Is it possible to buy needles with short tips and a long cable?

Is it possible to buy needles with short tips and a long cable? I am using the Boye 16" circular needle now. It’s the first time I have used a circular needle and I like it primarily because the tips are only 3.25". I have found 10", even 9" straight needles too unwieldy to use.

Now I want to move to a longer cable length but the needle tips get longer as the cable length gets longer. I would like a 32" or 40" cable but with the same 3.25" needle tip. Is this possible?:think:

I know you can get shorter interchangeable tips. This is a set but they’re sold separately too. http://www.yarn.com/nova-platina-knitting-needles/knitters-pride-nova-platina-special-interchangeable-needle-set/ They’re also available in other materials.

Hiyahiya interchangeable needles are available in 4" and 5" lengths.