GeekVape are back with the Tsunami RDA, a cheap RDA that has already been making waves among early adopters!
The Geekvape Tsunami offers the ever popular two post velocity styled build deck, with a lot of space available to build on, and airflow modeled on the popular Kennedy RDA with single and dual airflow options.
GeekVape’s previous releases such as the Griffin RTA have been very warmly received, and there has been quite the buzz around the Tsunami RDA recently due to its ease of build and great flavour performance, not to mention the vast amount of airflow!
Let’s break down the Tsunami RDA and see how it performs!
- GeekVape Tsunami RDA
- 510 Drip tip adaptor
- Delrin wide bore drip tip
- Diagonal wide bore Delrin drip tip
- Stainless Steel drip tip
- Spares pack with spare screws, o-rings and Allen key
A bottom feed pin is also now available for the GeekVape Tsunami RDA. Meaning that you can swap out the adjustable 510 pin for a bottom feed pin enabling you to use the GeekVape Tsunami with squonk mods.
- 22mm width
- 29mm height minus Drip Tip and 510 connector
- Adjustable 510 pin with gold plating
- PEEK Insulators
- Three drip tips included- two Delrin chuff tips and stainless steel drip tip. 510 adaptor
- included for your own drip tips.
- Dual adjustable airflow
- Velocity styled deck with large
- 5mm deep juice well
- Bottom feed pin available separately for squonking mods
Build Quality and Design
The GeekVape Tsunami sports a sturdy stainless steel construction, with a choice between two supplied wide bore Delrin drip tips and a stainless steel drip tip too. If the supplied drip tips aren’t to your taste, a 510 drip tip adaptor is supplied allowing you to swap in your own preferred drip tip.
It’s fairly small too, with a standard 22mm width and 29mm height excluding the drip tip and 510 connection.
The top cap itself comes on and off smoothly allowing you quick access to the build deck for building and dripping, and you can also drip down through the wide bore drip tip onto the deck.
The 510 adaptor is gold plated and this can be swapped out for a bottom feed pin if you are a squonking fan, the bottom feed pin is available to purchase separately.
At the base of the deck you will also find the airflow slots at either side, and the top cap has three airflow slots to offer dual and single airflow options.
I’d recommend giving the GeekVape Tsunami a good clean before you build and use it, my unit did have machine oil present on the posts and on the deck as well.
A quick wash in warm water did remove any traces, and it was only a small hint of machine oil rather than a generous helping! Overall however, I was very impressed with how well made the GeekVape Tsunami is, especially for the price you are paying!
GeekVape Tsunami Build Deck
Space is definitely not at a premium here, the GeekVape Tsunami boasts loads of room to build on! The deck itself is a two post velocity styled deck, with big post holes for thicker gauge wires.
At either side of the deck you have an airflow hole in the base, as the airflow comes up from the base of the GeekVape Tsunami you will want to position your coils over these airflow holes for maximum effect.
The juice well is deep too, measuring in at around 5mm in depth, which means the GeekVape Tsunami can hold a very respectable amount of juice.
You can build with single or dual coils, as the airflow allows you to have both airflow slots open or closed off if you wish.
The deck is versatile enough to support big or small coils, as well as high or low resistance builds. PEEK insulators are used to make this an ideal choice for cloud chasers as these guard against excessive heat.
How Does The GeekVape Tsunami Perform?
Personally, my favourite build in the GeekVape Tsunami has been a dual Clapton coil build at 0.3ohm, with a 3mm diameter.
I find that at 45-50w I get an amazing amount of flavour and big vapour production and a lovely warm vape.
I’ve been hugely impressed with the way the GeekVape Tsunami performs with both high and low resistance builds, it seems to be able to cater perfectly for both.
As a bonus, with my preferred build, the top cap doesn’t seem to get too hot either and the Delrin drip tip options help to guard against heat transference.
Higher wattage, such as 70w and over, does make the top cap a little warm but I do find you really have to push the wattage very high to get the top cap uncomfortably hot.
The juice well retains a lot of juice meaning you don’t need to drip as often as you do with many other rebuildable dripping atomisers. Overall, this doesn’t let you down on the flavour or cloud front, it’s a great little performer.
GeekVape Tsunami Airflow
Airflow on the GeekVape Tsunami is very generously sized and offers you many different options. By turning the top cap you can open up or close down the airflow as much as you wish, from a restricted lung hit right up to a very airy lung inhale.
You can also close off one side of the airflow to allow for single coil builds too, which many users prefer.
What I Liked
The build deck is excellent and one of the best versions of the velocity styled deck yet. There’s a lot of room to build with, and the deck is easy to build on too, catering to single and dual coil builds.
There is now a bottom feed pin available which is great news for squonking fans. Squonking is becoming ever popular these days with the release of budget range squonkers, and this opens the Tsunami up to a whole new market.
For the price, this is one of the best performing RDAs out there. The flavour and cloud performance is exceptional and up there with the best RDAs out there.
The build quality and design of this RDA is excellent. It’s really solid and robust, with smooth edges and no sharp parts to watch out for. The top cap comes off and on easily due to the really smooth o-rings.
Airflow is excellent and there are a lot of different options available too. Single coils are supported as well with the option to only have one airflow slot open.
What I Didn’t Like
There’s actually not a lot to dislike about the GeekVape Tsunami. If I’m being picky, I’d say the top cap does get a little hot when vaping at high wattage, and if you over drip juice will flood out of the airflow holes.
Final Geekvape Tsunami Review Verdict
The GeekVape Tsunami has become one of my favourite RDA’s to date, it’s an RDA I use on a daily basis and one I just can’t put down at the moment. I’ve been bowled over by how easy it is to build on, and been rewarded with great flavour and huge clouds too from the large airflow slots.
Like previous GeekVape releases, the cheap price belies just how well made this RDA is.
The build quality is on the same level as many more premium products and combined with the performance, you certainly get your money’s worth with this.
- Budget price for premium performance
- Velocity styled build deck offers plenty of room to build on and makes building easy
- Deep juice well
- Bottom feed pin available for squonking
- Single or dual coil capable
- Lots of different airflow options
- 3 different drip tips included in the box
- Outstanding flavour
- Constructed very well
- 510 drip tip adaptor enables you to use your own tips
- Does get hot at very high wattage
- Will flood juice out of the airflow if you over drip
- Traces of machine oil were present when I took it out of the box