubbles don’t like it – rather than appearing at the top they assemble at the bottom – again no issues there.
For a first attempt I reckon Mark has pretty much nailed it. He could have took an easier route by designing an RDA so props for that – and he’s certainly nailed it build, flavour and cloud wise and that airflow, even if adapted from Steamcrave works very well indeed. As I’ve said I was a little surprised at that hint of restrictiveness but have gotten used to it.
Not sure the name Fuck Pig was the wisest idea especially given how many vapers out there seem to faint and fall like a Victorian virgin onto their chaise lounge calling for smelling salts at the slightest whiff of controversy – but hey that’s just Mark lol.
In a nutshell and for a first design product you’ve done a great job mate and the FP RTA is definitely staying in my rotation and I’m looking forward to your next project.
The Blitz FP RTA is well worth a punt of your hard earned cash – especially now the prices have dropped lol.