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Old January 1st, 2008, 04:54 PM
Hajo Flettner
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Default Re: pros/cons of stem legnth?

I have found that longer stems ( 26" is the minimum i'd consider buying) give cooler smoke and give more flavourful as a result. I would suggest that the ideal lenght in terms of smoke quality is somewhere between 32" and 36" and anything much larger is likely to have a harder draw. Beyond that I recall reading in some medical journal that the taller narghiles have lower CO content which seems true as anecdotal and personal experience has shown me that you have a far less chance of getting light-headed/sick when smoking from a full sized narghile rather then a smaller one.
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