Re: point of the scali mod?
Another advantage of Scali mods is that they decrease the amount of tobacco needed to pack the bowl. The difference is most noticeable in larger phunnels but you might also benefit from what Raid3n said. They also keep the airway opened so that the foil doesn't get pulled down over the spire.
36" Al Falkher Solid - 36" KM Copper Heart Two Hose - 22" Temsah Mini-Wheat(a.k.a. Golden Nugget)