It is a lot of fun and very fast. It is heavy and akward for me to carry, but I am 50 years old. Sandtrax cartwheels handle it nicely. I am 6'4", and have plenty of leg room with the foot pegs removed. I use it often on the puget sound, and it does just fine in four feet of choppy water. I don't have a rudder, since I don't use the foot pegs, and it does get hard to control direction in rough water. This is my second kayak. I've had it a year, and tried a kayak for the first time about 18 months ago. I am now on the water twice a week on average.