Submitted: 03-28-2011 by karen2
I suppose I should really give it a 9 since it doesn't have as much storage space as many other models, but it is such a joy to paddle I figure I'm really subtracting a point from a score of 11!
I'm 5'4" with short arms, and this boat's narrowness is a boon to me - no leaning my whole body sideways for each paddle stroke just to keep my paddle shaft from hitting the gunwale.
All the nice stuff others have said here goes for me, too. It's fast (I think so, anyway), it tracks nicely (skeg gives a small improvement but without the skeg it's fine too), and it turns quite well enough, though not on a dime.
I feel more secure bracing against fixed foot pedals, so I actually like that there's no rudder.