Light enough that I can one-hand it up to carry, spins and plays as you'd expect. Extremely stable, tracks like a laser, rolls like a dream. Ferrys in & out of eddys without grabbing. The ads say you can pack enough gear for camping - true enough but only if you pack like you're biking. Be careful with the weight distribution, a little off changes the tracking. Lots of room for you (I'm 6'@225lb and look like a marshmallow stacked on a popsicle stick in most boats), and comfortable enough for hours.