Well I finally got a chance to go test the CT Racing Shocks this weekend in WV. Calling for 90% chance of rain Friday and 80% Saturday and snow Sunday. I don't care at this point, I'm gone! Unload Friday a little after lunch, load up my BRP bag with goodies and tell my wife and 11 other machines lets go. Let's go back a month or so with my talk with Alex at Ct Racing. Alex, I've had this base model machine a year, it is s much softer set up then all my buddies XRS models with the 2.5 shocks. I like mine way better in the woods then the 2.5's. Way better rebound in stock form then the 2.5's. BUT I am bottoming out bad when I race, can you keep my plushness in the woods and stiffen me up for the track? WOW, I want the best of both worlds ALEX. Can you give me that? Bring it up here and lets start testing, so I did a few weeks back, we spent all day on his small test track. At the end of the day I liked what I felt on his track. No huge doubles, but some doubles and lots of whoops. OK, I'm satisfied here now we need to put to test in the woods, that's where we are at this weekend. Only put in 27 miles that afternoon, half the group was new and I really got aggravated trying to put some miles in that afternoon.The group in the back seemed more interested in drinking beverages and talking junk to each other, tomorrow will be another story. On with the handling, my new changes with the shocks were New Blackwaters which are 8 ply, so there is another thing to consider. 8 plys are not going to ride as plush and smooth on rocks as the stock 6 plys. So now I'm really putting some thought into this ride, Anyhow, yes it was a somewhat a stiffer ride then I had remembered from last ride 5 weeks ago with a stock setup and tires. At the end of the day I wondering is this due to 8 ply tires or the shock setup. So a few beers that night and wondering what to do for day two. I am somewhat up to date on shocks and springs, and especially with the dual rate setup as that is what we use on our dirt super late model. I go out Saturday Morn. to check things out and I noticed that the lockout rings that Alex had installed did not have the proper height on them. Probably due to mud, cooler, tool bag, etc. (That means with a dual rate setup that one spring is softer then the other, and when do you want the stiffer spring to take over and keep from bottoming out. WOW, we loaded up and picked our little group of seven riders with 3 of them being YELLOW (MAVERICKS) up front in front of the PoPo's. Now , we hauled ass that day. Over a 100 miles in the HARD RAIN. And I am pleased to say, what a huge difference there was in the ride that day. I had my soft ride back and with plenty of adjustment on the compression side to go racing with. Now I've not been on the race track yet hitting the 50 - 60 ft doubles yet, but I can tell we are leaps and bounds ahead of the game. I like what I feel so far. Alex is really great to work with. (KEEP IN MIND TO TELL HIM YOUR WEIGHT AND YOUR RIDING PARTNER IF YOU RIDE WITH ONE AND HOW HEAVY YOUR COOLER MIGHT BE 12 or 24 PACK!!!!!!!!) I'm out of here.............................