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Old March 26th, 2010, 12:40 PM
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Default Alrighty getting a new bowl

Alright so last night having a party my friends drunkin self was putting on the bowl (we have a large egyptian bowl) and he cracked it and it won't go on now. So I have decided to upgrade ! Should I get Tangiers Phunnel Bowl or Vortex Bowl? They both look the same I am confused
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Old March 26th, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: Alrighty getting a new bowl

Oh boy, here we go. It's a pretty even split for these. I personally prefer the vortex. It is idiot proof and sometimes we need that. Not to mention it is cheaper.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: Alrighty getting a new bowl

here goes yet another vortex vs phunnel argument
this forum has about 20 of these already
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Old March 26th, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: Alrighty getting a new bowl

Get a good sized Egyptian bowl to replace that one. Even though I use a phunnel most of the time, I still use a normal Egyptian pretty frequently.

In addition to replacing the bowl, get a small phunnel. You'll hear people preaching from both sides, but I have been using phunnels for almost two years and don't have a single complaint.
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Old March 26th, 2010, 12:52 PM
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Default Re: Alrighty getting a new bowl

Im most likely just going to say screw it and buy both haha idk though they both look so similar I do not see any difference between them lol..
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Default Re: Alrighty getting a new bowl

Take a look at this thread. It has 72 written responses and a Poll with almost 150 responses weighing the virtues of both bowl types...

http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showt...vortex+phunnel
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Vortex:

http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...l-p-17235.html

Phunnel:

http://www.**********.com/product.sc?productId=65

Phunnel there is one hole on top. Vortex there is 4 holes close to the top of the spire. Vortex works better imo.
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Default Re: Alrighty getting a new bowl

Guys he is asking a question, what's with the comments? If y'all don't want to answer then why post useless unnecessary comments?
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Default Re: Alrighty getting a new bowl

And I also have a 34' KM will they send a grommet that fits? Cuz my large egyptian didn't quite fit it seemed like..
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And I also have a 34' KM will they send a grommet that fits? Cuz my large egyptian didn't quite fit it seemed like..
Reason why I always stock up on egyptian and mod grommets in orders. Cost very little and always good to have around. But it should come with a grommet, mine did.
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Default Re: Alrighty getting a new bowl

Thanks Capt lots of help man I am going with the Vortex i like the look of it better. So I should just stock up on Mod Grommets? they will fit on votex?
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I use both mod and egyptian grommets. I put an egyptian on my hookah and put a mod over top of it. Vortex fits on the mod nicely.

When you order your vortex, in the comments section ask them to send you a vortex bowl with the holes as close to the top of the spire as they can get. Worked for me and am very pleased with what they sent me.
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Default Re: Alrighty getting a new bowl

Agreed! This should also prevent you from getting a vortex with plugged holes.
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Default Re: Alrighty getting a new bowl

It's kind of hard to get funnels now. Small is the only Tangiers funnel I can suggest. So on that note I suggest the vortex but think the funnel is worth a buy later. I have both and love them both.
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It's kind of hard to get funnels now. Small is the only Tangiers funnel I can suggest. So on that note I suggest the vortex but think the funnel is worth a buy later. I have both and love them both.
is there a reason why? like it going the way of the superchef or has eric not been keeping up with demand?
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Default Re: Alrighty getting a new bowl

Honestly I have been using my Egyptian bowl now more often than my phunnel and vortex simply because I perfected packing it and its what I used for a very long time. Each bowl has its pro's and con's but when it comes down to it, if you know how to pack any bowl you will always get a great experience. If price is a big factor I would buy another Egyptian bowl, if not I would go for either a phunnel or a vortex which are very similar but in my experience the phunnel is easier to clean than the vortex.

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Vortex is the key to my successful hookah setup! .. along with some Coconara Coals ohhh and some good tobacco!
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Default Re: Alrighty getting a new bowl

I i got a vortex first and i loved it till i got a funnel bowl. Now my vortex bowl is for DM only since DM gets hard as rock when you smoke it so its hard to clean. You can still get small funnels at hookahcompany.com
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I would recommend that whatever you choose, order a couple extra bowls as well . For my large hookah i had 4 bowls, my friend left one behind when he packed everything up at a party, and i haven't got it back yet.. and then we had 2 break in one night (including the vortex!).. so I am down to one bowl. I believe it was Madhatter who once told me he had like 3-4 of every kind of bowl he uses.. i wouldn't go that extreme.. but it is always good to have a couple spare bowls.. because you never know. I would probably say just a couple egyptians for back up, i have gotten them as cheap as 1.66 (using vendor discount codes from here).. i believe it was urbanhookah.com
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For the best, most problem free smoke, go vortex
If you want a unique experience you have to learn, phunnel
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