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Old April 23rd, 2008, 07:23 PM
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So I just got my first hookah and some Nakhla Double Apple. I'm definitely a fan of the double apple but i'm looking to broaden my horizons. Any suggestions? (brand and flavor wise)

I'm considering ordering a sampler pack off hookah-shisha.com but I'm torn between Al Fakher (because I gather their grape is excellent and I've loved grape shisha since 9th grade) and Nakhla. I've looked at the product reviews section and the opinions seem kinda mixed ><
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 07:28 PM
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I ve only tried Al Fahker brand but i really like.
u should try
watermelon
mango
strawberry
cinnamon
lemon
jasmin
they are all really strong flavors especially the watermelon its like smoking a jolly rancher
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 07:32 PM
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I'm glad you have Nakhla Double Apple as your first flavor as that was my first around 10 years ago. In fact that was almost all you could get back then.
I would definately move on to AF, it is great quality and well priced. Also, they are fresh and many of the Nakhle I've seen has been older and dried out. Just choose some 50g samples and find out which you like the most before you commit to the bigger sizes.
Good luck.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 07:46 PM
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Default Re: Shisha recommendations?

while it can be harder to get right, after you get used to setting everything up and figure out your set up try some tangiers lime. it is the best flavor ive ever had (havent gotten to try any of the AF though)

starbuz irish cream is really good as well, a little rich of a flavor but its good.

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Old April 23rd, 2008, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Shisha recommendations?

It all depends what your looking for.If you want to go with a slightly more contemporary, yet still top notch moassell, you may want to go with al fakher(hands down one of my favorite brands). But if you want to keep it on a more traditional track, al nahkla is prolly the way to go. Both brands are known for there wide variety of flavors, not to mention the best prices on the market.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 08:21 PM
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Al Fakher is honestly the best for your buck. Even the premium flavors are only about 12 dollars. Nakhla is pretty nice too, but some people have complained that its really dry, which has never been a problem for me. I used to be really into Starbuzz too, but it's far too candylike and not to mention expensive for me now. For me, Starbuzz was the easiest to heat manage, Al Fakher has the best taste by far.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:00 AM
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Al Fakher "Golden" is arguably, the best hookah tobacco on the market. It costs about $12 for 250g. It is extremely sweet, sticky, and burns terrific. There are a wide variety of tobaccos on the market, you can try some different brands, and find one you like.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 07:02 AM
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Default Re: Shisha recommendations?

forget about nahkla man.. just get other better brands
by the way just dont get al fakher double apple, then u need nahkla for that :P
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Old April 24th, 2008, 11:36 AM
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Default Re: Shisha recommendations?

my best words - check the "review section". There are many posts about numberious brands & flavors - it can give a "hand's on" idea about what flavors in which brands people seem to enjoy the most.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 11:55 AM
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Have you watched Sambooka's videos on youtube? There are some great videos reviews that might help.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 12:34 PM
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Default Re: Shisha recommendations?

to tell ya the truth i get nauseous when i smell any double apple thats how much i smoked it and its funny cuz the potion sample was two apples and when i opened it i was like omg but yea back to the topic AF all the way tempest420 theres no better than that
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Old April 24th, 2008, 12:36 PM
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I disagree with you DMC. Nakhla is one of the best IMO. Their fakhfakhina line is all awesome (except Mixed fruit and rose), mandarin is top notch, their double apple is irreplacable, their strawberry is the best after Tangiers cool strawberry, sweet melon is the sweetest ever and prolly more that just cant pick up off the top of my head right now. AND i havent even tried MIZO line yet which is supposed to be their best (at the moment available only in the middle east i think)

ANW i sussget instead of sampler pack choose the best out of reviews
This is what i recommend out of all i tried (or want to)
AL WAHA
after nine (mint/chocolate)
bounty (coconut/chocolate)
orange cream (orange/vanilla)
Melon
EDIT: Apricot rocks as well as Peach


Starbuzz
blue myst
fuzzy navel
kiwi strawberry

Fusion
cactus pear
guava
strawberry margarita

Al fakher
GRAPE ofcource
MInt
watermelon

Nakhla
DA
Mandarin
Strawberry
Mango
Pistachio
cardamon

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Old April 24th, 2008, 12:50 PM
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yeah man the fakhfakhina mix fruit is really bad!!!, but i cant lie that i actually like their el basha line lol the peppermint is so good !!!!
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Old April 24th, 2008, 02:19 PM
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Default Re: Shisha recommendations?

well if your going to order the af sampler DONT order it from hookah-shisha, they give you 7 flavors for $79.99 or something and you can go to alfakheronline.com and get the 21 flavor samler for only $41.99 or so. almost have the price and 3 times the flavors.

I LOVE AL FAKHER MINT.
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Default Re: Shisha recommendations?

my personal favorite is Fantasia Pink Lemonade..the flavor is AMAZING and its pretty refreshing on a hot day...
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Old April 24th, 2008, 11:33 PM
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Zona and Fantasia Blueberry.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 02:56 PM
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Default Re: Shisha recommendations?

Thanks for all the responses guys. I'm going to do a little more reading up/asking around at the local hookah bar before I order. I'll let ya'll know what i got
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Old April 25th, 2008, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: Shisha recommendations?

AF mint is a great flavor, and you can mix mint with pretty much anything if you want. Also, Starbuzz X on the Beach is really good. So is Fantasia pink lemonade. Those three are my current personal favorites.
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Default Re: Shisha recommendations?

Zona Blueberry/Watermelon
Tangiers Horchata/Juicy Peach
Starbuzz Bluemist/Peach
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Old April 25th, 2008, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: Shisha recommendations?

I have ordered a TON of samples but I got the ones I KNOW I have had in the past and were decent in the bigger box

AF Apple
AF Strawberry
Nakhla peach
AF Grape
and a few sample ones
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Old April 25th, 2008, 07:26 PM
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Default Re: Shisha recommendations?

starbuzz is really great tobacco! there are 2 flavors that are just so good you cant deny it: blue mist and white peach. al fakher golden eskandarani apple is a must have as well. as for tangiers, i wouldnt recommend it, its good when you get it right but if youve never smoked it, youre not missing out on anything you cant get from other brands.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 07:50 PM
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good to know about tangiers...maybe when I go through all the other brands and flavors I will try it, but it seems like a pin in the ass to get right
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Old April 25th, 2008, 08:05 PM
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its not too hard to get right but the problem i find is when you get it smoking finally you have to constantly be moving the coals, ashing the coals, keeping it from getting harsh etc. if youre not careful and forget to babysit it, it can get TOTALLY harsh to the point of where you just cant smoke anymore.
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Old April 25th, 2008, 08:11 PM
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meh, I just ordered some starbuzz flavors, some hookah hookah samplers and some more AF, looks like I'll be set for quite a while
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Old April 25th, 2008, 08:39 PM
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meh, I just ordered some starbuzz flavors, some hookah hookah samplers and some more AF, looks like I'll be set for quite a while
dont expect too much from the hookah hookah. but the starbuzz youll probably enjoy alot.
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