I have recently had a really hard landing and bottomed out my fork, this time it was different though, when I went back to do the jump again I noticed that when I changed the rebound setting it wouldn't switch between fast and slow, also the fork is acting weird.

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    Age, Brand and model of fork might help someone answer this.
    – mattnz
    Oct 21, 2020 at 19:18
  • You might have blown up the damper. Is there oil coming out of the fork?
    – MaplePanda
    Oct 21, 2020 at 22:00

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I think Maple hit it on the head. The damper works by restricting (partially or fully) the flow of oil from one chamber to the other. If you have ever seen a french coffee press, where you can open and close the "doors" to the sieve. If you were to press really hard with it closed, you could easily blow those doors off their hinges.

It is quite possible that the damper is blown even if there is no oil leaking.

  • "blow the blow those doors" Can you rephrase that ?
    – Criggie
    Oct 22, 2020 at 3:43

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