Originally Posted by thump_co
Nice vid. Glad you had a good trip out.
Granted, I've only tried these on borrowed bikes, but so far my impression is all they do is make up for a lack of properly gripping the bike with your knees. Otherwise just get in the way IMO.
Everyone's dampening preferences seem to be a little different. I found a dampner really tames the deflections when the bike's steering head angle is setup for woods (read steep) esp at speed.