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Old June 12th, 2007, 06:37 PM
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Several people have ask to see pictures of my three favorite and most heavily used narghiles so here they are. Any questions/comments are welcome. The one with the sphere shaped govde (the shape is sometimes called Ola) is made in the Turkish province of Van a friend of the family.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 06:38 PM
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A couple of closer views of the Syrians.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 06:50 PM
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Nice hookahs, i really like the clear w/ gold in the bottom picture. That's a sweet hookah. Would like to get one like that, it puts mine to shame.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 08:39 PM
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I like that blue one
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Old June 12th, 2007, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: My Most Frequently Used Narghiles

I use my 32 inch star gate the most
Then i use my 32 inch KM
Then i use my QT

I'll post pictures later.

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Old June 12th, 2007, 09:39 PM
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i actually use my qt the most. im the only one in the house that smokes i really only need that one.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 11:06 PM
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Beautiful hookahs, for a quick good smoke i love my mya diva, it smokes marvelously.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 02:15 AM
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I use my blue bohemian (mya : ) 20 something hookah I got from spencers when they were selling them. It has always smoked Like a champ but I think it may have some rust in it, so until I get some CLR, i'm holding back on using it just in case.

Lately I've been smoking a mya modern (brown pyramid) 30 inch hookah. I like the way it looks but the coal plate is too small both in depth and width and its very easy for a coal when cleared off the foil or knocked gently to miss or bounce of the plate and onto something less desireable for a coal to be on.
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Old June 13th, 2007, 06:50 PM
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Dude that top one is astonishing. I have never seen one like that. I NEEEEEED ONE! its my bday coming up soon so

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Old June 13th, 2007, 09:26 PM
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Hello all,

The Turkish one is fantastic in every respect it except it's a monster to clean any narghile will give you a bad session if not perfectly clean. Still, it was had made by a friend of the family and the art work is great, traditional Islamic art which I am too ignorant of to discuss without digging up my notes. The Lüle is the only one i've used made of metal and it works best with somewhat dryer shisha and comes from Marpuççular while the rest of the rig is from Van.

The blue one is a great Syrian rig I got from Jimmy Zaid and has a brass core which looks to 5mm thick and is super heavy. The flow is great, everything fits perfectly so I can hardily recommend it. The bowl is huge and takes a bit of work to mount properly but it's wide and shallow and ideally suited to traditional tombac. You need a bowl like that if you want to smoke tombac the traditional way.

The gold & marble one is an Arabica Souk deal from Syria. It's got flawless craftsmanship and a very heavy brass core welded to a stainless steel sheath and the purge valve and release are best I've ever seen. This is very heavy rig and every weld and bit of finish is perfect.

The Syrians both have excellent glass (no bubbles or striations, very thick and consistant colour) and frankly, I think that as a rule, Syrian glass is better made then Egyptian. A good thing all have in common is that they provide cool smoke with a easy draw which I think is partly due to the tubing and weld quality but also is a result of the height. In my experience narghiles over 95cm almost always are a hard draw while those under 62cm smoke to hot and harsh for my taste.
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Those are some beautiful hookahs! I like the bottom ones a lot ... the stems are beautiful.

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Ummm and damn, are those speakers!?? Coolness points if they are!
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You seem pretty knowledgeable about your narghiles, thats awesome.
I like them all but that top one does take the cake for me.
Very nice pieces, thats some collection.
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Old June 14th, 2007, 12:44 PM
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Those are some beautiful hookahs! I like the bottom ones a lot ... the stems are beautiful.

p.s.
Ummm and damn, are those speakers!?? Coolness points if they are!
Nice to hear from you Sam. Yeah, all that stuff behind the Syrians is my stereo. It's a 4 way set up using specialized Cabasse bullet tweets with diffraction control for the high end, multi-flair axisymmetrical horns with compression drivers for the mid & lower bass. The lower bass are di-pole radiators with vestigial baffles and rather unique twin 60cm drivers per channel. The amplification is from twin, four way mono single ended vacuum tube rigs specially modified for (among other things) very low noise. All of which gets used to play a Goldmund studio turntable and a lot of vinyl.

It's the best imaging system i've ever heard. A passion of mine.
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Old June 14th, 2007, 12:47 PM
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You seem pretty knowledgeable about your narghiles, thats awesome.
I like them all but that top one does take the cake for me.
Very nice pieces, thats some collection.
Thanks Rudie. I learned about that stuff while visiting the Arabic world on business. Unfortunately, i'm not smart enough to have learned the language. I can't say which one I like best.
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Those are some beautiful hookahs! I like the bottom ones a lot ... the stems are beautiful.

p.s.
Ummm and damn, are those speakers!?? Coolness points if they are!
Nice to hear from you Sam. Yeah, all that stuff behind the Syrians is my stereo. It's a 4 way set up using specialized Cabasse bullet tweets with diffraction control for the high end, multi-flair axisymmetrical horns with compression drivers for the mid & lower bass. The lower bass are di-pole radiators with vestigial baffles and rather unique twin 60cm drivers per channel. The amplification is from twin, four way mono single ended vacuum tube rigs specially modified for (among other things) very low noise. All of which gets used to play a Goldmund studio turntable and a lot of vinyl.

It's the best imaging system i've ever heard. A passion of mine.
I want to hang out with you sometime Hajo! Damn you are a very knowledgeable guy ... and seem pretty down to earth, in a super smart kinda way Nice hookahs, Nice Stereo!
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