I just bought a ride 135 about 3 weeks ago. Had it out 3 times now. This is my first yak, first time ever being in a kayak. And I can stand and paddle/fish in that thing. The only downside is it is a little heavy at 87lbs. No big deal though. All three of my outings in it have been all day floats. It tracks well, has decent speed, and it's stable. I fish with both legs thrown over one side, standing, whatever. Where you located? I'd be more than happy to let you paddle it if we're close. I'm in Asheville.