Ok I've been reading 100's of post and 100's or reveiws and tey all kinda say the same thing but don't really answer my question so I decided to just ask it. OK I am thinking of buying the Scapel 3000 , from what I hear don't bother with the fatty front shock only the lefty. Second its slightly lighter, I feel its worth the extra money. Last it doesn't come with the poorly designed remote lockout you just grab behind your butt and lock it out manualy. Ok this bike sounds perfict for my style of rideing. I grew up in vail colorado and loved to climb then come down relativly smooth downhills. But everyone and a while i like going out to the fun stuff at the local mountains and jump small jumps and stuff. But 90% of my riding will be XC. But that 10% I don't want to break my bike. SO THE QUESTION IS when everyone says this bike can't take more than 2 ft drops what will happen if I go freeriding with it. I see HT bikes jump big time and catch alot of air and I see tons of FS bikes go ricktor all over the jumps. Well the Scapel is a "FS" bike with short travel. Is there any reason I can just launch a big air on this bike. The only reason I could see to not do this is cause it will break the bike, but that kinda sux. Reson being is back in the day befor nice FS bikes we had basic 5 speed HT bikes and they still jumped those and got away with it.