Originally Posted by cbyerspace
right on, I remember when I got mine... only real complaint I had was the grommets where kinda cheapy and the ball bearing tends to rust, but after replacing those pieces I don't see anything coming close to it, and even when I replaced those pieces I still didn't pay over $100 for the whole setup... I just think its funny that the chinese hookah's cost about the same price or more...
I don't know if you noticed, but The base is like the best base I have ever seen, I have droped mine a few times and It hasn't broken yet... not something I recomend testing but its deffinatly a big plus... lol
I just got the stem, but the grommets I already had were good. I had to buy a KM base from a local shop because the vase I intended to use wasn't tall enough. It does have the KM stamp on it, and it's pretty sturdy but I prefer the conical shaped vases for sturdyness. Overall, I paid about $90 for the vase and stem, but I already had a good KM hose and some bowls.