It has never let me down, and never left me feeling like I chose the wrong craft. I am 6'1" and 255 lbs, a big boy. I can carry a whole lot of gear with me, and it just keeps on truckin. In tough waters, it is very stable, in fact on group paddles I many times act as assistant guide and take alternate routes finding by ways that are off the main streams. I'm always pleased when people comment on what a nice craft I have, others have tried to copy the PB boats, but Joe and his team are the pinnacle! I wish I could buy 1 of every type he makes.