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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:05 AM
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Im new to hookah smoking, what should i look for in a pipe? How can i tell if its good quality? And what size do you think is best? And also, if you know of a good website that sells hookahs please tell me. I have smoked tobacco in homemade hookahs *, and got interested in hookahs not long ago.

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Old February 13th, 2008, 06:32 AM
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in my opinion you should look for 1st: quality, 2nd: looks... i'm go for a hookah size between 16" to 30"
also what makes a hookah good is the brand of tobacco you use.

When you learn how to prepare your bowl in the right way you be more impressed than smoking from another device lol 8)
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Old February 13th, 2008, 08:00 AM
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There's alot to choose from out there. First, I suggest reading thru the Product Review section and see what pipes people have bought and used. Then read the Vendor Review section to get ideas about who, what, where... etc.

Then decied on how much you want to spend, how large of a stem will you want, and then what style do you think you'd like to try. KM's & MZ's are good brands for Eygptian styles, various vendors sell Syrians, MYA's are good, but you'll want to spend alittle more on one of those. Stems can range from 17"-33"+, so it's all about how much space you can use (permantent storage or need to stash it away).

Welcome to HP and feel free to ask more questions - everybody will be glad to offer suggestions.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 09:44 AM
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Check to see if there are any hookah bars or restaurants in your area. Have them set it up for you and smoke it to see if you like it (the real way).

A lot of hookah bars/restaurants sell hookahs as well.

If there aren't any around you, check out some of Sambooka's youtube vids. He has great tutorials on how to set up a bowl and more..
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Old February 13th, 2008, 01:15 PM
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Hey HookahBoy,

I think buying a hookah should be all about personal preference. The first real hookah I bought was because I loved how it looked, I had no idea about its performance at all. In that regard, I would advise you to look at the Hookah Reviews here on HookahPro. Just go to Forum>Product Reviews>Hookah Pipes. Because the quality of the hookah is what really matters, how well it hits, and also how long it will last. Here are a few sites you can check out:

www.hookah-shisha.com
www.pimpyourhookah.com
www.hookah-life.com

Those are the one's I'd start with. Find a hookah you like on the web, and then see if there's a product review on it. If not, I'm sure if you ask around by just posting that hookah, someone will have insight about it's quality. Enjoy your hookah hunt man! If you have more questions, just post em, and like Sammniamii said, everyone will be glad to help out.

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Old February 13th, 2008, 11:12 PM
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Go to the following links:

1. http://www.hookah-shisha.com/store/p...-education.asp

2. http://www.socialsmoke.com/page--Kno...ledgebase.html

Once you're done looking through that, check out the review section for many answers on your typical questions. Also, the above two sites are great vendors offering quality hookahs and hookah products.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 02:58 AM
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Thank you all for the tips and advice. Unfortunately, there are no hookah bars in Finland. Which is where i live.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: buying a hookah

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Thank you all for the tips and advice. Unfortunately, there are no hookah bars in Finland. Which is where i live.
Well, then we definitely need to help you out with finding a good hookah for you! And some yummy tobacco and coals! Get ya all setup to smoke in Finland

Check out some Khalil Mamouns and Magdy Zidans, both great Egyptian hookahs that smoke really well.

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Old February 14th, 2008, 04:00 PM
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I would strongly suggest this pipe:

http://www.hookah-shisha.com/store/p...idproduct=1097
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Old February 14th, 2008, 11:41 PM
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I would strongly suggest this pipe:

http://www.hookah-shisha.com/store/p...idproduct=1097
I hope you're joking...
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Old February 14th, 2008, 11:45 PM
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dude - there's like no way you can really smoke from that monster... LOL!
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obviously he's kidding. if he's not, he's probably insane.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 03:50 AM
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I made my own shisha yesterday. I mixed crushed pineapple with tobacco, and let it dry. (not completely, some moisture was left) I smoked it and it was very good. A strong sweet taste. Do you have any tips on homemade shisha that you made at home?
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i have a syrian glyph hookah from hookah-shisha. im impressed with it and would recommend it
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Default Re: buying a hookah

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Originally Posted by austinthecity
I would strongly suggest this pipe:

http://www.hookah-shisha.com/store/p...idproduct=1097

haha no way dude..
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Old February 15th, 2008, 01:54 PM
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I made my own shisha yesterday. I mixed crushed pineapple with tobacco, and let it dry. (not completely, some moisture was left) I smoked it and it was very good. A strong sweet taste. Do you have any tips on homemade shisha that you made at home?
Several members have had luck with makeing their own shisha - Hajo is one I can think of off the top of my head.

Here's a thread about making shisha tobacco : http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/index.php?topic=1072.0
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