The Axiom 8. 0 is designed to balance the needs for stability and maneuverability for small to medium size paddlers. With the stability and seamless edging needed to conquer steep creeks and punch through big waves, this boat moves with you as you cruise through the water. Its playful stern dances through waves while the roomy bow offers some stability to the experience. Comfort features adjust every part of your stance, ensuring you can maximize your power from the cockpit. At just 36 pounds, it's easy to portage and travel with.