The 126DD is a rowdy little raft. The rocker and shape of the bow and stern hits, and then climbs up and over waves like a 4-wheel drive vehicle. The short waterline makes quick maneuvering possible, and the width provides extra stability and elbow-room for paddlers. The 126DD is excellent for R2-R5 paddle teams and can outfit with a frame for creeky multi-day rivers. If you are looking for a Puma sized raft, but need a little more side-to-side stability and width for a dry-box, the 126DD is it!