Been kayaking about 7 years and worked my way up slowly from an Aruba 10 to a Dagger Stratos 14.5 L. Also had a Perception Conduit and Wilderness Systems Tsunami. Was looking for lighter, smaller boat for playing in the waves and swells on my local lake that I could just throw in my truck before work in the morning or for long lunch paddles. Found a good deal on the Venture Flex. Have had it for a month or so, and it is really a great little boat. Fits like a glove at the knees with plenty of leg space (I am 5' 11" and 200 lbs). Turns with ease and paddles straight. What I have found really great about this boat is how well it surfs the boat wakes and wind swell on the lake. Not sure it is ocean worthy - but great on a lake. Just a fun, easy to use kayak, that turns great, can be easily transported with enough performance (rocker and drop skeg) features to keep things interesting. Surprised I do not see more of these around since they are reasonably priced too.
All and all its a good solid entry level or intermediate kayak