The perfect higher end all around beginner to intermediate kayak! You can feel stable as a beginner with plenty of room to grown & develop skills. Narrow & refined enough lines to track straight with easy, but still has a nice open, easy access cockpit. The absolutely fabulous low weight of 49 lb makes this the easiest boat ever to move and load for a woman or older boater! I have owned 4 boats including a 14 foot liquid logic that is now too heavy to handle, but this has allowed my to continue enjoying my sport. Nice lines, plenty of storage & buggies for gear. This is one, wonderful boat!