The Bell Wildfire is a joy to paddle. I have been paddling one for around 15 years. My canoe is the kevlar & fiberglass blend. I would recommend this canoe to anyone, especially to medium-framed women. I like mine so well that I bought two more off Paddling.net. It tracks well. I do a lot of class 1 & class 2 streams and it is a joy to paddle them in my Wildfire.