I bought my Riot Edge 13 at the end of last season as I was looking for a lighter boat that was affordable. It has not disappointed me yet! Not only is it lighter than my last boat, it is fast! Thermofoam is a great material and makes me feel like I'm driving a sports car! It is Ferrari red after all!!! The rudder provides excellent tracking and even without it the boat tracks with the least of effort. The only issue I have is the hatch covers don't keep the water out completely like my other boat did. However, I do keep all my gear in dry bags just to be safe. I finally sold my other kayak this summer as i was sure I made the right choice.