I have only paddled it once but I was really surprised by how much I liked it. IT feels more like paddling a playboat because it basically has a playboat hull (with a bit more rocker and more forgiving edges). Not surprisingly, it boofs really well. What I was surprised by is that it was really stable and does not feel that slow. Obviously at that length, it would not be a great choice for big water class V, but overall, it is a pretty cool little boat. I would definitely recommend trying one out.