Well, guys, I asked the question because a friend of mine has a 96 river rocket that weights around 550. We run on a river down here and never run on rough water. I have a Mirage skiracer 4 seater now that the previous owner said weighted around 625, I can't confirm this. I ask Brad Collins about it and he said he did make some light 4 seaters. I know my top deck is too thin to walk on. I just like the looks of the stv, especially with a short shaft. I looked at a few at Palatka this year. I like the colors of BRB's teal and white drag stv, I talked with him a bunch about it but was not so sure about the drag bottom ( heard some bad things about it) for my usage.