I realized right away that the shorty would be too short for the real comfort I was craving. I was almost to the point of contemplating a new piece for seated scenarios. But I remembered there's a reason I luv modular design. Instead of getting a new bubbler, I just got a new mouthpiece. The laid-back dabastator! I already really liked this contraption, now I absolutely love it. I only have to lean forward a matter of mere inches. Being set back from the can that extra amount really lets you see the the percs nicely too.