Re: new bowl
Never had any issues with my vortesx when i had it. It was the first bowl i ever learned how to use. It is a better design right out of the packaging.
Phunnel draws all the smoke/ heat tword the top, where the hole is, so a mod is needed to get the heat to draw through the juices. A vortex has the holes down the spire, and forces the heat/smoke into the juices right out of the box. no mod needed.
Give a man a match, he will be warm for an hour. Set that man on fire he will be warm the rest of his life.