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Old July 20th, 2008, 08:06 PM
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Hi,

Ive never used hookah before. Somehow i stumbled onto it online. I had heard of it before but still dont know much. I was going to try and get one from ebay cause they have hookah package deals. Not sure if this is a good way to start out. I mean 50 bucks shipped with the shisha sounds good to me. Also, im not really sure how it works. I saw a sambooka video on how to set it up, I just wonder. how long does a bowl last. What if i wanna smoke with friends, how often do I load new bowls. Any help is appreciated
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Old July 20th, 2008, 08:41 PM
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I wouldn't bother with E bay. The shisha you get will be Soex and it's horrible. The charcoals you'll get will most likely be Rollands and they are awful. You'd be better off checking out some of the vendors that participate here. They have package deals with good coals and good shisha.
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Old July 20th, 2008, 09:26 PM
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Could you recommend some good hookah sites that have good deals that wont really break the bank. Not to sound like a cheapo, but I wanna be sure I will get into this before I spend more money
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Old July 20th, 2008, 10:01 PM
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I wouldn't trust ebay either.


These are some great vendors:
hookahcompany.com
nazarhookah.com
*************.com

BTW just look at the video section and tehre are a ton of "how to" videos for hookah.

Also, just look around and you will find out a lot about hookah
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Old July 20th, 2008, 10:46 PM
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I agree with everything above.

Really check out out this site and you will learn a whole lot.

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Old July 20th, 2008, 10:49 PM
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hello, welcome

honestly i would go to a hookah lounge first to at least try it all and see what its all about, most lounges are not the best hookah but you can find pretty decent ones around. i wouldnt use ebay, look at some of the sites that sell nothing but hookahs, i am going to order a set up from hookah-shisha.com they are a little more expensive but they have what i want and the local lounge guys dont have issues with them.

for how long bowls last it really depends on the bowl, the shisha, and how many people are smoking. with a small bowl depending on the shisha you may get 30-60 mins, other bowls (like large phunnels) you got get hours and hours.

a lot of the stuff just comes form practice and the vids on line are good but they arent real life instruction so you may not get the best results right off the bat.

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Old July 20th, 2008, 11:22 PM
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yeah i agree even tho hookah lounges arent the greatest still go and try it out see if its even in ur mind that u wanna spend ur money on this.. second dont go through ebay if you want a starter pack go through www.smoking-hookah.com they got some nice starter packs.. also a bowl can last from about 45 min to about and hour and 30min.. it al depends on what type of tobacco the cut of the tobacco and your heat management..
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Old July 20th, 2008, 11:29 PM
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I would recomend Chonichookah.com aswell. John is a great guy to work with
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Old July 21st, 2008, 12:05 AM
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1. John is super swell.
2. Welcome!

When I decided to try hookah I picked up a package deal and figured if I didn't like it at least it would be a boss bit of decor.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 03:18 AM
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I wouldn't bother with E bay. The shisha you get will be Soex and it's horrible. The charcoals you'll get will most likely be Rollands and the are awful. You'd be better off checking out some of the vendors that participate here. They have package deals with good coals and good shisha.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 04:38 AM
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yea i did the same thing bro my first hookah i got was a 50 dollar hookah on ebay and i got crappy rolland quicklights and crappy shisha. i recommend if ur gonna get a starter hookah go on hookahcompany or *************.com they have some cheap hookahs that are probably better quality than the ones from ebay.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 04:45 AM
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The listings on eBay have gone down in quality.

Most of that stuff is just straight out of a Chinese factory, along with a nice coat of lead.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 09:58 AM
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hookah-shisha.com has decent starter packs
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Old July 21st, 2008, 02:07 PM
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Every hookah that H-S.com sells comes in a starter set. just get a nice hookah, some nice coals, and some good tobacco, and try it out.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 03:03 PM
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yeah, starter package! ask around the community about flavors, which are good/not, which ones to stay away from, etc..
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Old July 21st, 2008, 11:22 PM
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Great Info Guys. About the hookah lounges, I dont think we have any where I live. I have really been looking for a way to unwind and relax when I get some time off from work and school since I go to school full time and work more than full time. I heard hookah was a good way to do this. I figure a good glass of a liquor or maybe some wine and a hookah session will be a good way to just kick back. I have seen some sites. I will see what kind of hookah I will try. Thanks again for the warm welcome
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