At the start the boat seamed a little squirrely but once we got our sea legs it was fine. Made it through the paddle just fine though we did dump it 1 time on a branch that I didn't avoid in time. The river was flowing fast with lots of rocks that we didn't avoid everytime so when we were done I was interested on how the bottom of the boat would look. other than a few scratches (which we were expecting) everything held up fine.
I would recomend this boat to everyone to at least try out....good ride