Ocean Rodeo Legend 142 (2005)
Bomb-proof, ample rocker and flex for comfort and jumping make this a good option for an intermediate rider. The down side is that it's a bit thin and flexible for early planing, but these elements mean it can hold on when the wind gets up.
Now in its fourth year of production, the Legend continues to evolve and utilize the latest in flex technology. 2005 brings a new 3D shape designed for beginner to intermediate riders who want to ride everything, everywhere. The Legend is built tough but offers a forgiving, stable and responsive ride through rider controlled board flex and torsional flex. The board is set up to be ridden more off the back foot for powered up control. It contains a bombproof ABS sandwich construction, a composite foam core (CFC) that makes it light and durable and the duraclear base allows it to stand up to abuse.
TEST TEAM NOTES:
MAGGIE: You definitely need to ride this board powered up.
NEAL: There's a lot of fixed rocker, and not much stiffness in the mid-section which means when it's powered-up it actually works very well. It's quite an old-school, narrow shape, which is fine, and the fittings are good. Perhaps too much rocker and flex throughout the whole board.
GEORGE: On one of their adverts they have the board on blocks at either end with a bloke stood on the middle of it and it just bends into a U.
NEAL: So it's super resilient and flexes loads. They've obviously got good materials and it is a well-made board with good features.
GEORGE: Nice grip tape on the edges and grab handles with grip on them.
NEAL: As an intermediate twin-tip it's fine as long as you're powered up. It wouldn't be bad for waveriding; the tips are brought in nicely and it's very flexible. It probably wouldn't take the most aggressive bottom turns, though as you wouldn't get as much drive as you'd need because all the flex would mean you'd just get more through your legs. Intermediate wave riding though - fine.
GEORGE: It's a good idea having all this snowboard technology in it. Because of all the flex it does hold the power, and as long as your legs can take it you could go out in some strong winds.
NEAL: It will do everything an intermediate will want it to do. Job done.
142 x 35.5cm
This test is in issue #16
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