I usually paddle 2's and 3's with the occasional 4 or 5 - It has been exceptional. I learned on a Liquid Logic Gus, so I was doubly excited with the comfort and longevity of my ride with the outfitting. The edge does, in fact, catch an eddy with no problem, but might surprise you if not used to it. I was quickly accustomed to the new feel, no major problems with that. The ability to roll in this boat is unbelievable. I would easily say that if I had not learned to roll previously this would most likely have allowed me to create some nasty habits... it is that easy to roll. I have been very pleased with the purchase of this model. Highly recommend to the all around kayaker.