We have been curious about all these Ceramic Coils hitting the market, and the fine folks over at FreeMax sent us their new Scylla Clearomizer. It’s a pretty tall tank that packs some great new coil technology and boy can it wick with the best of them.
This is one crazy clearo, it can take a ton of power, so much that it scares us a bit. If you have been looking for a tank that will let you give your mod a run through the watts, this might just be the tank for you. The Scylla has all the features we would expect to find on todays clearos, top fill, lots of airflow options, access to your coil with a full tank, leak proof, and quality materials. But when it comes to flavour, it’s good but not outstanding, and the vapor production while decent is missing some density.
The flavour off of ceramic is very clean, almost crisp and is something you need to try for yourself. There seems to be a ramp up time for these coils to get to operating temp and it’s pretty quick with these FreeMax coils, maybe 1/2 a second. We have also noticed a lot of ohm resistance fluctuation with our coil, it started out at 0.3 ohms and now after some use seems to rest at 0.44 and rise as high as 0.8 when vaping/heating. This fluctuation is a little unsettling to us and also really effects the power hitting the coil, getting as high as 8V at times. That just seems crazy to us. But with all this power it’s a warm vape but nothing overly crazy (we do like warm vapes though).
Vapor production is good, but maybe it’s the ceramic or the design of the tank, the vapor is a little wispy, it lacks the thick voluminous clouds you would expect from a tank like this. We can’t really fault the flavour or vapor quality, it just leaves you wanting more from this tank.
Airflow is tremendous, so much that we couldn’t possibly inhale the volume it can handle. If this is the kind of flow you look for you will be very happy, we personally like more of a restricted lung-hit and find ourselves only using about 1/4 or less of the airflow. The AFC design is great, 8 nice clicky little stops making adjustment a breeze and it stays on the setting you have selected.
We have only tested the Ceramic Coils (FGCC) and the RTA section but there are several other coil options available, Kanthal (0.25 & 0.5), Ni200 (0.15 & 0.25), and Claptons (0.5). We did a quick search and the ceramic coils replacements are pretty hard to find, this is something FreeMax will need to work on.
Wicking from these Ceramic Coils is outstanding, its hard to believe the 4 very tiny wick holes can keep up so well with high VG juice at such high wattages. We have easily taken it to 120W with no issues other than be uncomfortable at such high power ranges.
At first glance of the RTA section you wonder how the hell to wick it. It’s a crazy design, double stacked horizontal coils. It’s convoluted and over complicated. The good news is it comes with a build pre-installed (0.35 ohms), we haven’t tried to install our own coils but it looks like a pretty finicky proposition. Wicking it is very similar to the old Kayfun method, it’s just double stacked (the video link below shows you what to do). We made sure to leave pretty healthy wick leads, about 3-4 cm past the deck, and then gently pushed them down into place with a wick hook. The RTA section performs surprisingly well. It’s a nice restrictive lung hit, with pretty dense vapor with plenty of flavour (wicks great). It’s just such a crazy deck design, something that would be sure to annoy over time. It might be a great way for a Cloudchaser to experience the qualities a Flavourchaser looks for in an RTA. Also it doesn’t need near the power, 45W does just fine.
In the end this is probably more of a flavourful clearo for the CloudChaser. It’s just too over the top for us. Too much power needed, a little too busy on the design aesthetic, and really big, almost gaudy size. It is a great tank if you have wanted to experience reliable 100W+ vaping, but again that world is not for us, or our battery life. The Scylla is a good product at a pretty great price. There are no major faults and all the cons we have are subjective, it comes down to whether this package/style of vaping appeals to you or not. It has been great to give Ceramic a try and it is a coil tech we want to experiment with further now that we have tried it. Either way it’s great to see companies like FreeMax innovating coil technology.
- Flavour - 8.5/108.5/10
- Vapor Production - 7/107/10
- Coils - 9/109/10
- Airflow - 9/109/10
- Wicking - 10/1010/10
- Juice Capacity - 6.5/106.5/10
- Aesthetics - 5/105/10
- Fit & Finish - 8/108/10
- Materials - 9/109/10
- Value - 7.5/107.5/10
- Clean Flavour
- Decent Vapor Production (less than expected)
- Food Grade Ceramic Coil (decent ramp up)
- Great Wicking
- Good Quality Materials
- Good Fit & Finish
- Decent Juice Capacity (4ml)
- Top Fill (Easy)
- Drip Tip stays cool
- Stays Reasonably Cool
- AFC w/ Click Stops (8)
- Tons of Airflow
- Single and Dual Coil RTA Builds
- Doesn't Leak
- Very little Spitback
- Can Take Tons of Power
- Plenty of Spare Parts
- Reasonably Priced Authentic
- Needs so much power it's scary
- Ramp up for Ceramic Coil may annoy some
- Very Tall
- Busy Aesthetic
- Over Complicated RTA Deck
- Need a 75W+ Mod to Run
Max Draw: Full Lung Hit (if not even more)
Buy: $30 (USA) VaporDNA | $23 USD Fasttech (Clapton)
Ceramic Coils (FGCC): $29 (USA) MistHub
All Other Coils: $10 USD Fasttech
Tutorials: Full Kit | RTA Section