For play, this is not a bad thing - it will throw down and surf better than any other other boat I've paddled. However as a general "river runner" the S8-225 is not so great for me. Unless I'm spot on in posture I'm loosing speed and in heavy, big or funny water I tend to be slapping braces as my submerged bow or stern catches water... A lighter (and better?) paddler may not have this problem.
I'm 6'1", sz 11 and comfy but if I were 1/2" taller there would be pain.
If you buy a used one make sure that it has the 2003 outfitting. I know several who have had MAJOR issues with the pre-2003 outfitting - especially the backband / thighbrace interface.