Phlying, you are very correct. I am out at the plant now in TN and although I will paddle it myself tonight, I have watched others paddling it with newbies in front. According to Clay Wright who was with his non paddler girl friend in front, it can be rolled just fine with only the rear person rolling, but once in a while needed an extra brace-up to wrap up the roll. He also said that with very minimal assistance from the front paddler, it was super easy to roll up perfectly.
As long at no one is providing actual counter productive actions (not leaning forward against the deck, picking head up too early, etc...) you are good to go.
FYI, it apparently is SUPER fast and can attain upstream eddies like nothing else. In addition it surfs the upper waves of Rock Island perfectly!!! It's really fun to surf with your buddy in the same boat.
All indications are pointing toward this being a fantastic way to paddle with others that will never make that jump into their own boat. I have a huge list starting with my wife that are stoked to go with me, but not on their own.
Onwards and upwards!
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. But rather...To skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming... WOW !!!! What a ride!!!!!!"