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Old February 4th, 2010, 04:51 AM
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Default Quick question about vortex sizes..

Are there different sizes when it comes to vortex bowls? I just received a vortex from thehookahstore and I was looking at how deep it is and how wide it was just like my small funnel...

So I got my funnel and put them side by side and it looks like they'd hold the same amount. I asked the gf(my gf that is, not TGF lol) and she thought it looks like it'll hold more since it's deeper than my funnel.


Now I've read that the vortex uses less shisha, but it looks like it'll hold the same amount give or take a few grams.
Or is it that the vortex takes less grams to smoke well unlike the funnel?


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Old February 4th, 2010, 04:59 AM
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Default Re: Quick question about vortex sizes..

It's a bit less. You fill the vortex to just below the holes in the spire, so judge it from there down.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 07:11 AM
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Default Re: Quick question about vortex sizes..

true, layer it loosely till you above the holes and then light pack it down till its just below and you will be good to go, also there are 2 different size vortex bowls, the standard which almost everyone has and a smaller one called the genie vortex
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Default Re: Quick question about vortex sizes..

Are there different sizes when it comes to vortex bowls? No, only 1 size

Or is it that the vortex takes less grams to smoke well unlike the funnel? yes, the vortex needs (in my opinion of course) a little less shisha to smoke perfectly compared to a SMALL TANGIERS FUNNEL!
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Old February 4th, 2010, 12:00 PM
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Default Re: Quick question about vortex sizes..

There are 2 sizes for the vortex

http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...l-p-17392.html

http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...l-p-17235.html
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Old February 4th, 2010, 12:06 PM
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Default Re: Quick question about vortex sizes..

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Are there different sizes when it comes to vortex bowls? No, only 1 size

Or is it that the vortex takes less grams to smoke well unlike the funnel? yes, the vortex needs (in my opinion of course) a little less shisha to smoke perfectly compared to a SMALL TANGIERS FUNNEL!
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Lol, that's awesome. With the phunnel vs. vortex it's mainly a longevity difference.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 12:14 PM
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Are there different sizes when it comes to vortex bowls? No, only 1 size

Or is it that the vortex takes less grams to smoke well unlike the funnel? yes, the vortex needs (in my opinion of course) a little less shisha to smoke perfectly compared to a SMALL TANGIERS FUNNEL!
only 2 sizes, standered adn genie(made to fit a smaller hookah) anything else was custom made.

vortex holds less, in that your not suposed to pack the bowl as high. your suposed to pack up the the holds in the center, unlike a phunnel which should be pack higher twords the rim.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 07:35 PM
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Default Re: Quick question about vortex sizes..

I tried packing my new vortex to the rim today and other than a slightly more restrictive pull at first, it was perfect. Flavor was fantastic throughout the session and the tobacco lasted just as long as with my small phunnel, if not a bit longer.

I'll be packing it just like I do my phunnel from now on since it smoked so well and for so long.

EDIT: Actually, I just tried packing it really tight right up to the holes then lightly packing the rest up to the rim. It actually smokes even better now with no restriction in the pull whatsoever... go figure lol.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 11:27 PM
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Default Re: Quick question about vortex sizes..

I forgot I made this thread lol! and I only made it last night hahaha


Anyway, thanks for the responses. I'm probably going to be using my vortex for the first time tonight.

I always thought I'd have to fill it to the rim like a funnel but I see now that it's to holes on the spire. But I might try what HL just did.

Thanks again guys
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anytime.
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Default Re: Quick question about vortex sizes..

You're welcome. Let me know how the packing method I mentioned works for you. I'm really diggin it!
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Default Re: Quick question about vortex sizes..

I used my vortex w/ mizo grape(first time for both) but I just packed it lightly and pressed it down a bit below the holes. It worked great! I'll have to try the over packing a little later as I realized that the whole point of me buying a vortex was to save on using so much shisha like with my funnel.

I will try it eventually though
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