The backband can be easily adjusted while in the boat. The grab handles are thick and don't bite your hands.
With a lot of rocker, it turns on a dime. But the speed isn't bad. It has high volume and the decks are slightly peaked. I've found it to resurface very quickly. It also lands pretty soft in a steep drop. Rolls are easy but you won't have to use them much. The boat is easy to control.