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Old February 6th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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hey guys, this is my first post on the forum. I've been looking around the forum and checking out what people say about different types of hookahs and so far I have the impression that any KM basically smokes great and that its a matter of preference which one i buy. I'm stuck between a KM Tri-Metal and a KM Exotica though just wondering the experience people have had with these two hookahs. thanks in advance guys

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Old February 6th, 2009, 08:01 PM
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im not 100% positive but i think all the parts that matter, such at the tubing, is the same. so its all about what looks better better to you.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: KM Tri-Metal or KM Exotica?

i have the exotica, but the trimetal looks nice too....they smoke the same like skatefree2k said
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Old February 6th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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yeah, i've heard that KM's basically smoke the same, so i'm leaning towards the Tri-Metal because its a little bit cheaper then the Exotica. Also this would be my first hookah so i could always purchase an Exotica later on
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i think they might have different looking purge valves. but i thing they might only be different on the outside
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Old February 6th, 2009, 10:06 PM
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Tri-metal or Exotica....hmmmm

Aw, F**k it! Get one of each!
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The tri metals dont really catch my eye to be honest but its all in how you see em
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Old February 7th, 2009, 12:07 AM
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Default Re: KM Tri-Metal or KM Exotica?

they basically smoke the same. when you buy a km basically same quality. personally i prefer the tri metal because i use that personally
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Old February 7th, 2009, 11:54 AM
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Tri-Metal is constructed MUCH better. I would pick it up before it's gone and the new shipment of KM's is in, as a lot of people have been saying, the quality of both those brands imported goods to the US is very rapidly declining.


Think of it like this: You will ALWAYS be able to buy an Exotica, but the Tri-Metals tend to drop out of stock for 3-8 months periodically. Last year, we had a large influx of KM's in the beginning of the year, and then until the Fall of last year there was absolutely none that were of high quality. Although the stock this year is giant, much bigger than last year, who knows how long it will last?

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i just picked up a tri-metal so i would go for that
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Old February 7th, 2009, 12:59 PM
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what zen said.
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Default Re: KM Tri-Metal or KM Exotica?

I like the look of the tri-metal. But in my opinion the tri-metals that came out in the last year were nicer than these. I loved the look of it
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Old February 7th, 2009, 03:57 PM
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I like the look of the tri-metal. But in my opinion the tri-metals that came out in the last year were nicer than these. I loved the look of it
if you are thinking of the OG tri-Metal, those aren't made directly by KM.
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if you are thinking of the OG tri-Metal, those aren't made directly by KM.
WOW you know a hell of a lot bout KM, just aquick question

http://www.hookahshop.co.uk/unamed-b...d7b741ce2a0160

http://www.hookahshop.co.uk/alam-mis...ch-p-1411.html

I bought those 2 today and wanted to know what you thought, and is the second KM a tri-metal?

I presumed if it had 3 different types of metals on the stem it was a tri-metal, but am not sure any more.

Want a expert opinion
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WOW you know a hell of a lot bout KM, just aquick question

http://www.hookahshop.co.uk/unamed-b...d7b741ce2a0160

http://www.hookahshop.co.uk/alam-mis...ch-p-1411.html

I bought those 2 today and wanted to know what you thought, and is the second KM a tri-metal?

I presumed if it had 3 different types of metals on the stem it was a tri-metal, but am not sure any more.

Want a expert opinion
first one is a hafa, should be brass core.
second is a tri-metal. dont think the downstem is brass
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Old February 7th, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Default Re: KM Tri-Metal or KM Exotica?

That brass one looks amazing. I was going to pick up a trimetal but i feel the same way krampi does. The older trimetals are so much more appealing than the ones that recently came out.
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Old February 7th, 2009, 05:16 PM
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Default Re: KM Tri-Metal or KM Exotica?

I don't know the exact difference but i don't really like the look of the tri metal. But thats just me.

I would like to purchase a non tri metal one with ice bucket:
http://www.hookahcompany.com/silver_..._3598_prd1.htm

Do you know if this is a good one?
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Old February 7th, 2009, 05:22 PM
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first one is a hafa, should be brass core.
second is a tri-metal. dont think the downstem is brass
Thanks for your input
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Old February 7th, 2009, 05:40 PM
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The KM Chiller is alright. I have one and it doesn't really do much because it only cools down the top part of the stem. When you put ice in the base it works much better. I bought it because I like the look of it. Its all about what you prefer.
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The KM Chiller is alright. I have one and it doesn't really do much because it only cools down the top part of the stem. When you put ice in the base it works much better. I bought it because I like the look of it. Its all about what you prefer.
Thanks for the info, maybe I will look into a normal one instead.
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I would go with the tri metal i think it looks better
and they are both km's so whichever one you get they will smoke great!!
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Old February 7th, 2009, 07:38 PM
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everyone says the "multi-metal" KM's are better built (sturdier, heavier, well constructed, etc). I think all KM's would smoke about the same though.
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Attachment 1267 exotica

Attachment 1268 tri metal

both of them make my mouth water,but I think I would have to go with what Zen said
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I got my KM tri-metal this past Tuesday from John and I am very pleased. Base is thick,sturdy. Stem is heavy duty. Down tube looks to be stainless steel,however, it could be chrome plated brass but I don't think so. I had a nice sharp burr on the end of stem that goes into the water that I ground and polished off. Other than that it is fine. Smokes good,looks good. I like the looks of the tri-metal over the exotica because the repetitiveness of the "nodes" on the exotica stem body look too busy to me personaly. Also I went with the shorter object is more stable than tall object of same base size thinking. If I or my dogs ever tip over the hookah for any reason onto the carpet,my wife will go ballistic and I will be forbidden to smoke inside.
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If I or my dogs ever tip over the hookah for any reason onto the carpet,my wife will go ballistic and I will be forbidden to smoke inside.

I drop coals all the time, best advice i can give is get some quality tongs.

And laya extra piece of carpet or a rug when you smoke
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