The Forum Manual is a great entry level park board. Great price for the tech. Forum added "POP" sections to the chillydog from last year. This gives a good amount of snap from the tip and the tail. The core is solid wood, durable and responsive. The Manual also has beveled edges, these are rail ready straight out of the package. The top sheet is textured to remind you of a grip tape. For the price, this deck is well worth it. Each deck will be just a bit different from the last, no two are alike. The Forum Manual.