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Old March 30th, 2008, 03:43 PM
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what size of hookah would you guys recommend for a begginer. I've smoked with my freinds hookah but I'm looking into buying my own. Thanks
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Old March 30th, 2008, 03:49 PM
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Default Re: ideal size

a smaller or lager size means nothing for a beginner. it begins on your personal tastes. what do you need? a short one or a tall one. short can have hotter smoke than a larger but a larger is more of a pain to move around. small is really portable
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Old March 30th, 2008, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: ideal size

I've got a 31" syrian and love it.Anything more than that, imo, may be a bit much. I'm lookin for something in the low 20" range for a travel rig however. my first was 16" and it was fine though.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 03:58 PM
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yea somthing like a 16 incher work for me. Also when you buy a new hookah does it usually come with coals sheesh and everything else to get starred?
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Old March 30th, 2008, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: ideal size

if you buy online, vendors will often have a package deal availiable. Over the counter, however, not so much.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 04:01 PM
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Default Re: ideal size

I have hookahs from 10.5" to 32". I say the pefect size is around 26"-29". The 32" smokes great too. Just a little bigger.

Depending on which vendor you buy from, You may get coals,shisha, and accessories.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: ideal size

if your looking for a portable hookah go for something like a mya QT. but if you want something thats more like an at home kinda deal get a KM. the rest is personal choice
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Old March 30th, 2008, 04:10 PM
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Default Re: ideal size

mya qt is a bit too small for me, but that's just my opinion.KMs are clearly the favorite here, but don't be afraid to take a look a some of the Syrian rigs out there. But raidens' right, it's a matter of prefference.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 04:15 PM
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Well from my experience...taller hookahs smoke better. Byt if you want a good hookah to start with, I'd get a 21" egyptian. Hookahcompany.com has a great selection of them
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Old March 30th, 2008, 04:15 PM
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Default Re: ideal size

QTs are small admittedly, but they smoke REALLY well, when i first got mine i was amazed at the smoke that came out of the thing lol. so if you want small and good smoke go for that but otherwise i would recommend a MK. MZs are pretty good too, the local lounge uses those and i like those too
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Old March 30th, 2008, 04:23 PM
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at least a 26" is an ideal size for anyone, thats what I would recommend.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 04:27 PM
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Default Re: ideal size

tall hookahs do a better job of cooling the smoke but afew ice cubes in the vase does the same thing. Jilly's right, HC has a great selection of mid sized egyptian hookahs, all of which look great and are reasonably priced.
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Default Re: ideal size

I'd recommend between a 26 to a 32 inch hookah. I would recommend a mya as a first hookah, but if you want to blow storm clouds, I'd get a KM.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: ideal size

I have a 22" Egyptian and it smokes just fine. My next hookah will be 30" plus. I want to see how much smoother a big hookah can smoke, because the one I have now hits very well for a shorty.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 06:05 PM
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at least a 26" is an ideal size for anyone, thats what I would recommend.
yup. unless you're going to be traveling with it a lot, get a tall one. you won't regret it.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 06:22 PM
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Its all about if you think you can take care of it. You dont want to buy a nice hookah and it gets poopy haha i bought a cheap local shop tobacco one works fine for me
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i started off with a 22". i would recommend that.
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26-35
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i'd recommend around 55cm
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Default Re: ideal size

I would say "ideally", in my opinion ... 28" with a 6 inch window on either side is a good height for a hookah. so that is 22" to 34"

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Old March 31st, 2008, 04:36 PM
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sorry but what does KM, or diffrent names like Egyptian hookahs?
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Old March 31st, 2008, 04:38 PM
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sorry but what does KM, or diffrent names like Egyptian hookahs?
KM is an abbreviation we use here for Khalil Mamoon, or Khalil Mamoun

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I would say "ideally", in my opinion ... 28" with a 6 inch window on either side is a good height for a hookah. so that is 22" to 34"

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Default Re: ideal size

I started out with a 19" hookah. It was nice since it was easy to move and tall enough so you can put it on the floor if you need to. It was also easy to travel with. Now I have a 32". The smoke quality is much better but its tough moving.
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