not sure if anyone has experience on both the socom and the slopestyle but can find any comparisons online. I currently have a socom/boxxer that is used almost primarily for lift access bikeparks like diablo and snowshoe and I have a 5.5 I use for all mountain and cross country. I love the socom but don't think I really need a full DH bike since the trails at both places are not that rough and mostly just drops and jumps with a few rock gardens. I am thinking of getting a slopestyle/fox 36 to have something I could throw around alittle easier but still handle everything the socom can. Is 6.5" enough for the likes of diablo and snowshoe. I used to ride a santacruz blur 4x/pike with 4.5" of travel and handled both but would not do the largest drops because I didn't want to break anything. the socom has no problem doing everything. I don't want to go back to something that can't handle everything, but something closer to the socom but can be thrown around alittle easier. another option is to get a 180mm singlecrown fork like a totem for the socom if anyone has experience with that. thanks in advance and sorry so long.