I personally didn’t notice a lot of dampening going on (but maybe not noticing is good) but I did notice the extra inch or so of rise. And this wasn’t a bad thing; I could carve like never before on my freestyle board with the extra toe and heel clearance. The added weight, however, was not a positive attribute. But Incline VP Kaj Gyr says this is just the beginning of what’s to come in the way of dampening. So I probably wouldn’t run out and buy one right away, but don’t be surprised if you see this technology evolve into something useful in the near future.