The present experiments initiate an isolated supercell in environments using the composite thermodynamic sounding from VORTEX2 tornadic supercells, combined with a set of 9 idealized hodographs that have identical length and curvature in the lowest 2 km AGL, but varying structures farther aloft. These variations include simple quarter-turn and half-circle hodographs, as well as variations than include counter-clockwise kinks or bends above 2 km AGL (but similar 0-6 km bulk vertical wind shear). The simulations are then repeated with a line of three closely-spaced storms. The experiments show that there is no “internal” storm process that substantially hinders the supercells in the environments with backing aloft. In terms of updraft strength, low-level and mid-level vertical vorticity, and vertical accelerations, the simulations are all rather similar to one another. Most of the runs with backing aloft actually exceed the simple quarter-turn and half-circle hodographs in terms of updraft strength and the areal coverage of significant upward accelerations. In fact, backing aloft may cause storms to tend toward the dryer end of the HP-CL-LP supercell spectrum. If the anecdotal claims about un-favorability are to be believed, then either the hindrance is highly situational, or else the correct explanation is something other than within-storm processes or simple storm-environment interactions.