I own four dagger whitewater OC's and this one is the most predictable of them all. It does almost everything well. Surfs and plays great, is very dry for its length, excels on creeky water, and is extremely manuverable. Only negative, it can be a bit slow which can make upstream moves a bit more difficult. Would work for a beginner to grow into but is a great and fun boat for the experienced boater.