Re: bowl broke need recommendations
Nope, not exactly, The vortex has holes to the sides that are still above your shisha level or just at the top where the juices are safe from leaking to the stem. The mod is right at the base, so when you suck air it get better circulation through your whole shisha, since the sucking is happening to the bottom where the juices are. While on the vortex, there will be a point where all of the sucking is going to go through the burnt tobacco (well it's kinda the same for the mod anyway).
Overall both are great and what I mentioned doesn't make a big difference. I recommend the Phunnel + mod though. Maybe it's merely psychological for me but I feel the holes being at the bottom means better flavor.