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Old April 26th, 2010, 10:32 PM
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Everyone hates waiting on the hookah to start...letting the coals warm up and bake the shisha...letting the smoke build in the base.

Someone i know works at hookah bar and was like i gotta show you a trick. (he was drunk and i never really liked him in the first place...oo and he cant pack a bowl to save his life so i was skeptical.)

he used a air mattress vacuum/air pump. most standard pumps from walmart camping stores etc. have an in and out valve. he just put on an smaller adaptor hooked the vacuum side to the hookah hose and TA DAA! he vacuumed for like 3 seconds stopped and repeated like 3 times.

THE HOOKAH WAS PERFECT IN LIKE LESS THAN A MIN. CLOUDS!
-saved time
-my lungs
-and was just cool as hell

sorry if this was confusing. i have been wanting to make a video on it for a while but just haven't gotten a chance. and maybe this isn't such a "new" idea. it was just really cool for me and the first time iv seen it.

try it and let me know how much time it saves you.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 10:37 PM
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thats a really great idea. makes a lot of sense. ill try it and let you know how that goes if i get around to it haha
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Old April 26th, 2010, 10:41 PM
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Default Re: cool trick i picked up

Yeah some lounges in the city "prime" their hookahs with something similar, I personally don't see a point, it doesn't take that much time to heat up the bowl.
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Old April 26th, 2010, 10:44 PM
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hahha yeah at home i could understand that. but when im out to a lounge...i dont like sitting there and fussing with it..and like sucking the crap out of it when im tryna eat and relax and enjoy a nice drink. its nice for it to just come ready. lol
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Old April 26th, 2010, 11:15 PM
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so a airmatress pump will do the same as the hookahvac, for around 250 less. Lol
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Old April 26th, 2010, 11:19 PM
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doesn't seem worth the time. just let the coals sit for a few min and hit it. it will be ready within a few puffs.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 12:19 AM
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not a bad idea, kinda like the shishavac but cheaper lol
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Old April 27th, 2010, 03:56 AM
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Default Re: cool trick i picked up

personally i think that "priming" a bowl leads to a bad smoke... heating shisha to quick robs flavor in my book... but i guess if your in a hurry more power to you, while your at it roll the shop-vac out
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Old April 27th, 2010, 07:38 AM
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any hoover/vac will do
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Old April 27th, 2010, 07:39 AM
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Default Re: cool trick i picked up

Even cheaper idea, take your normal vacum with the hose attachment and go to walmart and by a 1 dollar funnel, tape to hose inset small end into hookah hose, presto!
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Old April 27th, 2010, 08:29 AM
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not a bad idea, kinda like the shishavac but cheaper lol
Shishavac was the first thing I thought of too.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 10:08 AM
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Default Re: cool trick i picked up

If the bowl is heated too quickly you can cause scorching of the tobacco. It's not going on my to do list lol. This is not a bad idea though. Many places already use a similar technique to get their hookahs going and (as mentioned) there is a product named shishavac that is designed for just this.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 10:17 AM
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It's the same idea as sucking the hose when the coals are on for 1 sec right? Won't you burn the tobacco then? The idea of cooking is to let it 'cook', so not suck, isn't it?
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Old April 27th, 2010, 10:49 AM
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Default Re: cool trick i picked up

That is a cool trick, for sure. And I don't think I can be the only one that enjoys the priming process, but it looks like it, haha.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 08:48 PM
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honestly i cat see any negative things about it. smoked some watermellon the other day and the clouds were as usual. the flavor was the same...but it did last alot longer and it was a reg egyptian bowl.

and as mentioned, its exactly like the shisha vac. just in my case....a short trip up to the attic to find it and not $250.
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Old April 27th, 2010, 08:51 PM
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Default Re: cool trick i picked up

and little do the air mattress companies know theyve made a cheap knockoff of the shishavac haha
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*yawns*
5 minutes will start most flavors, im not going to go digging for the air matress pump to save 5 minutes
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Old April 27th, 2010, 09:42 PM
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Just pick one of these up for cheap.
http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...:referralID=NA
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Old April 28th, 2010, 02:03 AM
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I never have a problem with my shisha heating up. By the time I carry my rig to my desk, it is ready to go.
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Default Re: cool trick i picked up

i have used this trick for awhile... but only when i'm trying to start and maintain multiple hookahs for a hookah party.. i dont have time to just sit there and start them all... not something i would do daily since i notice it does cook the tobacco quicker and the bowls dont last as long!
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Old April 28th, 2010, 08:32 AM
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Instead of vacum, buy "shishavac" lol only 250$
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honestly i cat see any negative things about it. smoked some watermellon the other day and the clouds were as usual. the flavor was the same...but it did last alot longer and it was a reg egyptian bowl.

and as mentioned, its exactly like the shisha vac. just in my case....a short trip up to the attic to find it and not $250.
The way you start it is not going to prolong the session any more than the 5 minutes it would take for the bowl to heat up naturally. Any change in session length would have to be another factor.

I have experiences in which a friend will try to start the bowl with long drags from the hookah and they end up scorching the tobacco. Wetter tobacco is more resistant to this but it is a possibility.
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Old April 28th, 2010, 07:49 PM
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I'm ganna go the all natural route and just smoke it from begining to end
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Old April 28th, 2010, 08:03 PM
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I'm ganna go the all natural route and just smoke it from begining to end
haha same here. it's a cool idea though
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Old April 28th, 2010, 08:48 PM
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*yawns*
5 minutes will start most flavors, im not going to go digging for the air matress pump to save 5 minutes
i have half a garage of boxes of crap.. i will spend more time looking for a pump than waiting for the smoke to start up... But honestly.. while i do get impatient sometimes.. i do enjoy slowly coaxing out the smoke..
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