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Old December 16th, 2008, 11:52 AM
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Default Your getting sick of this but help me choose a gift.

Ok so my wife has a co-worker that has started smoking hookah with us. She really enjoys it a lot and has even paid for our session and/or sometimes beer and/or food. We were thinking as excited as she was about it that we should get her a hookah. She has been impressed with just about everything we have tried so she won't need the biggest and best. Also I barely know her and she is a co-worker of my wife so we don't want to go overboard on it since it probably isn't exactly kosher for us to get her anything. So I wanted to get hoses for the restaurant that introduced us to hookah so today is the day to buy from Sahara Smoke. My question is do I buy the

20" Basha http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...h-p-16433.html

which I think if I add some mouthpieces which we also need it hits the $40 mark by itself,

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the 13" Dragon bell http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...h-p-17198.html

which costs about half the price and would allow me a small shopping spree in the clearance section getting stuff for my hookah and possibly some more stuff to help stock her up a little too.

They both look like they are traditional style so they should purge and smoke decently I kind of wonder about the size difference and I wonder a little bit about getting one that is so small about what will she think about it. My wife thinks she will think it is cute. We are pretty sure she likes red so the bigger one with the red base would be nice looking but blue would also work on the little one.


Thoughts? Does anyone have either of these?
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Old December 16th, 2008, 11:59 AM
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Default Re: Your getting sick of this but help me choose a gift.

I would say purchase the Basha. It seems to be a fair price and I would never risk spending less than $50 on a hookah. Not only do they get smaller, but the craftsmanship gets quite shotty.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: Your getting sick of this but help me choose a gift.

Gotcha. I got a new delima. Tunsi or synthetic leather hoses?
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:20 PM
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Default Re: Your getting sick of this but help me choose a gift.

get the dragon for her so u can get some tobacco w/ the money u save

also, try to order from ss during the 12days event they've got going on. score big!

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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:26 PM
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Default Re: Your getting sick of this but help me choose a gift.

Honestly, if your even contemplating getting her the dragon just don't.

That's hardly a gift a the craftsmanship and smoke quality will be so subpar that its a complete waste.

It would be better for you be an extra nice and grab the first one and have her really enjoy hookah.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:28 PM
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Default Re: Your getting sick of this but help me choose a gift.

Stay away from the dragon, and either hose will be fine. Just different in the mouthpiece. Basha will be a much better choice since the Dragon is almost a miniature hookah. Not in height but the bowl, bowl stem and other items are tiny. Go with the Genie line if your looking at their 13" hookahs. I speak from ownership experience, don't go Dragon.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:33 PM
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Stay away from the dragon, and either hose will be fine. Just different in the mouthpiece. Basha will be a much better choice since the Dragon is almost a miniature hookah. Not in height but the bowl, bowl stem and other items are tiny. Go with the Genie line if your looking at their 13" hookahs. I speak from ownership experience, don't go Dragon.
That is exactly what I needed. Ok Basha it is. I am going to throw in a couple or three of the dicount vases for me. And I think the Tunsi hoses because I think they are prettier and the place we go already uses something very similar to the regular synthetic leather hoses. Are the screw in grommets worth anything or just stick with the standard rubber grommets?
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Never used the screw-in grommets so can't answer that one.
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Are the screw-in grommets the ribbed ones? If so, they work great.
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Are the screw-in grommets the ribbed ones? If so, they work great.
Sahara Smoke Silicone Vase Grommets

https://www.saharasmoke.com/store/pr...roductid=16836

I don't know if they actually screw in they just look like it.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 01:30 PM
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Yeah the ribbed ones. That is on my Syrian and my QT, they work very well. I like silicone vase grommets best.
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Go with the Silicone, they arent screw in - just a good fit! and forsure the Basha over the dragon!
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Old December 16th, 2008, 02:10 PM
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Default Re: Your getting sick of this but help me choose a gift.

I'd say when buying a hookah, go by the rule "if you don't pay enough, you've paid too much."

Basically meaning that you'll end up paying for some hookah you won't be satisfied with, and will probably end up searching for another one.

My first hookah was some shotty 12" something or other...hated it. Spent the extra money and got a nice egyptian...love it.

It may cost a little more upfront for a higher quality hookah, but you will thank yourself in the longer run. (Or in this case, she'll thank you.)
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Default Re: Your getting sick of this but help me choose a gift.

I was going to get extra bases for me but now I am whittling down costs. I think I have a pretty nice little order. Wish I could get some in put from my wife on which hoses to get but I think I am on it. I am not a great color person so a nice mix of whatever I thought looked good. LOL.
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What about a discounted one?
http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...h-p-16598.html

If not, go with the basha
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What about a discounted one?
http://saharasmoke.com/store/catalog...h-p-16598.html

If not, go with the basha
See that was what I was thinking. That very one. But my wife said absolutely not a clearance Hookah. She read the description about what could be wrong with it and she said buying one for us is one thing but for a gift it would not be a good thing to do. Besides that what if it was one of those with slight leaks. We don't know what all goes into repairing those and you really don't want to give someone one as a gift that they are going to have to repair. I like the idea of the large hookahs better and that would be the only way we could do that. Either that or buying the stem and base separately from the clearance section. I could put a really nice one together for less than 30 bucks in there. Probably build a couple of them and get the load of hoses that you get today. Pretty sure we are doing the Basha. Thanks for the help guys.
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Default Re: Your getting sick of this but help me choose a gift.

i would go with the 20 inch out of those 2 but honestly i would look at a mya mini acrylic, there is a guy on ebay that sells them for about 25ish shipped, great price and then you could buy her some coals and shisha with it

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i would go with the 20 inch out of those 2 but honestly i would look at a mya mini acrylic, there is a guy on ebay that sells them for about 25ish shipped, great price and then you could buy her some coals and shisha with it

-matt
Thought about that originally but two things happened. I actually smoked on one of those and found it to be an ok smoke but hard to purge. It may take her a while to get the heat management down pat so I would like to make all that as easy as possible and while the straw thing looks like a great idea it would have to be changed and again that is starting off with some ghetto rigging. I kind of want to avoid that you know that may be cool later or for me. Even though I am getting a gnarly hookah already to get me started. LOL. OH yeah and we were wanting to get some hoses for the place where we kind of got started. They have been really good to us and like bought us drinks for our anniversary and when we got married and give us food and they come and talk to us a lot and have really kind of helped talk me through the early stages of my interest and helped me learn more about it. So we wanted to get them some hoses as kind of a thank you/you guys rock/merry christmas thing. The 12 days of hookah made it where we could get her a whole nice set up with everything she could need and some extra hoses for us and her and them.

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ya i can see the whole purging thing being an issue.

but ya i have heard a lot of bad about those dragons

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Yea I second the basha looks like a neat little starter hookah, but what you have to worry about is them tipping over.
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Yea I second the basha looks like a neat little starter hookah, but what you have to worry about is them tipping over.
shouldn'tbe a big issue with that hose, maybe with a nammor/razan but i doubt those smaller ones would tip it.
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shouldn'tbe a big issue with that hose, maybe with a nammor/razan but i doubt those smaller ones would tip it.
it should be fine. even my acrylic mya mini doesnt tip from my nammor

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Yeah it may be a medium sized base but it is a bell shaped base. I would assume it would have roughly the same stability as a large bell shaped base. Of course it isn't as big around as the large ones but the hose won't be as far up either. Essentially the base will be well balanced and the hose will be right at the top of it. Now I could see it with some of the others having the bubble base with the smaller stand and what not but it shouldn't be a problem with this one. Also she won't have just a massive hose. I figure the one that came with it and probably one of the 8 free ones. I picked flavors of tobacco that I think I would like so we can just give her a few out of our stash. Maybe some of it maybe some Nakhla. Probably one of the AF Grapes. LOL.
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get her a mya pack from john?
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Thought about it but you don't get 8 free hoses with that. As soon as we saw the 12 days of Hookah we had the same thought at the same time. We could get all of our hookah related gifts and some extra hoses for us for the price of a hookah. More bang for the buck. Now I am just waiting for it to ship.
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