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Old November 25th, 2009, 02:33 PM
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Default Re: KM HAFA or syrian?

the pipe in the picture is named after me you know

I've been told the pipe has no chamber as it has been hand made in Jordan for the guys, so I will be letting you all know how I get on when the bad boy arrives.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 03:37 PM
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So no chamber... is that a bad or a good thing?

My feelings says to buy the syrian(really love the looks)... but i don't want to buy junk for 90 pound .
But the vendor seems to be verry realiable... shishabuzz.com doesnt sell that many hookahs..

Please help... I can't choose

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Old November 25th, 2009, 05:13 PM
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I'm pretty sure he was kidding when he said no chamber. You'd be best off asking the vendor whether it's common or traditional though, since you can't see it up close.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 05:22 PM
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if its a screw apart, its not gonna be a traditional chamber. id pass
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Old November 25th, 2009, 05:36 PM
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I'm a verry impatient guy...
I saw some reviews of the J&R syrian hookah on youtube... its almost the same as this one... and the reviews seems to be ok.

So i bought te syrian.
this is what i ordered:


1 Al Burak Syrian Hookah Al Burak Syrian Hookah 89.99 89.99
1 CocoNara Box 84pcs CocoNara Box 84pcs 11.99 11.99
1 Evolution Tea-sha Blueberry 50g Evo Tea-sha Blueberry 3.50 3.50
1 Black Label Cherry 50g Black Label Cherry 3.00 3.00
1 Vortex Bowl Black Vortex Black 9.99 9.99
1 Nammor Hose - Black Nammor Hose Black 18.99 18.99
1 Foil Hole Puncher Hole Puncher 4.49 4.49
1 Heba Diffusers Heba Diffusers 6.99 6.99
1 El Rosha - Blackberry 50g El Rosha Blackberry 2.25 2.25

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Old November 25th, 2009, 06:06 PM
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dont forget the hookahpro discount
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Old November 25th, 2009, 06:14 PM
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I'm pretty sure he was kidding when he said no chamber.
nope, not kidding, just quoting what the Shishabuzz guys told me. I trust them with their opinions and feedback they've given me so looking to forward to receiving my Syrian (literally 'my syrian' as it's named after me) and getting it set up for a smoke this weekend.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 06:18 PM
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nice order, you ll enjoy the hose and the bowl, i would have gone for the syrian hookah also as it is a thing of beauty!
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Don't count on cleaning it out though, and don't say we didn't warn ya!
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Old November 26th, 2009, 01:38 AM
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Common chamber is not a big deal, it just means that you can't purge your base fully, but hey, don't burn you seesha and you're ok But the other thing is, that common chamber hookahs usually come with a really narrow gauaged downstem, so it's hard to inhale with them (harder than with the KM's). If it's a common chamber it's hard to clean inside, and if it's a plated common chamber than it's impossible. On the other hand, quality syrian pipes are made of brass, which is a great thing (the Hafa is made from stainless steel).

(J&R Hookahs have traditional chambers if I'm correct)
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Old November 28th, 2009, 08:53 AM
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The pipe has 4 holes, that's a common chamber right? Haven't had a chance to inspect it all properly yet as was at work and straight out partying last night and this morning had to get haircut and now at gym (am on the iPhone right now).

Once i've set it up and had a smoke I'll let you know. This is the first nargile I've ever bought so still quite a noob and I've never packed a vortex either! Still, I will get my smoke on between all the quality premiership football and El Classico tomorrow
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The pipe has 4 holes, that's a common chamber right? Haven't had a chance to inspect it all properly yet as was at work and straight out partying last night and this morning had to get haircut and now at gym (am on the iPhone right now).

Once i've set it up and had a smoke I'll let you know. This is the first nargile I've ever bought so still quite a noob and I've never packed a vortex either! Still, I will get my smoke on between all the quality premiership football and El Classico tomorrow
Plated common, impossible to clean, i wouldnt have got it
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Default Re: KM HAFA or syrian?

That plated chamber's a bummer. Other than that, is't a schweet lookin' rig. The only thing I can suggest is get a small cutting wheel and cut that plate out. At least then you'll be able to get a brush up in there and keep it clean.

I've never understood what the purpose of a plated chamber was for in the first place.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 11:11 AM
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Default Re: KM HAFA or syrian?

I'm kinda handy ... so ill try to cut the plate out... or even make it a standard chamber.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 11:37 AM
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Default Re: KM HAFA or syrian?

I am not handy at all and would probably butcher it so i think I'll leave it :P
hopefully the nammor hose and vortex will give it some ooomph

not bad for a beginners purchase i think, I'm probably an amateur, just after beginner but below top player, professional and regular.

Will take pics of it tonight, off to my uncles for eid dinner now
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Old November 28th, 2009, 12:23 PM
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I'm kinda handy ... so ill try to cut the plate out... or even make it a standard chamber.
That would just make a gaping hole and lead to weak draw, t would be different than a Mya. I would keep it as is. It just gets smelly after a while.

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Old November 28th, 2009, 12:28 PM
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Belgium...
And i wanted to buy from usa site (even if i had to pay 80$ shipping) .
but i tried hookahpro, hookahkings, hookah-shisha... and all the same: declined.

I can pay on smoking-hookah.com though... but you don't have km their.

does a standard chamber make that big difference? i thought the only difference was the airflow...
The issue is not with the gauge of the downstem like people might say- you actually get a better flavor with a slightly tighter draw. Look at it this way, when a traditional chamber purges, the air from the hose port is aimed away from the purge valve, meaning most of the smoke will leave the purge valve. When a common chamber purges, the air leaves at the hose port and is basically aimed at the purge valve because of the fact the chamber is open, this means only the smoke off the top makes it out of the base. This is what you have to deal with. Thats why that straw method works so well to make it better.

As for the plated part, yes, plated chambers are pointless because they do not work differently than the regular common ones and they are basically impossible to clean. I would cut off the plate when you get it.

The KM Hafa is less impressive by looks, however better by design than that "syrian"
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okay guys, here are some pics of the stem (which looks amazing in person by the way, almost like a posh beating stick a sultan would use to batter a slave or servant)

Pic 1:
From left to right: bottom part of stem, screw out part of stem which site in the water, top part of stem which screws into bottom half.

Pic 2:
The much debated chamber!

Pic 3:
Cleaning brush fully in the bottom part of the stem

Pic 4:
Cleaning brush in the top part of the stem (it goes all the way in and out too)
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its a plated common :S
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does that mean it's going to suck big time? or be a decent enough first pipe for me when paired with a vortex and nammor?
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does that mean it's going to suck big time? or be a decent enough first pipe for me when paired with a vortex and nammor?
The only real issues with a plated common chamber are purging (it will be difficult if not impossible to purge completely) and cleaning (it is pretty much impossible to clean). As for how it will smoke, you be the judge and let us know!
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Got two friends coming over tonight and asking one to bring over his Turkish pipe, so will tar pics of his in detail for you guys big smoke session tonight with 2 pipes on it's way!
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I noticed they smoke well, but purging isnt possible and cleaning going to be really hard, and you have to hope it dont rust
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ah well, it'll last about a year or two, by which time i'll hopefully be a lot more knowledgable and be able to get another model. Have you got any plated common's Jay?
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ah well, it'll last about a year or two, by which time i'll hopefully be a lot more knowledgable and be able to get another model. Have you got any plated common's Jay?
I have y chinese rig i bought a year ago, but i stopped smoking from it in a few months as im sure its rusted
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