I just purchased this kayak and could not find any reviews on it's performance before I bought it. I am glad however that I did. Being a novice I can appreciate the extra width which provides stability. I have stood up on several occasions in it and it has yet to flip. The length is not extremely large but not small either. I really enjoy the 48" cockpit which provides plenty of room for my fairly large frame. It is so roomy I can lay my legs and feet out and kick back and relax. Plenty of room for gear in the rear sealed storage hatch.
I purchased a camo model this is a duck hunting and fishing machine with enough storage for guns, ammo, decoys, or gear for a few day trip. This thing tracks extremely well. An little slow on turning but it is a 12 foot boat. I am sure the performance would be better if I had a better paddle.
I would give it a 10 if it were not for the fcat that there is a basin surrounding the cockpit that will catch and hold a little more water than I think it should. To elevate or slope this area would help interms of putting on the spray skirt. Overall I am very happy with it however.