- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: Pipeline Store
- Price of the tested product: 149 Euros
- Product category according to its selling price: Luxury (over 100 euros)
- Atomizer type: Classic rebuildable
- Number of resistances allowed: 1
- Resistance Type: Classic Reconstructable, Rebuildable Micro Coil, Reconstructible Classic Temperature Controlled, Rebuildable Micro Coil with Temperature Control
- Type of wicks supported: Cotton, Fiber
- Quantity in milliliters announced by the manufacturer: 4
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Taifun is one of the few brands that make the cloud hunter dream, just like Bentley or Ferrari inspire aficionados of all four wheels.
A friend of mine told me, after a trip to England, to enter a vape shop armed with its set-up rigged a GT3 and sellers have all rushed to ogle the atomizer. By their own admission, it was the first time they had seen one for real. The brand benefits from a true love rib and an aura of legend to which even the most seasoned professionals are sensitive. They were able to test it on some puffs and the pleasure was read on their face. My girlfriend is also left with a handful of free liquids, ie the waouh effect triggered by the manufacturer ...
Taifun GTR is a real homecoming for Smokerstore. Indeed, the atomizer is strictly MTL, just as was the first GT of the name that made the happiness of thousands of users. The return to favor, for about a year, of this type of vape, less relaxed and more focused on the flavors, could not do without the mark which, if not to have invented the kind, will have given him his letters nobility.
So, here I am in the presence of an object of 4ml of capacity, of beautiful appearance and costing 149 €. Of course, it's not cheap but you do not get a Taifun like you buy a chocolate. This is not a compulsive purchase but a personal journey, sometimes accompanied by a few months of savings, to access the Holy Grail of the vape. No one is obliged to possess it, there are many other cheaper atomizers, but desire sometimes makes its miracle and the fact is that the last Taifun sells like chocolate loaves (I have placed both appellations in the same paragraph for the sole purpose of demonstrating my concern for linguistic openness, everyone knows that it is called a chocolate!).
Strict monocoil and for good reason, the GTR does not play with our nerves and is displayed as it is designed: a pure MTL atomizer or purist, more to generate stratus than cumulonimbus. The only possible outcome of this test is therefore to respect the ato for what it is and to answer the famous question: Taste, are you there?
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 23
- Length or height of the product in mm as it is sold, but without its drip-tip if it is present and regardless of the length of the connection: 35
- Weight in grams of the product as sold, with its drip-tip if it is present: 60
- Material constituting the product: Stainless steel, PSU
- Form Factor Type: Classic RTA
- Number of parts in the product, without screws and washers: 9
- Number of threads: 4
- Quality of the threads: Excellent
- Number of O-rings, Drip-Tip excluded: 5
- Quality of O-rings present: Very good
- O-Ring Positions: Drip-Tip Connection, Top Cap - Tank, Bottom Cap - Tank
- Capacity in milliliters actually usable: 4
- Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes
Vapelier's note on quality feelings: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
It is often in the simplicity that niche beauty. Taifun adopts this adage and offers us a piece of goldsmithing that draws its elegance from the evidence of its lines. Small but compact, with a good dose of classicism, the GTR returns us almost to the beginnings of the vape and it is not without a certain nostalgia that one examines the pieces of metal and the frozen tank that one has in the hand.
Some elements refer to the DNA of the brand as the airflow ring that puts us back in known terrain. The engravings are deep and judiciously placed, they accentuate the neoclassical aspect of the piece. We can only be seduced by these timeless forms that contrast with the rest of the production and even with the latest offshoots of the brand. Taifun has found the way to simplicity and we can only rejoice. This ato is beautiful, simply but definitely beautiful.
Here, we do not kid anymore, we must assume his standing. We therefore find 304 steel called "food" from the family of austenitic steels that have the distinction of not being magnetic. This material is very stable in time, suitable for everyday use and quite appropriate to the vape.
More interesting, Taifun offers us a tank in PSU or polysulfone. This plastic material is a polymer that has obvious qualities for the vape. It is indeed very resistant to temperature, resistant to deformation (and therefore to shocks) and chemicals and adapted to the vape because it has all the necessary approvals for use in a food context. Be careful though, some e-liquids particularly corrosive can still alter the material (citrus, cola ...) but your tank will be much more likely to accommodate many juices than traditional PMMA tanks.
The finish is worthy of the reputation of the brand, ie impeccable. Whether in machining, assembling or the quality of threads, we are on an object that is a credit to the industry of the vape. Beyond this simple observation, the grip is really significant. The size / weight ratio makes us feel that we are in the presence of a piece made to last and it is not the owners of the first Taifun GT of the name that will contradict me!
But beyond the perceived strength, there is a real happiness in the disassembly of the parts that come without having to force so the threads, wherever they are from elsewhere, work well. The icing on the cake, the O-rings are of a high quality, they do not stick to various parts like other atomizers. The quality of finishing is of interest only if it allows a good duration in time as well as easy manipulations. Completed contract, the GTR is the worthy representative of Taifun House.
- Connection type: 510
- Adjustable positive plot? No, a flush mount can only be guaranteed through an adjustment of the positive pad of the battery or the mod on which it will be installed
- Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes and variable
- Diameter in mm maximum of the air regulation possible: 4
- Minimum diameter in mm of the air regulation possible: 0
- Positioning of the air regulation: From below and taking advantage of the resistances
- Spray chamber type: bell type
- Heat dissipation of the product: Excellent
Reviewer's comments on functional features
No suspense here. It is an MTL atomizer and we find a suitable airflow system. Two lights on each side of the bottom cap provide air supply. Each of them is 2mm in diameter and, at most, we can only have two at the same time. This ensures a correct aeration of the resistance and air / e-liquid carburation almost ideal for the search of flavors. In practice, we are on a tight airflow, it is undeniable, which ensures an old-fashioned vape with a steam still correct for the category, without excess.
It is of course possible to allow an even tighter airflow by concealing a hole or a hole and a half on both. There, we find an ultra tight draw, as it was in the Taifun GT1.
The air circuit is directed to the underside of the resistor for maximum efficiency in cooling and aroma expression.
The single-deck is still quite small but incredibly easy to use. First, it has four studs: two positive and two negative, separated by the eternal joint in peek. This is to allow the installation of the coil according to your will, whether you are right-handed or left-handed or you prefer the legs of the resistive below or above.
The installation of the coil is a real pleasure, the quality of BTR screws to unlock the studs being for many. Once in place, the wire is well crushed by the screws and the assembly takes a ridiculously limited time. It is no longer then only determine the height of the coil and adjust its horizontality.
The cotonnage could not be simpler. The fiber easily takes its place in front of the e-liquid in the mini-vats provided for this purpose. It is simply not to put too much material, not to pack it or put too little. Once this balance is found, you are well off for use without leakage or dry-hit.
The GTR includes an e-liquid input control system that operates by rotating the reservoir on the base. The modus operandi is simple. After changing cotton or filling, screw the tank to the base. Then unscrew gently until you see the two entrances per side. You can choose one entry (per side) or two, depending on the viscosity of your juice. My note: wide open, the Taifun GTR accepts without flinching liquids between 50 / 50 ratio PG / VG up to 20 / 80. I was not beyond because it seemed to me out of the comfort zone of the atomizer. For liquids with a ratio lower than 50 / 50, a discovery entry is the answer.
Taifun has opted for a system probably less glamorous than others (cap sliding, turning on itself ...) but very reassuring. Indeed, just make an eighth turn (ie not much) in the top cap overlooking the tank to open the ato and fill with your dropper. Then, you rest the metal disc where the two points are engraved and you make an eighth turn.
It is simple, certainly, but this system augurs of a great durability of the action in the time because here, there is no articulation whatever likely to break or to take the game. The advantage of the classic ...
A tip: when filling, be sure to close the airflows and the arrival of juice before proceeding to avoid leakage. A minute of learning to save many of your pants.
- Drip tip attachment type: 510 Only
- Presence of a Drip-Tip? Yes, the vaper can immediately use the product
- Length and type of drip-tip present: Medium
- Quality of the drip-tip present: Very good
Reviewer's comments on the Drip-Tip
Once again, the drip-tip brings us a few years back, at the right time of the 510. Machined from steel, it has an upright flared shape and a tight internal diameter, perfectly suited to the precise use of the ato.
I will not talk about the finish at the height of the atomizer or double seals ensuring a perfect fit. A little personal regret, the mention Taifun engraved on the drip-tip had a great charm and it is not present here.
Evaluation of the packaging
- Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
- Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Can do better
- Presence of a user manual? Yes
- Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? No
- Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes
Vapelier's note on packaging: 3.5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
The packaging is not unworthy with the black cardboard case containing the ato, a spare bag and the instructions.
However, considering the high price of the object, it would have been desirable to begin the discovery with a more original or more luxurious packaging. We are at Taifun and not at Tati ... The user who puts 149 € in an atomizer also expects a pleasure of the eyes and a pack in wood or metal or even a simple case of velvet had been put in the occurrence. Like at Bentley or Ferrari ...
Appreciations in use
- Transport facilities with the mod of the test configuration: Ok for an inside jacket pocket (no deformations)
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing in the street, with a simple tissue paper
- Filling facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
- Easy to change resistances: Easy but requires a workspace to lose nothing
- Is it possible to use this product throughout the day by adding several vials of e-liquid? Yes perfectly
- Was there leak after one day of use? No
- In the event of leaks during the tests, descriptions of the situations in which they occur:
Note from Vapelier on the ease of use: 4.4 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
Respect the ato and not ask him what he can not do. Here is the rule. That I largely exceeded by trying complex threads, low resistors and a whole battery of rigs worthy of a crash test. The GTR is clearly not made for competition and each of these expeditions to exotic lands has failed. If the heater is too hot, the airflow is not powerful enough to cool it. The taste suffers greatly and all this is counterproductive.
MTL in the soul, he has accepted against cons without a kanthal 0.50 mounting on an internal diameter of 2.5mm in slightly spaced turns and that's when he gave the full extent of his talent. 0.9Ω on the meter (you can climb up to 1.2Ω quietly) and the power of 20W that leads this crew expresses itself in the felted for an excellent ratio of taste / steam.
Old-fashioned atomizer, old-fashioned assembly, it was run in advance!
Bluffing. Adjusted and mounted properly, the GTR behaves divinely well. The draw is tight, it was the deal. So we have the answer to our question: Taifun knows how to make taste. In each category or viscosity e-liquid tested, it is better than a very good dripper and transcribed with fidelity flawless all the flavors present. Even more versatile, gustantly speaking, than its distant ancestor, it is vapor of any liquid: fruity, greedy or tobacco with an identical constancy.
The steam remains correct, rather fleshy and serves her purpose admirably. The flavors are magnified and we rediscover our reference liquids with unfeigned happiness.
At the level of use, nothing to complain about. It behaves very well on any type of mod, it is very user-friendly at the time of filling and, subject to good compliance with the quilting and sealing of the air inlets or juice, there is no leakage.
Consumption, meanwhile, is dreamy: in 6 days of testing, I went from 20ml of liquid per day to 8ml ...
Recommendations for use
- With which type of mod is it advisable to use this product? Electronics AND Mechanics
- With which mod model is it advisable to use this product? Anyone but personally, I will kill to mount it on a Skarabaus Pro in 23
- With which type of e-liquid is it advisable to use this product? All liquids without problems
- Description of the test configuration used: Dot Mod + Various liquids with different viscosities
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: The one you want, it is sublime everywhere!
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.8 / 5
The mood ticket of the reviewer
Ares, Siren, Berserker, Precisio ... the new references in the field of MTL have brought fashion this vape. The GTR comes to drive the nail, very heavily, by imposing itself as a formidable tool of massive persuasion. The game is refocused and, despite its price, the GTR should largely conquer fans of the genre. With its unparalleled finish, its flavors distilled as by an experienced alchemist and its beauty so simple that it takes all eyes.
As a tester, it is rare, especially today to have a crush on an atomizer. Yet this is the case here. The GTR is neither more nor less than perfect, nothing to retouch, it delivers tastings that were thought to be carried away by time. He reminds us that the vape was also the taste, this particular way of appreciating its contours by the steam, a gustative revolution in operation as much as risk reduction object.
(c) Copyright Vapelier SAS 2014 - Only the complete reproduction of this article is authorized - Any modification of any nature whatsoever is totally prohibited and violates the rights of this copyright.