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Old January 4th, 2009, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: Recieved my MYA Vortex...Something is wrong

Originally Posted by digitalbass View Post
As stated in the title I just recieved my MYA Vortex in the mail. My hookah before this 1 was a horrible cheap $60 2 hose no brand name hookah. So I was assuming it would be a HUGE difference. Well I think im doing something wrong or the MYA Vortex isnt as good as my crap other hookah. So got couple questions.

1-On the hose adapters there are screws and little ball bearings. The ball bearings go on the bottom and then you put the screw on place so it doesnt fall out correct?

2-There are 3 holes I can screw my hose adapters into and 1 hose that has a little ball with it sticking out with 3 holes inside. I was told not to put my hose adapters in that because that is sort of like a. Sorry forgot.

3-The bowl in this is alot deeper than my other bowl. My other bowl is shallower and wider and this bowl is deeper and not as wide. I pack my bowls with alot more shisha in this bowl because I can but it burns and the sessions last half as long. And it gets harsh VERY fast in this new bowl.

4-The hose on my other crap hookah is skinny and this hose is alittle bit more wide. My other hose I could draw for a long time but this hose I can only draw for a small amount of time because its wider. But it doesnt have as much smoke as my old hookah either.

I just dont get it. I had the shisha/sessions last WAY longer in my old hookah and had my clouds alot bigger. Im putting the same amount of water in both. Filling the base up until 3/4" - 1" of the stem is submerged in water. Please if you owned the MYA Vortex or know what could be wrong adive/help would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks
1- yes but i dislike the auto seals in general, they make the pull harder but its much easier if you are smoking with a lot of people, if you are not smoking with other pull out the bb and you will enjoy it more

2- i think your talking about the purge valve, it is pointless unless you pull one of the BBs out so you can blow in to purge, but the myas are the the best purgers any way, just learn good heat management

3- the bowls mya sends can be hit or miss with getting them packed well. make sure there is not really any direct passages to the holes to keep ash from falling all the way through easily cause that can cause some bad taste. as to it burning you need to use less heat compared the the shallow bowl, my friend uses one of those bowls and only needs 2 CH naturals on it and it is fine and can be recoaled at least once while my mod bowl can only go 1.5 sets unless im using SB or something else that takes less heat. make sure you have a gap below the foil, add some more holes and move the coals more

4- the amount of smoke is going to be all in the bowl packing/ heat management and making sure you dont have any leaks in the set up. if you can pack and use your other bowl well then try using that and see how it all works.

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