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Old November 9th, 2009, 12:47 AM
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Default Death of the AF Solid

well, sort of death. Last night, as i was getting ready to go out, i knocked the base for my 36" AF solid off of a chair, breaking it quite nicely. Fortunately, only the top, non-water holding part broke into about five pieces, which have now been superglued back into place. The zombie-vase is usable for now, but it looks awful, is far too fragile for my purposes and is all in all a terrible long term solution.

So, i need a new vase, and would like some advice. What do you all think would go nicely with the AF solid stem? I have considered looking into a straight up replacement through AF, but am thinking of changing things up. Mostly I've looked at John's replacement vases (though I don't know if they'd fit).

I know you've all got opinions, and i want them! Save my brass!
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Old November 9th, 2009, 12:52 AM
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I've always thought photolinger's AF Solid with the Saharasmoke base looked good. If you're not a fan of those bases, I'd just order one from John. I can't imagine that the ones John has up wouldn't fit.. Worst comes to worst you have to get a new grommet for the stem.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 12:52 AM
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Default Re: Death of the AF Solid

How about one of these:
http://www.hookah-shisha.com/p-1037-...okah-base.html
http://www.hookah-shisha.com/p-1032-...kah-bases.html

I'm considering getting a med. size of the second one to fit my 30" AF Solid.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 12:54 AM
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How about one of these:
http://www.hookah-shisha.com/p-1037-...okah-base.html
http://www.hookah-shisha.com/p-1032-...kah-bases.html

I'm considering getting a med. size of the second one to fit my 30" AF Solid.
i like that first one..similar to the zombie, but different design. i like the second one more for smaller hookahs, but it may look awkward on a 36".... who knows?

THanks for the tip, I'm looking into the first one now
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Old November 9th, 2009, 01:00 AM
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Good lord, thought something happened to the stem lol. Get a monster 2010 KM base from HJ.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 01:02 AM
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Good lord, thought something happened to the stem lol. Get a monster 2010 KM base from HJ.
That would look damn good too.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 01:27 AM
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Good lord, thought something happened to the stem lol. Get a monster 2010 KM base from HJ.
ha, no worries - i've yet to see the force that could damage the solid brass goodness. I'll check out the monster.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 01:46 AM
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Good lord, thought something happened to the stem lol. Get a monster 2010 KM base from HJ.
best idea ever.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 02:11 AM
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the sahara blue sub zero is what we have ours in and it looks pretty good with the razan blue sultan. you just can't see the water level but once you figure it out it's fine
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Old November 9th, 2009, 03:45 AM
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I lke some of the bases that thehookah.com has.
http://www.thehookah.com/hookah-vases
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Old November 9th, 2009, 03:50 AM
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Haha I thought you were talking about the manufacturing... I was all like " I don't have a Syrian hookah yet!"
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Old November 9th, 2009, 09:36 AM
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I have the JUMBO 2010 KM vase and its f***ing huge. No joke it holds 3 times the water and ice that my mya vase can hold. And its heavy and durable, definitely made of a good glass, the only drawback is that the beautiful decoration rubs off a little during shipping and leads me to believe this would be a horrible travel hookah vase for that reason. Other than that, it still is the best vase I've ever seen, touched, or smoked from.

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Old November 9th, 2009, 03:17 PM
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Default Re: Death of the AF Solid

saharasmoke has a nice crimson and gold large vase....that i really wanted to get for my large AF....
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Old November 9th, 2009, 04:17 PM
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I've got the bohemian crystal vase it's beautiful, extremely heavy and very unlikely to break. Very nice but costs $99
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Old November 9th, 2009, 06:14 PM
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My personal recommendation is to go with a Syrian jar. Most are size 26 so fitting a new gasket will be required.

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I've got the bohemian crystal vase it's beautiful, extremely heavy and very unlikely to break. Very nice but costs $99
Can your Bohemian crystal vase fit a large AF stem? Every one I've seen in person including the one I own will not. Most KMs and Temsaahs won't fit either in my experience.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 09:27 PM
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I've got a blue bohemian glass base to go with my AF 36" stem. Haven't decided what hose to buy to go with it nicely:


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Old November 10th, 2009, 03:49 PM
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Thanks for the tips! Also, i found these two at SS - I'm leaning towards the first, if i get the money. Anyone know if the size is okay/what are other opinions?

http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...e-p-16325.html

http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...e-p-17423.html
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Old November 10th, 2009, 08:40 PM
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Thanks for the tips! Also, i found these two at SS - I'm leaning towards the first, if i get the money. Anyone know if the size is okay/what are other opinions?

http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...e-p-16325.html

http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...e-p-17423.html
I think I like the second one better, it looks more like a vase you'd see on a Syrian. I may not be crazy about their tobaccco and hookahs but they have some nice glass. I'm looking for something different for my Americana, I'm not crazy about the one it came with.
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I think I like the second one better, it looks more like a vase you'd see on a Syrian. I may not be crazy about their tobaccco and hookahs but they have some nice glass. I'm looking for something different for my Americana, I'm not crazy about the one it came with.
I agree. I prefered the second as well. It's a good design, without being too much.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 09:37 PM
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I agree. I prefered the second as well. It's a good design, without being too much.
the more i look, the more i like the second one. After awhile, the first seems a bit too gaudy. I don't think it will fit though...I measured, and the vase i ahve has a 2" opening, these are all 1 3/4". Anyone know if a smaller grommet would be enough?
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the more i look, the more i like the second one. After awhile, the first seems a bit too gaudy. I don't think it will fit though...I measured, and the vase i ahve has a 2" opening, these are all 1 3/4". Anyone know if a smaller grommet would be enough?
I think your best bet would to look for something with that size. Returning and shipping would just be a hassle. Well, to me anyway.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 10:09 PM
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the more i look, the more i like the second one. After awhile, the first seems a bit too gaudy. I don't think it will fit though...I measured, and the vase i ahve has a 2" opening, these are all 1 3/4". Anyone know if a smaller grommet would be enough?
It may work with a silicone grommet. Photolinger got his to fit on one of their dish vases if I remember correctly.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 12:23 AM
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Found some with a 2" diameter on thehookah.com....what do you all think of this? I kinda like the smoke and gold look

http://www.thehookah.com/design-bell...lass-vase.html
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Old November 11th, 2009, 11:22 AM
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The bases from sahara smoke will fit as long as you can find the right grommet for it
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Found some with a 2" diameter on thehookah.com....what do you all think of this? I kinda like the smoke and gold look

http://www.thehookah.com/design-bell...lass-vase.html
I like it give a different look to your rig.
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