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  1. Tangiers OG Chocolate Mint. Love the cut of this stuff, smokes alright. Flavour is great to go with a morning coffee.
  2. Now, normally we don't like to talk about a certain vendor here due to some bad blood, and I want to be clear, this post has nothing to do with that vendor. It has to do with a product he is selling/advertising. You can see that product in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZelspcYi0Zs I am going to go over, point-by-point, what is wrong with advertising like this. 316SS - He's not wrong about it being surgical grade stainless steel...however, powdercoating or anodizing it makes that pointless, as it's the level of porosity in those materials that makes them good for surgery and implants. Also, from what I can tell, only the downstem is uncoated, the rest of the inside of the stem is. That's stupid, and a nightmare for cleaning purposes. Threads = they look to be nice threads, but if you're going to powder coat them, they are going to wear over time anyways, thus creating a gap. You can mitigate that by using teflon tape on the threads, but you should do that on any threaded pipe joint anyways. "Self-Locking Ball Bearing" = This one actually made me lol. What he is referring to is gravity. Every single purge with a ball bearing is "self-locking". What a joke. This is a classic case of marketing lingo. Port size/downstem size: The "pressure system" they created, is kind of funny, because it actually REDUCES pressure, and INCREASES velocity (the principle is the same as putting your thumb over a garden hose). The spiraling they refer to inside the stem is called Rifling, and it is what is done on a (you guessed it) rifle to cause the bullet to spin. It's pointless when it comes to smoke or anything that obeys fluid dynamics. That's why you don't see water pipes with rifling. Creating turbulence with fluids or anything obeying fluid dynamics is stupid and incredibly pointless. The fact that he says it "provides pressure" shows how little he knows...as everything they have done DECREASES pressure. It's also NOTHING like your plumbing system at home, as he says. No Ghosting = You will have to excuse me for a minute while I fucking die of laughter. "There is actually no surface inside for the flavor to stain"....wat? How the fuck does that work? Are you using quantum teleportation to transport the smoke from the bowl to my mouth, completely bypassing the pipe altogether? No? Then it will stain (also, your shit is not bare SS, it's coated, which is actually INCREASING the amount of places for the flavor to stick). Now, I'm not doubting that this thing smokes, and would be fine to have as a pipe, but everything he says in his video is stupid. It is preying on people who don't know better, and don't know that what they are being shown is just marketing. Before you hop on a hype train, do some research, and if you're unsure, ask for advice. It's better to ask "is this legit?" and be told it is, than to buy a product and be let down. I'm not saying this pipe would let you down, but it's not some magical high tech device as it is touted to be.
  3. True Cloudz

    I have not, and I don't think I will. What is it made of? I imagine it's just a more jelly version of e-juice? I looked it up and it seems like, generally speaking, most people who have tried it mix it with tobacco anyways. It just seems kind of pointless. I'm not sure I see what the reasoning for even using it is hah. Is it a flavour enhancer?
  4. Hello Lovely People's

    Welcome! Feel free to make a post showing off your pipe and setup over here: http://www.hookahforum.com/forum/90-show-off-your-stuff/
  5. You know, I actually noticed with my last batch that it seems as though Orange Soda has more of an Orange Creamsicle taste now than when I first tried it years ago. Maybe that's it? Closer to Hacitragus (which is straight up Orange Creamsicle to my tastes).
  6. Elmas Funnel

    Personally, I get sick of SS pretty fast, but I would take burley. But, to be honest, as long as what you're ordering has the new label on it, it's gonna be good. I miss Mark
  7. Elmas Funnel

    You should definitely just make an adapter, it's super easy. Get a short piece of copper or stainless steel tubing and put a bowl grommet on each end, done. If you really want to make it super tight, fill in the middle with tape to build it up on a taper so that the grommets fit perfect. Other than that, yeah, Kasbah bowl is the shit.
  8. Expired Disposable E-Hookah?

    I've used these Fantasia e-hookah's before. The flavour should be there, so that's definitely a concern. The one that doesn't work at all has a dead battery, which means it was DOA. I would contact the vendor and let them know that one was faulty and the other had no flavour (and if that doesn't work, try contacting fantasia directly).
  9. Hi I am new and had a few questions

    Another thing to consider, with nammor hoses you may need to use hockey tape (the fabric kind, for wrapping the blade) as a gasket, instead of an actual hose gasket. They are very thick hoses in my opinion.
  10. I don't think the problem is the pipe, but rather the tobacco as double_bowl mentioned. Your hose could be a problem as well, but usually that would give you stale flavour (not a lack of flavour). Try picking up some fresh new tobacco and working on your packing method. If you need some help with that, just take some pictures of your packed bowl and we can go from there!
  11. That Bahrain Apple I got with my Elmas still gives me fond memories. I just wish I could buy 4kg of it.
  12. Well, I think you might have been before my time as well, but it's great to see you getting back into it and coming back around here! I find even month-long breaks from hookah remind me how much I like it when I come back to it.
  13. As Bawhee said, at that price range you won't notice any major difference in quality. If you're willing to spend a bit more, I would say check out Regal or Hookah King Brazil, and those are my two favourite "high-end" pipes.
  14. Coconara bad taste?

    I would message the vendor you ordered from and just mention it to them. They sound like fakes to me, but even with the legit ccn's I noticed a significant dip in their quality around 2012/2013. I switched to Coco Ultimates around then and haven't looked back.
  15. Cheap Al-fakher

    Definitely going to be a tougher question for most of us to answer, as a large portion of us are in north america, but I'm sure a few people can chime in with some help. As far as quality goes, especially with AF, it's going to be consistent from store to store.
  16. Cascadia

    My opinion, you don't want large countries like ours to be separated into bio-regions for the simple reason that bio-diversity means economical diversity, which means the country as a whole thrives. Interesting read, but I couldn't support it. I live in Alberta, and short of fishing and mineral mining, we have pretty much every other industry. We would do fine on our own. But, I don't want to sacrifice an entire country doing good because I think we should get rid of "dead weight". Have a look at Europe if you want to see what that kind of separation does.
  17. Yeah those look like lebanese cafe pipes, dime a dozen, i wouldn't pay a whole lot for them, but that's just me.
  18. Coals

    I use Coco Ultimates because they are pretty cheap, can come in big boxes and they have a clean taste. The coals are pretty consistent, it's rare to get a bad batch, and they don't crumble a whole lot (once they are completely glowing red hot they are more susceptible to cracking, but every coal is at high heat).
  19. Mya Colossus, Yes or No?

    You are better off using two single hose pipes than a multi-hose pipe. The main problem is that people can't draw at the same time anyways, so a multi-hose pipe is useless unless everyone likes holding the hose more than actually smoking the hose. Also, with that many people, the coal will stay hotter (being pulled on more consistently keeps it heated up). This will make it harder to manage heat, and you will end up burning bowls more often. That's my main reason for not liking multi-hose pipes. Also, as you mentioned, more points for the pipe to leak.
  20. Initail Research

    Impossible to do without inadvertently coating your lungs with something. My advice is to steer far away from this research.
  21. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

    My hobbies change all the time, but gaming and movies are always in there. I'm also currently (and have been all summer) building a wooden kayak from more-or-less scratch. It's fun.
  22. Beer Snobs Unite

    I have not tried them yet, but I'll keep an eye out for them. Where are they located in Canada? Any particular brews you would recommend from them?
  23. Yes, a picture of the bowl how you pack it, and a general rundown of what your method is would greatly help.
  24. Any particular reason you want to go with those types of hoses?
  25. The big thing is to figure out what you DON'T like, and once you know that it's easy to narrow it down (at least a little bit, haha)