Re: still not getting any flavor :'(
yes i am.
Ladies and gentlemen i may have found the issue. I took a deep look down my stem, shit was dirty as hell. I guess i didn't once think to believe that a company would sell me a shit dirty hookah. I cleaned the hell out of the inside of the stem and scrubbed it and black crap came out. it looks like residue from a bunch of sessions when in reality i did not have that many.
I cleaned it out and i hope to give it a test run later when my dad goes to sleep. thank you everyone for your help and input. I'm sorry for bothering you guys so much, but i greatly appreciate it