In 2014 I bought a '10 Gary Fisher Big Sur frame that had never been built up and overforked that bastard by 30mm with an '07 Fox Vanilla. I had no concept of geometry and what longer travel would do besides more squish; it was the only fork I could find at the time with a straight steertube. The thing was an absolute rocketship on the climbs but it was twitchy as hell on the descents (in hindsight it was an aluminum XC race bike with too much travel), but it was always a blast to ride.
Sold it a few years ago a guy on the 'shore. Actually saw it on fromme not too long ago!