OK...I know I opened myself up here.
There's nothing wrong with bending a stiff one! Oh, behave! LOL! Someone said something recently about using a soft vinyl hose and painting it to look like the other one.
John Barrows, Jr.
Guys seems like we all have that stiff problem. ''I found a solution'' ,go to Home Depot or any other hardware store,and look for a ''kit with a spray nozzle it is used on kitchen sinks.The hose is exactly the same with the braid inside of
it as well. I searched everywhere for just the hose itself but they only come in a kit form. Just go the extra mile and spend a little more on the armor thats all I can say. I tested these hoses and beleive me they look the same as the stiff ones ,but most of all no strain at all.