Originally Posted by tbird88
there all about equal its what your pocket book desires, more atv championships have been won by elka an fox- motowoz and HLS is lowest on the totem pole compared to fox and elka
Of course more championships have been won by Fox and Elka, they give shocks away for free. Also, if you call up Elka or Fox and tell them to give you the same setup that won that championship, I would bet money you won't get it. I know riders who have been sponsored by Elka and have had a third party revalve/respring their shocks for them. Sure, Elka won the championship, but their setup didn't.
Motowoz are far from low on the totem pole. Over the years, I have ran Elka, revlaved/resprung Elkas, Fox, and Motowoz. From best to worst, I would rate them Motowoz, revalved/resprung Elka's, Fox, and Elka. Fox and Elka make a high quality shock and will probably make an average rider more then happy, but if you are looking for the best handling you can get, then they will need to be sent out for some extra work.
As far as the original question, I have never tried HLS, but have heard good things about them. If you are staying on a budget and are just an average trail rider, then go with HLS. If you are looking for the best performing suspension you can get and have the money, go Motowoz, you won't be disappointed. Just my opinion, take it for what it is worth, as I said, I have never tried HLS, just going by what I have heard about them.