Magooch, thanks for the encouragement. The reason the Airfusion attracted my interest from the get-go was the fact that the designer(s) clearly wanted to make an inflatable that looked and behaved like a hardshell single. Feathercraft for years has done very well with folders that mimic hardshells, and now Advanced Elements has, to certain extent, duplicated the feat with the Airfusion, which clearly is a hybrid craft utilizing both folder and inflatable elements. And you cannot beat the price. For literally thousands less than a Feathercraft, the Airfusion does a very creditable job of mimicing a hardshell (at a distance, to be sure--the wrinkles in the hull fabric become noticeable as one gets close to the boat). Given the Airfusion's low profile, V-hull when afloat, nimbleness, and turn of speed (it surfs chop, too), they've got a real winner here.