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Old March 9th, 2010, 05:25 PM
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Default Your newbie mistakes

We were all beginners at one point. Post up any fails you had at the beginning.

I've had 2 mistakes.

First i washed a non-washable hose. I washed that thing like a million times before coming to hookah-pro and realizing that, that was the stupidest thing i could have done.

Second. My first hookah was given to me by a friend a long with some shisha. I looked through the selection he gave me. It was all layalina brand and 1 Nakhla Sweet melon. I threw away the Nakhla sweet melon because i thought "it looked dry".

This isn't my fail but it was my sisters. One night while my sister and her friends were drunk they wanted to smoke hookah. They sat there for a good 15 minutes trying to figure out why they can't smoke it. Then i came by and asked "why didnt you guys poke holes in the foil?"
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Old March 9th, 2010, 05:36 PM
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Smoking without properly lit coals, worst thing I've ever done. You get the worst headache ever. That and not taking breaks between drags.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 05:44 PM
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Not smoking Desi Murli.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 07:11 PM
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Default Re: Your newbie mistakes

our first hookah almost never got washed, gross I know, I tried smoking it once and couldn't get it to draw and so I took it apart and removed the ball bearing becuase I didn't know what they were and got crap from my roommate until I got a new hookah becuase the hoses needed to be plugged.

Other than that mostly just being a noob and over packing my bowls and burning the crap out of my shisha
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Old March 9th, 2010, 07:16 PM
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1) using quicklights
2) buying al waha
3) buying a chinese hookah as opposed to a KM
4) overpacking the f@$# out of bowls because i thought more tobacco=more smoke
5) washing a non washable hose and sucking in mold the next day
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Old March 9th, 2010, 07:30 PM
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1) using quicklights
2) buying al waha
3) buying a chinese hookah as opposed to a KM
4) overpacking the f@$# out of bowls because i thought more tobacco=more smoke
5) washing a non washable hose and sucking in mold the next day
Wow, all of my first mistakes haha, minus the washing of the hose.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 07:34 PM
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My biggest was probably smoking as the QL was still lighting in order to "start" the bowl lol i just laugh at some of the stuff i used to do
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Old March 9th, 2010, 08:14 PM
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This isn't really so much a "noob fail" as a "my friends are drunk assholes" fail. my apartment carpet has about 10 burn marks. on the bright side, i've lived here long enough to rotate the couch around the perimeter of the room to get the carpet burns evenly distributed, and when i move, my carpet will be replaced free of charge
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Old March 9th, 2010, 09:16 PM
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I research the heck out of everything. Part of my background as a researcher I suppose. So rite off the bat I was attempting things like pineapple heads.
I got it right the first try, however, I made my second one too thin and melted my grommet and smoked the plastic and got light headed as could be.
I bought starbuzz blackberry(absolutely awful), starbuzz code 69(it has a loyal following but this will never include me)
I bought 250 gram sizes of flavors I didn't like.
I washed my MYA washable with warm water and it fell apart right away.
I burnt carpets, I burnt table cloths in hookah bars, I put hole in plastic pants that woul not have even shown up on jeans
looking back on all that I'm surprised I kept going
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Old March 9th, 2010, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: Your newbie mistakes

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Smoking without properly lit coals, worst thing I've ever done. You get the worst headache ever. That and not taking breaks between drags.
Same.

Along with buying a terrible rotator...then a SSC.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:09 PM
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honestly hookah is a hard thing to master.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:36 PM
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For whatever reason I didn't think moving the coal was a viable thing to do. I put it right in the middle (OCD with easily controlled things) and when the smoke got hot I would just knock it off and purge then wait a minute. Then I would precede to put it right back in the middle. I think the lack in tongs really put me in that mind set.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:37 PM
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Buying ANY KIND of quick lite coals.







Seriously, there are some brands out there that are AWFUL. Specially here in Rio de Janeiro.

And my #1 newbie mistake is definitely to put more vodka in the base. Argh.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:38 PM
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Default Re: Your newbie mistakes

QUICKLIGHTS

AND THIS:

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Not smoking Desi Murli.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:43 PM
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i'm still a noob but so far i'd say quick lights, i much prefer natural coals, other than that so far i'm reading everyone else mistakes and i'm going to try my best not to make them. But hey who doesnt make mistakes
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Old March 9th, 2010, 11:09 PM
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buying a chinese pumpkin as a first hookah.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 11:22 PM
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Default Re: Your newbie mistakes

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This isn't really so much a "noob fail" as a "my friends are drunk assholes" fail. my apartment carpet has about 10 burn marks. on the bright side, i've lived here long enough to rotate the couch around the perimeter of the room to get the carpet burns evenly distributed, and when i move, my carpet will be replaced free of charge
ah yes burn marks, some are caused by my dogs, others are from lit coals shooting out of the tongs, usually when I have lack of sleep....
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Old March 9th, 2010, 11:53 PM
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I've had dreams where I eat the shisha, and after I put it in my mouth; I realize that's not what you do with it. Ha
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Old March 10th, 2010, 12:15 AM
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ran water through a nonwashable hose. rust taste horrible
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Old March 10th, 2010, 12:23 AM
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Default Re: Your newbie mistakes

Washing an unwashable hose. Even after learning that it wasn't washable.
Trying to smoke while the ql disc coal was still sparking.

Buying coals and shisha from the heavily over priced smoke shop.
Trying to smoke out of the stock bowl that came with my Mya diva.
Taking waaaaaay too many hits without breaks while smoking by myself(it's hard when it tastes sooo good).

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Default Re: Your newbie mistakes

Washed a non-washable hose and burnt the side of my hand on the tray. I have a lovely kidney-bean shaped burn from the curved part of my tray.. -.-
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Old March 10th, 2010, 01:02 AM
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Default Re: Your newbie mistakes

Buying a chinese crap hookah (I think almost everyone falls into this one)
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Buying a chinese crap hookah (I think almost everyone falls into this one)
yup, im one of them
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Old March 10th, 2010, 02:26 AM
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Over-packing the bowls and washing non-washable hoses.

Oh and spinning my hoses around for the "quick-dry" method, not only would it spray hookah hose water all over the place, it tore the crap outta my hoses.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 02:52 AM
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Default Re: Your newbie mistakes

Washing non washsable hoses and tasting rust!
over packing my bowl
not cleaning my hookah
using quicklite's and not waiting till they are lit
not properly lighting coals
not poking enough holes thus brining the shisha
freezing my mya hoses thus resulting in rust
burning my carpet

ive done alot of stupid things
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