I think you've got this backwards. Downhill routing is the easy, good routing technique. Uphill routing or climb cutting is the technique that gives so many people trouble. If you go around an entire body in one direction you will have no choice but to climb cut, every downhill cut has an uphill cut on both sides of it. I've been using a 2 " straight bit with the bearing on both ends for a while now, with good success. I haven't mentioned it here since I first bought the bit because unless you sand ON the line, as with a spiral bit, you'll eventually run into problems. I'm getting tired of all the "watching the line" sanding on the ROSS so I just bought a set of Robo-sanders that Preeb recommended a while back. They come tomorrow, I'll let you know.