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Old June 19th, 2010, 05:00 AM
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Well, I read the sticky for newbie hookah users, and it was definitely informative, but I feel like I should get some kind of affirmation from people who actually know what they're talking about before I go ahead and buy one of these things.
I was looking for something around the $80 range, and came across this:

http://www.hookahkings.com/hookahs/m.../prod_273.html
I believe that the guide said that Magdy Zidan was supposed to be a pretty decent quality Hookah, and it is right in my price range so, good buy?
Also, does it come with everything I'll need to get started, or are there other things I should be looking in to ordering? I mean, obviously I'll probably want to get some Shisha, but is there anything else?
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Old June 19th, 2010, 05:11 AM
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Default Re: I read the sticky, but I don't trust my own decision making (newbie)

Buy $100 worth of shisha and other accessories from hookah-shisha.com, and take the free hookah they give to you with the order. That will get you started, and give you time to to make a decision on your real hookah. The free hookah you get is a Mya petite, and they aren't that bad.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 06:08 AM
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That will work great, but I'm not familiar with the vendor. They're listed here, but not active. So I'm going to suggest this:
http://www.socialsmoke.com/item--Tor...OOKAHTO01.html
It comes with better tobacco.
It lists for $82.95, but Socialsmoke has a 15% hookahpro discount.
Check this thread:
http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=137
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Old June 19th, 2010, 06:14 AM
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That will work great, but I'm not familiar with the vendor. They're listed here, but not active. So I'm going to suggest this:
http://www.socialsmoke.com/item--Tor...OOKAHTO01.html
It comes with better tobacco.
It lists for $82.95, but Socialsmoke has a 15% hookahpro discount.
Check this thread:
http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=137
Good advice, look for companies that are trusted by this community. Lots of rip-offs out there. Take a look at the vendor list and start from there.
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Old June 19th, 2010, 07:04 AM
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Default Re: I read the sticky, but I don't trust my own decision making (newbie)

look at our vendor list, and use the vendor codes save alittle money.
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Default Re: I read the sticky, but I don't trust my own decision making (newbie)

Very nice. You'll enjoy an MZ. It looks like it comes with everything you need, from the link that you posted. Enjoy and do a review when you finally get it in. Smoke happy.

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Copied this from the vendor ad from the link you posted.

[FONT=Verdana,]Includes:[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,]Grommets [/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,]Stainless Steel Tongs [/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,]Cleaning Kit [/FONT]
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[FONT=Verdana,]2 Rolls of Quick Light Charcoal[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,]2 Boxes of Premium Tobacco[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,]10 Mouth Pieces[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,]Charcoal Screen for Medium Clay Bowl[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,]Wind cover[/FONT]
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Old June 19th, 2010, 05:23 PM
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Fantastic ^_^ Thanks for the help everyone! I'll be sure and get the one you linked to at Social Smoke. It looks to be essentially the same thing, just a bit taller, and thanks to that discount, about $10 cheaper!

Can't wait
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Old June 19th, 2010, 05:33 PM
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Hm, one additional thing though, being new to this as I am:
Would anybody recommend getting additional things such as the hose cover or base protector?
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Old June 19th, 2010, 05:37 PM
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Maybe the base protector if you're scared you're gonna knock you hookah over/break the base. No go on the hose cover. Maybe a windcover and some brushes if they aren't included.
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Default Re: I read the sticky, but I don't trust my own decision making (newbie)

Base protectors are good. Especially if the hookah is going to be moved around alot. If it'll be going to different places, invest in a carrying bag.
I am wondering what size of windcover they're supplying. MZs (and most egyptians) require a larger windcover to fit. If you start using phunnel bowls, you'll want their extra large windcover.
Different bowls are good to try, too. Vortexs and phunnels are great expecially when smoking jucier stuff like AF.

EDIT: Get some coals!
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Old June 19th, 2010, 05:50 PM
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The windcover is medium. I've ordered from them before. It won't work with phunnels.

I recommend the ALIEN phunnel. Google it! And a small phunnel for longer many people sessions.
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Old June 20th, 2010, 02:55 AM
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Nice, I just placed my order ^_^ Apparently you get a 15% discount simply for signing up with them, so that was pretty cool. Just too bad I couldn't use more than one discount code :-p 30% off would've been amazing!
I guess all I can do now is wait. Hopefully the colors look the same as in the picture. I got the frosted green with the light green bowl and green hose. Looked pretty snazzy to me.

Thanks again for all your help everyone! It's very much appreciated!
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