Originally Posted by BuzzHookah
1. no matter how you pack your shisha make sure its doesnt go above he spire holes
I hear this too much so I'm gonna give my input.. there isn't one single way to pack a vortex bowl, so keep in mind that this is only 1 of many. You can pack the bowl above the holes all you want as long as it's packed loose enough to allow good airflow. I pack my vortex all the way to the rim every single time and it never fails.
Other than that.. I agree that you're either packing it too tight or the holes in the spire need some opening up.