Great little boat for a first time kayaker. It is a very stable and very maneuverable rec kayak. Perfect for a relaxing flat water paddle or a fun run down a river with a little current and some slightly rippling white water, (with a guide). This was my first kayak, it moves much better than my friends "Box Store" boats. But tracks nowhere near as efficiently as other friends touring boats. Now that I know what to look for I've purchased a kayak to use when out with my touring friends, but my Streak is still the go to boat for a trip down the creek or a evening paddle on a pond or lake.