Reviewing The VooPoo Rune In Depth
Reviewing The VooPoo Rune In Depth
By Michael DeCato
- Diameter: 24.6mm
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Four Terminal Postless Build Deck
- Vertial Coil Connection
- Adjustibel Bottom Airflow
- Large Juicewell
- 810 Delrin Resin Drip Tip
- 510 Drip Tip Adapter
- Extended 510 Squonk Pin
Current color options include Rainbow, Gold, Black, SS-Black, Silver, SS-Blue.
- Rune RDA
- 510 Adapter Ring
- Seal Ring
- Stainless Steel Hex Socket Screw
- Slotted Flathead Screws
- Slotted Screw Driver
- Allen Key
- User Manual
VooPoo Rune RDA
The Rune is VooPoo's second entry into the RDA scene. If you missed the Demon RDA, don't worry as you're not missing too much. It's like night and day when comparing the two devices. The Rune is quite the amazing RDA. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's jump off this review and start at the best place possible: the top.
Drip Tip/Top Cap: Ever since the Drag came out with a resin panel, I wished VooPoo would release drip tips using that same resin. Well, the UForce T1 came out and with it came those beautiful resin drip tips. Just one problem, they weren't Goon style 810. Color me disappointed. But then they announced the Rune and to my great surprise and satisfaction they made 810 resin drip tips! EFF YEAH! Okay, so I know it's a small thing, but I really do like the resin drip tips included with the Rune. On most variations of the Rune, the top cap has a "rune" pattern etched around it. There is one SS version that does not have the pattern. I know some people don't care for the pattern, but I don't mind it. The top cap is secured into the barrel by an o-ring, and has a nice conical shape to it. I really like the top cap on the Rune as it allows you to pop it off and paint your coils without having to remove the entire barrel and messing with your airflow. Very nice design for this.
Barrel/Airflow: The Barrel has "VooPoo" etched on either side and perpendicular to that has the airflow slots. The only other thing I want to mention about the barrel is that on the inside there are a few notches that line up with tracks on the top of the deck. This essentially acts as a stopper for your airflow whether turning it left or right. You will not round-robin the barrel. This is a nice little feature that is really inconsequential, but I like the thought that went into it. The airflow is rectangular in shape with a divider in the middle. The edges are angled inward to direct the airflow through the deck. The airflow ports on the bottom of the deck are also angled, so I guess it's just keeping the air flowing in that same direction. I'm a bit confused with the use of the divide on the airflow and feel it is unnecessary as removing it would seem to produce the same results. I mean, I'm no airflow guru, but I just don't see the point. If you want to cutdown your airflow and didn't have the divider, it would have the same affect. You might even get a bit more airflow without it there. As for the amount of airflow, it's decent. It's not as airy as I was expecting, but it works pretty well for my 3mm ID builds.
Deck: The Rune has a postless build deck. Postless decks aren't known to be beginner friendly, but I actually really enjoy building on them. The "posts" are configured on the far sides of the deck with the bottom airflow coming up right inbetween them. Since it is a postless deck, when building, you will need to precut your coil leads so that they are situated accordingly. I found that a few mm above the airflow worked really well. This allows plenty of air to flow out of the air holes, hit the bottom of the coils, and travel up nicely. The sides of the deck are very high walled and allow for lots of juice to be retained in the well without worry of it leaking through the bottom airflow slots. When squonking, the juice is squeezed through a raised 510 pin and directed to either side for even saturation. The raised pin is nice as it keeps all the juice from being sucked back into the bottle when releasing. I have to say, the deck on the Rune is really nice and really well thought it.
Performance: If you haven't guessed it already, I absolutely love the Rune RDA, and it shines when it comes to performance. I threw a few different builds into the atty; some regular 22ga Kanthal, SS triple core fused claptons from AVS, and my go to SS claptons from AVS. Each build produced great results with great flavor, but my trusty AVS SS claptons were my favorite. There's not much else I can say about performance as I found it to be such a great RDA.
- Beautiful Resin drip tips
- Removable top cap
- Conical shape in top cap
- Notches for stopping barrel rotation
- Bottom airflow
- Postless deck
- High walls for large juice well
- High set airflow slots
- Raised 510
- Fantastic flavor
- Airflow divide unnecessary
- Postless deck not beginner friendly
There's not much in the way of flaws with the Rune RDA. VooPoo did a fantastic job designing this RDA and I feel like they took the time to figure out what actually works well. From the top to the bottom, it really feels like the Rune was meticulously designed to be a great RDA, and it definitely shows when it comes to performance. At such a great price point, if you have been on the fence about getting one I would suggest you strongly consider this RDA and don't feel you will be disappointed.