The lockout feature is designed for racers during intense climbs over longer distances, also nice if you have a long streach on the road. If you have a blowoff setting, you can achieve a little extra efficiency at the expense of small bump compliance. I have talked to fox about using the lockout and blowoff in this mannor and they warned that it was not the intension of these features to be used on a continous basis. It is more for situations when one may forget to disenguage the lockout going into a downhill, or on smooth terrain with occasional bumps. A good example of a place in our area to use this feature is the 2 mile streach starting and ending Boyette, like the sprint to finish the club ride. Some poplocks also feature a dampening adjustment (blue knob) which would be helpfull when dialing it in on new trails. Work on getting the air pressure and rebound settings to your liking before experimention with the lockout blowoff combo.