then this board would be good for you. I bought the Draft in a 153 this year and have a love/hate relationship with it. I love how playful and easy going it is in the park and on chill corduroy. The continuous rocker is relaxed and forgiving and the flex pattern is nice and soft for pressing and playing. That's where the good stuff ends.
Grip Tech is a good idea, but it doesn't really work when you pair it with brass edges. The brass is simply too soft. When I take it through the hard choppy stuff and over ice, the edges just give out. Not enough edge hold. With that said, I guess that's not really what this board is made for in the first place. It also seems to get quite squirrely at speed. Also, probably predictable with a board of this type. The one thing that really needs to be improved is the pop. The soft flex pattern combined with the continuous rocker just eats away all the pop. I'm serious, this thing has almost zero pop. Arbor could do something like Ride does with their rocker and add pop rods to add pop in the future.
Overall, this is a good board for park days and easy groomer days. It doesn't handle all of the mountain very well. If you plan on riding a lot this year, I would recommend buying a different board if you want one board that does it all.
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