Re: Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??
nour (or the factory that makes them) has some good syrians. the old hookah-shisha syrians were uber high quality and made by the same place that made the nour pipes (not so much for the new ones). some nours are crap, some are good. high fail rates though, along with a bunch of models being super crappy (i dont think any vendors carry them but they look real shitty).
ager i dont like any of them, think they are all crap imo.
al nawras has some really cool syrians, but for the most part especially recently ive only seen crap.