I’m super new to pushing wood but I was recommended this as a long distance board that could hold my absolute specimen of a 220lb dad bod as well as handle some hills. So far it’s a beast, between 5-12 miles a day in 95+ degree temps here in Phoenix Arizona and it takes it. I could go with some stiffer bushings but all in all a great board.
The Draft is a mean little honey badger of a deck!!! I ordered mine with an extra maple ply. I was worried that the standing platform was going to be too short for my taste, but it is spot on! I have a couple of older Evo decks (11-ply, 15 front wedge, -15 back), that I absolutely love, but the Draft is an whole different beast. The shorter wheelbase makes it much more nimble. The composites construction combined with the shorter length make the deck much more rigid, yet very light.
I set mine up with Cuei Killers on Ronin ProLites at 155mm hangers, and 40/40 baseplates, giving an effective 50/27 split for downhill. The ride was a blast on some 40MPH downhill runs. I've also run it with the same Ronin 40/40 baseplates with 174mm ProLite hangers and purple KRimes for garage sessions. It's a great garage bomber! I've yet to take it out for a proper slide session, but I've got some FreeBase wheels ready for that next. It's very easy to initiate slides with the drop pockets and short overall length. Feet are locked in, and kicking out standies or hands down is effortless.
If you're on the fence, pull the trigger! You won't be disappointed.