Srands, you ride your bikes the way you want. There is nothing wrong with doing things your own way.
Do you have a lockout position on your shock?
It might be worth trying a pressure advised for your weight and then locking it out, if you hit anything big it will bypass anyway.
Incidentally, you have a job waiting for you if you ever want to come and work with my family doing wood panelling.
Rider preferences, are that preferences, but terrain changes, hence softer or harder.
FOX RP2 & FOX 32 F120RL, of course LOCKOUT is a feature!
Locally I only get big travel (8cm+) on drop offs, or jump landings, the local descents aren't that long or bumpy.
Well I'm not a joiner, but the CLADDING wood lengths are only cheap in packs from B&Q, I just made wooden frames on each side of the loft, and nailed the CLADDING lengths, to the wooden frame, looks good all done, getting there seemed to take forever, and looked messy whilst getting it all together, but was worthwhile doing, glad I didn't fit plasterboard, then plaster, then wall paper.
Giant Trance x1 ~ 2008