A damping curve can be viewed by plotting the force and velocity on a graph.

Here's a graph that shows the two stacks we've been looking at.

The blue line shows the damping curve of the stock stack, #1024.

The pink line shows the curve of mod stack with the 2 shims removed, #1027.

The forces are similar from 1 - 5ips, then the mod stack starts to get softer.

It's easier to see what's happening at the lower velocities of we crop the graph. Here is a graph that only shows 0 - 20 ips.

The graphs give you a quick overview of how the two stacks compare.

But you can't see the exact numbers or the percentage changes looking at the graph. Therefore, we prefer looking at the numbers and then visualizing the graph.