Even upon first glance, you can immediately see the excellent build quality of the Xenon Laluz. Not only that, the graphics make it stand out from the crowd of the other twintips you’ll find on the market.
With the bold, solid colouring it creates a feel of strength. With the added detail of a viewing window showing you the wood core and laminate, along with a metal Xenon symbol, both make for very nice design touches.
Review Xenon Laluz: First impressions
The bindings that come with the board have a good feel to them. The pads themselves are soft and have grooves cut out to improve grip, and the straps are adjusted by a simple Velcro system. On the underside it has soft neoprene to protect your feet, with super grippy sections to ensure your feet don’t slip out. Both come in white and again add to the look of the board, with some small leather detailing on the logo.
The fins are the standard 5cm and come as two pairs, one black and one white. This again just adds to the attention to detail you get from the Xenon guys.
Review Xenon Laluz: The tech
The underside of the Xenon Laluz has a concave section running from tip to tip, getting progressively more apparent in the middle of the board. Being a freeride/freestyle board, the rocker is not as noticeable as some more wakestyle orientated twintips. However, there is just enough to ensure that you don’t get any spray when riding in choppier water.
Under the heel side of the Laluz, Xenon have added a carbon stringer to the 2013 model, adding to the stiffness in this area, and this helps with popping up for your next railey.
Review Xenon Laluz: Overall impression
The board has a soft and light feel to it which makes it very easy and comfortable to ride. Although you do seem to have to have quite a bit of power running through to make it work well. But for the overall review Xenon Laluz does well – it’s a great board and one that it slowly getting more and more people talking enthusiastically about it.