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Old August 7th, 2009, 01:44 PM
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Default Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

help choose which would be more useful,

post your pros and cons on each one and which one is better overall:

Phunnel: Foil gets stuck to hole, needs a mod, waists shisha, ash gets in the hole

Vortex: ??
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Old August 7th, 2009, 01:47 PM
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

vortex pros smokes great foil dosent clog holes dosent use to much shisha keeps foil from touching shisha last about an hour is also perfect for smokin by your self

vortex cons have to hardcore clean every onec in a while otherwise holes completley clog from shihsa not good for really long sessions

phunnel pros smokes great great for long sessions keeps foil off of shisha

phunnel cons uses alot of shisha ash can get in stem foil can clog hole may requier mod


my choice would be the vortex

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Old August 7th, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

for the phunnel.. the foil will only get stuck in the hole if you dont put it on tight enough..
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Old August 7th, 2009, 02:28 PM
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

I used a vortex for 2-3 months.
Got my phunnel 3 weeks ago. I love it.

VORTEX:
Pros: No ash down stem. Easy to pack
Cons: HARDCORE to clean... Crud gets stuck in bowl holes & restricts flow

PHUNNEL
Pros: Juicy, allows a tight pack & long sessions.
Cons: Ash down stem. Bowl gets hecka hot.
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

ive got a vortex and still perfer my egyptian bowl lol
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

yeh im ordering tangiers medium phunnel bowl.!! thankx :P
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Old August 7th, 2009, 05:25 PM
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

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yeh im ordering tangiers medium phunnel bowl.!! thankx :P
If you dont smoke with more then 2 people i would recommend the small
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Old August 7th, 2009, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

I've always had more luck with the vortex. It's a much more forgiving bowl unless you're smoking Fantasia or something equally drippy. No matter how tight I pull the foil over the phunnel, after awhile the weight of the coals and the force of the air being drawn through it will inevitably pull the foil down way too close to the hole, making the pull stupidly hard.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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i have a nock off vortex bowl i love it hard to pack and heat right at first but smokes great once you figure it out big holes near the top so easy to clean
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

i have never had foil stuck on my phunnel, only the duds have that issue

i have a vortex on order so i will be able to compare them in a week or so

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Old August 7th, 2009, 10:34 PM
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

I like both and use both equally but I thing I still prefer the OG tangiers funnel a bit over the vortex for the sake of cleaning it afterwards.
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yeh im gonna get a Small tangiers phunnel
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

phunnel > vortex tbh.
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

yeh i had one and i realized it was better. just cuz its easier to pack!

and as for the foil sticking, i think that only happens when you use a small amount

just use a large amount and wrap it half way and really tight. than it wont sag :P
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Old August 7th, 2009, 11:29 PM
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i have a nock off vortex bowl i love it hard to pack and heat right at first but smokes great once you figure it out big holes near the top so easy to clean
I didn't think there was a knock-off Vortex bowl. As far as I know, Sahara Smoke is the only company making them.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 11:31 PM
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

If you smoke Tangier's noir then go with the phunnel bowl. If not grow some balls.
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

Loving my vortex bowl
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

where's the best place to buy a Tangiers phunnel?
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

lots of places to buy tangiers bowls, in order not to favor one vendor, i will just say check the vendors section of the forums man....there are a few.
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Old August 8th, 2009, 01:01 AM
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

I'd say make sure it's a real Tangiers phunnel, too - comparing the real ones to Chinese knockoffs, the Tangiers is a more attractive shape that manages heat better, and the lip of the center phunnel is far below the level of foil, so you shouldn't experience clogs. The clay is of a different type, too. Get a real one and you won't be disappointed - I wasn't
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Old August 8th, 2009, 02:13 AM
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

I use my funnel more than vortex, just use heavy duty foil with the funnel and keep it tight. you can smoke for hours and it won't sag. the vortex is still great though!
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I've always had more luck with the vortex. It's a much more forgiving bowl unless you're smoking Fantasia or something equally drippy. No matter how tight I pull the foil over the phunnel, after awhile the weight of the coals and the force of the air being drawn through it will inevitably pull the foil down way too close to the hole, making the pull stupidly hard.
you must not be putting it on tight enough
never had this problem. but i don't have the vortex bowl, but i plan on getting at least one so i can make a good comparison. but, i absolutely love my phunnels, i have 2 of them. you can smoke them forever and not have to wash it out. i have no complaints about the phunnel, you just have to pull the foil nice and tight
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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

my friend had a tang phunnel that no matter how tight it would get sucked down, cause it wasnt made right, they have to put something in there to push the foil up

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Default Re: Phunnel vs Vortex! You decide!

vortex + scalli mod
i also have a tangiers (sp?)

the vortex with mod uses so little shisha and has great flavor
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vortex + scalli mod
i also have a tangiers (sp?)

the vortex with mod uses so little shisha and has great flavor
ummm are you mixing up the names or seriously using a scali in your vortex

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