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Old July 3rd, 2009, 12:42 AM
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alright guys, even though im getting the hang of hookah i still have a lot of questions.. one question i have is.. whats with the big hoses? i have a small hose with a short handle.. aside from bigger hoses being geometrically easier to handle. what are the advantages of bigger hoses and why do most hookah enthusiasts have bigger hoses? or am i wrong? if so what are the advantages of a smaller hose?

just a stupid but fun question to ask during happy hookah hour..

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Old July 3rd, 2009, 01:27 AM
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haha...i'd much rather have a big hose than a small hose. usually on a "bigger" hose the gauge size is bigger and the draw is much easier. that's about it, other than the fancy handle...
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 01:31 AM
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haha...i'd much rather have a bid hose than a small hose. usually on a "bigger" hose the gauge size is bigger and the draw is much easier. that's about it, other than the fancy handle...
*out of context* ^^ haha

back to the question sometimes i prefer an easier draw so i go with a razan or KM hose but other times when i smoke my chinese hookah the bigger hoses tend to fall out or are just pointless so i use the small gauge one that came with it.
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 01:49 AM
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*out of context* ^^ haha

You beat me to the punch!

Anyway the easier the draw of my hookah, the happier I am with it, but everyone has their preferences so decide what you personally like and go from there.
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 08:23 AM
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Default Re: big hoses vs little hoses

many people preffer hoses such as the Nammor and Razan because of their wider gauge. These hoses have a smoother pull and perform well when smoking ''big cloud'' type tobaccos such as SB and the like. However, for more traditional tobaccos where the focus is on flavor and not cloud volume, I've found the narrower standard hoses much more prefferable. The narrow gauge tends to make for a more concentrated stream of smoke and therefore a much more robust and focused flavor.I have both a Nammor and a Razan and Honestly both are rarely used. I much preffer my standard Syrian/egyptian hoses. In fact of the 6or7 hoses I own,I have an unwashable Syrian hose which I've been using for years and continue to use on a daily basis. I swear by it. Just my opinion of course.

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Default Re: big hoses vs little hoses

That question is easy the draw the larger the gauge the lighter the draw.

*try sucking a golf ball through a hosepipe that will explain draw to you*
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Old July 4th, 2009, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: big hoses vs little hoses

i sometimes go back to the small hose cause i like more of a restrictive sometimes makes me appreciate the grand hose more and remind me that it was worth 20 bucks
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Old July 4th, 2009, 07:18 PM
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I like the feel of the tighter pull, so I stick with smaller hoses.
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Old July 4th, 2009, 08:52 PM
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Default Re: big hoses vs little hoses

Well, i think that everyone else has beat this into the ground, but I'll throw my words of wisdom (see: stupidity) in here:

Larger hoses like Nammor, Razan, Grand, and KM hoses are wider gauged, meaning they can amass larger quantities of smoke in a single pull. Think about drinking from a drinking straw as opposed to drinking a widemouth bottle.

It's been said that the smaller hoses do a have a tighter draw, which is correct. The smaller hoses are for people that like a little resistance, so they feel like they aren't sucking in just air.
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Old July 5th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Default Re: big hoses vs little hoses

this pretty much confirmed what i had already suspected.. thanks for the input guys!
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A love a little resistance.
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Old July 5th, 2009, 11:22 AM
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Well, i think that everyone else has beat this into the ground, but I'll throw my words of wisdom (see: stupidity) in here:

Larger hoses like Nammor, Razan, Grand, and KM hoses are wider gauged, meaning they can amass larger quantities of smoke in a single pull. Think about drinking from a drinking straw as opposed to drinking a widemouth bottle.

It's been said that the smaller hoses do a have a tighter draw, which is correct. The smaller hoses are for people that like a little resistance, so they feel like they aren't sucking in just air.
But you see, you can only smoke so much at once. When you use a larger hose, you get tons of smoke all at once. With a smaller hose, it takes longer to get the same amount of smoke, but many people think that you get a better view of the flavor.
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