Re: New to Hookahs... FAIL after FAIL...need adive...
well I'm stumped after all this advice people have already given. I'm going to just fall under the conclusion that you are taking weak baby breaths and that's your problem :P
-I think it might be the way you are packing the bowl you might be over compensating the space between the tobacco and the foil. now this is not how you should do it normally, but for troubleshooting purposes maybe you should try over packing your bowl fairly loosely (as to not let the juice clog the openings). this will lead to a rather smoke time as the hookah will start burning fast, but if you don't get a decent amount of smoke through this method then I guess you can rule out the bowl as your problem.
--- Weak baby breaths :P