This 2nd generation surfski is world class. It comes in different layups, mine being the elite version made of Kevlar and Carbon fiber. It's extremely light at only 28 lbs. For a kayak that's 22.2 feet long and 17 inches wide it's easy to carry and even place on top of the car by one person. The bucket is very comfortable and the 16 inch width keeps the bum firmly in place so my body doesn't slide around (which is very important for such a narrow craft). The length of the bucket is good for those who are five feet up to six/seven which cover just about everyone. The peddles are easy to adjust and require no tools. They can also be micro adjusted so you can get the perfect fit. The surfski is is very fast (in fact this ski has won five world championships) gliding across the water like a missile. Padding is almost friction free. The faster you paddle the faster she goes. The Uno Max also takes on open ocean with gusto, riding the swells is what it's made to do but also great for flatwater where the ski also shines. The boat is beautifully designed and made with great care. It looks fast just sitting still. The composite work is flawless. Comes in different colors and can also be custom made. If you're looking for speed and great exercise then the Uno Max may be your next boat. I love it and have no regrets.