How to Choose a Shisha Flask
The flask plays an important role in the process of hookah smoking, so it is necessary to choose it seriously. The first thing to remember is that it is an important part of the hookah and its choice can affect the process of smoking. When preparing the hookah, water is poured into the flask, through which the smoke will pass, cooled and cleaned of impurities in the process of smoking.
Today's article will be devoted to Shisha Flasks - how to choose them, what selection criteria and what types there are. Even if you are a cool professional, you can learn something new, so let's start!
Important Points When Choosing a Shisha Flask
Where to buy shisha? What is most important in a flask? Volume? Many buyers think that a large hookah flask is the best option, but this is not entirely true. How much water can fit into a hookah flask is not the most important question. In fact, the volume of liquid in the flask is 200-300 ml, and everything else only affects how often you will need to change the water. But the main thing to pay attention to when choosing is the following points:
- The technology of manufacture.
- The ratio of the total height of the hookah to the shape of the flask.
- The diameter of the throat.
Hookah Flask Material
The most common models are glass flasks. They are practical, inexpensive and easy to use. When buying such a flask, it is important to pay attention to the absence of air bubbles and cracks, as well as the thickness of the walls of the flask, because the thin walls from temperature differences can crack. Flasks of glass are available in different colors and shapes, there are both matte and glossy and transparent. For those who are just starting to smoke, we advise you to choose a transparent flask because it shows very well the water level.
In second place in popularity are crystal flasks - they are very beautiful, but more fragile and more expensive. There are also flasks made of Bohemian glass - they are more durable than ordinary glass, but the price is higher.
Sometimes there are metal flasks, but they are not too convenient to use and often absorb odors. It is also possible to meet plastic ones, which not only absorb the smell, but also get stained, so it is better not to buy them.
Size does not affect quality, and even a small hookah flask can be very good. It depends on what technology of work with glass was used to make it.
The method of manufacturing, when the molten glass is poured into a special mold, and then allowed to cool and painted by hand, is called Syrian. It may also have other names, but this does not change the essence. These flasks are beautiful and at the same time inexpensive, because due to the lack of high pressure in the glass, bubbles are formed, which reduces the strength of the product. But if handled carefully, the flask will last a long time.
Chinese technology allows you to get a flask of good quality at an affordable price. The glass treatment is thermo-vacuum or zinc-enriched, so there are virtually no bubbles in it.
European or Bohemian technology is the best option, the products are very durable and beautiful, using colored glass and special polishing. The only downside is that you have to pay a lot of money for them.
Height of the Shisha Flask and Other Parameters
As for the ratio of elements - it directly affects the stability of the hookah Dubai. For example, you should not buy a big high shaft for a small flask, otherwise it may happen that the result will be a broken flask of the hookah.
Diameter of the neck affects the selection of shisha accessories, because it is not the fact that the separately bought shaft will fit to the flask, so their parameters should be compared in advance. Also, the flask for a hookah with a thread is not very convenient in the sense that it will be difficult to find a similar replacement if it breaks. Silicone gaskets, which prevents unnecessary gaps for air escape, play not the least role.
There are two types - low and high. Low is suitable for hookahs up to 50 cm in height. Do not buy low bulb for a high hookah, it can fall and break very easily. The standard height of the flask is 27 cm. Such flasks are suitable for almost all modern models.
Type of Mounting of the Flask to the Shaft of the Hookah
- Mounting on the seal. This flask is installed on the seal and is everywhere, the main thing is to make sure the connection is tight so that the shaft tightly and with force entered into the neck of the flask.
- Mounting on the thread. One type of mount in which the shaft is screwed into the threaded mount located on the flask. The convenience is that you can carry the hookah by the shaft and it will not fall, but the main disadvantage is that if the flask does break, it will be very difficult to find a replacement.
- Click-connection system. Pretty effective 1-click system for connecting the shaft and bulb. When installing the shaft, all you have to do is make a small twist and the shaft will be absolutely tightly connected to the flask. You can carry the hookah behind the shaft without any fear, the flask will not fall, but the problem with the replacement is as difficult as with the thread.
The standard diameter of the neck of the flask is 45 mm. Of course there are more or less, but when choosing a flask for yourself, pay attention to the diameter of the connection. Universal components are connected on a rubber seal, which comes with the hookah or bought separately. If the flasks are threaded or clicked, they usually come with the hookah.