I have had my Ice Kap for 2 years. It is by far my favorite kayak ever!! Because of the design you can to the same maneuvers forwards or backwards. It is fast and sleek but very stable. I am still practicing rolling but am told it is one of the easiest kayaks to roll. The Ice Kap is made for smaller paddlers. I am 5'6" and about 140 (61 yrs old) and the boat fits perfectly. Can't say enough about this kayak!!