There is a reason the hull design of the Nomad hasn't changed in a several years ... it's perfect. There isn't much to say: the Nomad is the best steep creeking boat there is available today (IMHO). I know a lot of boaters who have sworn by their old and new faves for years ... but each one that tried a Nomad has switched for good. It's that simple. If you want a permagrin and a built in boofalator this is the boat. Crazy secondary stability, super easy rolling, and fast hull speed. I think the key is the stern ...u can't swamp it! The Nomad stays on line above a drop and can punch (or ride over) the big holes. I wish Dagger would come out with a bit larger size ... at 6'1, 225 lbs i could use it . That being said, it's the only creek boat I'd want to buy.