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Old March 16th, 2010, 06:49 PM
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Default Regular ceramic egyptian bowl or Vortex?

I wanted to know what you guys thought between a regular ceramic egyptian bowl and a vortex bowl. What are the pros and cons? Why would you prefer one over the other? Thanks.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Vortex, cause you can still use it with tobacco you'd use with an egyptian (nakhla , a bit of a bitch cleaning it after nak, but still works). Better yet get both, egyptian bowls are pretty damn cheap.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 06:53 PM
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To me it depends on the brands and type of shisha you like. If you prefer the juicier brands ala starbuzz, etc i recommend the vortex. When i smoke the drier shishas like Naklah i prefer the more traditional bowl. But the real answer is what you like best is the way to go. I will say it takes less skill to pack a vortex and get a great smoke then it does a standart bowl
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Old March 16th, 2010, 07:10 PM
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I just started smoking with my own hookah so I just use hookahhookah shisha. It's great so far with my nammor hose. I just heard that vortex increased the flavor.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 07:12 PM
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Yea get the vortex, you won't regret it.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 07:42 PM
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Yea it's a little harder to find a vortex. But they are the best IMO. Cleaning the actual bowl is more difficult but you don't get anything down the stem.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 08:00 PM
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depends on what flavor, and how you want to smoke. I use my standard Egyptian bowls very often. Some flavors just don't work well in a vortex / phunnel. Like AF Plum, used in a vortex it has a very alcoholy taste after-awhile.
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Like AF Plum, used in a vortex it has a very alcoholy taste after-awhile.
Not cool Chris Now explain why that's a bad thing.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 08:39 PM
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Not cool Chris Now explain why that's a bad thing.
generally a rubbing alcohol taste isn't very pleasant :P
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Old March 16th, 2010, 08:44 PM
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Default Re: Regular ceramic egyptian bowl or Vortex?

for a while i was smoking only out of an egyptian except tangiers i would use my vortex, the last couple of weeks ive been smoking only out of the vortex and think it works better, i find i can get a better session out of it with better smoke, flavor, and less harshness
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I use clay egyptian bowls for everything. Nothing wrong with them at all.
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I use both
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Old March 17th, 2010, 12:01 AM
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For me it all depends on what tobacco I am smoking. I love my vortex though and it is by far my favorite bowl
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Default Re: Regular ceramic egyptian bowl or Vortex?

Thanks for the feedback people. I'll take note of it to see the difference. Happy smokin'
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Old March 17th, 2010, 03:58 PM
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I'll take note of it and see what difference I notice. HAPPY SMOKIN'
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Old March 17th, 2010, 04:05 PM
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i have been using my small egyptial bowl recently and i love it i forgot how good it acctualy was perfect for a 30/45 min smoke.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 05:35 PM
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Yeah, that's actually how long my sessions last. Can they last longer than that?
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Default Re: Regular ceramic egyptian bowl or Vortex?

The only thing I would say is dont get a vortex from Hookahhookah or Sahara Smoke. I got one from them and the holes are practically in the bottom. I called and emailed and it took awhile to get a response. I went as far as sending pics to them and they told me that they couldnt do anything about it. My friend has one from hookah john and his is much better, plus the HH vortex has really small holes. Its kind of bad when you smoke Starbuzz and it looks like a fruit punch bowl in your vase and you can watch molasses drip in your ashtray. This is my experience with their bowl and customer service at least.
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the bigger the bowl the longer the sessions. the thing about a vortex is that it can last over an hour and i get board of the same flavour very quickly so i use my small egyptian it uses less coal and tobbaco.
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Default Re: Regular ceramic egyptian bowl or Vortex?

So survey says vortex bowl yes, but not from Hookahhookah or Saharah smoke? Anyone else have that problem from hookahhookah or saharah smoke vortex bowls?
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Vortex bowl for the win! Grab it from hookah John he is an excellent guy. Just clean it with really hot water or let it soak overnight
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I order all my Vortex bowls from Hookah Hookah. They have a 3 pack which give you a nice savings, they have a forum discount and they have 75% off shipping. You have to write a note with it like this......
Please look at each Vortex bowl I am getting and make sure the holes are at the top of the stem. All four holes are completely punched out and have no clay or lacquer clogging them in any way and check inside them too to make sure there is no clay behind the holes. Thank you

Never a problem
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Default Re: Regular ceramic egyptian bowl or Vortex?

I love the standard Egyptian bowl. It works perfect for Nakhla and lasts as long as I need it to. My two goto bowls right now are the Egyptian for Nakhla and a Crown Classic for Desi Murli/Zaghoul blends. From my experience these are the two best daily driver bowls currently and my Vortex is starting to gather dust on the shelf.
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Well I use my Egyptian bowl when I smoke nakhla, and I use the vortex for Al Fakher and Nakhla Mizo. Both bowls give me nice big clouds and very enjoyable smoke but I tend to save on tobacco when I use the Genie vortex with my Mya hookah so, its just a matter of preference and how you want to pack your tobacco.

The vortex might give you a longer session but in my case I can make the Egyptian last even longer. The vortex will obviously help you with the juicy tobacco since it wont leak down the stem or on your tray.
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I order all my Vortex bowls from Hookah Hookah. They have a 3 pack which give you a nice savings, they have a forum discount and they have 75% off shipping. You have to write a note with it like this......
Please look at each Vortex bowl I am getting and make sure the holes are at the top of the stem. All four holes are completely punched out and have no clay or lacquer clogging them in any way and check inside them too to make sure there is no clay behind the holes. Thank you

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but see why should we have to tell a vendor to give us a non-defected product, i dont have to tell a car dealer to give me a car with out a blown motor.

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