There has been a lot of drama/debate on who it was that first came out with the postless design, and we get that for some this is an issue. For us as always we are just stoked that this industry keeps innovating, it truly is amazing at the speed in which things continuously improve and change. And there is something very big happening with this idea of a postless build deck!
As with all major paradigm shifts it will take some getting used to. Think of this deck design in a similar way you would approach shifting to nickel or titanium wire. It is a different style of vaping that has its benefits and weaknesses.
The biggest benefit is without posts we can do two things, reduce the vapor chamber further than before, and direct air through the coils even more effectively, which leads of course to absolutely incredible flavour! Not to mention a really nice warm vape (you can cool it down if you need to with indirect airflow and higher ohm builds).
On the other side of things, gone are the deep juice wells that we have all gotten used to. This style of vaping needs more attention to your juice levels and how you add that juice. Because of the shallow deck this is almost like using a Wotofo Freakshow, you need to paint your wicks/coils and much more often (think 4-5 pulls per paint session). This could be seen as annoying to some, but the flavour quality far exceeds the effort. And another thing, the Evil Monk doesn’t leak, as long as you wick around and away from the airflow chimneys (which by the way come installed, some reviews showed you needing to install them, must have been a pre-production thing) you should be fine. We have vaped with MaxVG and a 60/40 without a single leak.
Building on a postless deck is easier than you might think. Spin your coils, trim the leads shorter than you would like (you are aiming for the coils to be 1-2mm above the airflow chimneys), don’t worry you can fit them and remove and keep trimming till they fit right. Essentially it’s easier to build than with posts, you have more flexibility and aligning your coils to the AFC is sort of done for you, you will need to give a final twist to get them perfect. 3mm coils will fit in this tiny little atty, our build, 3mm 24 ga 7 wraps 0.3 Ohm dual coil run at 50w, and holy shit, best flavour ever. The only finicky part, the grub screws are tiny and deep, so get ready to work with a tiny allen key in a pretty tight little package.
Airflow is directed throw your coils from the bottom and comes from the sides of the base of the atty. You can twist you top cap for either 2 or 4 air holes (2 of which would be indirect on a dual build with all 4 open), its an open draw with just 2 holes open, think a Derringer with 2-2.5 holes open. One other down side to this design, you can’t really drip down the drip tip without most likely causing a leak, you need to fully remove your top cap and paint your wicks/coils. Good news, the tolerance on the o-ring on the base is perfect, you would think this would get messy (and we hate a messy setup), but it doesn’t. We do however give the top cap and drip tip a rinse a couple times a day to get rid of condensation build up.
This is a must try/buy atty, it’s a major design shift that you need to experience. The flavour is so rich and intense. It’s been a great couple of months lately for Attys, shit, for Mods too! At $40 dollars there really is no excuse to give it a go. We are very stoked to see where postless designs go in the coming months!
– Incredible Flavour
– Innovative Postless Design
– Very Condensed Vapor Chamber
– Thick Warm Vape
– Very Clean Design Aesthetic
– Great Airflow (really smooth)
– Great O-ring Resistance
– Surprisingly Doesn’t Leak (As long as you don’t over drip)
– Wide Bore Drip Tip & 510 Adapter
– Great Mouth Feel
– Dual and Quad Builds
– No Spitback
– Tiny Little Atty
– Great Build Quality
– Small Juice Capacity (you paint your wicks)
– You must remove your Top Cap to Paint/Drip