hey bro, i paddled the id as a beginner and it was a great boat to learn. it is classified as a playboat but is large enough to run big water well. it rolled easily.Eskimo Kendo 2005 or Dagger i.D 7.0 for a first boat for semi-beginner. Im 5'6 and 135lbs. Gonna be boatn mainly on clear creek, browns, and upper C. Any input would be great!