I have to set my new F7 standard up. I have read a few different set-ups for the front skid shock on this web-site & none have mentioned rider weight. I weigh 250 lbs without gear. I like the sled but have some ski lift. The front skid shock is at 1.6 inches of thread showing & does not want to thread up any higher. I have lifted the rear of the sled up to adjust but no dice. The sled is not frozen there is just too much spring pressure to overcome. I have never had a skid shock that has this much pressure, normally I crank them right up. The major thing I'm trying to overcome is the tippy feeling, the sled never settles down. It feels like it just needs a little more adjustment. I read in SnowTech that Cat says the rear bumper should be between 16.5 - 18.00 off the ground while sitting on the sled & the frt bumper should be 17 inches off the ground. Well I'm fine in the rear but the frt bumper lifts higher when I sit on the sled, meaning I'm decreasing weight on the ski's. Should I loosen my front skid shock? I don't think I'll be able to get the skid shock this tight again.