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Old December 26th, 2016, 07:31 AM
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Default El nefes sultan or shika lannister?

I dont know which to pick i have never tried a turkish hookah do you need specific type of hoses for it and do they perform differently?
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Old December 26th, 2016, 11:52 AM
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Default Re: El nefes sultan or shika lannister?

I'd get the lannister. Not a big fan of El Nefes pipes tbh, they're OK but they're really nothing special. As far as Turkish pipes go you can get much better lie Elmas or Tokel. You can use any old hose on a Turk, the only type of shisha you can't use a regular hose on would be Iraqi/Babiliye nargiles. Technically they should have a more restricted draw than an Egyptian but I don't really notice it much, unless i'm using a traditional Turkish marpuch which a deceptively restricting hose type.
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Old December 26th, 2016, 01:04 PM
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Default Re: El nefes sultan or shika lannister?

I have an El Nefes Sultan and I like mine quite a bit. I mainly use it for Desi Murli and Black leaf. It's solid cast brass and very heavy. If I had to, I'd be able to fend off a pack of wolves... It has a slightly restricted draw (similar to a Syrian), but it's not restricted in a sense where it would be an issue. As for the Lannister, I have nothing negative to say about it except that it is way overpriced for a mass produced Egyptian hookah, honestly you're just paying for the name. There are a ton of options out there that would Smoke the exact same for a fraction of the price.
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Old December 26th, 2016, 01:21 PM
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Default Re: El nefes sultan or shika lannister?

yeah there are plenty of Egyptian manufacturers that make pipes that are similar if not identical to ones that Shika 'make' (they don't have their own factory) but for a much lower price.
Edit: but the same can be said about El Nefes really, Turkish pipes are actually incredibly cheap if you get an unbranded one
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Old December 26th, 2016, 04:17 PM
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Default Re: El nefes sultan or shika lannister?

Sorry Fred, im with Stubbes. I'd go with an el nefes over a shika any and everyday. And in my experience they arent in anyway inferior to elmas or Tokel.
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My one and only Turk is a El nefes and she's beautiful and cheap(comparably), exactly how I like em.
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Old December 27th, 2016, 12:38 AM
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Thanks guys im going to get an el nefes sultan
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Old December 27th, 2016, 12:45 AM
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I have an El Nefes Sultan and I like mine quite a bit. I mainly use it for Desi Murli and Black leaf. It's solid cast brass and very heavy. If I had to, I'd be able to fend off a pack of wolves... It has a slightly restricted draw (similar to a Syrian), but it's not restricted in a sense where it would be an issue. As for the Lannister, I have nothing negative to say about it except that it is way overpriced for a mass produced Egyptian hookah, honestly you're just paying for the name. There are a ton of options out there that would Smoke the exact same for a fraction of the price.
I really only smoke AF because thats easy for me to get would that not be good in the el nefes sultan?
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Default Re: El nefes sultan or shika lannister?

It'll smoke just fine. Some people like a little restriction when smoking blackleaf, which is all stubby was sayin. Honestly though, neither of my nefes are restricted in the least.
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It'll smoke just fine. Some people like a little restriction when smoking blackleaf, which is all stubby was sayin. Honestly though, neither of my nefes are restricted in the least.
Thanks man definitely going to get it then i have only ever tried egyptians so nice to try something different
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Old December 27th, 2016, 02:11 AM
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Are you getting it from the UK or are you importing?
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Old December 27th, 2016, 02:34 AM
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Are you getting it from the UK or are you importing?
Importing from that site you showed me
http://www.vandpibesalg.dk/products/...nefes-vandpibe
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Old December 27th, 2016, 03:48 AM
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You should consider getting a Rayan Hookah Sultani from myshisha.co.uk which is pretty much the same pipe but cheaper and you won't have to import anything. http://www.myshisha.co.uk/apps/webst...s/show/6704411
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You should consider getting a Rayan Hookah Sultani from myshisha.co.uk which is pretty much the same pipe but cheaper and you won't have to import anything. http://www.myshisha.co.uk/apps/webst...s/show/6704411
How come they look the same but different brand
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How come they look the same but different brand
Brands don't matter, most of the time the brands are just installed to rip you off. Many of the same pipes share different brands, just as many different brands make very similar pipes because they appeal to us. Brands don't make good pipes, examine with scrutiny what appeals to you.
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Default Re: El nefes sultan or shika lannister?

While its true, branding generally doesnt matter, in this instance it may have some bearing. I dont own a Rayan, but if memory serves, its Egyptian not Turkish, despite the styling. I dont recall them being very highly regarded, more like a "shoddy Shika ".
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While its true, branding generally doesnt matter, in this instance it may have some bearing. I dont own a Rayan, but if memory serves, its Egyptian not Turkish, despite the styling. I dont recall them being very highly regarded, more like a "shoddy Shika ".
Decided ima get the one that gnome suggested a while ago shika skryim i like the look n its pretty small
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Nice little pipe, but theyre awfully proud of it judging by the sticker price.
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Old December 27th, 2016, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: El nefes sultan or shika lannister?

yeah shikas are fine but there are plenty of identical pipes that may well be cheaper, from brands like Magdy and Gamal Fares, Rayan, Farida etc. They all have many of the same models which are all made in the same factory. For example

this is a Rayan hookah.

this is a magdy and gamal

and this is a shika
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http://www.vandpibesalg.dk/products/...shika-vandpibe
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I noticed that the hose port in the first picture is different to the rest of the pictures anyone know why? Like is one an older version?
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Default Re: El nefes sultan or shika lannister?

It isn't a strict, rigorous, assembly line process. Pipe makers use whatever parts they have on hand. Pipes of the same "model" could be made in different factories, by different craftsmen, or at different times. Think of them more like works of art. Best answer I can give.
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Shika changed the hose port on their newer models
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Shika changed the hose port on their newer models
Is the first pic the new hose port?
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Its not new per se, though it might be the preferred port on newer models. Pete hit the nail on the head though with his assessment. It has more to do with which pieces the craftman makin the pipe has handy. I have three shikas.... each has a different hose port.
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Its not new per se, though it might be the preferred port on newer models. Pete hit the nail on the head though with his assessment. It has more to do with which pieces the craftman makin the pipe has handy. I have three shikas.... each has a different hose port.
Thanks which is your favourite shika?
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