In theory of physic, movement will absorb shocks & forces, so the more time of movement on the damper, it will minimize the force applied by the Baja landing. the baja is heavy, so when it lands, a huge amount of force transfer to the damper. If the damper is set too firm, the piston will create a huge oposit force back to the shaft, These two oposit forces cause the shaft to bend. Therefore, you need softer damper, so when force transfered to the damper, it moves smooth enough so the springs can do its job to absorb the shock. The problem is you need time to firgure out the right setting for the damper, too soft will reduce shock's absorbent and too firm will result bent shaft. Old school physic really helps. Phong.