Re: Looking at a 32" Queen...
With 4 hoses the rotation is redundant, it can only turn 90 degrees to make it easier for someone, and you easily have that much play in your hose. It adds a layer of instability, which is a bad thing when your dealing with hot coals. Any time someone pulls on it harder than they should, instead of the base staying still and the hose coming out its gonna spin real fast, and centrifugal force will throw your coals..
And if you need 4 hoses you obviously have multiple people smoking it, and the chance of your hookah getting accidently hit in some way is doubled for every additional person.(The math is bad, but experience speaks in a language all its own)