I do large (50-80ft) yacht (sportfishing) boats sometimes. There is no room to turn around. I'd like to bend this wand up at the head a lot sharper so that it hits the carpet with the head flat and glides well...and so that it would be much closer to my feet (imagine cleaning in a closet, with walls you can't scratch). I'd move the valve holder and cut 12 to 20 inches off the end. I'm 6'1" if that matters. At what point would the main tube be too steep? Would that cause it not extracting properly? I don't have extra wands to experiment with so once I cut this one I'm comitted. Thanks for any help. PS. I just got back from the beach.