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Old July 29th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Default How long does a vortex bowl last?

I was thinking about getting one. It holds 25-30g. how long would a sesh last me using one of these?
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Old July 29th, 2009, 11:07 AM
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

If you set it up correctly it could last as long as 2hrs.

However this depends on many factors.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

2h with a vortex is pretty optimistic..
Id say 1h - 1.5h probably..
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Old July 29th, 2009, 12:04 PM
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

With AF bout 2 hrs on most flavours, with starbuzz it last about 1-1.5 hours
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Old July 29th, 2009, 12:34 PM
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

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2h with a vortex is pretty optimistic..
Id say 1h - 1.5h probably..

I usually get about 2 hrs with Nakhla.

but yeah average I guess is about 1.5 hrs
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

As you can probably guess, your session length is proportional to the way you smoke and the tobacco you use.

Smoke harder, get a shorter session.
Smoke poorer tobaccos, shorter session.

if you are getting it only to increase you session time, then don't get it.
The bowl should be used only for juicy tobaccos that would normally leak down your stem. Its fine to use it on dryer tobaccos, but you really wouldn't know the difference blindfolded.
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

It all depends on the tobacco and the techniques used. It can run the whole range from very short to very long.
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

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2h with a vortex is pretty optimistic..
Not really, I've had Nakhla go for three sets of coals, just over 2 hours. And that was only because I had to stop. Sherazade margerita and it was better after the first set of coals.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 02:19 PM
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

My first ever session with a vortex bowl was Mizo Mint. and that went for three rounds of coals. It was EPIC
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

Yea, I have found that I will smoke Nakhla DA for two coals sessions. I just dont move the coals or rotate them the first session, then on the second one, i put the coals in the spots where there were no coals before.
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

my vortex bowls run about 90 minute sessions. And i think the 25-30 gram estimate is way too much. A 50 gram pack of shisha gets me at least 3 bowls in a vortex, sometimes four.
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

I can easily get almost 2 hours out of mine
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Yea, I have found that I will smoke Nakhla DA for two coals sessions. I just dont move the coals or rotate them the first session, then on the second one, i put the coals in the spots where there were no coals before.
What kind of coals do you use?
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my vortex bowls run about 90 minute sessions. And i think the 25-30 gram estimate is way too much. A 50 gram pack of shisha gets me at least 3 bowls in a vortex, sometimes four.
Agreed.
Sprinkle it don't cram it. Lol
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

It depends on how you set it up... the guys that run the local hookah bar that I go to can make a regular egytian bowl last for 3 hours... they wont tell me their secret... lol
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

just mixed AF mint/peach in a vortex bowl. I'll let you know how long it lasted for me. I'm using to CH coals and a wind cover.
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

I usually get 1-1.5 hours out of my vortex. I usually get tired of the flavor after that, but the tobacco is usually still wet enough if i wanted to smoke longer.
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just mixed AF mint/peach in a vortex bowl. I'll let you know how long it lasted for me. I'm using to CH coals and a wind cover.
how long did it last?
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maybe its still going... lol
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maybe its still going... lol
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Default Re: How long does a vortex bowl last?

With some careful maintenance I've gotten as long as 2.5 hours but this was with light heat and a lot of monitoring. If you put in the work it will really lengthen your sessions out.
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i normally get like 2hours..
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