With its ubiquitous Velocity style deck, building the Crystal Ball was simple. My dual coil build measured 0.23Ω using two of the supplied Ni80 staple coils. Wicking was a breeze, and I made sure that the four wick tails were in contact with the juice holes on the sides of the deck to prevent leaking.
Now, I am not a big RTA user and prefer to stick with Genesis style RTAs like the Geekvape Avocado which are much more forgiving, i.e., any dope can wick it correctly. With other RTAs I haven’t been so successful, so I was thrilled when I got the Crystal Ball to perform leak-free on my first attempt.
I filled the tank with 80% VG cinnamon toast crunch and started at 50W with the airflow wide open. The Crystal Ball performed well, with good vapor, nice flavor and no dry hits. As I vaped, I slowly increased wattage until I hit 80W and the Crystal Ball performed great.
Of course, this review wouldn’t be complete without using the Crystal Ball as an RDA. After all, according to the Fumytech packaging, “When you shut down the juice flow, it will be an RDA”. So, let’s check it.
The juice flow control is simple to operate by turning the bottom portion of the tank. I found the easiest way to use it is with the Crystal Ball mounted on your mod – you simply grab the tank and turn it clockwise while viewing the juice ports through the glass tank.
Once the ports were sealed, I dripped through the drip tip opening and as expected, the Ball worked like any other RDA. The performance was no different than it is as an RTA, but this feature allows you to switch up your juice from the one you have in the tank, which seems to be the only reason to use this feature. Still, it’s pretty cool.