Wick’d had their reveal today of the Wick’d Link’d and I have finally had a chance to watch the replay of the live stream. They are calling this an RBTA, which is a new term. It’s similar to other all-in-one bridge/boro setups out there, but it has some differences. It has a top feeding juice delivery why requires you to have your coil wicked and have cotton to help carry juice to the coil’s cotton.
- According to Ros Mia, Wick’d have decided to add an additional tank to each order. This one goes with the Link’d but has 4.8ml capacity instead of 3.5ml. They pull this off by leaving out the juice flow control hardware, freeing up more space inside.
- I didn’t think I was going to pick one up because I was at work during the drop and didn’t think I would be able to “win”, but they sold a little slower than I expected and I was able to pick one up.
- They also had a surprise drop of an alternative engraving with the NFG Panda. It seems that there are 50 of those and as far as I know, 6 were put up for the public to grab. I was unaware of this until later, so I just got the standard engraving.
Here are the details and photos they posted on their Facebook page.
Link’d RBTA by Wick’d
As we move on to another chapter within our brand, I would like to introduce to each and everyone of you our newest creation, the LINK’D RBTA. Before anything else we would like to thank each and everyone of you for the massive success of the Bridg’D rba, the project wouldn’t gone very far without the support of each and every panda across the world. So as we go deep in the boro rabbit hole, we would like to move forward to a more advanced and versatile rebuildable atomizer for devices that sport boro tanks.
The Link’D rbta is made out of 316L stainless steel and sports a nearly identical Bridg’D diagonal 2-post deck design with a massive juice well for the cotton to sit in. The only difference with the post style is that negative post wire slot is facing the other direction for ease of use and so you can avoid scratching your post when installing the coil in to your rbta. Wicking the deck is as easy as the Bridg’D but please make sure the cotton isn’t sitting on the lip of the deck.
The tank assembly is one of the most interesting parts and is composed of the tank itself and the base which are both made out of PC1000. The juice fill port is being covered by a white silicone plug. The top portion has a silicone gasket that will hold the chimney and will prevent leaking on the top portion of the tank. The side portion of the tank base has legs that will sit on the chamber’s side to hold it in place when you install the chimney. The LINK’D rbta is a gravity/vacuum feeding system wherein it feeds the deck with juice from the top so whenever you vape, the e-liquid will automatically drip in your atomizer vessel. The feeding port has 2 white tiny gaskets underneath to prevent from leaking and to hold on to the juice flow control valve.
Juice Flow Control
This is probably the first of it’s kind to be incorporated with a cubical tank. The valve is made out of 316L stainless steel, an intricate and delicate machining to produce a sort of a half circle shape with ribbed knurling. It sits on the top of the RBTA chamber and underneath the tank section’s base. It’s job is to control and open/close your tank’s feeding ports. We think that this is a nifty idea and useful for daily use. You can turn it left to close it down or turn it right to fully open it.
Have you wondered why we call it the LINK’D? Well, the chamber is one of the interesting part of the assembly because the chamber has cotton guides underneath the juice feeding ports where you need to put some cotton which will get “LINK’D” with the wick on the deck.
Same as the Bridg’D, we give options for the end users. We have included 2 chimneys for both DL/RDL and MTL vape styles. The top portion of both chimneys has cutouts that can be closed down with our LINK’D tool (Socket wrench).
One of the most intricate machined parts of the LINK’D is the tool. Following the Bridg’D rba tool, this one can disassemble the deck’s positive assembly and can be used as a key for boro device’s 510 nut. The newest feature is the socket wrench to tighten or loosen the chimney from the chamber and tank assembly.
Airflow Adapters and 510 Adapter
The LINK’D also inherits the Bridg’D easy on-the-go airflow inserts and the v1.2 510 adapter that you use to build on top of a mod or a building tab. The airhole sizes are 1.2mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm and 3.5mm.
Another part of the LINK’D is the PC1000 condensation plug that you install underneath the deck.
The LINK’D is priced @ $195.00 US excluding shipping and other fees.
When is the Drop?
The drop for the Wick’d Link’d will be at 7:00 PM EST on Friday, February 19th on their website. Similar to how we have to fight on Billet Box Vapor’s website on Saturday mornings. They are using Shopify so it should hold up to the traffic.
The website was up a few weeks ago but seems to be down pending this. Update: the page for the Link’d is live now. On the live stream, it was estimated that they have approximately 250 units but they didn’t want to commit to a run number. I assume that there will probably be about 200 units available for regular people like you and me, and probably 50 for friends and family.
Notes from the Live Stream
- 3.5 ml juice capacity.
- Allen key will be included.
- Ros Mia says that this will be the last bridge that they will produce and they will be moving on to other things.
- Approximately 250 units will be available. Ros would not comment on XXX serial numbers, but if I had to guess, probably 50 or so will be allocated to friends and family.
- Shipping will be accomplished through hubs, with no direct shipping.
- Just like with the EVL Alien and the VapeSnail, the Link’d can be rewicked without dumping the juice out. You do need to shut off the juice control before taking the deck off of the base.
- It looks like the purpose of the extra cotton in the juice holes is to keep the deck from flooding. if the juice is allowed to just drip into the chamber, it would cause flooding. The cotton is almost reminiscent of an RDTA where you run your wicks down into the juice area, but it’s like in reverse with this.
- They said that there MIGHT be other tank options when answering a question about an Ultem tank.
- They said that the flavor is similar to the Bridg’d, but denser and a little hotter because of the reduced chamber.
- The Link’d will come in a zipper pouch (as seen in photos) with the Link’d unit, a baggie of extra orings and gaskets, a MTL chimney, airflow inserts (shorter than Bridg’d inserts but look similar and have the same inner diameters).
- It’s been tested to work in Billet Box, Delro, and Stash Box, but should work in any Boro device that take a Billet Box style Boro.
- Price is $195.
- No drip tip included and…. no more Panda buttons.
- Serial Number 001 will be raffled tonight, but probably over by the time I publish this. I am not in the group, so I have no idea when it goes up.
I am not 100% sure one this one and I am probably going to wait to get one until they hit the used market to give them one a try. I am not sold on the whole cotton to get to the cotton juice delivery either.
I am not a fan of frosted tanks. I might be wrong but the tank that is made of PC1000, a machine-grade polycarbonate, looks frosted. Update: They said that with use, the tank will become more clear. I love my Bridg’d RBAs and I am happy with them so I am in no hurry. I have to work Friday night anyhow.