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crazy cranker November 2nd, 2012 10:51 PM

2013 St. Croix LegendXtreme
 
Has anyone tried one of the new 2013 LegendXtreme rods? Comments? Likes or dislikes?

Ranger November 3rd, 2012 12:55 AM

I've got two of the 2013 model LegendXtreme in the Spinning rods. One was a replacement for a 2012 model that I broke. At first I was kind of upset because the old one had the recoil guides and the 2013 did not. The 2013 also lost the cork and was replaced with a black neoprene handle.

After using it I do like it, they are very light and sensitive. I then upgraded a LTB rod for the other 2013 Legend Xtreme. To be honest with you I think the 2012 model was just as good if not better due to the recoil guides.

crazy cranker November 3rd, 2012 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ranger (Post 972167)
I've got two of the 2013 model LegendXtreme in the Spinning rods. One was a replacement for a 2012 model that I broke. At first I was kind of upset because the old one had the recoil guides and the 2013 did not. The 2013 also lost the cork and was replaced with a black neoprene handle.

After using it I do like it, they are very light and sensitive. I then upgraded a LTB rod for the other 2013 Legend Xtreme. To be honest with you I think the 2012 model was just as good if not better due to the recoil guides.

Ranger,
How would you rate the sensitivity. I'm thinking about buying a LXS68MXF.
Do you think the new handle material has hurt the sensitivity any?

Ranger November 3rd, 2012 04:43 PM

The sensitivity is great the way it is made with the split grip my fingers lay on the blank and I can feel everything. I'm in Mesa if you want to check it out.

JNHoffman57 November 3rd, 2012 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazy cranker (Post 972195)
Ranger,
How would you rate the sensitivity. I'm thinking about buying a LXS68MXF.
Do you think the new handle material has hurt the sensitivity any?

I have that exact rod except mine is casting... Can't beat it for finessing. Mine is the last years model with the concept guides and cork though. Wouldn't trade it for anything, it's that nice...

Ranger November 3rd, 2012 09:42 PM

I agree. I had a last years model spinnnig rod and broke it. St. Croix replaced it with a 2013 model. It's nice but I like last years model better.

crazy cranker March 2nd, 2013 05:26 PM

Well I bought a LXS68MXF and was very surprised. After some careful testing I found that it was actually less sensitive that a Shimano Compre and considerably less sensitive that a Loomis GLX or Dobyns Champion Extreme. The rod was also heavy in comparison to most top end rods and it was extremely tip heavy. I did find that the action was exactly as listed. I fished it once just to make a final decision. I simply hated it - its gone!

Franklin J March 2nd, 2013 05:42 PM

Recoils are garbage, thats why St. Criox got rid of them



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Franklin J March 2nd, 2013 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazy cranker (Post 994285)
Well I bought a LXS68MXF and was very surprised. After some careful testing I found that it was actually less sensitive that a Shimano Compre and considerably less sensitive that a Loomis GLX or Dobyns Champion Extreme. The rod was also heavy in comparison to most top end rods and it was extremely tip heavy. I did find that the action was exactly as listed. I fished it once just to make a final decision. I simply hated it - its gone!

Thats strange, the Legend Extremes I own are just as light if not lighter...

St. Criox rods are "true to action"



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TXRNGR March 2nd, 2013 06:15 PM

That is very odd every legend elite I have is just as light or lighter than any gloomis i have and very sensitive

retiredmn March 2nd, 2013 08:36 PM

Just joined this site (after a google of Legend Extreme neoprene handles). Considering getting the LE68MXF for snap jigging walleyes. Good rods, I have 2 Elites already. The only thing holding me up is the handle. It is very comfortable. Rods now are getting the split-grip look (since cost of cork had more than tripled due to the cork shortage). The Extreme handle is shaped as a split-grip. Just wondering how the that new neoprene handle holds up over time as far as possible wear, deteriorate. etc..?? Comments appreciated.

Basser March 3rd, 2013 05:55 AM

Nothing odd about any of it. What feels sensitive to one might not feel the same to others. It's more imprtant to find what works for your feel than what works for someone else.

crazy cranker March 3rd, 2013 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by retiredmn (Post 994329)
Just joined this site (after a google of Legend Extreme neoprene handles). Considering getting the LE68MXF for snap jigging walleyes. Good rods, I have 2 Elites already. The only thing holding me up is the handle. It is very comfortable. Rods now are getting the split-grip look (since cost of cork had more than tripled due to the cork shortage). The Extreme handle is shaped as a split-grip. Just wondering how the that new neoprene handle holds up over time as far as possible wear, deteriorate. etc..?? Comments appreciated.

It seems very comfortable but I have read comments about it getting sticky in hot weather. Although St.Croix claims it does not dampen the sensitivity I believe that it does.

crazy cranker March 3rd, 2013 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Franklin J (Post 994289)
Recoils are garbage, thats why St. Criox got rid of them

Yup! The only thing they are good for is if you step on them they will spring back. Other than than they are noisy crap.

crazy cranker March 3rd, 2013 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Franklin J (Post 994290)
Thats strange, the Legend Extremes I own are just as light if not lighter...

St. Criox rods are "true to action"

I've weighed both on my digital powder scale and the L.E.s are 1/2+oz heavier than a GLX and the Dobyns.


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