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Old October 15th, 2009, 01:19 PM
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I was in the very friendly town of Tataouine fairly recently and found out a couple of things. One, the locals laughed when they saw I planned on using an AF healthy hose. Apparently a lot more people then I thought view leather as the only worth while hose material for reasons of taste rather then anything else.

I was also told that I was smoking my narghile wrong all these years which came as a bit of a surprise. The method I was told to be a better a way is a variant on my "cigar style" in which I never inhale but use the movement of my tongue and checks to create a shallow draw and slowly release it for maximum taste.

Basically the "Tataouine method" is a series of short, shallow "cigar style" draws made in rapid secession before holding the final draw for several seconds before releasing. They also feel that one should stop every 15 minutes or so and not draw on the hose at all for about 5 minutes to "strengthen the flavour". The crazy thing is that the new method worked great for me although it took a while to get it right.

What is so cool about all of this is all the new stuff one can learn about narghile stuff even when you've been at it as long as I have.

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Old October 15th, 2009, 01:23 PM
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Sounds like an interesting method to try out. Were you using regular moassel or something else?
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Old October 15th, 2009, 01:23 PM
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dude thats a pretty sweet way to smoke.. never tried it... im going to use this method later on lol im thinking of packing a bowl of earl grey and doing this


ohhh how about a HOW TO: TATAOUINE METHOD video lol
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Old October 15th, 2009, 01:36 PM
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oh wow. i need to try that asap. thanks!
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Old October 15th, 2009, 01:42 PM
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sounds good! maybe there's more that one can apply to narghile from cigar smoking....
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Old October 15th, 2009, 01:54 PM
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hmmm.. I think I'm about to try this in a bit.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 02:14 PM
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haha a buddy of mine from Iran smokes this way but he dosnt smoke much so we always laugh at him and tell him hes doing it wrong....guess i owe him an apologie.......
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Old October 15th, 2009, 02:20 PM
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I do this along with taking regular deep pulls
Try doing several multi short puffs and on the last one do your usual deep pull and then let the smoke slowly roll out yer mouth...Primes up some nice big smoke and flavor.

a combination of traditional and modern hookah smoking styles
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Old October 15th, 2009, 02:22 PM
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Tatooine method lol



This sounds like a pretty interesting method. Now I gotta go set up a bowl of Zag...
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Old October 15th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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sounds good, going to have to try. Thanks
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Old October 15th, 2009, 03:08 PM
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That's why it's all about the community. Sitting down and spending time with people with a similar interest sharing ideas is one of the best things about shisha.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 03:10 PM
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Tatooine method lol



This sounds like a pretty interesting method. Now I gotta go set up a bowl of Zag...
haha glad im not the only one who thought this. i love that moment when u find out something new and interesting about a hobby like this
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Old October 15th, 2009, 03:22 PM
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Tatooine method lol



This sounds like a pretty interesting method. Now I gotta go set up a bowl of Zag...
DAMNIT! I'VE BEEN BEATEN TO IT!

This sounds really interest Hajo, I'll have to give it try the next time I smoke.
This only other variation you've heard of/tried
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Old October 15th, 2009, 05:08 PM
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cool story man
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Old October 15th, 2009, 07:53 PM
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I'm trying to do it now, but I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to be doing ha.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 09:52 PM
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Tatooine method lol



This sounds like a pretty interesting method. Now I gotta go set up a bowl of Zag...
lol i was so thinking this to when i was pronouncing the name
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I would so want a hookah that looks like Jabba the Huts hookah!!
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Old October 15th, 2009, 09:56 PM
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I would so want a hookah that looks like Jabba the Huts hookah!!
dude you just gave me an idea
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See, Hajo always has these interesting stories. We just need a board called "Hajo's Awesome Story Time".
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Hajo does have the most fascinating stories and I really appreciate him always being willing to share them with us This sounds like a very nice, relaxing and practical method of smoking. I think I'm going to try it very soon.
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Old October 15th, 2009, 10:05 PM
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Hajo does have the most fascinating stories and I really appreciate him always being willing to share them with us This sounds like a very nice, relaxing and practical method of smoking. I think I'm going to try it very soon.
dude yes.. he always has great stories.. and always introducing us to new shit like this new technique
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Old October 15th, 2009, 11:16 PM
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Old October 16th, 2009, 01:05 AM
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I am doing right now and I really like it, thanks Hajo
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Old October 16th, 2009, 12:57 PM
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It's pretty wild to find out that people dig my stories and it's funny to think of me reading a book to people a library like you see in the cinema.

Anyway, some points:

1) Forgot to say that Tatooine is a governate/city in Southern Tunisia.

2) I don't know who that monster guy in the pictures is but it's pretty crazy to see him smoking.

3) I was smoking a black a local black moassel called Shh 'el-beled which great stuff but the method works seemly well with anything.

As to the "Tatooine method" the trick is to not use your lungs to inhale which is tough for those of you that have smoked cigarettes. Also, I thought that getting down the rapid, short draws was fairly tricky and takes some practice.

As to the leather hoses bit of the story was funny. I go into the narghile cafe with the shop steward from one the plants my firm manages up north and the guy behind the counter says “everyone here has to smoke” , I say “that’s what I’m here for” and the guy behind the counter says “no cigarettes, here we smoke with these” as he gestures to the narghiles sitting on the shelf. After a bit of verbal gymnastics I convince him (via the shop steward who translated) that we know how to use a narghile and that is what we are here for.

We take a seat, order some coffee, pine nuts and dates and the guy behind the counter brings us a narghile and proceeds to set it up. After setting the rig up he leaves to fill the bowl and while he’s doing that I open up by brief case and pull out an AF healthy hose and proceed to plug it in. A bunch of guys hanging out at the next couple of tables stop, stare and proceed to ask “what is that thing you have” pointing my hose. My explanation about the hose resulted in a mixture of laughter and puzzled looks from the patrons and annoyance from the guy behind the counter. I was told in no uncertain terms that a plastic hose is not suitable for smoking and that leather is the only option.

After putting on the leather hose and smoking for a bit. The patrons proceed to lecture me, in the nicest possible way, about the correct way to smoke which is what I described at the start of the thread.

Oh, by the way, the locals are right about leather hoses being better but since you can't wash them you'd one for every flavour and given that a decent leather hose is about 25 U.S. (plus shipping) i'd need to spend a couple of thousand on hoses. Bottom line: I'll stick with my nammour washable.

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