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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:54 PM
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Default how is sahara smoke?

im thinking about getting a "custom" sahara as my first hookah, whit the short genie stem, im trying to keep it cheap, is this a good hookah? im trying to stay cheap
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:56 PM
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they are ok but i recomend KM
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Old January 31st, 2010, 08:56 PM
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dont get one they are crap, i have seen them snap in 2, rust out. get a km from john you wont regret it
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Old January 31st, 2010, 09:03 PM
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its fine for a beginner but u will tire of it fast, you can get a km for not much more then you r going to spend, and u may never need another
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Old January 31st, 2010, 09:32 PM
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Yeah, I suggest that you go ahead and get a KM... Cause what's gonna happen is your SS hookah will break, and you'll end up buying another... So just invest a little extra, and get a good pipe now that will last a long time!
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Old January 31st, 2010, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: how is sahara smoke?

Dude, don't get a Khalil Mamoun (KM) right away, especially if it's your first one. Get something cheaper like a MYA or something. I have a Kaya PN and it cost me less than half of what a KM would have cost me and it smokes just as well.

Check these out:

http://www.hookahwholesale.com/product_p/hke-1905.htm

http://www.hookahwholesale.com/product_p/hke-osiris.htm

These hookahs will get the job done just as well as a KM. The stem even screws onto the base which makes it 100% air tight and easier for the hookah to tip over.

Take my advice on this, and I don't say this often, buy Chinese. When you're first starting out and you don't want to blow over a $100 on a hookah, these are perfect. They're also good for when you're an advanced smoker.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 11:50 PM
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Just get a KM. Sahara stems are not the greatest...
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Old February 1st, 2010, 12:13 AM
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The biggest piece of advice that I can give is from personal experience. You get what you paid for. I started out with a Mini Mya Acrylic but have since upgraded to more traditional pipes. Now to say that the Mya was crap would be a lie. I smoked it and enjoyed every second of it. If I could go back would I still order a Mya? No, I would have spent more money on a nicer pipe I would do so in a heartbeat.
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I bought a SS small hookah and the stem was rusting out so I contacted SS and asked I had to go back to where I bought it and they switched it out no problem. The guy at the store said that SS make all there own parts for there hookah except for there stems and that they contracted out. Now they are taking back the job of making the stems. If you buy one the stems are better quality now, so I was told. All and All mine is not bad for a starter but I am going to up grade mine to a KM hopefully in about a month.
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Default Re: how is sahara smoke?

from what i have been told, by pritty much EVERY!. get a KM. (mine should be in the post today hopefully) they are said to be the best
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from what i have been told, by pritty much EVERY!. get a KM. (mine should be in the post today hopefully) they are said to be the best
dont forget about syrian brass!
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dont forget about syrian brass!
Seconded. I'm a fan of Syrian brass. The only Egyptian pipe I have currently is a Temsah 22" Mini Wheat which caught my fancy(especially for its price point). Other than the Temsah, the KMs have yet to invoke me to buy one although I am getting more tempted as of late to add some tri-metal variety to my collection.
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the KMs have yet to invoke me to buy one although I am getting more tempted as of late to add some tri-metal variety to my collection.
i already gave in lol
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Get what you can afford. When I got back into hookah, I couldn't afford a KM right off the bat. I had to settle for a cheap chinese. The stem started to come off, so now I am left with a straight rod, uglier than sin, but I love it all the same. I came into money recently, and was able to get my KM and a couple others. If you can't afford a KM now, get what you can. When you can afford it, then get you a KM.
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Default Re: how is sahara smoke?

Remember that your pipe is going to be a rather small investment compared to the amount you will spend on coals and tobacco.

You can get a cheap pipe now, have it rust out within a year, and have to spend the same to replace it, or you can be patient, save for a while, and get a beautiful pipe that will last you the rest of your life.

Being cheap is more expensive in the long run. If I saved the money I spent on crappy pipes (Including a sahara smoke pipe) over my first five years of not knowing better, I could have several KM's right now.

If you're really strapped, check the sales section of the forum, I got a nice trimetal for $75. BUt do yourself a favor and get a quality pipe.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 04:03 PM
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I vote get a quality hookah. I havn't heard anything good about SS so i would recommend either a mya or just go for a KM. KM's are some of the best and you can grab them for not too expensive me and my gf got a nice kafae with a nice hose all for 60$ at our local hookah shop.
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I actually have the old sahara stem (the hand made egyptian one, now sitting on a sub zero vase ) and have been using it more than any other hookah lately, nice big gauge, purges awesome. Though I can't say the same about their new mod stems, I really don't like the screw on parts, stem, hose adapters, plus the autoseal. Just go with an egyptian or syrian. Out of the whole new sahara setup I'd only get an ssc vase if you like them, the dish vases are great and very stable.
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If you're looking for a cheaper hookah that still smokes great, grab a single pear km stem from hookahstore for like $30, then you could find a bell vase for under $15.
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