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Old November 20th, 2009, 08:18 AM
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I personally didn't like the Vortex bowl. I picked one up from a smoke shop here for 6.99, but the vortex just didn't do it for me. I prefer the mya-saray medium sized egyptian bowls or the medium/large tangiers phunnel bowls.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 09:23 AM
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Well I bought the vortex and after smoking from it about 15 times I just cant seem to get ANY flavour out of it. So ive reverted back to using my egyptian until my small tangiers phunnel comes in
The bowl doesn't give flavor .. the tobacco and heat management does. Sorry, but I would say this is more user error than product error.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:16 AM
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The bowl doesn't give flavor .. the tobacco and heat management does. Sorry, but I would say this is more user error than product error.
I get really good flavour from my egyptian bowl, im probably packing the vortex wrong then. Any tips? using AF tobacco, a KM hookah and AF nat coals
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Old November 20th, 2009, 11:25 AM
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pixelz and I own two vortex bowls. It's a great bowl for a medium length smoking session. Has great flavor, but I find that it tends to waste a bit of shisha tobacco. If they offered the vortex in a smaller size I'd be more inclined to use it more often; However, I do prefer to the small chinese phunnel I had.
--- Have you ever thought of modding the genie vortex? I like 30-45 min sessions and a few times a day... I just sourced a MINI funnel (Eff the PH) that holds probably like 16gmax. Genie should be something close in bowl size but needs modding to fit on the stem.

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The bowl doesn't give flavor .. the tobacco and heat management does. Sorry, but I would say this is more user error than product error.
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I get really good flavour from my egyptian bowl, im probably packing the vortex wrong then. Any tips? using AF tobacco, a KM hookah and AF nat coals
Just lightly put some tobacco in .. so it is about as high as the rim. Then gently use your fingers to lightly pack it down till it is about 1/8" below the rim.

Get your coals RED HOT! Naturals are the best! .. then let them cool down a little so they ash over a nice consistent gray color.

Put on your bowl, throw a wind cover on and let it just SIT there for 4 minutes without smoking! then try it ... you should notice a big difference!
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Old November 20th, 2009, 01:22 PM
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Just lightly put some tobacco in .. so it is about as high as the rim. Then gently use your fingers to lightly pack it down till it is about 1/8" below the rim.

Get your coals RED HOT! Naturals are the best! .. then let them cool down a little so they ash over a nice consistent gray color.

Put on your bowl, throw a wind cover on and let it just SIT there for 4 minutes without smoking! then try it ... you should notice a big difference!
Below the rim? or below the holes?
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Old November 20th, 2009, 01:27 PM
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Buy one! Buy one now!! This was the greatest investment I have ever made for my hookah. Well next to my narbish. lol
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Im getting one on tuesday from John which I got through a fellow HP member because iv seen that sambooka rates them highly so I wanted to try it out.

If Sam says there good then they must be. I have heard that there are cleaning issues so once you've had your smoke you have to clean it staright away before any tabacco gets stuck in the little holes but I should be worth it!
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Old November 20th, 2009, 04:49 PM
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Default Re: vortex bowls

I absolutely loved my Vortex bowl, until I broke it while cleaning it. However, I had that bowl for easily over a year.

It does tend to use up a lot of shisha, but you've really got to use trial and error. And I ended up doing everything that Sambooka is talking about and after that, I had the best smoking sessions ever AND the longest.
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It's a must have bowl for every hookah smoker
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Old November 21st, 2009, 03:16 AM
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get the dam thing already if you havent
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The bowl doesn't give flavor .. the tobacco and heat management does. Sorry, but I would say this is more user error than product error.
I agree, but I have to say that there are some bowl that will give more flavor imo. Any bowl where the air flow is pulled through the shisha and then into the hookah will generally give me more flavor. Bowls like tangiers phunnel's for example do produce slight (almost un noticable) less flavor
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Old November 21st, 2009, 02:17 PM
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yeah i have heard alot of people breaking them as they clean
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Old March 10th, 2017, 11:04 AM
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Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone could tell me please, if there is some sort of an adapter or a connector that I could buy to use phunnel/vortex bowls on my Mya hookah as I can't seem to be able to use only Mya bowls for my hookah, because it doesn't have a male connector. Any suggestion will be much appreciated! Thanks!
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Old March 10th, 2017, 11:16 AM
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if you need a male to female bowl adapter they make those. If the bowl openign is just too big for the stem use a mod grommet or double up a couple grommets, or use damp paper towel. I still use my mya qt every once in a while, I either use 2 egyptian style grommets stacked or a egyptian on the bowl weiner (nickel payed) with a silicone mya style in the bowl.
here is a adapter listen on 5 star

http://5starhookah.com/product.sc?productId=1560

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Old March 10th, 2017, 11:34 AM
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if you need a male to female bowl adapter they make those. If the bowl openign is just too big for the stem use a mod grommet or double up a couple grommets, or use damp paper towel. I still use my mya qt every once in a while, I either use 2 egyptian style grommets stacked or a egyptian on the bowl weiner (nickel payed) with a silicone mya style in the bowl.
Thank you for your prompt reply! Do you know which websites carry them?
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Old March 10th, 2017, 12:03 PM
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is this what you need??

https://www.hookah-shisha.com/p-1778...l-adapter.html
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Perfect thanks! However my hookah stem the female part is not threaded hope it will work.
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you can call them or check the 5 star link I put in my first post
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