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Old June 7th, 2010, 04:46 AM
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Default Re: The 17" Bracket Hookah

Originally Posted by Coyotero View Post
It's not innovation, it's a step backwards.

As to functional perfection with a traditional pipe, you have a vertical, wide-gauge stem that allows the vapors to adequately cool while also allowing easy cleanup and little to no wear with proper use. The traditional chamber is easy to clean while once again being resistant to wear and allowing proper purging ( Vs. the modern "innovations" of common and plated chambers, both of which fail in every respect listed here). You have a thick glass bottle which is heavy enough to provide ample stability with enough room to allow the water to smooth the vapors properly.

The design of the traditional pipe is, in a word, flawless. If you or anyone else can find a way to improve that, I'll be duly impressed. I am not saying it's impossible, but I will say it is highly unlikely. People have been innovating on this design for five centuries, and I think it's safe to say that it has likely reached it's apex.

Necessity is the mother of invention. New styles of tobacco have brought about change in some aspects (Such as the vortex/funnel bowl designs) but the function of the pipe itself remains unchanged.

As far as art goes, I'd be willing to concede it's artistry were it constructed by hand or showed some other form of artistic merit. It doesn't even contain original parts, just random parts of other crap chinese hookahs stuck to a coal carrier. Welding some spare hookah parts to a coal carrier may count as art by your own definition but for my taste it doesn't pass muster.

Feel free to carry on with your own opinions, I am simply stating mine. And when someone comes up with a new and radical design for a pipe that changes the way we smoke, let me know, I'll get you a beer.
Coyotero, the way you say things are usually crude and even sometimes insulting to another person but they are right on the money. You always make very justified points and i like it. And im gonna find a way to innovate the way we smoke, i could use that beer
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