The manic is designed for riders that want a board for riding everything but dont want to shell out a lot for decent quality. Thats why this board is also great for new riders wanting to get a board they can really progress on and keep for a few seasons. Features like the Slimewall sidewalls give it durability and that unmistakable smooth feel that Ride boards with slimewalls are known for. The All Mountain Rocker shape that Ride use also make it really versatile. Its mostly flat base with a little rocker lift in the nose give it great powder float and re assuring stability when carving. One of our bargain boards if youre looking to save some cash. Features Flex Rating: 6 (1 - Softest / 10 - Stiffest) Rocker Profile All Mountain Board SLimewall Sidewalls Glossary Slimewall SidewallsRides exclusive Slimewalls are forgiving and ductile, absorbing impacts rather than defending against them. Just like your skate wheels, the urethane in Slimewalls smoothes the interaction with the snow, wood or metal surfaces you may Ride on. On top of all that, these babies are virtually indestructible, the most durable sidewalls in snowboarding. All Mountain RockerA directional profile with LowRize' rocker in the tip and a stable flat zone under foot carrying well beyond the inserts into the tail.