OK, I can do that. I certainly don't mind the hand-held wand (except for my too frequently off-axis / loose heater cover requiring constant tweaking of the metal shim), but my other hand has to struggle to get a seal with the downstem at the same time. I need an easy 'donk' of the ground gg wpa with my one hand and my other hand not struggling with a hard angle of the whip and my loose heater cover. I'll put a donk on it. or something. In terms of the whip, I find I'm now struggling with the inflexibility of the hose, but yeah it's just being bent around too much thanks to my otherwise poor setup (bad angle to get into downstem, bad whip length, AND height setups - me, the vape, the bub). Truth is, I like the opaque coloured whips and had previously decided to order this. So, when I play another day (probably soon), I'll start putting some big books under there (as I have to jack mine higher w/o a wpa) and cut the whip as I feel and see what that suggests. Then I expect I'll just happily order the SSV whip, keep the standard (hh) setup, order Mike's downstem, then get both a 14 and an 18mm wpa from 1 of the 2 places of some given angle. Which eventually I'll figure out through playing with books and whips! Aaaa nooo. No I'll just have to make up my mind. One is cheaper and I'm feeling that. I want anything involving less "priming". So, I'll shorten my whip. I'm willing to accept the argument for the downstem cuts being below those of the showerhead's - so will order Mike's. I suspect I'd prefer the smaller volume with a ds. Not that I can test the effect of the stock lo-pro downstem as I have just the one option. That downstem of Mike's seems like a really nice ioffer icant pass up. Nothing against this bub and Sam. In fact, I'm really loving what this has done to the whole experience. It's funny to think that we are inhaling vapour from bubbly water to get our kicks. Straight outta my teenage sci-fi visions of faraway lands and their peoples and their exotic methods of intoxication. Yep, having a good time over here.