How do you find the perfect shisha pipe for you?
Buying your first shisha pipe doesn’t need to be a complex experience, but there are a few things you need to consider when making your choice. There are various different models available on the market and each one provides a unique experience for the first time shisha smoker. So in order to make a decision on which model is right for you, you need to first ask yourself a few questions.
Shisha pipes are much like us. They come in all shapes and sizes, some of which will be more suitable to the experience you’re looking for. The height, amount of hoses and – of course – the price will have a bearing on your first shisha smoking experience, and to ensure you get the best out of your first time these three factors need to be considered:
Where do you plan on storing and using your shisha pipe? As a wonderfully social pastime, shisha pipes are often stored in plain sight, ready to be put into action whenever you need. For this reason, the height of your shisha pipe should be considered simply for ease of use; if you’ve got plenty of room to store your shisha pipe, or indeed if you’re looking for a decorative pipe that looks as good as it smokes, a tall pipe is for you. Likewise, if you plan on being on the move with your pipe quite often, a smaller more compact pipe will work for you.
Many shisha pipes come with the option to dismantle and store them. If this is an option for you – and you can be bothered to take it apart and rebuild it several times – then the height of your chosen shisha pipe shouldn’t matter too much, as it can easily be stored once deconstructed.
If your shisha pipe will be a staple in your everyday life and you plan on smoking outdoors, you could benefit from a taller pipe which will be easily used when placed on the ground. It’s truly your environment and your personal expectations of the pipe that will affect which height you opt for.
Number of Hoses:
How many hoses should you be looking to get with your first shisha pipe? For many first-time shisha smokers, the safest option is to go for one hose. You’ll see the best performance; although those four hosed party pipes look like great fun. These added hoses can really drag your shisha down if not used, properly.
If you’re planning on using your shisha pipe with friends or as a party piece the multi-hose models are certainly for you. Be aware that each hose must be stoppered when not in use, and that any lapse in this can lead to a lack of suction power and as such a substandard shisha experience – not what you want!
For your first pipe, we suggest you stick to just the one hose, so you can get to know your way around the world of shisha without the added stress of doing battle with more hoses than necessary.
It goes without saying that price reflects quality in the shisha world. While shisha pipes really aren’t bank breakers, plenty of first-time users have been tripped up by substandard pipes that aren’t built to last. Here at TheShishaShop.com we know just how important quality is, and how it can really make or break your first shisha experience.
While you certainly shouldn’t expect to be paying above the odds for your first basic shisha pipe, it’s definitely worth investing to make sure you get the best experience. Something around the £50 mark is definitely reasonable for your first pipe, and we think you’ll agree that once you’ve experienced shisha for yourself you’ll be keen to sample more advanced pipes.
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Beginners Guide to Buying Your First Shisha Pipe