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Old April 29th, 2015, 08:22 PM
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I have had it with this silicon bollocks.

Silicon bowls - make shisha taste of shit. Silicon pipes - weird and look shit. What the hell is with these silicon bowls? Am I the ONLY person that can taste "rubber" when smoking with them? I have tried shitty silicon bowls hitting the UK shisha lounges and I have the Samsaris, absolute fucking bollocks. Tastes crap and burns fast. They mask flavour with this rubber aftertaste and don't allow the full depth of flavour. The only viable reason I can think off is "they don't break". Don't give a shit. I rather pay for a ceramic bowl and have it die in 1 year whilst smoking like a king, rather then smoke like a beggar for the rest of my life.

Why isn't anyone flaring up about this? It is ruining simple and beautiful smokes from ceramic and glass bowls.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 12:06 AM
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I too fail to see why the hell people would smoke out of plastic. And i dont care what anyone says, plastic/silicone is NOT INERT, and releases toxins when heated.

Just because silicone is resistant to heat does not mean its ok to use it for stuff like cooking, smoking, etc.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 07:00 AM
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Silicone hoses i can still get, they don't ghost very easily and they are very flexible, i like my silicone hoses. But bowls, oh GOD a bowl made of silicone, no, just NO. Anything that even resembles plastic or rubber is not going anywhere near my coals.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 02:56 PM
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I enjoy my silicone bowl and it isn't getting damaged by the heat and no weird taste at all
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Old April 30th, 2015, 03:10 PM
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If I remember correctly carnalnclynatns was testing out a silicon bowl and was very pleased with it (can't remember which one it was). However, the Kaloud Samsaris is a completely different story...
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If I remember correctly carnalnclynatns was testing out a silicon bowl and was very pleased with it (can't remember which one it was). However, the Kaloud Samsaris is a completely different story...
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You remember correctly stubby. I had an opportunity to evaluate the Amy Silikon phunnel before it was available to the market. It performed exceptionally well. None of the short comings reported with the Samsaris.

PM The_Boo for more infirmation

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You remember correctly stubby. I had an opportunity to evaluate the Amy Silikon phunnel before it was available to the market. It performed exceptionally well. None of the short comings reported with the Samsaris.
Did you PM the_boo for more information?
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Did you PM the_boo for more information?
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Old April 30th, 2015, 07:25 PM
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What are your views on the Samsaris? It's difficult to setup on, it can't take too much and it takes too little (smoke is crap). It's smooth but changes the flavour profile. I have smoked 3 different types of Silicon bowls, all being utter rubbish. The rubber aftertaste is prevalent on all of them.

I have had nearly every enthusiast bowl out there. None have ever added a 'taste' to my shisha.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 07:28 PM
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Silicone hoses i can still get, they don't ghost very easily and they are very flexible, i like my silicone hoses. But bowls, oh GOD a bowl made of silicone, no, just NO. Anything that even resembles plastic or rubber is not going anywhere near my coals.
I retract my silicon pipe statement I made earlier. Agreed, silicon pipes are ok but I am still yet to find a successor to a Nuhose. Nothing can topple it.
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Bit late to the party here but the purists need to get over the silicone hate. I taste no rubber whatsoever it must be in your head. I dont think there's any adverse health and safety issues with the rubber either.

Been smoking out of clay bowls my whole life and i have a silicone phunnel which smokes pretty much just as well. My personal preference is still clay because its what I'm used to and if it aint broke why fix it. But there are no issues with silicone bowls
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Bit late to the party here but the purists need to get over the silicone hate. I taste no rubber whatsoever it must be in your head. I dont think there's any adverse health and safety issues with the rubber either.

Been smoking out of clay bowls my whole life and i have a silicone phunnel which smokes pretty much just as well. My personal preference is still clay because its what I'm used to and if it aint broke why fix it. But there are no issues with silicone bowls
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Old February 4th, 2017, 04:45 PM
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I retract my silicon pipe statement I made earlier. Agreed, silicon pipes are ok but I am still yet to find a successor to a Nuhose. Nothing can topple it.
Aviator hose is excellent the main one i use
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the purists need to get over the silicone hate

Silicone bowls dry up and crack over time, im aloud to hate that lol
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Silicone bowls dry up and crack over time, im aloud to hate that lol
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Yep.... permission granted, you surly purist.
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Old February 17th, 2017, 11:37 PM
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I tried the amy silicobe and its idd great will see how it does over the time though... Necromancer lvl 1
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I tried the amy silicobe and its idd great will see how it does over the time though... Necromancer lvl 1
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Yep, and thats the bowl i evaluated. Its been in service for several years now without issue.
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Yep, and thats the bowl i evaluated. Its been in service for several years now without issue.
yeah Amy is an odd company always trying to reinvent the wheel, then installing it on a shitty cart.
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