I really enjoyed using the Baffin 2 kayak on the Shenandoah River in Virginia last week. The normally placid water was exceptionally high and fast due to heavy rains. It was a real comfort to paddle a stable kayak under these conditions. The Baffin 2 rides high and naturally levels itself, compensating for the rough water. My 30-lb of gear stored comfortably in the water-tight compartment and did not throw off the boat's stability. The kayak was fast and responded quickly when upcoming rocks showed themselves in the current. I would highly recommend the Boreal Baffin 2 for technical fast water conditions on big rivers.