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Old May 6th, 2009, 01:17 PM
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It seems that after reading some threads that the brand for the coal matters but what about the shisha? Is there a big difference between brands or is it mostly your own preference?
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Old May 6th, 2009, 01:30 PM
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huge difference, and everyone here will have opinions on it. Personally, I prefer JM, Starbuzz, Al Fakher and am not a fan of the oft-praised Nakhla.

Honestly, just go check out the review sections, you'll get the best, least biased info there
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Old May 6th, 2009, 02:09 PM
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It is important. There is a whole range when it comes to quality and then after that it does come down to personal preference. You will find brands you love and some you hate.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 02:09 PM
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yea, the right shisha is more immpotant than good coals or even a good hookah. I prefer Starbuzz, Hookah Freak, and Havana.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Default Re: does brand matter?

yeah, some shisha is dry, some is washed, some is soaked, some is un-washed, some is made with different breeds of tobacco, some is made with tobacco from only virginia...the list goes on and on.

i prefer af, nakhla, starbuzz.
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I bought a cheapy 3 hose rig off ebay and had some amazing sessions out of it... I also have a KM Amoura that is pretty to look at and I absolutely love to smoke with.
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GIANT DIFFERENCE! But, you must experiment and see what you like best. All shishas have different qualities.
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yea.. its all preference.. only way to do it is experiment and u'll find ur favorite brand.. i would suggest buying smaller quantities of various brand/flavor.. like 50 g
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Brands make a difference with all things in life.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 09:03 PM
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Default Re: does brand matter?

Yeah, man, Like once you try epic, God Kills 50 Kittens and a Bunny if you go back.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 09:20 PM
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huge differences but it does come to personal taste

AF= washed tobacco (no to light buzz), semi candyish flavors, wet, dyed (it is a polarizing tobacco with people either loving or hating it, i personally am not a fan of it)

Nakhla= lightly washed/unwashed (medium to heavyish buzz), more natural flavors (egyptian style is more realistic lighter flavors), dryer tobacco, usually undyed

Tangiers Nour= un washed (heavy buzz), flavors are pretty realistic but unique, wet, no dye, better smoked out of a tangiers bowl and takes more effort to smoke ( this is also polarizing of a brand)

Starbuzz= washed, soggy wet, dyed, very candy flavors, expensive as crap

Al waha= lower quality washed (a bit less buzz than nakhla) some good flavors some bad, people either think its trash or that it is decent brand, very few think it is a great brand

HookahHookah/Hookahfreak= washed, lower quality, pipe tobacco cut of tobacco,moist but not overly wet but it is a very thin liquid on it, flavors are ok but it has a weird over all taste to it due to the tobacco used

those are your main brands people will talk about here all the time,

your personal tastes dictate what you want to smoke, when i started smoking hookah i like SB, and AF, i started smoking tangiers at the local lounge, then after i got my rig i started trying al waha (only one or 2 good flavors i found) and nakhla some, which is my go to tobacco now (i have 20 flavors of nakhla in my stash, 1 of AF that is an old pack i got for free, 7 tangiers, 4 SBs one was free and one was a trade and 2 salloums)

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Default Re: does brand matter?

[quote=chadtizzle;155045] some is made with tobacco from only virginia/quote]

Just to clarify, some brands use Virginia tobacco. It is a type of tobacco not the state of origin.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 09:42 PM
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[QUOTE=Dunkel;155161]
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some is made with tobacco from only virginia/quote]

Just to clarify, some brands use Virginia tobacco. It is a type of tobacco not the state of origin.
to be fair though the name virginia comes from that VA was one of the few places it was grown for a while, by heritage its from VA but not necessarily the plant your are smoking is from VA

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