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Old January 12th, 2008, 08:00 PM
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I bought this hookah in Egypt for 30$, it's my first hookah and I knew little of them when I first bought it. After looking around I'm pretty sure it's shody. The stem and vase are a poor fit/seal, you can peel off wrapping from the stem, and the hookah doesn't have a full piped core, the part with spheres is just hollow no actual piping. It is smokable but I'll have to wait until my coals arrive. (The coals included with the hookah would not light, another bad sign). I was told it was stainless steel

1-10 How awful is this? if it is.

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Old January 12th, 2008, 08:04 PM
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if the spherical parts are just hollow, and you can peel the seals, i wouldnt get your hopes up. at least you didnt get ripped off, and pay like $100 for it!!!!
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Old January 13th, 2008, 01:40 AM
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Default Re: Rate my hookah.

it should smoke alright but thats about it. if it leaks get out the hot glue gun and prepare to seal it. even with all that its should be a alright starter hookah, if you wish to keep up with the egyptian hand made types look into a KM or MZ, a syrian is always a good alternative or if you want to get something factory made so fairly constant quality look into a mya,
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Old January 13th, 2008, 01:46 AM
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Yeah i would get a new one.

Not a bad rig for 30 bucks though!

I'd give it a 5/10.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 04:03 AM
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Yeah for $30 create something wicked with it.... Make it awesome... can't hurt to play around.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 06:32 AM
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Default Re: Rate my hookah.

i would say a 5/ 6. The only reason I say that is because of the defect you have listed.
For 30 bucks though, it's not bad for a practice/ starter hookah.

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Old January 13th, 2008, 09:22 AM
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yer defo kk

and like OBY said, play around a little! for thirty bucks whats the worst that can happen!
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Old January 13th, 2008, 01:40 PM
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I have to give it props on it's looks though. Your not gonna find an Egyptian that looks that good for as cheap a price... (but i guess thats the "price" you pay).
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Old January 13th, 2008, 04:14 PM
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It's weeird, tho... Looks syrian to me? dont you guys agree?? The heart? the straight hoseport? the ashtray? even the stem style is not Eyptian. Its probably a machinemade one aswell
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Old January 13th, 2008, 04:22 PM
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Agreed.... Syrian.

But hell....for $30 bux. I'd give you a 7.5 all things considered.

The hose is not good at all, IMHO...
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Old January 13th, 2008, 05:02 PM
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whoops never looked at it closer but yeah its a syrian. if you want to upgrade it in the future go see jimmy as his are pretty awesome.
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Old January 13th, 2008, 05:04 PM
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Shit.... it is a Syrian. :S

Well, Not Syrian Quality but def. a Syrian. Good catch guys. Wow. Those spheres on the stem threw me off, this kid left this very crappy Chinese hookah at my house, the spheres and plastic diamonds come off just like that, but the downstem is aluminum. :P
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Old January 13th, 2008, 05:38 PM
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oh. apaz its a syrian ?!?!?
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Old January 13th, 2008, 07:42 PM
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So I bought a Chinese machinemade Syrian hookah at a bazar in Egypt, what are the chances

When my coals come in the mail I'll find out how it smokes. Has anyone used Nakhla Quicklites before?
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Old January 13th, 2008, 07:46 PM
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Maybe not literally Chinese.. But factory made yes. Which is in no way bad at all, it ensures perfect fits and such.

You havn't smoked out of it yet, but i'm sure it will smoke great. All you gotta do is read up about setting up and getting your bowl going and you'll be set.

The spheres on the stem will not affect the performance in any way, they are purely aesthetic, and i think it looks pretty nice.

What exactly do you mean by "peel wrapper from the stem"?

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Old January 13th, 2008, 08:13 PM
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your hookah is nice man i like it
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Old January 13th, 2008, 08:38 PM
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Maybe not literally Chinese.. But factory made yes. Which is in no way bad at all, it ensures perfect fits and such.

You havn't smoked out of it yet, but i'm sure it will smoke great. All you gotta do is read up about setting up and getting your bowl going and you'll be set.

The spheres on the stem will not affect the performance in any way, they are purely aesthetic, and i think it looks pretty nice.

What exactly do you mean by "peel wrapper from the stem"?

I can peel thin layers of something foil-like from the "downstem?"
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Old January 14th, 2008, 02:41 AM
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thats not a good thing, but you shouldnt worry if its your first hookah. photos?
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Old January 17th, 2008, 03:17 PM
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Well I'm on my third bowl right now and am not getting enough smoke. My heat management is about right now, I burned my first bowl though.

How would I make my hookah more airtight?

I do have a rubber gasket for the vase,hose and bowl


If anyone would like more pictures of it, ask.

Also this time I put more water than usual because I heard it gives more smoke, but makes for a hard pull though
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Old January 17th, 2008, 04:10 PM
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The thin layers you are peeling is molten solder that has been wiped onto the copper/brass downstem. Makes it look shiny.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 07:01 PM
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for the stem - i give it a 4/5

for the base, a 7

decent to start with and a good price.... but make sure to keep thinking about a new one
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