I have been research kayaks for a long time now. It was finally time to pull the trigger. By a stroke of luck, my local paddle shop had a used Equin0x for sale. I couldn't be happier with my decision. Oh, and this is my first kayak. After an hour in the water, I knew this was the boat for me. I am on the larger side (5'10", 235lbs), and the cockpit fits great. It tracks great and slips through the water effortlessly. I am now looking forward to taking a class or two and start using it to it's fullest capacity. The perfect cross between a rec kayak and a touring kayak. Love it so much, I just purchased a used Skylark for the kids. Full disclosure, this is a 13 year old used boat. The previous owner stored it inside and treated it well. No issues, no fading. Eddyline makes a heck of a durable boat that lasts.