The Hurricane water pipe is probably the most outside of the box design available in a water pipe. Hurricanes have air-jets, 3 legs, a flared lip, an odd stem and ash catcher setup and a carb. They are best used for snaps, as opposed to a communal smoke. All stores have the 2 most popular sizes of 600 and 750, both with 6 jets. The small vents or jets allow a small amount of fresh air in and makes the smoke swirl, similar to a hurricane. The spinning centrifugal action actually helps filter out tar particles. It also cools the smoke, making the Hurricane a very, very smooth pipe. All Hurricanes have 3 legs. These prevent the water pipe from being tipped forward. They also allow for the Hurricane to be tilted back. The lip is very ergonomic, a much better fit than the standard round mouth we typically see. The Hurricane uses an unusual double male down stem. It's made with predetermined breaking points. The stem will give if knocked over, or hit with force. This protects the main body of the pipe and helps prevents freezing or jamming of the glass joints. The ash catcher is filled with water, but does not filter the smoke through it. The ash catcher collects the ash, and the water keeps the ash from being blown around or entering the main chamber of the Hurricane. The "dry" ash catcher allows the user to smoke through clean water every time; unlike regular ash catchers which filter the smoke through progressively dirtier water with each use. Every Hurricane has a carburetor or "carb". There isn't another quality water pipe on the market that uses a carb. The Hurricane can use a lot of lung power, and this feature allows the user to clear the smoke quickly. This might seem odd, but once you use one you'll probably agree that it belongs there. There are four different slides or bowls available. The Vesuvio Bowl, Azrael Bowl, The Turbochronic Bowl, and The Dave Bowl. The Vesuvio is the standard bowl placed on all Hurricanes. It best embodies what Hurricanes are known best for. The Azrael Bowl is the smallest of the 4 bowls Hurricane offers. It has a small punch, and has a wide surface for easy lighting. The Turbochronic Bowl or Turbo is the biggest from Hurricane and it has a larger hole. It is shaped like a cone rather then a rounded bowl. This is best for a single rip instead of a communal smoke. The Dave Bowl is a cross between the Turbo bowl and Azrael. It is the size of the Turbo but the shape of the bowl is that of the Azrael. Great for community smoking.