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Old July 17th, 2008, 08:41 PM
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Default Vortex bowl?

as I watched the sahara smoke banner, I saw this.


So, I went on the site and it's nowhere to be found. Anyone hear anything about this?....because I want one.....badly
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Old July 17th, 2008, 09:22 PM
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is it like a phunnel knock off??
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Old July 17th, 2008, 10:23 PM
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Default Re: Vortex bowl?

it appears to be a funnel w/a built in "mod".I've actually thought about a similar contraption in the past.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 11:12 PM
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Sounds a lil weird imo lol. Id it hits just as great as regular phunnel, I might be interested in buying
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Old July 18th, 2008, 12:13 AM
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I'll stick with the phunnel. lol. I was thinking about something like that too.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: Vortex bowl?

Well johnathan hasn't been on the site in like a week, so maybe we can get an answer from him when he re-arrives.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 05:58 PM
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I'm curious about the size on these.I like the fact that I can throw my mod in and save some tobacco, considering I usually smoke alone.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 06:18 PM
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Makes sense to me. I'd be willing to try one. I've been using the phunnel for a bit but without a mod.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 11:47 PM
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Aha! Looks like Jonathan put it up today

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

....So who's the testing hamster? lol

Looks pretty interesting and its at a good price range. $10

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Old July 24th, 2008, 12:13 AM
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That looks pretty sweet actually. I have no need for one since I already have two funnels though.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 12:24 AM
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What is the benefit of a funnel bowl and why would this design enhance the smoking experience?
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I should get one for reviewing purposes.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 01:06 AM
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What is the benefit of a funnel bowl and why would this design enhance the smoking experience?
The benefit of the phunnel is that all the juices with be held up around a huge whole in the middle. What this means that is that the juices of the tobacco will not flow down the stem and that you will get more flavorful and longer smoking sessions.

I wanna see if this vortex bowl will perform just as good as any phunnel bowl. It looks like it doesn't use up as much tobacco which is good since I usually smoke by myself.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 01:10 AM
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it looks a lot smaller. I'm pretty sure you can still scorch your tobacco with it too.
The holes make me wonder how hard it could be to pull from it. It also looks a little deep, and not wide enough.
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it looks a lot smaller. I'm pretty sure you can still scorch your tobacco with it too.
The holes make me wonder how hard it could be to pull from it. It also looks a little deep, and not wide enough.
I thought this as well. The holes make it look like shisha can get clogged in there. But who knows! Maybe the holes in this bowl might be really small, so small that no tobacco can get stuck
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Old July 24th, 2008, 01:59 AM
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I still say I get one to try out.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:26 AM
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I'm new, but I guess I came in at a right time. this would be perfect for the handheld I'm working on, hard pull or not
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:32 AM
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Default Re: Vortex bowl?

they also have them in metal: http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...l-p-17236.html

whats the advantages/disadvantages of a metal bowl?
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:54 AM
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they also have them in metal: http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...l-p-17236.html

whats the advantages/disadvantages of a metal bowl?
metal bowl= not fun. tobacco burns up faster, bowl stays hot for a long time.
25-30g of shisha...
small phunnel size?
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Old July 24th, 2008, 03:17 AM
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Default Re: Vortex bowl?

to me it looks like if you had some really juicy shisha u still might have some juices running down the stem
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they also have them in metal: http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...l-p-17236.html

whats the advantages/disadvantages of a metal bowl?
Yeah I agree with kevin. They get waaayyy too hot and they burn the tobacco a lot more easily. I'd say stick to Egyptian bowls
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Old July 24th, 2008, 04:48 AM
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Default Re: Vortex bowl?

thanks for the info guys

i'm trying to get my hands on one of the MNH glass funnel bowls or one of the Tangiers Small Phunnels right now, just gotta get the fundage for another order together...i may look into this too, if i'm the first one with it i'll let you guys know how it is.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 12:38 PM
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Hey everyone,

sorry, I just got back into town on Monday and im know finally caught back up with all my work. I would of responded to this posy earlier.

The vortex bowls just arrived to our warehouse yesterday, They are available in blue, black and white and also in metal..
To answer a few of your questions, the bowl holds about 25g - 30g of shisha. it holds about 10g more than regular clay/ceramic bowls. (we didn't see the need for a bowl that holds 50g to 100g of shisha, in the end you waste a lot shisha with such a big bowl, unless you're having a party and you need one bowl to last 3 hours! ) If we get lots of requests for a bigger size then we will add it to the inventory.
The Vortex bowl is designed differently from the standard funnel bowls, if you visit the link above you will see how the holes are aligned inside the bowl. There about 4 holes all together on the inside of the bowl. The holes are not too big, HookaH Hookah is the finest cut of shisha and it does not fall in the hole. We have tested the bowls with many shisha brands and it improves the smoking ability of every one, (the same affect the funnel bowls have on most shisha brands) the brand the vortex bowl has helped the most is Hookah Hookah. In the Vortex bowl, Hookah Hookah burns longer and keeps the flavor without getting harsh as it does sometimes in regular bowls. I attended a wholesale trade show last week, and we were using the vortex bowl the entire week (1 bowl every hour) the bowl would of lasted a lot longer than 1 hour but retailers wanted to try new flavors every hour. I was using 1 1/2 coals everytime and did not burn the bowl once. I still wouldn't recommend using 2 or 3 coals with hookah tobacco, but almost everyone uses that many coals to smoke the thicker cut shisha, with Hookah Hookah and the vortex bowl you can use 2 coals but 1 will work great. (with regular bowls just use 1 coal and the shisha wont burn)
We had many requests to carry the funnel bowls and we didn't want to bring out the same design thats already sold on the market, so we designed our own. The mod is already built into the bowl, so there's no need to buy an add on to make the bowl work correctly. The vortex bowl is an alternative to the funnel bowls, it has the same concept though. It is very easy to pack shisha in the vortex bowls! Vortex bowls will start coming free with all of our new hookahs premiering near the end of the year. The vortex bowl was specifically made for Hookah Hookah so customers could enjoy the flavor a lot longer, but it does work with every shisha brand.

we will have an instructional video on the vortex bowl coming out soon, it will show how to pack the bowl and how to arrange the holes on the foil.
Personally, Im in love with the vortex bowl, I received the very first samples from our manufacturer and I have been using it ever since. It makes smoking hookah so much better, the flavor holds the entire time and no juices run down the inside of the stem. I do love the funnel bowls as well, I have smoked out of them many times, thats why im so happy we now carry the Vortex bowls.
we have already received many orders for the vortex bowls so you should start seeing reviews on them online pretty soon.

have a great day,

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Jonathan
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Old July 24th, 2008, 12:43 PM
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I should get one for reviewing purposes.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 12:46 PM
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I think they are great and are only 17 bucks (with shipping added in).

One thing, I would say just from looking, is that they look a bit too deep. I like to smoke so that i still have some juice on the bottom of my bowl (it of course adds to flavor), so maybe this wouldn't matter to me but to some people it might. What would you say about the depth Jonathan?
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