Price US $499

Nidecker Legacy Review And Buying Advice

Nidecker Legacy 2012 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

The Nidecker Legacy is the inspiration for the Yes Pick Your Line. Nidecker makes a good boards and they just aren’t well known in the US.  If you are into the Yes Pick Your Line then you will like the Legacy because that is pretty much what the PYL is based off of. The Yes Pick Your Line became more aggressive in 2013 where the Legacy stayed the same so this is a more mellow alternative to the PYL now…..if you can find it. 

We like the PYL sizing better because we’d like to see a size larger than a 158 for regular feet but its still a fun board for certain types of riders.

It’s on the stiffer side of medium and is very aggressive in riding style.

The Legacy is a perfect board for riding the mountain and is ok in some areas in the park but will be a bit too stiff if you live to butter around the mountain.

The Legacy can own it in Powder for a snowboard of its size and is borderline excellent when it comes to float due to it’s directional shape, directional rocker and slight taper in the tail.

It is very stable at high speeds and not bad on a groomer day.

For 2012 the Legacy added a new sidecut called ultimate traction which is like a very mellow version of magnetraction to help increase the edge hold.

All in all the legacy is a great choice if you are looking for one board to do very well in powder and on the mountain.  Now that the 2013 Yes Pick Your Line has changed this is a good alternative for a more mellow easy to ride freeride board like the older PYL models.

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Riding Style

Freeride

Riding Level

Advanced - Expert

Available Widths

Regular, Mid/Wide, Wide

Manufactured in

Tunisia

Shape

Tapered Directional

Camber Profile

Hybrid Camber

Stance

Setback -20mm

Approx. Weight

Feels Light

On Snow Feel

Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Flex

Medium

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Powder

Great

Carving

Good

Speed

Great

Uneven Terrain

Good

Switch

Average

Jumps

Average

Jibbing

Average

Pipe

Good