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Old February 10th, 2010, 07:58 AM
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Hey guys,

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Want to buy a new Shisha, the price range is realy variable and I would like to know if its any difference in the different shishas or is it just the Design that youre paying for.



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Old February 10th, 2010, 08:38 AM
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There are few differences between lines and lot of differences between styles as well as from model to model. The most important are craftsmanship, size and materials used.

Make sure to check out the sticky we have on exactly this subject here.

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Old February 10th, 2010, 08:39 AM
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Are you talking about the Shisha tobacco or the hookah itself?
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Old February 10th, 2010, 08:49 AM
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Are you talking about the Shisha tobacco or the hookah itself?
To the shisha.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 09:41 AM
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between the companies there are large differences, you can read or watch about what differentiates them. However within each brand i dont find there to much difference aside from flavor obviously. I say decide on a flavor u have in mind go to the reviews see what companies come up and go from there, a warning, tangiers is tough to manage and i wouldn't suggest for a true newb
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Old February 10th, 2010, 09:46 AM
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there are poeple that can go on all day over the diffrent brands of shisha. my main advice is to visit the review section and look up reviews for each brand on flavors your intrested in, its by far the most helpful thing to do.

the main diffrence in the shisha is nic content,cut of the tobacco, then taste fall sin there (though thats more of a personal thing)

you have brands like JM and StarBuzz, washed out alot so low nic content (less buzz factor) sweeter shishas with more varied flavors (lots on non traditional like cookies and cream) and a very fine cut, really wet.

you have the Al family (al washa, al falkar, al ect.) i group them together because personaly i fidn them all fairly equal with the exception of cut, some have mor stems and larger leaves. buzz is minimum, fairly moist easy to smoke.

nak is a popular one, and one of the biggest following of loyal fans out there. large cut, lots of stems, they have diffrent lines some being more moist then others. a pretty decent nic ratting, will probly buzz you if you dont smoke it all the time

tang is regaurded as the big boy shisha (my impression) they have three lines, i explain them cause its all diffrent. lucid, Noir, F-Line (though discontinued still canbe gotten in the far reaches of the world)
Lucid is washed, and more easy to smoke, more on the lines of nak.
Noir is a yellow flag, high nic rate and can bring down even some hardcore smokers if not treated right, requires special packing.
F-Line if you can find it is the tip of the ice berg, ive only had one flavor and can tell you it packs a bigger wallop then noir, dont even look for this if you need to read this to find out about it.
with the exception of lucid tang requires accimilation (letting the shisha air out in the enviorment your going to smoke it) its recommend you take about a day to do that. all of the tang lines are fairly moist, med cut and i get relitivly few stems.

Golden Lylana, spells wrong like most of my words, ive only had one flavor (bahama breeze) and i will say that they take moist to a new level. id say i could have put a forest fire out with the amount of liquid that came with this stuff. fair cut no stems, flavor was weak until i accimilated.

thats about the jist of what i know. ive smoked some other stuff but not enough of it to say anything, and im sure i forgot tons of info but thats the basic break down. i listed it from weakest to strongest IMO (not counting the last one, that was an after though and id place it next to SB)
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please tell me you have a snow day optical?
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Old February 10th, 2010, 11:01 AM
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optical iirc al waha isnt washed
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Old February 10th, 2010, 11:05 AM
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Just a quick Pointer for the guys he is talking about Hookah's not the moassel Shisha is the correct terminology for Hookah as is Nargile Argileh ect
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I pretty sure Photolinger made that guide to hookahs, I can't recall where it's posted, however.
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please tell me you have a snow day optical?
no snow here in fort myers fl.

as far as al washa not being washed, my bad, i never noticed cause honestly it taste virtually the same as al fakar and ive never noticed the packaging saying diffrent (but i havent even smoked AW in like 2 yrs.)
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I pretty sure Photolinger made that guide to hookahs, I can't recall where it's posted, however.
It's posted in my first reply lol. If you are ever looking for it it's a sticky at the top of the general hookah forum marked as "Newbie guide: What should I get?".

A note regarding the subject of this thread:

SHISHA = HOOKAH

Ahem. Shisha is not the word for the tobacco we smoke. It has become the term most commonly used in the USA to refer to "shisha tobacco", as in tobacco for the shisha, but it's a misnomer. It's like pipe tobacco. We do not refer to it as pipe. Not actually a big deal in any way but it's the source of a lot of confusion. Hopefully this will help this question get answered.

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Old February 10th, 2010, 01:12 PM
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For shisha, I like to stick to the known to be good brands, like Starbuzz, Al Fakher, Hydro Herbal and Romman. But tastes vary, so try different brands. There are some Hookah Freak blends that I really like. There are even a few Jewels brand that are tolerable, it's really just based on your own tastes.

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Old February 10th, 2010, 02:24 PM
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It's posted in my first reply lol. If you are ever looking for it it's a sticky at the top of the general hookah forum marked as "Newbie guide: What should I get?".

A note regarding the subject of this thread:

SHISHA = HOOKAH

Ahem. Shisha is not the word for the tobacco we smoke. It has become the term most commonly used in the USA to refer to "shisha tobacco", as in tobacco for the shisha, but it's a misnomer. It's like pipe tobacco. We do not refer to it as pipe. Not actually a big deal in any way but it's the source of a lot of confusion. Hopefully this will help this question get answered.

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For shisha, I like to stick to the known to be good brands, like Starbuzz, Al Fakher, Hydro Herbal and Romman. But tastes vary, so try different brands. There are some Hookah Freak blends that I really like. There are even a few Jewels brand that are tolerable, it's really just based on your own tastes.

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^^+1 Foibled
It is true what they say you can take a monkey out of the bush but can never remove the Bush from a monkey.

Never let it be said we did not try to educate them.
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^^+1 Foibled
It is true what they say you can take a monkey out of the bush but can never remove the Bush from a monkey.

Never let it be said we did not try to educate them.
How did a bush get in a monkey? Poor monkey...
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Old February 10th, 2010, 04:02 PM
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hey man

Thanks a lot for the help, seems like I got my self a new Shisha dictionary..hehe
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My bad guys I meant the difference in types of Shisha Pipes not the Tobacco....
Sorry about that, but I guess your allowed to do that one misstake on your first forum posting...hehe
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My bad guys I meant the difference in types of Shisha Pipes not the Tobacco....
Sorry about that, but I guess your allowed to do that one misstake on your first forum posting...hehe
No mistake to apologize for.
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Old February 10th, 2010, 04:57 PM
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I just buried my hookah in the snow, by far the coldest ive ever gotten the water, combines with the mint in the bowl and it downright refreshing
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Old February 10th, 2010, 05:07 PM
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So if shisha = hookah where did hookah come from? is it just a synonym?
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So if shisha = hookah where did hookah come from? is it just a synonym?
Hookah is the westernization of the Hindi word for waterpipe. Hookah became the dominant word used in the US because that's what the British used. Hubbly bubbly is another common name for hookah in India.

Shisha means glass and is the name used for hookahs in countries in the Southern Mediterranean area, ie Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, etc. Narghile (meaning coconut) is the name used more in Eastern/Northern Mediterranean countries like Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, etc. There are also some other less commonly used names for hookah like ghalyoon which is used in Iran.
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Hookah is the westernization of the Hindi word for waterpipe. Hookah became the dominant word used in the US because that's what the British used. Hubbly bubbly is another common name for hookah in India.

Shisha means glass and is the name used for hookahs in countries in the Southern Mediterranean area, ie Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, etc. Narghile (meaning coconut) is the name used more in Eastern/Northern Mediterranean countries like Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, etc. There are also some other less commonly used names for hookah like ghalyoon which is used in Iran.
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Cool! Thanks guys.
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Nicely Put Foibled. Here in South Africa the word hookah in the Malaysian and colored community has further been localized to Okka so when you hear the locals in Cape Town talking about an Okka pipe they mean Hookah Pipe /Hubbly or Hubbly bubbly ect
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