Squonk and squonker seem to be the latest buzz word in the world of Vaping. And they seem to be having a resurgence in popularity. With cheap squonk mods coming to market on a weekly basis, this increase in popularity has also seen squonking move from the specialist market to the more mainstream.
If you are new to Vaping you may we’ll be asking what on Earth is squonk!
Essentially, Squonk means a bottom fed atomizer. Typically, its a device that holds your e-liquid supply internally that feeds your juice directly into the atomizer. To get the e-liquid into the RDA, simply press the e-juice bottle via the squonk hole in the mod.
So effectively you can get the experience and performance of an RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomiser), but without the hassle of having to continually drip juice onto the coil, as the juice is feed up through the hollowed out 510 centre, up into the juice well, and onto the cotton & Coils.
More and more RDA’s are being designed with squonking in mind, and come with a bottom feed squonk pin included in the kit, to allow you to switch out between squonking and dripping.
Following the design ques of the high end custom made Specialist Squonking mods, there are two stand out contenders in this growing affordable squonk mechanical market that have caught my eye.
Stentorian RAM BF Squonk
The Stentorian RAM BF Squonk MOD This mod is an elegant wood/resin style Squonker device with a bottom feeding design.
Powered by a single 18650 cell, plus a 7ml huge squonk bottle, the RAM BF MOD offers a full day vaping without frequent refilling. It has a fire button with a safety lock to prevent accidental firing too. The 24K gold 510 connector and fire button ensure the best electronic conductivity too. The RAM Squonker comes in a choice Wood or resin and in a choice colours
Opting for the wood, gives a great hand craft feel to the mod, careful crafted, to fit together well, and feel perfect in the hand.
The 24K Gold internal components and connected using thick gauge wire running down from the switch to the negative contact on the battery connector.
Due to RAM being a fully mechanical box mod, there is no circuitry inside, or any regulation or protection. So a good understanding of ohms law, and battery safety is required before using this device.
The 24k Gold fire button, when pressed connects directly onto the shaft of the 510 connection, completing the circuit and firing the device.
The RAM does feature a locking ring surrounding the Fire button, which allows you to turn it, to prevent the button from being pressed. Although I must admit, it was far to fiddly for my sausage fingers.
You gain access to to battery and Squonk bottle by simply removing the matching wooden battery door. The centre magnet holds it firmly in place.
Stentorian RAM BF Squonk Performance
The RAM, feels great in the hand, if not a little lightweight. Due to its mechanical nature, the fire button does take quite amount of force to fire, which in part is due to me using regulated mods with lighter electric switches.
The juice bottle was really easy to fill, and insert into the device. The vast 7ml Capacity kept me Vaping for hours.
I did find that after a while the wooden door seemed to warp a little bit, and sat proud in one corner, which in truth, I think was my own fault due to over squonking, when I first used it, and not cleaning up the juice that leaked out. We all know what will happen when wood gets wet.
But all in all I really like the RAM. For the price of just a touch over £60, I think you are getting a high performance Squonker. It will keep you squonking for years to come.
Aleader X-Drip Box MOD Squonk
The X-Drip Box MOD from Aleader is a colorful wood/resin style Squonk MOD with a 7ml Squonk bottle. It uses a single 18650 cell with a flip-type magnetic battery cover. Together with resin material body, a big fire button, the spring-loaded 510 connector with bottom feeding pin and a 24mm diameter PEI spacer for heat insulation used on the bottom of atomizer. This mechanical Squonk MOD will bring you a full day of happy vaping!
With a similar size and design as the RAM, but coming in nearly £20 cheaper at only just over £40. Is another great choice for someone looking at getting into squonking with a mechanical mod.
Although X-Drip is the cheaper if the two. It definitely doesn’t look or feel any less of a mod. And if anything, I would say if has more of a premium feel.
As with the RAM, the fully mechanical mod feature 24k gold plated component parts. And rather than connecting the internals with wire and solder, which can reduce conductivity. They have followed the design of some of the higher end squonkers, with solid connectors run through the inside, seemlessly connecting the components, resulting in a reduction in a voltage drop from battery to 510.
Unlike the RAM there is no locking mechanism. So extra caution needs to be taken when using and traveling with the X-Drip.
The X-Drip features a super soft food grade Squonk bottle. It effortlessly allows you to soak you cotton, with a gentle simple squeeze.
The Art of Squonking
When you first start squonking, as with Driiping, you have to get used to the amount of Eliquid that you are squonking up onto your cottons. I would recommend that to start with you remove the top cap of you RDA when you Squonk. Therefore, you can see how much juice is flowing up onto your Coil. Too little and what juice you force up, will get sucked back down. Too much and you will over-Squonk and flood your Coils, and risk leakage.
Bottom Feed RDAs
The second part of your Squonking Combo, once you have chosen you Mod, is a compatible RDA. There is plenty to choose from.
Geekvape Athena Squonk RDA
A 24mm rebuildable dripper atomizer with top angled airflow system which is leakproof and produces outstanding flavor. It also adopts an unique dual postless build deck design with deep juice well which is easy to build and perfect for various large size coils. Together with optional 810 & 510 drip tips, optional regular pin & bottom feeding pin, the Athena RDA is the best choice for DIY fans and Squonk lovers.
WOTOFO Serpent BF RDA
A bottom feeding rebuildable dripper atomizer with a short height – 30mm in total. The RDA features dual independent posts with four wire holes, which support single & dual coil and complex & simple coil buildings to meet different vaping needs. It’s compatible with Squonk style mod and regular mod. That’s the right RDA for you to enjoy perfect flavor and cloud vapor. 3 colors.
If you don’t feel you are ready or confident enough to move over the unregulated devices, don’t panic. You can still try your hand at Squonking, with the some New to market fully regulated devices such as the Fuchai Squonk 213 159w 21700 VW kit or the
IJOY CAPO 100W 20700 Squonker Kit, both of which include a perfectly matched bottom feed RDA.
So what are you waiting for, come and join the Squonk revolution.
I’m a Blogger based in UK, I stopped smoking in October 2013, at which point I set up my own Vaping review blog, www.myvapingreviews.co.uk to help me record and share my Vaping journey. A real hobbiest Vapor, who not only enjoy the Vaping experience, but loves the technology and design behind it.