Re: still not getting any flavor :'(
I would try getting a standard egyptian bowl or vortex or phunnel. Make sure you clean your pipe really well. Any maybe upgrade to natural coals. If this dosent work im not sure man. I mean ive had my far share of bad bowls but a flavorless bowl ive never come by. If none of the tips people gave you work then its too things its either your pipe or you. Anyways hope everything works out for you.
Edit: Glad you found the problem.