Originally Posted by kalutika
What evidence do you have that your rig is Chinese beyond the purge sucking?
None really... I'll be honest, I have no idea how to tell.
Just that it's a common plated chamber and the metal seems cheap (but it might just be because I haven't shined it).
If you have the hookah in your hands, how can you tell then?
Originally Posted by likespaceships
The new Mya hoses now have Mya printed all over them. The wood on the handles also have a bit more weight to them and don't feel as cheap as the no name chinese hoses.
But what actually makes Mya better? If they're both not washable and have the same diameter/pull, is there really a difference between cheap and branded?