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Old 03-26-2013, 03:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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female NS Infinity opinions please

I'm looking for a new board and would like to know what peoples opinions are of the NS infinity. How is it when charging? Is there chatter? How is the edge to edge transition and edge hold? Are the edges catchy? How is it for jumps? How is it on groomers vs powder vs icy conditions? Any other insight into the infinity would be greatly appreciated. I started snowboarding this year and currently own a GNU b-nice which I have outgrown. Too much chatter when charging so I want a new board that won't hold me back. Thanks

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Old 03-26-2013, 03:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How is it when charging?
Awesome!

Is there chatter?
Nope! It's a really damp board.

How is the edge to edge transition and edge hold?
The edge to edge transition is easy, since it's slightly narrower board than average, IIRC. I have no issues going edge to edge. I'd say the edge hold is good, but not excellent, but I'm comparing to really stiff camber boards. It holds a line well in most conditions for me, definitely better than any rocker board I've ridden.

Are the edges catchy?
Nope! It's saved my butt may times.

How is it for jumps?
So, my answer to this question should be made with a grain of salt: I don't know what makes a good jump board. But, the Infinity is ok for me for jumps, mostly the issue with it is that it's quite a heavy board. So during a jump, I feel like it's harder to manuever (like pull in for grabs, etc.). I have a lighter snowboard, and it's easier to do those things.

How is it on groomers vs powder vs icy conditions?
For me, it's done really well in all those conditions.

Any other insight into the infinity would be greatly appreciated.
I think the Infinity is a great board, the only caveat you should be aware of is that it's a heavier than avg. snowboard. It's still my favorite board because it does well charging runs in a variety of conditions.
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Thanks that is so helpful and very informative
How would you say it holds up on groomed trails later in the day when it starts getting quit choppy/bumpy. Are you able to still charge in those conditions or do you have to slow it down?
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Thanks that is so helpful and very informative
How would you say it holds up on groomed trails later in the day when it starts getting quit choppy/bumpy. Are you able to still charge in those conditions or do you have to slow it down?
I guess I should be kind of thorough when answering this:

It really depends on what kind of bumpy/choppy you're talking about.

If it's really chewed up... like deep pits everywhere... no board is really going to save you. As long as your board is not a springy noodle, what really matters is your riding technique in these conditions.

If we're talking about light crud, the Infinity handles well because it's damp and heavy and generally cuts through the stuff.
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