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Old February 25th, 2008, 04:18 PM
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Default What Hookah to buy?

I smoke cigars and pipes but I've wanted a hookah for a long time. I'm new to hookahs so I wondered if anyone would be interested in helping pick out a good hookah. I would like to stay under $100 for my first one. Also, what would be a good shisha to start with. Thanks for your help!!!
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Old February 25th, 2008, 04:36 PM
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I would get a KM as price is great for quality. Now as far as tobacco is depend on what kind of taste/smoke your looking for....I'm going to go ahead and say some Al Fakher as I haven't had any one try it and not like it.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 05:09 PM
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I'd say KM as well.

Hookahcompany.com has some very nice ones. They also have a very nice selection of tobacco.

I'd say, start with a few samples of al fakher, nakhla, and maybe starbuzz. Test some baccys and see which ones you end up really liking.

These are KMs under $100
http://hookahcompany.com/hafa_khalil..._2085_prd1.htm
http://hookahcompany.com/red_polar_i..._1857_prd1.htm
http://hookahcompany.com/red_flower_..._2252_prd1.htm

If you end up not wanting any KMs, Magdy Zidan hookahs are pretty durable as well
http://hookahcompany.com/horas_b_sta..._2516_prd1.htm
http://hookahcompany.com/horas_c_sta..._2502_prd1.htm
http://hookahcompany.com/medium_phar..._2513_prd1.htm

A diff hookah but it looks pretty durable:
http://hookahcompany.com/badr_heavy_..._2245_prd1.htm
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Old February 25th, 2008, 06:14 PM
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Default Re: What Hookah to buy?

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I'd say KM as well.

Hookahcompany.com has some very nice ones. They also have a very nice selection of tobacco.

I'd say, start with a few samples of al fakher, nakhla, and maybe starbuzz. Test some baccys and see which ones you end up really liking.

These are KMs under $100
http://hookahcompany.com/hafa_khalil..._2085_prd1.htm
http://hookahcompany.com/red_polar_i..._1857_prd1.htm
http://hookahcompany.com/red_flower_..._2252_prd1.htm

If you end up not wanting any KMs, Magdy Zidan hookahs are pretty durable as well
http://hookahcompany.com/horas_b_sta..._2516_prd1.htm
http://hookahcompany.com/horas_c_sta..._2502_prd1.htm
http://hookahcompany.com/medium_phar..._2513_prd1.htm

A diff hookah but it looks pretty durable:
http://hookahcompany.com/badr_heavy_..._2245_prd1.htm
yup thats true hookahcompany.com does have some good hookahs it all depends on what size you want it and the shisha id recommend Al Fakher as everybody else would
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Old February 25th, 2008, 08:10 PM
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Default Re: What Hookah to buy?

Thanks for all the helpful info. Please keep it coming. Thanks.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 08:36 PM
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If I was you, I'd look into getting a Mya near your purchase limit. I've found Mya's to be perfect in design and smoke like a dream. Just to let you know, the Egyptians that have been mentioned are hand made. Which leaves room for visible flaws and error. A Mya is machine made so in reality it's a perfect design with no visible flaws or errors. A Mya priced at or near $100 wuld be a high quality piece.

Don't purchase one of their cheapest offerings, as these are of a different quality and not as good as their more expensive models. If you don't mind taking a chance with the hand made hookahs, then by all means, get a KM or MZ or J and R Syrian or just an average Traditional Egyptian. With Mya's, it kind of takes the guess work out of it because what you see is exactly what you get. Most of the time, with hand made hookahs, the picture on the site looks jaw dropping beautiful, but what you end up recieving is an entirely different thing.

This is why I like Mya's so much more. When you look at a pic of a Mya, you can expect your choice to look just like the one pictured because that is what you'll get. Egyptians and Syrians are still great smoking rigs. I'm not saying their crappy or that they smoke bad. There are several Egyptian and Syrian models that will smoke extremely good (comparable to a Mya) and look beautiful in the process.

I'm just giving you a heads up, you problaby won't get what you see in the picture. This has been my experience in purchasing high quality Egyptians and Syrians alike. My Mya was a completely different story though. It was exactly what was pictured and had no visible mistakes or flaws. It's also been the best hookah I've come across in my experience of smoking hookah.

But like I said before, Egyptians and Syrians are still great hookahs to have. It's more of a preference thing if you ask me. Some people like the authentic hand made look. Other's like myself, prefer the machine made perfected design. As long as you stick to high quality name brands that have been mentioned, you can't go wrong with whichever you end up choosing. Be it a quality Egyptian, Syrian, or Mya. Go to www.hookah-shisha.com for pricing on many high quality Mya's and Egyptians. Also check out www.jandrhookahs.com for some high quality Syrians.

If you want a Syrian, you'll have to get in contact with Jimmy here on the forum because he doesn't update the site due to him selling out of his Syirans so quickly. His username is Hookah ETC. I just recieved my custom set up Syrian from him not too long ago and it's a beauty. Go to the link below if you're interested in pics...

http://www.hookahpro.com/forum/index.php?topic=2355.0
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Old February 25th, 2008, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: What Hookah to buy?

I just checked out the Mya and I found one I like but I still like the KMs as well. Two days ago I found a $100 bill in my top drawer that I had forgot about. I'm getting close to making a decision and making a purchase. I'll keep everyone updated meanwhile I'll still take suggestion though.
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I've never had that problem!
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you wont regret a KM. also, hookah company has excellent customer service.

for an extra 12 bucks, though, i would suggest a small funnel bowl..
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Default Re: What Hookah to buy?

Well if I had to pick I would say JandR Syrian being that I own two of them . I will soon own a KM but at the time I dont so I cant really do a comparison but I have smoked from many and my Syrians are by far my favs. But you wont be disappointed with a KM and also Jimmy at JandR is soon to carry KMs. Shoot him a PM or give him a call.
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KM, you'll never regret it. Trust Me. i got a KM Large from PYH, and it smokes like a charm, even without a good setup.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 04:04 AM
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Default Re: What Hookah to buy?

Yeah MYAs are pretty dang good too. I have a little Nou Nou and it smokes very good for such a small little hookah. I've always wanted to get a 30" or more MYA (my local shop only sells 'em for like $60) but haha I'm broke at the moment.

The big MYA acrylics are pretty damn durable. I bought my BFF her first hookah (which was the pristine MYA from H-C) and it seems like if I drop the vase, it won't break! Haha but of course it may crack if you like chuck it hard to the floor or wall on purpose tho :P
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