This is my third Gearlab paddle. I have another Kalleq and a Akiaq. The Kalleq is my favorite over the Akiaq because the Kalleq is lighter. The Kalleq is lightweight and strong. I paddle 2-3 times per week. 6-15 miles is my normal paddle. I also do a lot of maneuvers and rolling. The Kalleq is perfect for all of the above.