The Reewape Rouk RBA is definitely innovative – but sometimes innovation isn’t necessarily a good thing – so is that the case here?

And what exactly is it?
Reewape Ruok RBA kit header

OK, the Reewape Rouk RBA is a rebuildable coil head, that can be used on a number of pod kits compatible with the SMOK Nord coils!

I’m really quite excited about this little thing being a big fan of making my own coils and saving money in doing so,

Reewape Technology is based in China and is leading manufacturer of quality resin drip tips and other products including the Ruok Ghost Mechanical Mod which I will be reviewing in the very near future!

I can personally attest to quality materials Reewape use as I have a few of their products in my collection.

What Can We Expect From the Reewape Ruok RBA?

To be very honest I have only ever associated Reewape with drip tips, so imagine my surprise and delight to receive this little RBA from them.

Reewape Ruok RBA coil header

This is a one coil RBA deck, and it comes with a 510 adapter so you can easily check the Ohm’s of your coil and dry burn it.

RBA decks are not exactly a new idea, but for pod systems the idea is still very young.

We have seen them before in pods such as the Vapefly Jester and the Augvape Narada pod kit, to my knowledge this is the first RBA that is advertised to be compatible with multiple pod systems!

Word of warning this RBA is very fiddly!

At the time of writing, the Reewape Ruok RBA is compatible with:

So is it worth spending your time and energy on this shiny little thing?

Come with me as I take a detailed look at the Reewape Ruok RBA that promises so much!

This product was kindly sent direct to me for review by Reewape, my thoughts and views on this product are my own after a considerable testing period.

BTW the word RUOK can be broken down to texting Are You OK?

So let’s see if this little RBA head is indeed OK or not OK!

Inside The Box

  • 1 Ruok RBA coil
  • 1 510 connector adapter
  • 1 Blue Screwdriver
  • 3 Philips head screws
  • 4 O-rings

Reewape Ruok RBA box kit

Key Features

  • 2 post deck
  • 510 adaptor
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Will fit any cartridge/tank that takes Smok Nord coils

Design and Build Quality

Ruok RBA comes in a small cardboard box with a photo of the RBA on the front.

Inside are two plastic envelopes, one contains the RBA the other has the 510 adapter, plus a blue screw driver, O’rings and spare screws.

Reewape Ruok RBA parts kit

As you would expect the Reewape Rouk RBA head is small it is made of Stainless Steel, one side of the cap it has a large “RUOK” logo printed in white.

Reewape Ruok RBA cap rba

2 small wicking ports along with a small white dot on the other side.

Reewape Ruok RBA wick holes

The white dot on the cap section helps you line up the cap and deck once you’ve completed your build, and the dot indicates the position of a small nipple inside the cap that when twisted into place sits in to a small groove on the deck.

Reewape Ruok RBA nipple cap

The chimney section has 2 white O’rings for a tight seal onto a pod.

Reewape Ruok RBA ring on chimney

Removing the top cap reveals the small two post deck, which has a single internal airflow hole, two small wick slots, 2 white O’rings completes the topside of the deck.

Reewape Ruok RBA standard small rba

Base of the deck has two airflow slots and two flattened edges, just like a Nord coil, the base also has male threading to allow you to screw it into the 510 adapter.

Reewape Ruok RBA kit rind deck airflow

On the bottom, the connection pin is gold plated and in the shape of a propeller, the positive pin which sits on a peek insulator is held in place with a screw on the bottom of the coil.

Reewape Ruok RBA deck bottom

The 510 adapter is made so you can screw the coil onto a 510 connection compatible mod or Ohms meter.

It is also made of stainless steel, the female threading for the RBA to thread onto has been turned well, inside the adapter you will see a flat gold plated connection point that sits on an insulator.

Reewape Ruok RBA adaptor 510

On the base of the adapter you will note the 510 threading and a gold plated connection pin.

Reewape Ruok RBA 510 pin

I would call the design, manufacturing and quality of the Reewape Ruok RBA very well done!

How Does the Reewape Ruok RBA Perform?

Reewape Ruok RBA Build Tutorial

First screw the 510 adaptor on to the coil, and then I recommend you screw the coil on to an Ohms meter for safety if you have one.

Or if you’re confident screw the assembled coil onto a mod that has a 510 connection.

Reewape Ruok RBA in coil adaptor

Just make sure while messing with the wire you have remove the batteries or turned the mod off!

For wire I used 28g twisted Kanthal.

  • First make your coil or use a pre built coil,wire coil
  • Place your coil tails through the posts.deck posts 2
  • Leave a gap between the coil and the posts and airflow then clamp down the screws.coil wire
  • Trim the coil tails flush with the posts.Reewape Ruok RBA wire cut
  • Pulse and strum your coil on a low wattage, make sure you get a nice glow from the centre of the coil out with no hotspots.coil hotspots
  • Check your Ohms! If using the Nord pod for instance your coil can not be lower than 0.6Ω or the coil will not work in the mod!
  • Pass your cotton through the coil, see my photo for rough guidance to how long to leave you cotton tails.wicking pod

I recommend dampening the cotton with a few drops of e-liquid at this point, just so you can shape the cotton to the Reewape Ruok RBA deck.

  • Reassemble the cap! Remember to twist the cap so the nipple locks in place with the deck, no cotton should peek out under the cap!pod build
  • And then place it into a compatible pod and fill (see list above for pod systems).pod fill

Using the Reewape Ruok RBA

While Reewape have a long list of suggested systems the Ruok RBA can work with.

I personally only have 3 of them LOL – so I’m using these 3 pods as examples.

One big thing to keep in mind is the resistance each pod mod!

In my case:

  • Smok Trinity Alpha – Resistance range: 0.5 – 3.0Ω – I made a 0.6Ωtrinity
  • Smok Nord – Resistance range: 0.6 – 1.4Ω – I made a 0.8Ωsmok nord
  • Smok RPM40 – Resistance range: 0.2 – 2.5Ω – I made a 0.5Ωsmok rpm40

While my coil building was conservative each coil I made worked fine, however placing the coil into the Reewape Ruok RBA deck for me was a pain in the butt – it is so small!

I suffer with arthritis in my hands and on top of that my sight isn’t good, even with my reading glasses on lol.

Wicking the Reewape Ruok RBA

Then we come to wicking up this creature…

Too much cotton and you can’t get the cap on, to little cotton and you either burn the cotton or it will leak liquid faster than a bucket with a hole in it!

Experimentation is the key!
pod kits

Reewape Ruok RBA Flavour and Vapour

Once everything on the Reewape Ruok RBA is situated right, and the pod is filled, leave them for a few minutes to let the juice soak into the cotton – known as priming your coils.

  • RPM40 gave me the best results with flavour and vapour production mainly because I could adjust the wattage to suit my taste.Reewape Ruok RBA kit rpm40 toot
  • Nord performance was good with the coil I used (0.8Ω) however the flavour wasn’t as good as the RPM40.Reewape Ruok RBA kit nord toot
  • Trinity Alpha was a pain in the A***, it didn’t want to work at first and kept showing a short error! When I did get it working (with much Fuffing around) the vape was intermittent around 50 to 60% of the time, *the air was blue most of the time LOL.trinity

While neither of these 3 pod systems will ever be classed as major cloud chucker’s, I was impressed by the vapour, all 3 were a restricted direct to lung draw.

The flavour from the Reewape Rouk RBA was OK, although with my palate I wouldn’t call any of the flavour stellar, however it was quite acceptable.

Reewape Ruok RBA kit rpm40 box

In some of my experiments with the RMP40 and the Nord, I did experience a bit of gurgling – especially with the Smok RPM40 but this I found was down to how much cotton I used or rather didn’t use.

Pros

  • 510 adapter
  • Good airflow
  • Acceptable flavour and vape production
  • Works with a wide range of Nord compatible devices

Cons

  • Doesn’t work fabulously well with Smok Trinity Alpha!
  • Could be difficult for those with dexterity problems
  • No premade coil examples included

Final Review Verdict

A very interesting idea is about all I can say really!

The RBA is well made and cheap.

The thought of the Reewape Rouk RBA working in multiple systems really got my juices flowing!

I spent a complete week testing coiling and experimenting with the RBA in my 3 pods and truth to be told the frustration I experienced was very high!

I would have been happy to see a couple of coils included with the kit so that beginners had an idea of the size of coils required.

Would I recommend the Ruok RBA from Reewape?

For those that don’t mind a lot of messing around, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this RBA in a heartbeat!

Those of us that like things to be simpler with no frustration, you’d be better off buying the stock Nord coils!

Would I buy this RBA again due loss or damage?

For me personally “No” I would prefer to buy the 0.6Ω Nord coils, however saying that this little RBA would work as a great backup, should I ever run out of stock coils as a stop gap!

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
8
Build Quality
9
Ease of Build
6
Flavour
7
Vapour
9
Replace If Lost Or Damaged?
5
Kevin Jeffrey
Hi my name is Kevin, I started vaping back in 2009 mainly because my little boy at 3 years old was starting to copy the way daddy smoked a cigarette! Over the years I have gained a good amount of experience with different types of vaping hardware but I'm just a normal guy who enjoys sharing my experiences. This is why I started my Youtube vape review channel in 2014. To date the channel has had over 500,000 views. Being disabled, vaping has given me a gateway to meeting people from all different walks of life, many of those I would not have met under other circumstances. The way I look at my reviews is, if I can convince just one person to give up the stinky’s my job is done. I class myself as a tinkerer as I like to take things apart to see how they work and put them back together, yes that includes e-cigarette mods! One day I would like to be able to design my own mod. I am a dedicated father, and husband to my sweetheart of nearly 30 years! Family to me comes before anything else.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks Kevin great review. Can’t wait to get it. I do however remember how the rba deck was on some of my smok sub ohm units to get the cotton just right and no leaking, also so small it takes a while to get the coil in place at times. I started vaping in 2017 with Sub-ohm cloud chasing lol. From a 2 pack a day Kool Box smoker for 25 years, then in 2019 I was really missing the throat hit I used to get when I smoked so I switched to MTL and shelved my Sub-ohm mods. Been smoke free every since vaping away feeling great. Started with The Novo, then bought the Nord and left it in a hotel after a week oops. Always missed it I loved it so much so this upgraded one sounds great esp with the rba.

  2. Good review which helped me to decide NOT to purchase the rba unless its like what you mentioned, just for a spare in case my occ ran out on me. Thanks for the great review on the rba for rpm40 (which i would be using on actually)

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