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Old April 12th, 2009, 01:29 PM
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Hey people,

Here in Australia, shisha brands like Nakhla, Al Fakher, Waha are common. I see that there are a few American made shisha, which are the most popular? the best? how do they differ from the traditoional?

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Old April 12th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: aussie asking about U.S shisha.

Nakhla good...

AF used to be good

Waha...never really been good

Traditional trumps these, however, we use what we can
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Old April 12th, 2009, 02:50 PM
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Default Re: aussie asking about U.S shisha.

Im not farmiliar with all the american brands but starbuzz is wildy popular.
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Old April 12th, 2009, 03:19 PM
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IDK what American brands you are talking about? and I don't see how they are better than other brands. The most expensive brand which is SB is a complete failure IMO. Nothing really justify the high price except the fancy packaging and the word "Premium". Other than that, flavors are weak and full of chemical taste.
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Since your asking about popular "American" brands and not the stuff from abroad. The most popular ones here are Starbuzz and Fantasia. Starbuzz is similar to AF in cut and wetness. But it is usually more candied or synthetic tasting. There are a few flavors that are killer, ie Arabian Coffee, but mostly just too sweet for most of the traditional smokers. Fantasia is an alcohol based tobacco. Very wet and can make a mess of any pipe unless you use a phunnel type bowl. Again it is also candied and usually just too sweet. Both are very popular here even though very pricey. JM Tobacco has just released a new line that looks very promising and has so far received great reviews. We'll see how that goes when I finally get some. Also a product of the states.
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Old April 12th, 2009, 03:23 PM
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Kwikwi, what do you mean by that Fantasia is alcohol based tobacco?
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Kwikwi, what do you mean by that Fantasia is alcohol based tobacco?
They use an alcohol base flavoring.
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Tangiers FTW
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Old April 12th, 2009, 04:08 PM
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hey there. im from oz too. i think you should deffinatly go to one of the trusted vendors and give everything a try for yourself. everyone has different tastes... we pay like $15 for 50g packs here,,,,,, its alot cheaper to go online and order.. you wont regret it....
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Starbuzz: Very sweet flavors and damn good!
Fantasia: Nice flavors and very popular here in Europe. Unfortunately very expensive.
Fumari: many great flavors
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hey there. im from oz too. i think you should deffinatly go to one of the trusted vendors and give everything a try for yourself. everyone has different tastes... we pay like $15 for 50g packs here,,,,,, its alot cheaper to go online and order.. you wont regret it....
He is a vendor, he was asking about the stuff here for comparison.
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They use an alcohol base flavoring.
i was wondering about that...is it like "beer" alcohol? or rubbing alcohol, ethyl alcohol...?

i've heard about people getting some intense headaches from fantasia because of the alcohol base. that reason, and the higher price than starbuzz are the reasons that i've never cared to try fantasia.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 06:37 AM
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Hey thanks for all of your tips guys,

i would try all of them but unfortunately i cant , due to our customs trying to make money by taxing it so high.
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