I think you're right technically..... But as far as the tech and direction the Forum heads isn't exactly in line with the "Burton" direction, I think.... I'm not exactly connected on the political side of that deal, but it seems to be how it is. Burtonavenger may be the man with the correct info on that.
burton owns a ton of companies, including forum. As far as I know K2 owns Ride. From what I've heard Forum products have been going downhill the last couple years, and K2 along with Ride are on the up and up