I own multiple kayaks and this kayak is the most versatile and comfortable kayak i own or have ever owned. It is fast for a sit on top and yet remarkably stable. I've had this kayak in class I And II rapids, in two foot swells and on glass smooth water. Each trip was a complete blast. Its not the fastest nor the best in any given area, but it is competent reliable and comfortable for hours on end in the right hands.