Youde Goblin Mini RTA Review

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UD Goblin Mini
UD Goblin Mini

Youde Goblin Mini Intro

Today I will be taking a look at the goblin mini RTA by Youde technologies. This short stubby RTA bucks the trend from most tanks on the market at the moment. Below I go into more detail about the goblin mini from UD.

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Youde Goblin Mini Specs and Features

UD Goblin Mini Package Content
UD Goblin Mini Package Content
  • 1 x Goblin Mini Tank
  • 1 x Spare pyrex glass
  • 1 x Spare glass drip tip
  • 1 x User manual

Packaging

The goblin mini from UD tech came nicely packaged. The box is small and compact with the goblin mini logo on the top lid; the logo is quite large which let down the professional feel of the box in my opinion. Inside the tank is protected by a thick foam insert.

UD Goblin Mini Disassembled
UD Goblin Mini Disassembled
  • Height – 28.6mm (without drip tip)
  • Width – 22mm
  • Capacity – 3ml

Notable Remarks

Using the Youde Goblin Mini

UD Goblin Mini
UD Goblin Mini

The goblin mini is a small stubby RTA; this doesn’t take away from the vape quality of the device. In fact I think it enhances the flavour of your e-juices due to a shorter chamber and chimney section.

The concept of the RTA is not a new one however I would not recommend this device to any of you who haven’t used RTA’s before. Unfortunately the build deck is on the smaller side which makes builds significantly harder to install. Also due to the small build deck your coils will have to be wrapped around a smaller drill bit/screwdriver. For those of you, who like me, like those big 3mm coils and bigger this device isn’t for you! Another flaw in the device is the airflow.

The actual airflow is fine; plenty large enough to compete with many other RTA’s at the moment however the adjustment system is a complete pain. Having the slider on the underside of the device means that adjusting airflow whilst it is on your mod is near on impossible. This is such a shame as in my opinion it was a needless diversion away from the classic and working afc ring style airflow control.

Quality control of the Youde Goblin Mini

I was very impressed with the quality of the UD Goblin Mini; all the threads were buttery smooth and very little machine oil in the tank. No burrs on the postholes and everything felt well manufactured. The postholes are relatively large for RTA’s however you wont be able to fit any crazy builds in there! I was kindly sent some Clapton wire with the Goblin Mini which just about fit in the postholes.

Likes

Styling

UD Goblin Mini Pin View
UD Goblin Mini Pin View

The style of the device really appealed to me, the short stubby shape really worked with my smaller mods, unlike most RTA’s and sub ohm tanks which dwarf my mods! I also really liked the fact that there was minimal metal on show; the glass exterior really caught my eye and looks different from other tanks.

Capacity

Despite the small size the Goblin Mini from UD still manages to maintain a respectable 3ml e-juice capacity, which is still a good amount of e-juice. I find I can vape for a good day without needing to fill up this RTA.

Flavour

The flavour from this RTA is one of the best I have experienced. It is by far the best RTA for flavour I have used and is close to some of my drippers. I think the Goblin Mini has such good flavour because of the short chimney section and short chamber, which gives that great flavour.

Dislikes

Small build deck

UD Goblin Mini Disassembled (Deck Open)
UD Goblin Mini Disassembled (Deck Open)

I really am not a fan of the build deck on the Goblin Mini; I find it too small to fit any real good builds in and I think this limits the potential of the tank. A slightly bigger deck would allow for some awesome flavour builds which would make this device almost unbeatable!

Airflow adjustment

UD Goblin Mini Bottom Airflow Control
UD Goblin Mini Bottom Airflow Control

The airflow adjustment really bugged me. I like the actual airflow coming from below the coil however the sliders on the bottom of the tank make it almost impossible to adjust the airflow whilst the tank is on your mod. Why UD did this is beyond me and just annoys me every time I think about it or use the Goblin Mini.

Verdict

The Goblin Mini from UD has the potential to be a really great RTA. Fantastic flavour and decent cloud production puts this on par or above most other RTA’s on the market. However a couple of little issues like the small build deck restrict the Goblin’s ability to fulfil its potential. Small builds mean low watts and therefore you have to tailor your builds to this device. If you can manage that and get past the annoying airflow you’ll have a fantastic RTA on your hands. However if your looking to get into RTA’s this device will, unfortunately, leave you infuriated.

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Sam Bass-Cooper
Sam is a UK Based reviewer currently studying applied sports science at university. Vaping for over 2 years and with a passion to keep vaping alive his enthusiasm and desire to help others get the best experience comes across in his reviews. A sport loving aspiring athlete with a particular interest in Pole Vaulting.
  • Henrik Ringtved

    Good review, but think I like the Goliath better

    • Sam

      Hi Henrik, I haven’t tried the Goliath yet but it definitely looks good! Youde have a good record with RTA’s so who know’s whats to come in the future

  • Sam

    Hi Henrik, I haven’t tried the Goliath yet but it definitely looks like another good RTA! Youde seem to have a good record with RTA’s so who know’s whats going to come next.

    Sam

  • Sam

    Hi Henrik, I haven’t tried the Goliath yet but it definitely looks good! Youde have a good record with RTA’s so who know’s whats to come next.

  • Frosty T Snowman

    The airflow is superior to almost all other RTA’s, who gives a flyer if the lever is a bit of a pain once attached, how often do you need to adjust it once you are vaping?. You would need to increase the height considerably to change the airflow control and more than likely ruin it extending the chimney.
    How can you say “The flavour from this RTA is one of the best I have experienced. It is by far the best RTA for flavour I have used and is close to some of my drippers.” & “Despite the small size the Goblin Mini from UD still manages to maintain a respectable 3ml e-juice capacity, which is still a good amount of e-juice. I find I can vape for a good day without needing to fill up this RTA” and then conclude with what amounts to a thumbs-down?
    Fuck me, all day of near dripper quality vaping in a tank and you find fault. The fact you get this and by using low wattage is a massive plus, your batteries will last longer and ultimately have a longer life. What is with Americans and wasting power? (Don’t jump all over me, born in Decatur Ill)

    My conclusion, the level of performance in a beautiful little tank for less than $20 is an incredible achievement. We should be encouraging people new to RTA’s to try this first before spending double on something far inferior (but has an easy air flow adjuster, tssk)

    • Sam

      Hi Frosty,

      Thanks for your comment. I would disagree on the airflow front, I have plenty of tanks/rta’s with superior airflow and whilst I may not need to adjust it much, I’d much rather be able to adjust it easily rather than having to unscrew the tank to adjust airflow. The fact that I said if you can manage to tailor your builds and get past the airflow you’ll have a fantastic RTA doesn’t convey a thumbs down at all. Finally I’d like to remind you that I am actually English and am from the UK not America…

      As for your conclusion, you are entitled to your opinion, however my go to first RTA would be something like the Billow V2.

      • Frosty T Snowman

        Fair enough Sam, re-reading this I was incredibly protective of the little Goblin. Though I do still think it is a fabulous little device, better still now I have acquired an ‘anti wobble’, non-removable* drip-tip from a very nice English craftsman at ‘BigsTips’. I think I get a little steamed up by comparison to the regular RTA’s when really it should be in a little section of its own, price-wise, size-wise etc.

        I too am fond of the Billow v2, I have to say I prefer the Crius going off flavour production alone. I have just received the Crius v4 or as it is commonly known, the Geekvape Griffin RTA. It is early days but this could end up as my favourite RTA to date, fabulous flavour, possibly better than the Crius, or it should be when I dial it in – still on the first build – way better construction, not a hint of a leak when sat with the juice flow open for the night. OBS must be choking that they didn’t go the extra yard.

        BTW, I love English people, especially my wonderful Mancunian Mum.
        * Just to be clear, ‘non-removable’ unless taken apart and chimney section unscrewed.
        NB ‘U’s in flavour & favourite added just for you Sam ;o)