I purchased 2 used Kestral 120 kayaks at the beginning of the summer - 8 and 10 years old. This kayak has been wonderful. It's easy to get in, it tracks well, it turns easily. I have had many offers from kayak owners who want to purchase my 2nd one. They realize the quality of the Kestral and want to replace theirs. This is an excellent kayak both for beginners and experienced recreational kayakers.