OK....So I've had a 888RC for 2 years now in the 8 inch travel version and have enjoyed it to a certain extent because it is simply bombproof and I can set it and forget it....but.... Over the last 2 weekends I've felt a little "slow" in the front end of the bike with all that travel. This sounds silly but my old Dorado and Boxxer seemed to move around a lot quicker and come off the ground easier(although damping was not as good)....2 things that make a big difference in East Coast terrain to help in a race run. I have had it in the back of my mind that a 7 inch travel 888 might work better and help speed up the bikes handling. At Sugar, Chris told me he had Fox lower his travel to 7.5 on his DH40 and at Snowshoe Jeremy said he was starting to wonder if he needed an 8 inch travel fork himself (he had hte 7 inch travel 888 last year and loved it). Now all the DH forks are at 8 inches of travel. Does anybody besides me miss having a 7-7.5 inch travel fork? Anybody else have that sluggish feeling in the front of the bike from that extra inch of travel? Or is this just me and my head playing tricks on me?