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Old February 15th, 2009, 10:35 AM
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Default Hose Handle Lenth?

Ive been reading through the reviews and havent really heard much in terms of the length of the hose handle lenths... A lot of the "nicer" hoses I am seeing seem to range from about 12"-18" from hose to tip, am I right? Does the lenth tend to make smoking uncomfortable if you are sitting around playing on the computer or whatever? It just seems a little excessive. I am planning on putting in an order for a new hose today, but am getting stuck on this point. Can anyone help me out here? I would like a nice long hose with a larger diameter then my stock hose, but dont want to drop $20 on something that is going to be a pain, ya know? Am I making too big of a deal out of this?
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Old February 15th, 2009, 11:03 AM
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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

the longe handle makes it easier for me to multi-task, like play games or surf th net as i can just lay the handle on my lap and it reaches my mouth, i dont know bout others but i definitly recommend it
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Old February 15th, 2009, 11:51 AM
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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

Think more about quality :] The razans are washable and easier to smoke out of. and yeah, they have a longer handle.

some people really like (and others really dont) the KM hoses for their nice draw... they happen to have a long handle.

and i happen to freaking love my razan. yeah. go with that. It's not a pain. i like it A LOT better than the small handles. it just feels so much more natural. it's easier to pass. everyone's doing it. join the peer pressure my friend. dont be a square

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Old February 15th, 2009, 12:04 PM
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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

Make a washable hose with a normal wood hose handle, like from a Mya hose. It works great.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

If you want a want a washable just get a razan/namoor/ al fakher hose.

if you want non-washable go for a big wooden handle. The mya ones are too restrictive. You want to put a long syrian shaft in your mouth and suck on it. .

a good hose has a long handle so you can rest it on your legt and still smoke or so you dont hold the hose near your mouth, its easier to hold up from your leg.
But seriously, wood looks better than plastic.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

It's easier to pass a hose with a larger handle as well. Gives you an extra foot of reach.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 06:34 PM
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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

I love the feel of the longer ones they are a good smoke - I should be getting my nammor in the mail this week, and am pretty excited. I think you can do no wrong with the longer handles.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

it won't be a pain. i bought 2 small nammor hoses from hookah-shisha for $34-, minus 15% from the hookahpro discount code. so it ended up being like 28 dollars for 2 plus shipping. these are the best damn hoses i could ever buy. the large handle is a bit much for me, since i take my hookah stuff everywhere.
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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

Thanks for the advice guys!
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Old February 15th, 2009, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

i hate the "Standard" hoses that have the 5 inch handles, they are so small and i feel like i am choking up on it since it is so small. my nammors i can hold it by the bottom of the handle (which afaik is more the cultural proper way or at least to hold it lower on the handle) and just bring it to my mouth with out having to lift my hand to much if at all

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Old February 15th, 2009, 11:47 PM
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Long handles are king. I refuse to smoke out of handles that are shorter than my the pencil in my hand.

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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

lol this thread is terrible in terms of OOC... or in context for that matter lol.

but I agree that multi tasking is much easier with a long handled hose. For example, as i'm typing this, the hose is propped up against my lap and resting on my chin. So, while typing, basically just open my mouth and begin smoking.

*edit* I use the hose-on-lap method whenever i work as well. I do my work on the computer so i have 2 screens with info on them and i have to go back and forth with copy and pasting, typing, browsing information, etc. So it just helps that i can still smoke and get work done in a reasonable amount of time.

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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

I prefer the longer handles but I'd like to see a good hose with a smaller handle than a nammor/razan/grand.
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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

i like both the short and long hose handles
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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

i like em long and fat

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Old February 16th, 2009, 05:00 AM
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Default Re: Hose Handle Lenth?

I find the longer handles a royal pain. and as you mentioned on the PC, where I mainly smoke as I work, its hard. I saw an illustration of a hookah from about 130 years ago and the hose was straight 100%, probably made of reed or cane.So they got modern and made part of them elastic. The thing is, each person has her/his prefrence. and you can get some very long handles.
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I find the longer handles a royal pain. and as you mentioned on the PC, where I mainly smoke as I work, its hard. I saw an illustration of a hookah from about 130 years ago and the hose was straight 100%, probably made of reed or cane.So they got modern and made part of them elastic. The thing is, each person has her/his prefrence. and you can get some very long handles.
ive seen some of those, some are still around and it just has a huge brass tube sticking out and the whole hookah is rotated IIRC to "pass" the hose
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