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Old January 9th, 2009, 11:37 PM
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Default Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??

Well, i have an older egyptian that my bother got a few years ago. This is not a KM, just some cheapy that had a few leaks in it and it is now starting to deteriorate. Well, i got my new syrian in the mail today. According to many reviews and posts, syrians have just as big, if not bigger, of a stem bore as a KM. Well, in my case, my old generic egyptian has a much larger bore than the syrian and it is 4" shorter too. If someone could explain to me about the bore sizing, because i thought KMs and Syrians were supposed to be the biggest. Also, does the fact that my old egyptian have a 3 hose setup make it need a larger bore?...
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Old January 10th, 2009, 12:36 AM
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Default Re: Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??

ok, ive learned a lesson....do not under estimate the stem bore size....i just set it up and it pulls 10x easier than that rusty egyptian, even with the smaller bore size and being 4" larger...yay, Naklah 2 apple time
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Old January 10th, 2009, 02:05 PM
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shame on you for doubting your Syrian! But it's good to hear she's treating you right.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 02:40 PM
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Default Re: Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??

The term you use is very general, and all Syrian hookahs are not created equal, in any way. Al nawras have the same bore as KM hookahs, but they aren't as high quality as other types of syrians. Nours used to be great quality, but now I don't really see a point in owning one. High quality Ager syrians, not the ones produced by nakhla which are no better then a chinese rig, if you can even possibly find one, are extremely high quality, and some in the Ager line are even higher quality then rigs in the same brand.

Quality varies greatl between Syrian style hookahs, but what you should look for is one that is hand-made in Syria. Not the Machined ones, they suck.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 03:40 PM
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Default Re: Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??

my al nawras syrian is easily one of the most solid and well made syrians I've ever seen. Hands down!
Nours are also great rigs.While it's true that like any other style of narghile, syrians have good and bad manufacturers, most quality Syrians are top notch.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 03:48 PM
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May I am mixing them up then! Ha.. there's so many.
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Default Re: Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??

nour (or the factory that makes them) has some good syrians. the old hookah-shisha syrians were uber high quality and made by the same place that made the nour pipes (not so much for the new ones). some nours are crap, some are good. high fail rates though, along with a bunch of models being super crappy (i dont think any vendors carry them but they look real shitty).

ager i dont like any of them, think they are all crap imo.

al nawras has some really cool syrians, but for the most part especially recently ive only seen crap.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 04:13 PM
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do you have an example of ''crap'' coming from al nawras? just curious.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 04:15 PM
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i had one, it was lathed, felt like plastic (im not kidding), had a hollow chamber with 4 holes at the bottom. felt very very low quality. (the guy i picked it up from had a bunch of them that were similar to the one i got)

i have seen amazing ones by al nawras...this one was nothing compared
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i wish i had pics, but alas i dont think i do anymore. ill definitely try to find them on my old digital camera when i get a chance
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Default Re: Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??

that'd be cool. I'm not giving you a hard time, but as far as I know, my Syrian is an al nawras and I've yet to find a more solid, better made rig.
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Default Re: Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??

well im glad you enjoy your syrain.. an like ABU said.. NEVER DOUBT THE SYRIAN!!
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Default Re: Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??

Where can i can get an al nawras hookah from?
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Default Re: Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??

Don't know about retailers, but I did find their website.

http://www.al-nawrasco.com/en/index....page&Itemid=35
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hey the Syrian I have is up on that site! I have to say, it is not quite as high quality as I would prefer to have.
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Default Re: Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??

Yes, your rig is an al nawras.
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Default Re: Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??

i cant find pics but its very similar to the one zen had. it was a little shorter though i think
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Default Re: Syrian vs. Generic egyptian??

I know the model your thinking of.
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