The biggest problem I have is the seat. Bell has 3 seat levels available but you have to buy and install the braces separately and they don't come in and out easily. Even with that My size 14 feet get caught under the seat with even the highest seat position which makes it a real pain to get in and out when kneeling and just plain dangerous as it makes it very difficult to escape in case of a capsize. I ended up taking out the seat altogether and use a kneeling seat but I been thinking about putting in some sort of netting to attach the seat so it will move out of the way so I can get my feet out of the darn thing and use it as a seat once in a while as its nice to give the old legs a stretching once in a while without have to go to shore.
Overall I like the Magic, even with flaws but its far from perfect. I still can't believe a reviewer called it a "slug" I can outpace just about anything on the water with this boat. You don't need a bent paddle either, You can get more speed out of a bent paddle on almost any boat but it performs well with any paddle. And no it doesn't turn like a whitewater Kayak but it turns pretty darn well for a fast 16 footer