Re: Is it worth the extra money?
Personally I like KM better though I've never owned a Syrian. I like the style of the KM stems and their appearance much more then any Syrian stem I’ve seen.
As far a being sturdy, I had a 130lbs and 85lbs dog both trample the hell out of my hookah and it ended up without a scratch. My KM On The Rocks stem I could beat someone with.
Either way, you’re not taking the thing into battle; you’re looking for a style that compliments you.
[FONT="]Get the one you like the most honestly, but by all means get the 26 inch.[/FONT]