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Squonking - Full Guide (part 1)

If you are completely new to vaping, you may have heard that very strange world among other vaping friends or at your local vape shop. Yes, you are correct – squonking. Sounds very funny! So, what it really means? To explain in simple words, it’s some sort of vaping with the use of bottom-feeding RBA (Rebuildable Atomizer, in case if you are a total newb) and a squonk mod. Have you understood anything? I bet no, but we’ll cover the topic and will show all needed pictures and will make it clear, every definition here. As well as there will be some squonking guide for starters in case some of our readers may be interested in trying that for themselves. We’ll start with a little history conversation.

That name, all that, started like 10 years ago with some crafted at-home squonk kits. Dripping (if you know what that means) was also quite a phenomenon. When a vaper manually drips vape juice into some coil – it calls dripping. The intention was to increase the flavor as well as vapor production. But you really should be doing dripping e-liquid on your atomizer. When you do squonking – you really enjoy the current flavor as well as the vapor of your dripping without the need of dripping e-juice. Something like that!

Squonking - niche style of vaping remained few years cause of limit to the vapers who had actual knowledge how to make their own squonk devices. However, in 2015 all this was totally changed with the first squonk mod being done by some manufacturer. That how it becomes a new trend. Then it was lost in the news of new vape tanks as well as mods will be on the market soon. But a year ago, in 2018 it comes back again and a lot of squonk devices hit the market, literally dozens of them.

What is Squonking?

Yes, really what is it? Let’s put it into a detailed explanation. Basically, it’s the same vaping but using special devices like bottom-feeding rebuildable drip atomizers and squonk mods. Your vape device probably already has a wick and coil of the atomizer. That wire of coil atomizer heats up the juice into the vapor. Wick is in direct contact with the atomizer. So that wick always should be covered with e-juice. If it will go dry then heat will burn everything. And vaper will get a corresponding taste and other bad things.

That whole squonking process makes it all easy, all that described above. Some enthusiasts who want to make their own custom coils and try all that should really learn the lingo! Let’s start!

Squonk mods


It’s a type of vaping mod that has something like a battery along with a vape juice bottle within the mod body. That squeeze bottle also called simply - squonk bottle. When you squeeze it e-juice pumping up into the atomizer itself saturating the whole coil. And when you start the process air getting vacuum effect of drawback into the bottle also draining any limit of e-liquid back to the bottle. Without any wastes. Good squonk mod will keep saturated your wick without any spitting in the process.

Most if not all squonk mods are using flexible bottles for e-juice, some use the stainless things with some pumps. To choose between those two there are a lot of things to take into consideration. Pump style mods are more on the high end of the things;) while there is all fine with old plain squeeze things.

Most of the squonk mods operate on a single 18650 battery because the body of the whole mod should contain a battery along with a squonk bottle. Battery life here is very short, especially with certain coil builds.

NOTE – you really should use only regulated devices for your squonking hobby here. Most of the devices are simple mech mods. We at Gypsy Vapes do not sell squonk mods directly. All that can be very dangerous for your health if it will not be used correctly like it should with deep tech knowledge of the whole thing.

RDA – What is it?

Many may already know that it’s a rebuildable drip atomizer. It’s being done from atomizer deck, drip tip, 510 connection, and housing. Place where you install homemade coils calls here like atomizer deck. The deck should be large enough to make it happen. Overall it takes a lot of practice to build your own coils.

Squonkers like to use coils with a low resistance to generate the max amount of the vapor itself. RDA helps to craft any type of coil you may even imagine. It’s of course not that easy and needs some education. You also need to know about the link between resistance and current. It’s simply very easy to overpower coil and got bad vape in the end. You need to get real with your actions here.


What in RDA means drip, that middle word? Dripping it’s the process of vaping where the vaper manually drips e-juice on the atomizer before start vaping. It gives very good flavor but you need to do that drip every four vapes on average. So, the user is constantly involved here in dropping e-juice. Or you need to take away drip to access the atomizer. Then repeat all above again and again once more.

That’s why people invented squonking, it’s actually automated dripping and helps to avoid the mess.

E-juice can be squeezed up from the initial bottle and over 510 right into the atomizer. Its pin is hollow and makes e-liquid go by. That pin of such nature is what makes the usual RDA into feeding the bottom RDA.

Bottom Feeding RDA

All that 510 pins or connections is simply a name for the 510 thread part which connects the initial atomizer to the mod. That number 510 refers to the size of the thread and the connection. It’s also named so you know it will be compatible with other “510” products. But it’s already liked a standard anyway.

So that bottom-feeding RDA is like RDA with a hollow pin in the center of it. IT allows e-juice to flood up via the pin into the base tank to further saturate the wick. That’s why it has such a name.

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