The"Comfort Grip" electric central vacuum hose is made with lightweight, crush-proof material. The crush-proof material allows the hose to get stepped on or even run over without crushing the hose. The durable 360-degree swivel handle makes for easy use and fewer tangles. It also features a handy suction relief valve to reduce suction while cleaning delicate fabrics. The new "Comfort Grip" handle also features a dual 3-way switch giving you full control of your central vacuum in the palm of your hand. You can easily switch from suction only for bare floors to suction and electric for carpeting, or simply turn the system off, all with the switch of a button.