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I'm short, 5'8" ish, so I actually fit in this boat. Got it from a friend who owed me some money. Used it a few times, mostly just to tool around, rolling and spinning in the pool and at the lake. Three stars because most people won;t fit into this boat.
I will leave a true performance review to someone who can dazzle you with tales of what this boat is best at. It's better at everything WW than I am. Very stable, fast, fun, but a very tight fit, requiring a break every once in a while to stretch the knees/hips/ankles. My inseam is 30" and I have the bulkhead jammed as far forward as possible, and the seat as far back as it will go, and still a wet exit requires some yoga moves to vacate the boat. Sit in one before you buy. I weigh 135, so an 8.5 was not an option. My old boat was a Response, which is luxuriously roomy/comfy if a comparison is fair. Which it isn't,cuz this boat can do so much more. Amazing and fun beyond words.