Home User CP Browse Members Calendar Register Today!  
Get New posts Faq / Help? Community Menu
   

Go Back   Hookah Pro - Hookah Forum > Hookah Stuff > Hookah Discussion

Hookah Discussion General discussion related to hookah ...

What got you into Hookah?

Hookah Discussion

Reply Share
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old March 27th, 2008, 02:14 PM
cardevi's Avatar
cardevi
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 64
Default What got you into Hookah?

Does anybody ever get this question: Where did you learn about this hookah stuff? I get it all the time and then I thought to myself, "Where and when the hell did I start smoking hookah? I remember I was walking down a street (I live in NY) that has a large egyptian population. I actually went to eat at a restaurant I saw on tv and I saw all these Egyptian guys smoking hookah (at the time I didn't know what hookah was!) So, needless to say, after my meal I asked what it was and then I tried it. I have been hooked ever since. I am interested in hearing everyone's experience on the you got hooked on hookah.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old March 27th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Chap Slap's Avatar
Chap Slap
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 120
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

my friend got me into it. i thank him
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old March 27th, 2008, 02:20 PM
The Captain's Avatar
The Captain
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 16
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

a bunch of my friends and i went over to my buddies house, and he wanted to show me something, so he brought out his brothers hookah, and i had no idea of what it was. so we lit it up and ever sense ive been smoking hookah, a couple of days i just put in a order for my first hookah. im pretty excited.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old March 27th, 2008, 02:28 PM
JillyIsJustKidding
Status: Offline
Deleted Per User Request
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,342
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

I got into it 3 halloweens ago by one of my friends ^_^ it was AF grape...b4 the flav became bad. It was hella fun and I couldn't believe on how smooth and cold the smoke was.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old March 27th, 2008, 02:32 PM
WingsOfWar
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Posts: 189
Send a message via MSN to WingsOfWar Send a message via Skype™ to WingsOfWar
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

I got into it in Turkey, when i street one guy offered me to smoke. Next day I have bought my first hookah.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old March 27th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Kwikwi's Avatar
Kwikwi
Status: Offline
Hookah Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,180
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

I knew what a hookah was but never tried one. Until a friend who was visiting family in Jordan brought me back a nice Syrian, tobacco and coals. I put it up thinking it was going to be a lot of work to use it. Then recently I stumbled onto a bunch of videos on Youtube from Hookahpro and it didn't look at all complicated. I tried it and have been hooked ever since.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old March 27th, 2008, 02:51 PM
Hajo Flettner
Status: Offline
Hookah Legend
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,746
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

Many years ago I was in Syria on a business trip and I went into a shop looking for some cavendish and saw a bunch of old guys smoking narghiles. I ask the guy at the counter for some Arab style tobacco thinking I’d try something new and he gave me some Al Waha Bahraini which much to surprise was very wet and gooey. I put some in my briar and needless to say couldn’t get it to smoke. The guy behind the counter and the customers thought it was pretty funny and I was embarrassed so I ran out the door. I talked to a guy that worked for the client and he took me to a really nice café and showed me how to smoke. I’ve been doing it ever since.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old March 27th, 2008, 03:24 PM
kas123's Avatar
kas123
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: London, UK
Posts: 98
Send a message via MSN to kas123
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

Erm...From my great grandad.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old March 27th, 2008, 04:11 PM
MrBungle's Avatar
MrBungle
Status: Offline
AFNSBFLAVOUR
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 5,410
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

was with a bunch of friends in NYC and passed by a hookah lounge. It looked awesome so we went in and tried it. Yep......boring but i'm glad we tried it!

Last edited by MrBungle; March 27th, 2008 at 04:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old March 27th, 2008, 04:23 PM
Cj Two A's Avatar
Cj Two A
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 238
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

A girl. Wonderful time in canada, horrible girl. Honestly I think that was the only positive contribution she had in my life. Except my rule #5: Don't date canadians.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old March 27th, 2008, 04:30 PM
knivesreturns's Avatar
knivesreturns
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 74
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

I've been into smoking cigars and cloves and saw hookah stuff all over. Just a natural progression for me i think.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old March 27th, 2008, 04:51 PM
Dunkel's Avatar
Dunkel
Status: Offline
Bad Motherf^&*er!

 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: West by God Virginia
Posts: 10,708
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

I quit a 2 pack a day cig habit on 12/04/06. I wanted to enjoy a smoke and make it an event not a hurried thing. So I studied up on hookahs and got one around Mid June of 2007.
__________________
Tangiers =
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old March 27th, 2008, 04:59 PM
PCServe
Status: Offline
Hookah Aficionado
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Saxony, Germany
Posts: 1,563
Send a message via ICQ to PCServe Send a message via MSN to PCServe Send a message via Skype™ to PCServe
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

i was in a small oriental store and just bought spontaneously a small egyptian hookah with 50g Nakhla Coffee
So noone introduced me
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old March 27th, 2008, 05:15 PM
waterboij23's Avatar
waterboij23
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 313
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

i went to a hookah lounge one night many years ago and was hooked since. It grew from going to lounges to getting my own. I now own 6 hookahs.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old March 27th, 2008, 05:37 PM
sabsz's Avatar
sabsz
Status: Offline
Hookah Pro
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 538
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

Cousin and his friends
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old March 27th, 2008, 05:45 PM
Blue Elephant's Avatar
Blue Elephant
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 8
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

It was better than cigarettes -- I enjoyed the relaxation of sitting down to smoke hookah with a few friends. A friend had gotten a few in Eygpt years back that he brought back to the states: that was my introduction.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old March 27th, 2008, 06:42 PM
Sambooka's Avatar
Sambooka
Status: Offline
Sambooka Jr.


 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 13,856
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

My girlfriend got me into it ... we went out to dinner with some friends from India and from there on, I was hooked on hookah!
__________________

http://www.hookahpro.com - Hookah Pro Community - Hookah Forum
~Favorite Hookah~ Khalil Mamoon Amer .. (she leans, so I call her Eileen)
~Favorite Setup~ Egyptian Hookah, Vortex Bowl, Natural Coals (Exotica or Coconara)
~Current Flavor Favorites~ Ayam Zaman 1001 Nights, Hookah Freak Spiced Apple Cider, Starbuzz White Peach
Nakhla Double Apple, Nakhla Earl Grey, Nakhla Sweet Melon, Nakhla Cinnamon, Nakhla Cardamom, Nakhla Fakhfakhina Mixed Fruit, Nakhla El Basha Grape
Al Fakher Mint, Al Fakher Orange, Al Fakher Cinnamon
HookahPro.com .. powered by Elites!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old March 27th, 2008, 06:48 PM
Sincity_Infidel's Avatar
Sincity_Infidel
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 51
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

Babes...A nudie bar here in Las Vegas, they have hookahs....what a combo! I'm going to hell fer sure.....
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old March 27th, 2008, 06:57 PM
cardevi's Avatar
cardevi
Status: Offline
Hookah Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 64
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sincity_Infidel View Post
Babes...A nudie bar here in Las Vegas, they have hookahs....what a combo! I'm going to hell fer sure.....
IMO, you have the best hookah story I've read so far!!! Naked chicks dancing and hookah... can there be a better combination I THINK NOT!!!
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old March 27th, 2008, 07:16 PM
dakingkevin23's Avatar
dakingkevin23
Status: Offline
Hookah Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 2,362
Send a message via AIM to dakingkevin23
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

My friend got me into hookah at a party. I liked the fact that the smoke tasted like chocolate mint candies(SB Chocolate Mint). From that day on, I have been smoking hookah.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old March 27th, 2008, 10:07 PM
sexyghost's Avatar
sexyghost
Status: Offline
Hookah Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Riverside, California
Posts: 1,065
Send a message via AIM to sexyghost Send a message via MSN to sexyghost
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

My ex girlfriend draged me to a bar and I loved it.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old March 27th, 2008, 10:31 PM
drewskadoo's Avatar
drewskadoo
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California
Posts: 155
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

haha i was at a party and ive seen hookah before and what you know i see a nice 32" egyptian hookah i was LIKE O_O haha and smoked it all night that got me into it
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old March 27th, 2008, 11:36 PM
YA-MEZ's Avatar
YA-MEZ
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Alamogordo NM
Posts: 236
Send a message via MSN to YA-MEZ
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

my friend nik introduced me a few months ago...and i was hooked instantly..thanks nik :P
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old March 28th, 2008, 01:59 AM
cemab4y's Avatar
cemab4y
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Afghanistan (Washington DC metro is home)
Posts: 235
Send a message via MSN to cemab4y
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

I had heard about hookahs for many years, ever since I first heard "alice in wonderland". I was living in Saudi Arabia (1997), and I asked one of my co-workers, if he knew where hookahs were sold in Saudi. He took me to a place, and there was a very nice Yemeni man there selling hookahs, and he was delighted to have an American in his shop. He sold me a hookah, and tobacco, and coals, etc. He spoke no English, but he demonstrated how much water to put in the flask,etc. He did not explain about foil!

I went back to the barracks, and loaded up the hookah, and put the coal right on the tobacco. I smoked for many weeks, not knowing the difference.

I put the hookah away, and forgot about it for years. When I arrived back in Iraq in 2006, I bought another hookah, and tried it with foil, what a difference!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old March 28th, 2008, 02:37 AM
HiToKiRi's Avatar
HiToKiRi
Status: Offline
Hookah Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 260
Default Re: What got you into Hookah?

I honestly can't remember when or where I smoked Hookah for the first time but I do recall that I bought my first Hookah about 7 years ago. It was a nasty and cheap little thing made of copper or brass and needless to say I knew practically nothing about smoking it. I actually had to search the internet on how to prepare it and back then the "Westernized Hookah culture" was still in it's infancy and there wasn't all these nice Hookah communities with an abundance of information, so all the info I could find was pretty generic.

After using it a few times it started to corrode badly which made the smoke taste horrible and because of my lack of knowledge on the subject it meant that my hookah experience deteriorated rapidly and I lost interest for several years.

I got into it again early last year when a bunch of us went to check out a new Rastafarian-themed club which had opened up and it just so happened that it also had a hookah bar. Needless to say we ended up renting a hookah that night and I purchased my own one not too long after. The rest is history.
Reply With Quote
Reply Share
Share with your friends on facebook

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:03 AM.

Skin Design By vBSkinworks



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2007 - 2012, Hookah Pro Inc.