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Old November 7th, 2009, 06:38 AM
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Hey everyone, I was wondering the pros and cons of a small hookah set and a big one. If possible could u guys compare and let me know which is better for example.which set is better or worse? which set gets thicker smoke, which set will be better, and etc.













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Old November 7th, 2009, 09:03 AM
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i ralised my dads small 12" chinese hookah has a more flavourful smoke than my 32" KM but the smoke is much more hot.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 09:14 AM
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^ yeah. Many of the smaller hookahs i've smoked seemed to produce a brighter flavor, but the taller ones allow for time to cool the smoke, and they usually have a larger base, which allows for water, and essentially, more cooling, and more smoke room in the base for bigger clouds.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 04:19 AM
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I have a small pumpkin (10.5 inch) hookah coming from hookah-sisha, will be here on Wednesday. I'll be sure to compare to to the full sized hookahs from my local hookah lounge/arabic restaurant. Looking into it I heard a lot about it being hotter, however thankfully I have a fridge with a ice grinder in it so I should be able to keep the water at ice cold to help with that.
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Bigger hookah all the way! Softer smoke, flavorful and not "hot" even with just cold water in the base. I recommend at least 28"
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Default Re: Small Hookah vs Big Hookah

I have two Mya hookahs, one 15" and the other about 28", and also a 34-ish" KM. The taller hookahs are definitely a more pleasant experience. Since the base holds more water it stays cool more easily. The smaller hookah has difficulty keeping the smoke smooth.

In my opinion, you should always shoot for something tall (like 24" or taller) and only go with something short if you have a specific situation that requires it. Like you plan to take it with you to a lot of different places, or you need it to sit on your desk. But even then, if you go with a taller Mya hookah, it will come apart for easy mobility.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 05:29 PM
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IMHO taller hookahs are much more beautiful than the small ones (with the exception of the Mya Bambino), this is the main reason I buy them. The second, and equally important reason, is what others have been saying about the smoking ability. On a taller hookah, the draw is usually much easier and the smoke comes through smoother. I personally don't notice a huge difference in flavor between my small travel hookah and my larger pieces. All in all, I would highly recommend a taller rig as they typically last longer due to better construction, give you great sessions and get you lots of compliments.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 07:41 AM
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Bigger cooler, with more ease. You can get a little one to smoke really well, but it takes alot more effort. Big hookahs are just easier to get better results with.
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The only advantage a small hookah has is the portability, and easier cleaning.
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Never have noticed a difference
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^ me either, that being said, go big or go home...
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Old November 11th, 2009, 03:37 PM
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I personally find the small hookahs smoke to hot.I think hookahs 27-34 inces tall smoke the best
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Old November 12th, 2009, 08:35 AM
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Well the portability and the easier cleaning are a big plus for the small guys.
I can put my pumpkin in the back pocket of some of my baggier jeans.And it takes around 5 minutes to clean it up .
But the big ones are wayyyyy better for parties and etc.with 3-4 hoses so everybody can smoke
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Old November 13th, 2009, 12:10 PM
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Thanks a lot everyone, i think i'll be buying a new set soon lol.
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Default Re: Small Hookah vs Big Hookah

I prefer larger hookahs for aesthetic reasons mostly. I always have my pipe on the floor, and I also dont like the loud bubble sound from a smaller pipe.

30-34" is ideal for me.
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Default Re: Small Hookah vs Big Hookah

i have both a 30" and a small pumpkin, to tell u the truth its situational for me i use the big one when i have company, and the smaller one when im goin solo. and dont play the smaller hookah ive had some of the best sessions with the pumpkin
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Default Re: Small Hookah vs Big Hookah

There is a reason, I feel, why people say that smaller hookahs have better flavor. Lets face it, you most likely have a tighter draw with a smaller hookah than you do with a larger hookah, being that there aren't really many smaller hookahs that are wider gauged.

This has been discussed a number of times, and I definitely support the belief, that a slightly restricted draw ends up having better flavor. The smoke doesn't seem to fill the space as well if you will in a wider draw making the flavor seem weaker and as someone put it, "hallow". I'll try to use a practical example: Shooting Star Al Barudi. I smoked it on my thabet younis, with a narbish not too long ago, and realized I had to immediately change the hose out to something tighter because although smoke was coming through, the flavor was just lacking.

However, the taller hookahs seem to be attractive.....and you can restrict the draw on a KM by either packing the bowl differently or just using a restrictive hose to get this same effect.

That being said, taller hookahs are a pain to clean, my KM bahriyah is really annoying to clean, my km americana is a pain...so for the most part I dont like exceeding 30"

I use my Nour LE more and more now because it smokes really well, has a slightly tighter draw, and is easy to clean.

So let me put it this way for you, don't exceed 30" for something thats going to be a personal smoker, if its for something social, go for whatever, but for a personal one, you have to like the draw, the style, and realize how much effort it will take you to clean it....(college kids don't have deep sinks usually)
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My friends have small pumpkins and they give pretty sweet smoke, but i still love my tall 30" KM
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