Shitty name, right? I’ve heard this called a cyclone clone. It looks a lot like the cyclone or the Smoktek Scar, although it only has 2 posts, not 3.
I’ve actually had the YK1-KTS for a long time. In fact I have 2 of them and I have used both quite a bit.
I loaned one to a friend, and the top cap on my remaining one got way too loose, and I just kind of forgot about it. The other day I was testing out some new thick 24ga kanathal and decided to rig this guy up.
I also just happened to get some o-rings in the mail from Fasttech, so I was able to easily fix the top cap issue.
I got this bad boy rigged up with a .5 ohm coil of 24ga kanathal with a cotton wick and it is performing amazingly well – well enough that it might become my go-to dripper for juice reviews.
Anyway, FT doesn’t actually have a description of this, so here is a better picture to give you an idea:
You should be able to get the basic idea from the picture. It is small in diameter, has 2 brass posts with hex screws and that’s about it.
It’s Small. There may be reasons why you would want a smaller atomizer for certain uses or occasions and this is one of the best small atomizers I have encountered yet.
Easy. It’s pretty easy to work with, at least, there is not a lot of guesswork involved.
Amazing Flavor. This thing give out some of the best flavor I have gotten out of any device.
It’s small. It can be a pro and a con. On the minus side, its small size makes it more difficult to work with and easy to lose.
Hex screws. I am really not a fan of hex screws on the post and this one has them. It’s not the worst, but it is kind of annoying.
Shitty O-Rings. The O-Rings that keep the top cap snug WILL fail on you. There is no way around it other than to replace the o-ring, which luckily is easy to do.
Who is it Good For?
It is a great dripper. It’s also great if you are newer to rebuildable atomizers as it’s easy to set up. It’s great if you want a small atomizer to have handy. It’s great if you want to test a lot of different juices and really taste the flavor.
Where Can I Buy it?
Do I Use It?
I have used the ones I have quite a bit. I stopped using it for a while because of the top cap, but recently picked it back up and have been loving it.
The Bottom Line
Quality. I probably give this lowest marks for quality over anything else overall. There are some clear quality issues – particularly with the o-rings, and the shitty hex screws.
Performance. This thing delivers. There is no question about that. It’s only going to be as good as your wick and coil, but with a small device like this, it is pretty easy to set up and work with. It overperforms in my opinion.
Ease of Use. The biggest drawback is obviously the shitty hex screws. I really don’t like them. They are fine to work with as long as you have the tiny allen wrench, but if you lose it you are SOL. You will also have to apply better o-rings at some point, so keep that in mind.
Appearance. For a little guy, it really isn’t that bad looking. If you had a smaller device it would probably look great on it. I think it looks kind of goofy on a full sized mech, but I would rather have a smaller atty than one that’s too big.
Price. For $5.93, you really can’t beat the price. You can’t go wrong with this one. It’s a great all purpose dripper to have around.
I really like this thing. I like the 2 I had and used them a lot at first before the o-rings got bad. Now that I have that problem licked, I am probably going to use it a lot more. It really delivers an amazing level of flavor, and doesn’t leave you lacking any throat hit or vapor. It’s actually pretty impressive how much vapor this little guy can actually put out. Here’s a demonstration.
I can confidently recommend this piece. For the price, there’s really no reason not to add one to your collection.
- Ease of Use