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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:05 PM
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Hey everyone. Just had a little simple question to what everyone's opinion is on which kind of bowl is the best. I just have the plain old modern bowl. I don't know if the different bowls smoke differently or what the differences are. Any opinions as to which is the best? Thanks!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:10 PM
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I use a standard bowl for my drier tobaccos, for the ewwy gooey drippy stuff I use a Vortex. It helps to keep the extra juices from running down the stem.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:24 PM
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I use a standard bowl for my drier tobaccos, for the ewwy gooey drippy stuff I use a Vortex. It helps to keep the extra juices from running down the stem.
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i used to use a mod bowl but have since switched to the large egyptians, not that the mod bowl was bad but i started using them with my new km and just stuck to them. vortex is reserved mostly for tangiers but if i have something that is drippy i would use it... now i need to go order a new one since i dropped mine a few months back, big order to john in a few days

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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:26 PM
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Ya im thinkin about the vortex
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:30 PM
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Default Re: Best Bowl?

Vortex (even phunnel) can be pretty versatile, though I do use mod/egyptian for dryer shishas as well.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:41 PM
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Vortex FTW!!!!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:46 PM
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When are these threads going to end..
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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:37 AM
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Vortex FTW!!!!
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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:45 AM
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Phunnel or Vortex, but don't forget the Egyptian can't go wrong with that one.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:59 AM
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When are these threads going to end..
agreed, probably never.

the search button/ review section is your friend.

that being said, funnel all the way every day with everything. (for the most part) i smoke my traditional black tobacco's out of km bowls
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:34 AM
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is there a down side to using a phunnel w/ non super gooey tobacco?
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:38 AM
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IMO you get more flavor out of dryer shish when smoking out of an egyptian (or the variation of).
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is there a down side to using a phunnel w/ non super gooey tobacco?
personally i just think you waste a lot of tobacco. even when i do a super hard pack of nakhla in a phunnel i cant get much more time out of it compared to egyptian bowls and compared to the amount of tobacco i use its a joke to compared it

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Old January 5th, 2010, 05:57 PM
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Somone help me out here.
.........what is an....egyptian bowl?
I have tried so hard to piece it together from people posting stuff about them and i just cant do it.
I think it's basically a big version of the mod bowl maybe made with something else.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 06:08 PM
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Somone help me out here.
.........what is an....egyptian bowl?
I have tried so hard to piece it together from people posting stuff about them and i just cant do it.
I think it's basically a big version of the mod bowl maybe made with something else.
http://**********.com/product.sc?pro...&categoryId=12

it can be small or large. its just a bowl with holes in the bottom vs a phunnel with spire etc.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 06:11 PM
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Somone help me out here.
.........what is an....egyptian bowl?
I have tried so hard to piece it together from people posting stuff about them and i just cant do it.
I think it's basically a big version of the mod bowl maybe made with something else.
the shape is basically the same as a mod bowl, usually a bit rougher and usually hand made as apposed to slip cast like the mod bowls. the egyptian bowls are usually made from egyptian red clay, fired, and glazed, there are some unglazed ceramic and even some unfired clay bowls but the unfired bowls only last like 10 uses. (pet peeve note, once clay is fired it is ceramic no matter if it is glazed or now, but many people refer to the egyptian bowls as "clay")
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the egyptian bowls hold a bit more than the mod bowls and take a bit longer to heat up but retain the heat better because of the material used and the thickness

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When are these threads going to end..
Dude, the reason forums like this one exist is so that people can talk to each other and learn.

The search engine is handy, but not exactly the best means of diving an answer. A search for the words "Best bowl" returns 500 threads. Most of which have nothing to do with the subject at hand.

There's no point in bitching because someone who's new to the forum wants a simple answer to a pretty good question. If you don't want to help, skip over the thread and move on.

To answer the original question: The classic glazed egyptian clay bowl is still my favorite. Cheap, efficient, widely available, and smokes great every time.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 09:07 PM
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Yeah, you're totally right there shouldn't even be a review/video section
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Yeah, you're totally right there shouldn't even be a review/video section
Exactly where did I say that? Or even imply it?

Oh, right NOWHERE. You just decided to take what I said way out of context.

The OP posted a legitimate question. Given that he's only got a handful of posts, I'm going to presume he's new to the community, and possibly new to hookah in general. Now I don't know about you, but it seems to me that making pointless posts bitching about how pointless another post is doesn't exactly present a warm or welcoming environment.

The way I see it, when you open a thread you've got three options:

1) Read the post and politely provide relevant information to the poster. This may include pointing them to the search functionality or review section.

2) Realize that the post is impertinent to your personal desires, or perhaps asking a question that you feel you don't want to/need to/can't answer, so you click the little red X in the corner and move on.

Or...

3) Be a jerk and complain about the content of the thread that you just chose to open and read. Thereby looking like an ass, making the community look like an ass, and all the while contribute nothing.

Lately, I've seen a lot of this going on. I joined this board and have stayed here, because it isn't full of jerks. It bothers me so I'm saying something.

Either be polite and help out, or move along. There's no call for being an ass.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 03:10 PM
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Currently I only smoke Nakhla and SB so i use my Vortex and LOVE it. I will not use any other Bowl IMO it just gives you the best of everything.
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1 bowl to unite all shishas! Vortex is the way to go unless your smoking tangiers
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Vortex or phunnel
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For juicy wet stuff - phunnel/vortex bowl
for earthy sticky stuff - clay/eygptian bowl
for cheerios - cereal bowl
jim carey's hair in dumb and dumber - bowl cut
for stuff you cannot decide on whether it's sticky and earthy or juicy and wet - use everything and see what gives you the best results

it can be a bit of a chore I know as you may be like 'but I don't want to waste tobacco trying different bowls' but for me, the fun is also had in the setup, and when you get it right and it hits that sweet spot, damn it feels good
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Old January 6th, 2010, 07:51 PM
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Vortex or Phunnel is your only option B-]
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What about Vortex AND Phunnel? Lol. I have both. Both serve their purposes very well. Right now, I consider them equal but need a few more runs with the Vortex to see if it overtakes the phunnel.
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