QUOTE (semiaverage711 @ Mar 25 2008, 11:43 PM) Well, I gurantee you that a majority of the members will say go Phunnel, Funnel, Phunel, or Funel. However they decide to spell it. I have no personal experience with one, however I am used to the regular bowl. I like them alot, but my opinion is kinda biased. I am not for sure, but from my understanding, with Phunnels you use more Shi-Sha, it has a messed up hole setup, and the coal setup is messed up. With regular bowls, if there is such a thing. How about non-phunnel bowls? We will stick with that. Anywho, non-phunnel bowls, work with a multitude of hole setups and can use any amount of shi-sha and you can setup coals to taste. Much more beginner friendly. I say that after you get the hang of a normal bowl, jump up to the phunnel level. Just my two cents. Happy Hookah. After checking the price of this "phunnel/funnel" bowl, I assure you I don't have that kind of bank to throw at just a bowl. As far as normal bowls go, are there any particular brands/models/materials that make for a better smoke?