I bought my Dagger Specter as a 2006 holdover on clearance for less than $900 with rudder. For me, it is a great upgrade from my previous Dagger Blackwater 10.5. The Specter is much faster on the water, and it turns very quickly. I like the standard thigh braces, and the seat is incredibly comfortable and very adjustable. My sole complaint with the rotomolded plastic version is that it is a bit heavy at over 60 pounds.