Why full suspension? Dirt jumping has smooth transitions. Or maybe this is gonna be a multi-purpose bike for trails, freeride and dj. In that case, full suspension wouldn't be bad. but for dj, street stuff, a hardtail is best. more flickable, lighter, pedal easier. anyway, back to sugestions. full suspension- Kona Howler (sorry, it's $2000 cdn but it's sweet.) Looking around, I can't seem to find any really good quality fs dirtjumpers that are 1500 and under. maybe I missed some. That's also a good thing about buying a hardtail- they are way cheaper.