I’ve only gotten to do one trip in my Flash, but I’m totally in love with this kayak! It is my first pedal drive and I was impressed with how easily it moved through the water with both the peddle drive and by paddling. I had no trouble pacing myself with my paddling companions. My only complaint is that the rudder control handle can’t be indexed so that it doesn’t hit the seat. I was able to partially solve that problem by removing the blue knob. I’m sure I’m going to wish it had more gear tracks when I try fishing from it, but overall I love it.