Getting a Hookah
Considering that the culture of hookah shisha is one of relaxation, it's best to approach the whole process of hookah buying with consideration. Research the subject, familiarize yourself with the best materials and items, think about the aesthetics--what pleases most and may most boost the smoking experience to suit your needs? Quality, beauty, and value would be the broad parameters to think about if you got down to buy hookahs.
While it's a good idea to have looked at any local stores where hookahs can be found, also to have tried various hookah pipes in a lounge, the best option in meeting these criteria may perhaps be destined to be buying online. There's just a much broader variety of hookahs online, without the markup a brick-and-mortar store is forced to charge.
For that hookah body, also referred to as the vase, or govde, Pyrex glass or ceramic, along with other non-porous, tempered material, are the most useful. Avoid wood or copper. Bases can be found in sizes from up-and-coming small to large along with a multihued variety of designs and colors. Stems will usually be stainless steel or another solid metal, fluted and, again, in the variety of heights. Hoses are also available in many different styles and lengths. The tobacco bowl must be ceramic, clay, or metal. You can obtain a hookah with one hose fitting or multiple hose fittings. There are a variety of web sites where one can construct your own hookah from the number of parts, while others where one can order custom hookahs. There's a wide selection of good quality hookahs available ready-made, however.
Egyptian hookahs are apt to have hand-blown glass bases in jewel and opal-toned colors, while Syrian hookahs have exquisitely ornamented ceramic or glass bases. Beyond these traditional styles there's a plethora of modern interpretations, animal shaped hookahs, mod hookahs, mini hookahs, traveling hookahs full of travel case, and rotating hookahs. Prices vary from about $35 for a mini, quality, single-hose hookah, with a mid-range for medium hookahs at $60 to $100, and from about $115 to $135 or higher for the large hookah. To get a custom hookah, the different options are from around $225 for crystal up to $1,000 for the hookah made from silver.