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[24 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 8,259 views]
How did the 80 Feet bowl get its name?

Hookah John’s newly released, and oddly named 80feet bowl is the product of nearly 5 years of research and development, butt loads of money, and countless hours of smoking shisha. It’s because of this, that he is PISSED!

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[25 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 34,293 views]
Why + How To Use A Hookah Diffuser

Diffusers are a tool used by hookah smokers to break up the flow of smoke and create hundreds, if not thousands of tiny bubbles instead of just a few large bubbles. This has a couple of advantages such as, smoothing the draw of a hookah, aid in the filtration of smoke, and quiet the rumble of the hubbly-bubbly.

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[14 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 6,259 views]
The Ghost of Flavors Past

If you are new to smoking hookah, you might not realize that you aren’t getting as much flavor out of your sessions as you could be. If you are using the same hose for every session and not washing your hookah between every session, flavors of your past session are going to linger in your hose and stem. The flavor that is hanging around in your hose or stem is called “flavor ghosting”. Flavors that ghost your stem or hose muddle the flavor of sessions to come. Most flavors will …

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[1 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 16,529 views]
Tips on Buying Used Hookahs

This article is a general guide to purchasing used pipes. The information that fallows, are generalizarions that I personally find to be true most of the time. There are exceptions to everything and this article is for informative purposes and is intended to only be a guide. At the end of the day, buy what you like and what works for you and your budget.

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[12 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 4,107 views]
What Makes a “Good” Hookah Lounge?

Everyone has been to one. It is probably where you first tried hookah. Hookah lounges are starting to appear everywhere in North America. While walking downtown, you have probably smelt the sweet aroma of shisha being smoked for a cafe. Hookah lounges or cafes are great places to bring friends if they want to have a good time socializing. But what makes for a good hookah lounge? What would make you want to spend $10 or more for one bowl of shisha? Here is a list of some of the things that I look for in a good hookah lounge that I think you should look for too.

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[6 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 2,802 views]
10 Beautiful Photos of the Hookah Culture

Being a photographer, I have a deep appreciation for the photographic craft. So a natural collision for me would be the hookah culture appearing in wonderfully taken photographs. So, I set out and started to explore Flickr for different ways that hookahs and the subculture around them have been immortalized in images. Here are 10 of the best that I found. Unfortunately, a lot of Flickr users would prefer people not see their work, rather than risk someone stealing it. So, instead of 10 awesome photos, here are 8 of …