I blew up my pushed DHX5 on my 08 DHR on Live Wire at Northstar yesterday and I'm heading up to BC on Thursday... Twice, I was sure I had a flat since I started getting pretty loose in every corner. I then noticed the mess and realized I was riding a pogo stick. The shock came pushed with the frame so I'd rather just start over with a new shock and drop some weight with an air spring.
The only air shock I've ridden for an extended amount of the time is the old Fox 3-way on my 06 Stumpjumper, but I can't really speculate how 4" vs 8" of air sprung travel feels. Someone said the Vivid's don't feel very supple over small bumps (like a 5th element)..? I've heard good things about the Roco's. What would you go with for an 08 DHR?