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Old April 6th, 2010, 08:02 AM
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Default Re: Which bowl do I buy?

The phunnel and vortex are both excellent bowls.(so you cant make a wrong decision as long as you get one of them)

they both out perform everything else. here is what you should consider between the two.

the vortex is simple to use, most people figure it out quickly and there is no real trick to getting it to smoke right. also if you put less tobacco in it, it still works well.

the phunnel will work with less tobacco, but not as well, it requires a certain pack depending on the tobacco. so your better off not using less tobacco. if you heat manage a phunnel and pack it correctly it will out perform the vortex, but the learning curve is not as good as the vortex. However once you master the phunnel you will love it.

Now if your really a hookah enthusiast, go ahead and get both. Then when this thread pops up (phunnel vs. vortex threads pop up about once a week), you'll be able to talk about your experience with both bowls.
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