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Old October 16th, 2009, 03:33 PM
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Default phunnel or vortex!!!!

i'm on the search for a new bowl and i've heard great things about both the phunnel and vortex bowls. if anyone would like to give me their 2 cents on these bowls and let me know what your prefrences are that would be great! i will usually be smoking it alone or with 1 maybe 2 other people. rarely does my hookah see a large group session although sometimes it does. thanks guys!
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Old October 16th, 2009, 03:59 PM
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13790

http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8527

http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7610
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Old October 16th, 2009, 03:59 PM
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:10 PM
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lol ugh!!! all the threads i look at have good and bad things about both bowls. every post seems to prefer the bowl that was bashed in the previous post lol
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:12 PM
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

i personally prefer the phunnel. if your only smoking yourself or with an additional 1 or 2, a small phunnel would suit you just fine.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

Get one of each IMO.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:17 PM
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

If you only smoke alone, I'd go with a small phunnel, that way you can have a shorter session and save on shisha if you get or make a mod for it.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

I've got a phunnel, and I hardly ever use it.

Don't get me wrong, it works fine, it's just that when I'm smoking alone I can't really justify the use of 3+ coals and 25+ Grams of tobacco in a single go.

I haven't noticed a significant enough difference between it and your classic egyptian bowl to warrent the huge amount of coals and tobacco consumed.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:25 PM
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^^ You really don't use that much shisha if you have a mod to go with the small phunnel.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

id say just get both, i like both of them, but i prefer each for a dif type of shisha.

just got my phunnel bowl today, and it amazing, but the amount of shisha and coals needed is the only downside.
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Old October 16th, 2009, 05:42 PM
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

i went for a vortex, really happy with it, douesnt use alot of tobacco and i can underpack it
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

I have a small tangiers phunnel from hookahcompany.com

http://www.hookahcompany.com/tangier..._2070_prd1.htm

and a glass mod from mnhookah.com

http://mnhookahs.com/advanced_search...0&keywords=mod

when i smoke alone i just use the mod and i only use about 15g of tobacco but then if i have other people smoking with me i forget the mod and pack about 25g-30g of tobacco in the bowl and it will last 2-3 hours which is awesome
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

I really want to invest in a phunnel but am worried about not using a mod and if the airflow will be restricted.
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

Airflow will not be restricted if you get the TANGIERS phunnel, if you get the Chinese knock-off Havana Phunnel then you will need to mod it to unrestrict airflow.
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

phunnel but both aer good bowls and work well, i use different ones depending on which tobacco i use
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Old October 19th, 2009, 03:25 PM
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

If you're uncertain, purchase one of each if possible. With that said, if it comes down to one or the other and you:

a) don't smoke Tangiers or similar brands at all
b) mostly smoke alone
c) cost is of a concern

then I'd go with the Vortex. My understanding is that even the small Tangiers bowl holds a lot more shisha than the average smoker will spend in one session - unless you're hitting it for three hours straight or having a group session. You can reduce the amount of tobacco used by purchasing or making a scalli mod. The Vortex bowl still holds more shisha than a standard Egyptian or mod bowl, but it doesn't hold any more than I'd smoke in a session, so it isn't wasted by the time it's all said and done.

Some people don't like the Vortex because of the holes around the spire. They have experienced it clogging and being difficult to clean. I, personally, haven't had any problems with mine. Certainly nothing a little warm water, a pipe cleaner and sticking my finger up through the bowl and running it around the inside of the spire (thanks for that how-to video, Kalutika!) won't fix.

Like others have said, it never hurts if you're in a position to where you can purchase various bowls to do so. You never know if one is going to break as you're preparing it for a session. That and some tobaccos respond better to different bowls. I have five different bowls and each one serves a purpose. It's difficult for us to help you make this decision because everyone has a preference. It isn't that one bowl is inherently flawed and the only reason people like it is because they're noobs. Both bowls work exceptionally well if packed correctly, but for one reason or another each person likes one bowl over the other.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 01:59 AM
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Default Re: phunnel or vortex!!!!

i smoke from a medium phunnel bowl and it is seriously wayyy too much for 1 person alone. if you get a phunnel consider a mod for the medium or a just get a small. with other people a medium with a mod still has PLENTY of shisha.
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