Bet he'd have been faster if his hardtail wasn't still in the workshop, and he had to borrow his mates squidgy fs.....he could have knocked seconds off
Seriously though, your talking about another track, not the one in the vid, I guessit really boils down to what you feel most ' confident on '.
I remember one partictular ride with 15 people on fs inc myself on a 4'' bike others of 4-6'' travel and we were all stoked up......and a guy on a fully rigid Kona wipped the floor with us all..........and some of us were good riders.
I like a good full sus bike and my last one was a Heckler with 5th element coil which was great, but on smoother trails, accelerating, climbing, and lack of flex can be an advantage with a good light ht.
It's hard to find a good climbing and decending fs as the really light ones usually have less travel up front than a long forked ht that would be able to plow the front end through a lot of stuff letting the rear have less of a hard time. But you have to know how to ride a bike with only long travel up front to get the most out of it.
Voodoo Erzulie 19.5" bit too big looking for 18.5" steel Voodoo
Lots of memory bikes !
That is what I mean, if you think I meant something different....well,that is in you head , not mine !
Just think of all the people that would agree with each other, but can't because they don't speak the same language