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Old October 9th, 2007, 03:09 PM
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Default 2 Holes/ 4 Holes...

What does everyone have here? I know that when I smoke, I usually get a better smoke outta my 4-holed Syrians than my 2-holed egyptians. We acutally tested it. We had same tobacco, same bowl, same coal set up, just different hookahs. The 4-holed hookah provided more smoke, smoother draw, and a little more flavor.

Whats everyones experience between the two? What does everyone own?
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Old October 9th, 2007, 03:12 PM
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I have a Mya, i think it had 4 holes, and an Amer. The one hole in the Amer is extra wide, so i do get a great draw. my Mya is just a nasty-ass common chamber hookah though. I definately get better out of the Amer, but i'm sure your Syrians would top it. 4 holes is more than one...
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Old October 9th, 2007, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: 2 Holes/ 4 Holes...

Question, what do you mean 2 holes/ 4 holes?
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Old October 9th, 2007, 03:28 PM
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Question, what do you mean 2 holes/ 4 holes?
The Heart. The heart is the center of your hookah, where the Hose ports and purge valves come off of. If you look at the bottom, your hookah will have 2 holes (95% of the time) or 4 holes. If you have 2, one is directly for the hose port and the other specifically for the purge valve. If you have 4, all of them are for Hose port or purge use
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Old October 9th, 2007, 03:29 PM
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Look at the part where the downstem connects, it's called the "shank" or Heart i believe. In a Mya, there are no holes, just a big chamber, a "common chamber". In egyptian and Syrian traditional style hookahs, there is either 2 holes (one going to the hose, one to the purge valve), or 4 holes in the case of Jimmy's Syrians (3 holes to the hose, one to the purge).
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Old October 9th, 2007, 03:33 PM
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Ok. I have a 2 hole. It's the only hookah I have and it smokes just fine.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 03:57 PM
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I have a two hose egyptian but they seem to be wide compared to other egyptians i saw. i kind-of disagree that it makes a noticable difference because of the simple laws of physics, air vacuum. If your hose is wide the vacuum is created is bigger and forces the smoke to be pulled in grater rate through the heart.
I did an experiment on this in summer. I used a funnel ( a normal one, not the bowl) as an adaptor for a 4cm hose and tried pulling. WWOOOWW. The smoke that comes in is amazing. It made me choke. SO MUCH SMOKE, maybe too much.
IMO the difference between the draw is mostly made by the Width of the stem. My little HHH has 3 stems but only has one small hose port and draws better than my egyptian.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 12:02 AM
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lol jimmy... *self plug*

yeah i dont notice that huge of a difference... IMO the syrian that i have smokes just as well as my best MYA... which is good coming from me because i am a mya fiend.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 07:04 AM
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My 22" E, 2 holes.
Both my enameled Syrians - 2 holes.
Engineer Syrain - 4 holes.
Modern - 1 hole! I never noticed this before - LOL!

Remarkably, I've not noticed a difference bwt my E rigs (new and past) and either of my twp types of syrians.
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Both my Khalil Mamoon Hookah Pipes have two holes, and they both smoke like champs! If I had to buy them all over again though, you can bet your ass I would!
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I dunno..I mean like I said, I set up 2 Egyptians both with 2 holes each. I then set up a Syrian with 4 holes. All had same bowls, hoses, tobacco, coals, etc. 4 Holed much smoother, easier draw, a little more flavorful, and overall a better smoke. Could my mind be playing tricks on me? : Lol.
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Default Re: 2 Holes/ 4 Holes...

And I also, have used both types, and have noticed no difference, I think it is official, your mind is playing tricks on you!

Like I said, I have two KM Egyptians and they both offer me an amazing smoke! Even better then the Syrians I have tried in the past!
... Take that with a grain of salt though, cuz that is merely an opinion, as is yours and everybody else.

My opinion though is that I don't see a bit of difference between a 2 hole vs a 4 hole ...
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Lol...
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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:30 PM
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I have tried excellent rigs with both 2 and 4 hole hearts and I think the main difference is that the 4 hole rigs have easier draws. I should mention that the 4 hole set ups seem to diffuse the smoke more although that is partly a function of multiple holes in the hose port casting. In the end, a well made rig with 4 holes is the better choice in my opinion.
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