My first time smoking a hookah was a couple summers ago on Hampton Beach before a concert.
That fall I picked up a cheap 24" hookah off a college girl on craigslist for $30, an AMAZING price. I put about another $30 into a new bowl, hose, and windcover. It looked really nice, yellow glass and a reddish pink bowl/hose.
Unforunately it broke beyond repair at a party in May so I have to replace it before I leave for college.
There's just something about smoking a hookah, the huge, cool, fruity clouds of smoke, the bubbling noise, the buzz, that's just so relaxing.
Post your hookahs, hookah stories, favorite shisha flavors/brands, etc.
Every try smoking nothing but pipe tobacco out of one?
We were out of papers and had a bag of pipe tobacco. Needless to say, it was a bad idea. Such a nicotine buzz..
I do remember when I was at a party and one of my friends ran out of coal so he was convinced he could get it working by lighting the tobacco with a kitchen lighter. Unfortunately he failed and eventually passed out after a champion effort.
I think my girlfriend has some stashed around the apartment somewhere. I need to start a raid to find it!
Nothing more chill then smoking shisha, nothing...
I buy a brand called "nakhla" (I usually go apple flavored) from the local bazaar. The only brand they sell in AU - i think.
I used to buy those longer lasting Hookah Charcoal pieces that sparkle when you first light them but i just use standard BBQ fuel now.
Some people call them hubbly-bubblies. All the Arabs i know call it an 'argili'. I call it "the fancy bong".