It's a big persons river running playboat. Pyranha has had that syle of boat dialed in for years. I sat in one but did not paddle it. It felt good to go. I have owned an In-A-Zone 244, I3 223, Sub 7, and now a Recoil. They have all been good. The Stretch would have good hull speed, front surf well, but not be squirty, and be able to paddle class 4+. Hope this helps.