Nice thread. This stuff isn't for the simple minded. Mark's summary was beautiful. I try to remember that the idea is to keep the wheel on the the ground even if it is in a hole or up on a bump, and then follow the ground to the second hole or bump and repeat, always keeping the suspension from topping out or hitting bottom. Like the Wolf said, watch the rebound. I set it full on and then back it off until the stutter bumps are gone and then dial up some compression damping from a neutral setting until the fork or shock feels harsh and then back that off. You can set things fast with this approach and the rebound is right. I set the rear/shock first, then the fork. Put a zip tie on the fork leg to check out the travel. KEEP NOTES ON EVERYTHING YOU DO. Don't dis the air spring, add and subtract oil to experiment. It will exert a significant influence on the fork action. If you don't believe consider trying sub tanks, You will believe once you turn the tanks on and off and try a handful of brake each way. They are the easiest way to have both an on and an off road suspension. You can change the viscosity of your fork oil by adding a teaspoon of gear oil to increase, or maybe kerosene to decrease. It's all in the name of science. For the rear shock you can very the N2 pressure. Same theory as the air spring up front but I never tried it. Go for it yourself, I know nothing. b.