Re: Another Vortex thread
When I am finished packing the bowl, I use a pair of toothless needle nose pliers and push the shisha back from the spire. I slide the plier tip down along the spire stem and then open the pliers gently compressing the shisha up agaisnt the outter bowl wall. I tend to find that as the bowl warms, is too loosely packed, the shisha will slide toward the spire and with a very full packed bowl tends to block the holes.
Also if your bowl is older and used frequently you tend to get a lot of build up of residue. Simply soak the bowl over night in water and then use a plastic fork tip and dig the hole out.