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For very small paddlers (5-8 year old), with close supervision, it's a good and very inexpensive introduction to kayaking but there are some better options out there if you're serious about teaching them. It's cheap enough to buy several though and that's a big plus. They weigh next to nothing!
At 34" and only 6' long - it's a particularly stable boat that will only flip if you're overloading it. And, the design is such that it's pretty easy to remount if they happen to fall over the side. As a real paddler, it handles sloppily. It wants to go straight once it's moving and it becomes really hard to change direction. The assumption being, I assume, that little paddlers need the stability over the maneuverability. They won't be able to make this boat keep up in a group.
Overall, not a bad buy but don't think you can push the capacity too much and end up with a short and wide 'yak for an adult much over 100#. The quality of construction is minimal to match the price but it holds up in lake/river just fine and is a great little wave rider for the younger ones.
It works very well for my weight. I'm heavier than intended so its a little yo paddle meaning I get a better work out. I like this boat because you can take it any were easy transport so I'm not limited the perfect boat for someone who just wants to exercise and splash around a bit great for youth because it is not tipsy at all