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Old December 8th, 2009, 05:06 PM
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Default Re: Rumor about the Vortex Bowl

Originally Posted by Hayter View Post
Not to start an argument. But i heard a rumor that the Vortex bowl was a stolen idea variation from the Phunnel bowl and was created just before eric at tangiers could get the phunnel bowl pattented.

Anyone know if there is any truth to this?
The Phunnel bowl is not patented.

The Vortex bowl is a design based on a combination of a Phunnel bowl and scalli mod. It wasn't a new groundbreaking concept but rather an existing one made into a bowl and put into production.

Originally Posted by Mackmaven View Post
it would seem like both designs would come up rather quickly in the "let's see if we can make a better hookah bowl" brainstorming process...
The same design of the Vortex and variations of it were tested and dropped by Eric during the development of the Phunnel bowl. The Phunnel bowl wasn't originally designed to be a better bowl for smoking hookah tobacco but rather for smoking a liquid nicotine solution.

Originally Posted by Ukshishafan View Post
Must be why it smokes so good and is cheaper than the phunnel :P
It's cheaper because its a low fire ceramic with cheaper glaze which is also why they can be mass-produced easily.
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