I own all but the Loki (sold it quickly). I'm 6' 225 with size 12s. The Loki L was the most painful boat I've ever paddled and I've shoved myself into some small boats over the years. The Axiom 9 was much like described, fun but it's a lot of boat. The Axiom 8.5 is a great boat, squirts and runs well but a little low in cockpit height for me. The Funrunner 70 is my favorite boat in regards to everything but squirting. I'm looking forward to the Antix.