Have you been thinking of purchasing your very own shisha? Well, Amazing Tobacco will guide you through it! As a beginner, making a hookah purchase can be an intimidating challenge. Ideally, you want a pipe that fits your preferences at a great price. As with every hobby, you will learn there are tiers of products, but not all components of the setup must be from the same tier. You can choose from a variety of options, and what you choose will determine the experience you’ll have. It is our hope that this blog post will be able to assist you with making this decision and provide some tips to keep in mind depending on the type of hookah session you are looking for. Throughout this guide, we will cover all the information you need to know before purchasing your first hookah pipe.

Hookah Buying; Which Type to Choose?

You don’t need to purchase a luxurious or a fancy hookah to have a great smoking session. There are however a few things you need to take into consideration when you decide to invest in a pipe. For example, there are two types of pipes: modern and traditional.

Modern Shisha Pipes

This type is commonly known as the more expensive shisha between the two. It has a lot of distinctive features that makes it stand out from the rest. Most modern pipes can be broken down into multiple pieces. They are made from stainless steel, plastic, or aluminum and are small or medium in height. Many have diffusers built in to break up the bubbles and reduce noise. Also, they tend to have a unique purging system with an open/draw easy to use purge.

Amazing Tobacco Shisha/Hookah Pipes

Amazing Tobacco was the first among shisha/hookah pipes manufacturers to produce an innovative product that is modern, portable, and budget friendly. From Exhale, Combo Shisha, to X-Large Shisha, Amazing Tobacco various shisha models suits everyone’s hookah experience needs. You can check out our products here.

Traditional Shisha Pipes

Traditional pipes are known as the cheaper type. However, don’t let that fool you. Cheaper doesn’t mean low quality. With good care, it can last you a lifetime. Here a few unique qualities that you can find when purchasing a traditional shisha. They usually come in one piece and can’t be broken down. They are made from different materials, such as brass, copper, and stainless steel. You might find a shisha made from a combination of these three materials. Mostly, traditional pipes come in medium to tall height and have a tighter draw/ more purge than the modern shisha. Plus, they don’t have many bells and whistles.

Now that you have the information about the types, you can make your decision based on what type suits your needs more. If you are looking for a hookah that offers a more open draw, and portability is important to you, then you should consider getting a modern shisha. For those who prefer to smoke at home and want a cheaper option, a traditional shisha is a good option.

Height of the Hookah

Most people believe that the hookah’s height is going to have an adverse effect on their smoking session, but that’s not always true. You will only notice the height of the hookah affecting the session when it is very small. In this case, the metal in the bowl can get very hot, which causes the smoke to also become somewhat hotter than when smoking from a taller pipe. On the other hand, Exhale is considered to be one of the shortest shishas/hookahs, but the heat management engineering was able to overcome the overheating problem.

Material of the Shisha

The most used materials in hookah production are brass, copper, stainless steel, plastic, and aluminum. The quality of the material is the most important factor to consider. Materials of low quality aren’t as durable over time, so you are more likely to experience air leaks, corrosion, or even a broken pipe. You should also do your research online before making a purchase since the materials used by each brand varies. Getting advice from other hookah enthusiasts on their experiences with specific brands is a great idea. Finally, it is important to do your research before purchasing modern pipes as they are generally mass-produced, whereas traditional pipes are typically made by hand.

And that’s all! We hope this guide has been helpful for you and you will feel more confident now when purchasing a shisha pipe. Check out our other blogs and keep an eye out on future ones for more information.