Since I got my meer (1/2 bent) I’ve been smoking it so that the bowl is level. I got a little lazy last night and held the pipe so the stem entered my mouth horizontally and the pipe was closer to my chin. Since doing this I’ve noticed that the pipe draws better and therefore burns much better. It’s not as though I didn’t make a seal on the stem the way I was smoking before. I can only thing that the shape of the bowl must’ve been engendered to burn better at an angle. Do pipe makers do such a thing or am I all wet? Thanks all.