Nova RDA by Gas Mods Full Review

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The Nova RDA by Gas Mods is the latest RDA from the same company that gave you the G.R.1 RDA and the Nixon 1.5 RDTA. This is a single-coil squonk-ready RDA that looks like a high-end RDA, but with a really affordable price.

Similar to the GR1, the Nova RDA come in both sand blasted or black decks, and a wide range of colored topcaps. Here are the basics for the Nova RDA by Gas Mods:

  • Stainless steel 304 sand-blasted deck
  • Stainless steel 304 cap – 2 parts threaded
  • Comes with Delrin driptip and beauty ring
  • PEEK insylator, single-coil post-less style
  • 22mm diameter X 19mm height

The unique thing about the Nova RDA is the 2-part top cap. It doesn’t really effect the flavor, but it’s sure fun to play with! The upper “beauty cap” fits both a regular 510 driptip and the included threaded wide bore tip. Remove it, and you can fit an 810 driptip (with o-ring).

So they have really thought a lot about that little feature

Gas Mods Nova RDA: Pros

  • Beautiful & well built – Just like the Nixon and The GR1, it is high quality and feels like a really high-end product. The sand blasting is smooth and even. The screws work just right and hold down the wire well.
  • Beautiful caps – Lot of colors to choose from, although you need to purchase the rest seperately. Again, feels like a very high-end cap that should cost $12 – $20.
  • Short profile looks – Some don’t like short RDAs, but if you are someone who does, this RDA is going to look great on all your tiny mech squonk mods. Personally, I prefer the way it looks without the top ring.
  • Decent flavor – I cannot say that I was able to get “the best flavor” from the Gas Mods Nova RDA. However, the flavor is pretty decent. In case you’re wondering, my best flavor-chasing squonk RDA is still the Basic 1.1 RDA.

Gas Mods Nova RDA: Cons

  • Easy to oversquonk – This is disappointing, but the Gas Mods Nova RDA is really easy to oversquonk. I guess there’s not much they can do when the height is only 19mm. With another 1mm in there, they could have angled the airflow down just  a little, which would have resulted in better airflow and flavor as well.

Overall, I think at $24 the Nova RDA is a great buy for someone just looking ot get into squonking. Gas Mods have not slipped in their quality.

If you already have a few good squonk RDAs however, you might not get anything from the Nova. There are tons of RDAs out there that can deliver better flavor, even clone vape stuff. 

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