Re: Size of the hookah
We smoke on a sub-prime hookah every time so far small tight standard hose that came with the cheap hookahs at the bar we go to to smoke but it was good enough to hook us. The stem isn't wide the hose is tight and the base isn't as big as some of the larger bases but mmmmm it gives good smoke.
To sum up. Bigger is better but that doesn't make small bad. Just because something is better doesn't make it a necessary for a good smoking session. Now the cool thing is that Hookahs in general are a fairly cheap hobby and upgrades are cheaper in this than in most hobbies I have ever had. So if you don't like something on a pipe you get you can always replace it later.