Originally Posted by JoelWisman
I have watched poorly executed jumps, or at least poor landings that totally bottomed the rear shock with both of these guys I have ridden with.
If that were the case you would find bent bolts, mounting ears and possibly frames.
When a shock is bottomed hard, with enough force, something will bend/break. That's the case on any motorcycle. The question is how much force does it take to bend/break things, and what things bend/break.
Nothing is indestructible.