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Where is the bet place to buy Elka/fox shocks?

After riding this weekend, I am done with stock shocks. I bottomed out on almost every landing. I tired front shocks from an Outlaw 525, but they were even softer than the XX stockers.
I just wondered if there was a better place to buy the shocks than Ebay. I know I see the stage 1 Elkas for $595 and the stage II's for $995.

Here is a video of me following my son on his 90, then me jumping a small jump. You can see how my body reacts when the shocks bottom out. It sucks.


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I actually just found the stage I Elkas for $472 after searching Boost addicts old posts. I called ishock first, but nobody answered, so I called these guys and they picked right up.

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Honda East is where I got mine.
great place to get them.
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Exhausted where are you riding at in your video?

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Exhausted where are you riding at in your video?
A guy in West point has 100 acres with a home built moto track and 10 miles of trails that he charges a $20 "donation" to ride on all day.

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are the elka stage 1 shocks really that much better for $471? or would it be better to just save up for the stage 2 shocks? I don't have the money right now, but Christmas is only 7 months away lol.

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are the elka stage 1 shocks really that much better for $471? or would it be better to just save up for the stage 2 shocks? I don't have the money right now, but Christmas is only 7 months away lol.
I asked the rep about that, and he told me for the type of riding I do, the stage 1's would be fine and fell 10 times better than stock. He said the only difference is if i were racing i would need the reservoir for more flid capacity, other than that the other stages are just able to be adjusted more.
My problem is I cant just upgrade to ds or yfz shocks because i weigh 260#'s. I got a set of oitlaw 525 front ahocks and put them on but they bottomed oit way too easy. they rode a lot better, but the springs just werent strong enough.

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Gotcha, I weigh in at 210 and tend to bottom the shocks out a lot as well, that's why i was wondering.

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The S1 are a good shock but if you are an aggressive rider and ride like this alot , you can make the S1 overheat. I did with mine and I weigh 155lbs.

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The S1 are a good shock but if you are an aggressive rider and ride like this alot , you can make the S1 overheat. I did with mine and I weigh 155lbs.
After reading this I called Elka direct. I don't know if they were just up selling me or not, but they talked me into the s2's since I like to jump a lot. He said the reservoir helps with the big impacts, not just heat build up from extended periods of riding.
Go them for $770. Ebay has them for $995, so I still did OK I guess.

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