The Remix is an excellent boat for a beginner, as well as for experienced paddlers as their big-water and stout-stuff boat. It's easy to roll, stable, and easy to control. It's a boat you won't outgrow even if you decide to get a playboat later on as your skills grow. I have a boat-infested garage, but if I had to get rid of boats, my Remix would be the last to go. It'll run anything I can, and a lot of stuff I can't!