Mya Ballerina Review
Introducing the Mya Saray Ballerina. Light graceful lines, quality workmanship, um, I think my dancer analogy is going to go terribly wrong but anyways, here we have the Ballerina. With many of the Mya Saray hookahs I have reviewed I’ve discussed how solid and durable they are, workhorses for the hard smoking settings, etc. The ballerina is still well made with a solid brass core and chrome plating, but it is a little more on the stylish and elegant side.
The first thing to note is that if you get it from Myahookah.com it comes with their new high impact plastic case. The case is very nice with a lockable latch, compartments to separate the pieces, and a internal padded zipper pouch to give the base added protection. I’ll be posting a review of the case itself in a separate write up. But for now the important thing is that the Ballerina comes with one and it keeps it quite safe and secure.
The base is Bohemian Glass. Which means it is thin but strong. The top is set up for a screw in stem as opposed to a pressure grommet so you don’t have to worry when one of your friends picks the hookah up by the stem and tries to move it into the next room. The metal threaded top piece will also protect the top of the glass from accidental impacts while you are cleaning it, filling it, or putting the stem in. The shape is elegant with a mixture of a traditional base with a modern interpretation with clear sections and frosted sections and the gold painted designs provide a nice touch. The glass passes the light clearly and when there is water in it the effect is quite beautiful. The way the smoke looks when it fills the base is also rather nice to watch.
The stem is also artistic. While the lines are simple, the ripple effect gives it a more graceful look. Don’t let this fool you however, it is still solid brass cored with a chrome finish and is quite durable. The stem is set up with 2 capped spots for additional hose ports, which means with a few hose adapters from Myahookah.com and your bare hands you can set the Ballerina up to take up to 4 hoses. As I’ve stated before, the stem is a screw in type, so you can actually carry the whole hookah by the stem instead of having to carry it by the base. The downstem on the Ballerina is quite wide and long, allowing for good deep hits and a lot of leeway as to water level. The typical 1 inch guideline for water levels can really be considered a minimum with this hookah and you can add a bit more water to the base for added stability and a deeper bubble.
All in all, the Ballerina is a beautiful hookah good for both everyday use and for a more special occasion. The fine Bohemian glass base gives it a slightly more light and elegant look when combined with the beautifully designed stem. The case means you can safely transport it when going out and want to bring something a little nicer with you than the usual smaller travel hookah. And of course, it smokes like a MYA.
I'm here..look busy!