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Old December 21st, 2008, 01:39 PM
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Default What is the key element in hookah smoking IYO?

So the other night, while smoking for hours with jayrunner89, we got on the topic of "what the one thing effects smoking quality the most?". We came up with numerous reasons why the stem, shisha, coals, hole patterns, and heat management were all number one on the list, but i was curious to see what all of you had to say about the topic.

As a side-note, this is why i love hookah so much. Not because of the fancy tobacco you can get, or pretty pipes, but because of the discussion and social interaction that goes with smoking. People who you've never met before delve into awesome conversation and new friends are made... ok, enough of my side note..

Tell the community what you think is the single most important element of a hookah set-up.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: What is the key element in hookah smoking IYO?

i would say that as long as your shisha isnt REDICULOUSLY bad, heat management is the most important. There are a lot of other very important factors to it, but i think that heat management is gonna be on the top of the list. Because if you have a sick, faty stem, the best hole pattern ever and all that, it is all for naught if you can;t maintain a good temp and make sure the smoke is plentiful and smooth (aka not harsh).
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Old December 21st, 2008, 02:48 PM
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Default Re: What is the key element in hookah smoking IYO?

heat management is key but i really cant see myself going back to a crappy hookah
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Old December 21st, 2008, 03:22 PM
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Default Re: What is the key element in hookah smoking IYO?

heat management, definetly. that's what ruined all my sessions before i learnt it and i still screw it up once in a while
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Old December 21st, 2008, 03:26 PM
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i think the key element is patients and friends cause with out those your session will suck
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Old December 21st, 2008, 03:48 PM
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as much as i think heat management is key, i have to go with BrandonSRH141 and say that its all patience and good friends. That can even turn the most charred nasty bowl into a fun experience.
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Old December 21st, 2008, 03:50 PM
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lol... agreed, coming from someone who's experienced lots of burnt shisha in one evening, but it was a damn good time haha
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Default Re: What is the key element in hookah smoking IYO?

i think heat management it top of the list too but i think packing and foil are part of heat management too. i dont think patterns of holes are that important i think is more the number of hole and making sure they are to the out side of the bowl.

i have pretty consistent smoke from my 32 inch to my 18 inch, biggest difference is the smaller hookah is not as smooth (barely) and i feel the bubble choppyness through the hose more when i inhale compared to the larger hookah since there is a much smaller space in the base

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a good hookah, hose, and shisha
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Old December 27th, 2008, 11:55 PM
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as long as all the other elelments aren't ridiculously bad, it's definitley heat management. Good shisha is the second, but since th shisha has many aspects, I'd say the most important aspect is not making you feel sick or give you a headache after 20 minutes, Then flavor is the third.
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Default Re: What is the key element in hookah smoking IYO?

Hookah and hose will determine how smooth the pull is.
Shisha- Depends on your taste.
Heat management is the most important for both taste, and how thick you want your clouds
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Old December 28th, 2008, 02:16 AM
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you need tobacco for smoke. thus it is the key element case closed
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Default Re: What is the key element in hookah smoking IYO?

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you need tobacco for smoke. thus it is the key element case closed
You also need a heat source for smoke.

Case reopened.
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Default Re: What is the key element in hookah smoking IYO?

Also you can smoke other things like herbal shishas or if you get really desperate pubes doused in glycerin, not just tobacco products.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 04:06 AM
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coooaaallllssss..........get good ones unless you want your smoke to taste like ass..
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The most important element is not listening to Liszt when he recommends a shisha tobacco brand (unless it's Nakhla)! LOL
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heat management, definetly. that's what ruined all my sessions before i learnt it and i still screw it up once in a while

Haha me2
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