Choppy may not be the word I'm looking for. I have air springs under mine, I don't know how shockwaves ride. I'm pleased with the ride but after riding in my 34 Ply (that rides like a caddy) it seems a little stiff. I've rode in a lot worse. When I get my air presser set just right it smooths right out. By all means go with air, I might put it under my Ply just get the right ride hight. I have air shocks now.