Pizza Dave Delivers - An RDA Review - The Profile V1.5 by Wotofo

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  1. pizzadave80

    pizzadave80 Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    INTRODUCTION

    Hello everyone and happy holidays! This is Pizza Dave, and I have got another review for you. Today I will be going over the new Profile version 1.5. This is an upgraded version of one of the most popular atomizers of 2018, and many are very interested to see how this turned out. I won’t spoil much here, but let’s get right into it eh?


    DISCLAIMER: These devices were sent to me by Wotofo for review.

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    WHAT YOU GET


    • Profile V1.5 RDA
    • 1 Shorty Resin 810 drip tip
    • 1 Resin 810 drip tip
    • 1 Mesh install tool
    • 1 Coil screwdriver and allen key
    • 1 .15-ohm nexMESH CHILL strip
    • 1 .13-ohm nexMESH TURBO strip
    • 1 .16-ohm nexMESHXTREME strip
    • 1 bag of FAT wotofo cotton
    • Spare screws and o-rings
    • Paperwork




    Top caps come in blue, gold, black, stainless steel, rainbow, and gunmetal.


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    FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    It’s a profile. At first glance, without comparing it side by side with the old one, it doesn’t stand out a ton over the OG until you really start to look. The airflow slots are the first thing that is changed, and becomes obvious. However, once you pop the cap off you notice a big difference. The original profile maintained a 24mm outer diameter, but had a thick cap, shrinking the build deck to a compact 20mm(ish) diameter. The new one has a thinner top cap and offers a wider deck overall for both building and wicking. These changes don’t seem too crazy, but let’s see what they are like.


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    BUILD DECK

    Again, at first glance this build deck looks similar to the original Profile, but I found them to be quite a bit different. FIrst off, the clamps are beefier, in addition to being further apart. This means that the mesh doesn’t have such a tall arch, and flattens out the top. The next change is the white delrin, this time around, is ribbed, which I assume is to aid in wicking. Tossing a build in this rda is simple. Bend the mesh strip over the included tool, set in place, tighten down. I then like to heat the mesh up at about 15-20 watts to a light glow before wicking.



    Wicking this is the same as before, but maybe just a little more difficult to get started thanks to the flatter arc of the mesh. Once the end gets through, it is all good, but the lower arc is noticeable right away. I stuck to using the Wotofo wide cotton for all of my builds, and it works just fine. I stuck it through the mesh, fluffed the ends, and I like I snip at a slight angle. This gave me a little more room to tuck into the build deck and it worked every time. Not hard to build at all and might edge out the original by a smidge. There are pictures in my photo gallery showing how I wick it.



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    AIR FLOW

    This is another noticeable change. The airflow on the original was a nice little oval centered on the mesh, with 19 tiny holes in rows. These would be closed off by vertical row, and once closed, the air flow was off center. The new air flow has 10 larger holes, with 1 set placed lower on the mesh and the other at the arch of the mesh. The new air flow also has the option to close off the top row of airflow for a more restricted draw. If you wanted to close off the OG profile, that meant you closed air flow off right to left and it left you with uncentered air flow on the mesh. At least with this new one, you can close down and still have the lower row of holes centered on the coil.

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  2. pizzadave80

    pizzadave80 Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    HOW IT VAPES / FINAL THOUGHTS

    A lot of my how it vapes segment is going to be a comparison between the V1 and V1.5. There are lots of subtle changes, which stood out more and more as I vaped them side by side. I also want to point out that I wasn’t a huge fan of the OG Profile. It had good flavor, yes, but the temperature of the vape and the way the airflow felt was just was not for me. I also didn’t like how it was a cooler vape, and when turned up to get more heat, it led to nasty dry hits. The V1.5 has several things that change the way this vapes, with the air flow being one of the biggest changes. Like I mentioned in the airflow segment, you have the option to close off the top air flow by itself, which boosts the temperature of the vape, while keeping the air flow centered on the mesh. When air flow was closed off on the V1, it was offcentered, which takes away from the flavor. When vaping these side by side, wide open, I also found the V1.5 to be a little bit more restricted than the original. The build deck on the 1.5 is wider, making the mesh arc more flat. It made it a little bit more difficult to wick, but with the lower, flatter cotton, I had less issues with dry hits. Speaking of dry hits, since the V1.5 has more room for cotton on the edges, it provided more wicking, and an easier means to shape the wicking down into a juice well. This also meant that more cotton was saturated, also aiding in the prevention of dry hits. Along with the changes to the rda itself, Wotofo, with newly acquired OFRF, are really going after the nexMESH craze that the Profile V1 created. This one comes with three different mesh strips, all of which have different mesh densities. One is named chill, one is named turbo, and the other is EXTREEEEEMMEE!!!! Yeah, silly I know, but the names are rather accurate for what they are made for. The chill provides a cooler vape and has less surface area thanks to larger holes. The nexMesh Turbo has tighter mesh holes, which provide more surface area, providing a little bump in flavor, vapor production, and temperature. Nexmesh extreme is more like a traditional mesh weave. I honestly didn’t notice a huge difference from this or the turbo other than a slight bump in vapor temperature. I like that they give some options to cater to different aspects of the vapor production, so I give them a win there.



    Now that my ungodly wordy view on the changes and additions is done, how do I rate this against the V1 and other rdas out there? Well, I really dig it. The flavor I get off the mesh is outstanding, and it vapes really great. It is also a solid option to be used on a squonk mod. The little changes they made might seem small, but when comparing to the V1, they are huge! Better flavor, smoother airflow, better airflow adjustment, less dry his, and more room to build and wick. If you have an OG profile and you want something that edges it out, and is still mesh, I think you will love this atomizer. If you have not purchased a Profile and think you want one, go for the V1.5



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    OVEN TEST – If this were to accidentally fall into the pizza oven, would I go out and get another? Yes. Of the handful of mesh rdas I have tested on the market, this takes the crown for me.




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    PROS



    • Great flavor
    • Smooth airflow
    • Improved air flow adjustment
    • More room for cotton
    • Simple, yet stylish top cap design
    • Squonks great



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    CONS



    • Mesh still runs a bit cooler than traditional coils
    • If you close off air flow right to left, it is still not centered on the mesh
    • If you wick it wrong, dry hits can still be a problem



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    Thank you everyone and thank you to Wotofo for sending these my way! I am seeing these online for about $30-35.



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    Pizza Dave – delivering real reviews with no extra toppings



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    REVIEW CRITERIA: I use each item for about two weeks to ensure I have collected enough data to adequately write a review. I use the same e liquid in tanks or rdas throughout all my reviews to ensure that I am comparing apples to apples between all modern equipment. I do not post reviews until I feel confident that I have used it enough to give an educated review. The reason I started doing reviews was due to poor purchasing decisions in my vaping infancy about two years ago. Back then, I purchased several different pieces of hardware without really enjoying it and I hope my reviews can guide people into spending their hard-earned money more wisely than I did! ****Keep in mind that some items I receive may be pre-release and not in retail packaging. Quality may be less than the finished product and what is in the package may differ from the retail package as well.
     

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