Re: hookahs and 2x4s do not mix well.
So sorry to hear about your hookah! It's too bad that your dad is so strict!
I've never had a sphinx, but people on here who have them seem to love them. Wouldn't be a bad choice, but for the price you might be able to find something a bit prettier. I guess it just depends on how much you care about looks. I would think that if you don't smoke it that often, then you probably would enjoy a more decorative looking hookah, as it serves more as art then function.