Submitted: 04-16-2010 by Matt
I gave it an 8. Honestly, the only complaint I have with this kayak is that the skeg is useless, it doesn't even go into the down position at all.
Lots of reviews say the back band is a torture device, but I have spent up to 11 hours or so in this kayak in one day without any problems as long as everything is adjusted well. I think it could be better, but it never was a huge concern.
I found the kayak rolls well enough, I learned to roll in it. It turns on a dime, however it doesn't track very well. I've run class 3 whitewater in it, and though it is too large to really play in the rapids, it handled them well.
Bottom line is it's a fast and maneuverable boat that will handle virtually anything you could expect to put a recreational kayak through.