What is a Squonk Mod?
If you’re new to vaping, some of the terminology might sound totally foreign at first. But one term in the vape-sphere really takes the cake: squonking.
Squonking might sound like something a duck does under duress, but it’s not. It’s actually an innovative and popular vape experience that has become extremely popular in recent years!
This revolutionary method of vaping can be extremely rewarding, but it needs to be approached with proper technique.
Curious about what squonking entails, what a squonk mod actually is, and how it all works? Read on to learn everything you need to know!
What is Squonking?
To understand squonk mods, first you’ve got to understand what squonking actually is (and what it’s not).
Squonking is a fairly new method of vaping. Basically, it’s the opposite of the traditional RDA (rebuildable dripping atomizer) system.
An RDA system isn’t inherently bad, but it has its drawbacks. In particular: well, as the name implies...dripping.
With an RDA system, it’s necessary to frequently drip vape juice into the atomizer to continue vaping. Unless you have a steady hand and plenty of patience, this can get kind of annoying.
For frequent vapers, squonking offers a different solution.
With squonking, you use a bottom-fed rebuildable tank atomizer to vape. These tanks typically have a bigger capacity, which means that you don't have to carry around multiple extra bottles of vape juice when you’re on the go.
Why is it called squonking? Good question, but there isn’t actually a great answer. According to legend, the Squonk is a mythical creature that is said to live in northern Pennsylvania. Could it be that the mythical beast inspired the name because squonking is magical?
Squonking Versus Dripping: What’s the Difference?
Squonking is an alternative to the traditional method of dripping. To help you understand the difference, let’s briefly discuss the characteristics of each:
Dripping is the technique that most mid-level vapers are familiar with.
Here’s how it works:
Cotton woven through a heating element, and you drop some vape juice onto this wick until it is saturated. You inhale, and after a few puffs, the wick is dried out; you drip more vape juice onto it, and continue. Difficult? No. Tedious? Yeah, maybe. Especially if you’re a frequent vaper.
While dripping is definitely a step above a pre-built coil in a disposable vape, it can be time consuming.
Squonking may not be as familiar as dripping to many vapers.
It has the same ultimate goal and uses much of the same components, but it has an internal reservoir where you can store more vape juice.
A soft inner bottle allows you to squeeze it into your mod, saturating the RDA. So it’s sort of like having a bulb of liquid that does the hard work for you! It’s sort of like a halfway point between a standard mod and an RDA.
So now that you have a better understanding of what squonking is...what do you need to give it a try?
Well, you need a squonk mod, obvi.
Nope: you can’t squonk with any old mod. Squonking requires a feeding hole through that allows the vape juice to pass freely.
A squonk mod features a built-in squeeze bottle. This allows the vape juice to pass through the aforementioned feeding hole to the atomizer. Sometimes, a squonk mod is made with an RDA that has been modified.
With its inner squeeze bottle, the squonk mod takes away the need to drip the vape juice. The bottle basically becomes a built in tank for your atomizer!
How To Use a Squonk Mod
Squonking is still vaping, but it’s a little bit different than the traditional style you think of with a vape pen or standard mod.
For one thing, a squonk mod isn’t as automated as the typical mod. Traditionally, your cotton wick is saturated automatically, and when you inhale you can easily generate vapor.
The squonk mod works a little differently. You have to take an active role in getting the vape juice from its squeeze bottle to the RDA. Don’t worry, though––it’s not complicated.
Usually, there will be a clear or translucent plastic tank on a squonk mod. This allows you to view how much liquid is in the tank. It also allows you to monitor the liquid distribution.
When you squeeze the vessel to feed vape juice through the tube, you can see the liquid feed as you gently press, then release. The squeeze bottle will look indented/deflated for a moment, but then will regain its shape. At this point, the liquid has been successfully fed to the RDA and saturated the wick. That’s when you can begin to vape. Simple, right?
When the flavor starts to taper off, or if you sense a burnt aftertaste, your wick has gone dry and you need to squeeze again to replenish the liquid. Try not to let it dry out to the point where it tastes burnt––it might take a few tries, but you’ll get used to it pretty quickly.
While squonking does require a little more manual labor, it’s really not that difficult to do and the benefits for many outweigh the annoyance. It gives you a great RDA experience without the mess of having to constantly reload the liquid. Especially if you’re out and about, this is super handy.
Four Popular Squonk Mods to Try
Ready to give squonking a try? Consider one of these four popular mods:
Dovpo Basium Squonk 180W Mod
The Dovpo Basium Squonk 180W Mod is one of our bestsellers, and with good reason. This squonk mod is super user-friendly, and it’s suitable for everyday use.
Its compact, and features a simple yet elegant design that is equal parts form and function.
A durable zinc alloy chassis features an OLED screen with a display that helps you monitor battery life, wattage, and voltage. A dual 18650 battery gives you a maximum output of 180W, a good resistance range, and variable voltage.
Best of all, it’s an affordable mod that comes in a variety of different colors so you can choose your own adventure!
Dovpo Topside 90W Squonk Mod
Yep: another Dovpro product! This company is a pioneer of the squonk mod movement, and this mod is beloved by many.
The Dovpo Topside 90W Squonk Mod is a unique unit indeed: it’s the result of a collaboration between Dovpo and Brian Herb from The Vapor Chronicles.
This good-looking mod features a unique design: unlike many squonk mods, this one actually fills from the top. It’s the first top-fill squonker! It has a silicon squonk bottle with a capacity of 10ml of vape juice. This capacity saves you time and lets you vape for extended time periods without needing to refill.
This well-designed vape has a single battery and fires up to 90W. That’s not a super high wattage, but it’s sufficient to make for a great flavor and impressive clouds. As an added bonus? This mod features two output modes including bypass mode and temperature control mode. Oh, and its firmware is upgradeable!
Vandy Vape Pulse X 90W Squonk Mod
Just getting started with squonking? The Vandy Vape Pulse X 90W Squonk Mod might be just the ticket.
Following a popular squonk mod release in collaboration between Vandy Vape and Tony B, the manufacturer took all of the customer feedback into account and created this super popular squonk mod.
Dare we call it a squonk mod masterpiece? It’s got it all: 90W capacity, several operational modes, and it is versatile in terms of battery power––it works with a variety of different battery models thanks to a battery adaptor sleeve.
It’s also got an integrated squonk bottle that holds up to 8mL of vape juice which can be pumped up to the wick in such a way that prevents leaking.
This squonk mod is known and loved for its cloud production...so if you’re a cloud chaser,
consider this squonk mod!
Lost Vape Therion BF DNA75C Squonker Box Mod
Personalization is the name of the game with the popular Lost Vape Therion BF DNA75C Squonker Box Mod.
The highly advanced DNA75C chipset makes for a new benchmark in the popular Therion platform, with a colorful OLED display and three-button adjustments for unprecedented levels of support.
The squonk mechanism is implemented so that you have a cut-out viewing section that houses a 7mL capacity bottle that beautifully designed but offers a functional role in helping you vape most effectively.
The mod itself is beautiful to behold, with a die-cast zinc alloy frame and an intuitive, ergonomic design that looks good and feels good.
With a personalized screen, a chip with 85% efficiency rating, and plenty of options, this is the way to squonk in style.
The Final Word on Squonk Mods
Squonking is an exciting progression in the world of vaping that allow you to enjoy a whole new experience while vaping.
With a built in squeeze bottle, squonk mods offer the perfect chance to tote around your liquid without constant reloading. If you’re interested in a new sort of vape experience, squonking may be fore you! Be sure to check out the Blazed Vapes store for all the mods, vape juice, and vape supplies you need.
Have you tried squonking? What’s your favorite squonk mod? We love your feedback...let us know!
- Blazed Vapes Staff