Shisha pipes are getting quite popular nowadays, and they’re actually coming close to getting as popular as the beloved bongs. However, the practice of “shisha”, or using molasses, has been around since the 60s. It is only getting a lot of attention nowadays because people are starting to discover its added benefits over the traditional bong.
Bongs are used for all types of herbs while the hookah pipe is only used for shisha which is made from tobacco or molasses.
Bongs are much more compact than shisha pipes
Bongs do not need to have a large smoke chamber. In fact, they benefit more for having a smaller chamber because it allows all the flavors of the herbs to come out.
Shisha pipes on the other hand have a huge water chamber as the molasses needs much more filtering to produce a clean taste. You can see all the different types of shisha pipes for sale at buy-hookah-shisha.co.uk
Most bongs are about the size of a soda can, which means you don’t have to worry about storage. You can just place them on your bookshelf, inside your desk drawer, or any other storage space you have around the house. Hookah pipes, on the other hand, because of their sheer size, needs a huge amount of space and will not go unnoticed due to their mammoth size!
You see hookah in the press more often due to the proven results of how dangerous the smoke can be, but it really depends on the quality of shisha you are feeding it. But from a non bias point on view you can see that inhaling any type of smoke is bad for you.
I myself first used a shisha pipe on holiday and then I went to buy one when I was back home, I try to use it no more than once a week as I live a healthy life style.
So what are Water Pipes?
Water pipes are literally a pipe that makes use of water, in terms of smoking it covers both bongs and hookahs and even bubbler pipes.
As a frequent online shopper I solely buy bongs online through a bong shop or a head shop. While I loved browsing through their catalogs from the comfort of my computer chair, I always knew that I would get a better idea of what I was buying if I could see them in real life. The issue was that in the UK there are no large bong shops, only the odd small one that had a handful of glass bongs to pick from, which is why I always had to locate a bong, which was fine as they only had quality bongs for sale but I still wanted to see them in real life. I was visiting a friend in Canada and he told me that I could buy a bong and get it delivered to his address for my arrival, I found so many amazing glass bongs and water pipes so I went ahead and ordered one, which was exciting but then my friend told me that had a great local shop that had hundreds of bongs for me to see in person! I said dude, why did you tell me to order online! Then he showed me the huge price difference and I was glad I went to buy a bong online instead. We decided to head down to his local shop just for a fun browse anyway. That was after checking the local laws.
I was amazed and awestruck at the shear amount of glass on display, I could only imagine the damage and cost if someone was to fall into one of these shelves! Every glass bong was kept in pristine condition in air tight glass cabinets and they had small lights above them which made the bongs glow and look so tempting to buy. After my travel costs and the bong I bought online there was noway I could afford to spend anything else, but my friend did end up buying a glass percolator bong, he spent quite a bit of money on it too! The bong shop owners were really friendly and let him fill the glass bong with water to test out the drag and pressure of the glass pipe. They laughed at my English accent a little, but I wasn’t bothered!