This really is a great ski. I have owned it for many years with loads of enjoyment. It's very stable and water tight even though you will see some cosmetic cracks along the seam in a couple of places as seen in one of the pictures. I'm 169cm tall and it fits me quite nicely. It's been garaged its whole life and the steering works perfectly. SLSA approved so it can be used for competition. Any test welcome for seriuos buyers. Paddle not included!