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This is a good intermediate boat that will do most things well but no one thing exceptionally well.
At 14'6" it is too short to be an all-day touring kayak, but it tracks really well even without a rudder, has reasonably good speed for being 24" wide, and is very stable. It will do well on flat water, choppy conditions or even on moving rivers and streams. I like the hard hatch covers which allow for a lot of gear to be kept in the front and rear hatches. Very easy adjusting of foot pegs and seat.
It squarely fits into the category of "good all-around boat."
Excellent build quality, stable (for an elite ski,) and fast. Paddled it for the 5th time over the weekend and got it up to 7.1mph on flat water. I'm sure the top-end speed is even higher in more capable hands. Comfortable bucket and rock-solid foot plate that attaches on the side rails and a bottom rail. Bungee in front of the pedals to stow and attached a small dry bag and a water bottle holder and bungee molded into the hump between the legs. This has become my go-to workout boat and I plan to race it in flatwater and down milder-flowing rivers. An absolutely sleek and beautiful rocket. Easy to get up to speed and relatively easy to cruise along at 6mph.
First of all you must realize what this is, and that is a 16'9" plastic surfski that is 21.7" wide and ~49 pounds heavy. So it is not your typical surfski.
BUT it is an all-around awesome boat for a first surfski or anyone who is landlocked and is looking for a ski for downriver racing. It is quite easy to paddle this boat and it is remarkably stable for a surfski. If you are an ocean kayaker and want to get into something faster this is a great option for you.
Great winter training boat, downriver racer, or even a whitewater racing boat for those with balance. I plan to race it in Class II - Class III races.
My video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmNm71-7wpA
If you think you will progress through the sport and want to take longer trips on either flat or moving water, then you will outgrow this boat quickly. But I bet you'll want to keep it for those times when you want to include a non-paddling friend or when you just don't feel like hoisting a heavy boat onto your car.