List Price US $549
Never Summer Infinity 2010-2023 Snowboard Review

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Riding Style All Mountain
Riding Level Intermediate - Expert
Fits Boot size (US) Women's, < 8, 8-10
Manufactured in USA by Never Summer
Shape Directional Twin
Camber Profile Hybrid Rocker
Stance Setback -12.5mm
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Split No
Powder Good
Base Glide Great
Carving Average
Speed Good
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Good
Jumps Good
Jibbing Good
Pipe Good
On Snow Feel

Semi-Stable

Turn Initiation

Medium/Fast

Skidded Turns

Semi-Easy

Flex

Medium

Buttering

Semi-Easy

Edge Hold

Hard Snow

Never Summer Infinity 2023 - 2010 Review by The Good Ride

The Never Summer Infinity is a good choice for a women’s hybrid rocker all mountain board.  It comes with Never Summer’s original rocker camber profile, a 5/10 flex on the NS scale, and a sintered base.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average rider’s perspective.

Time Codes

0:00 – Intro 0:27 – Directional Twin 0:32 – Camber Profile 0:47 – Flex 1:25 – Snow Conditions 1:41 – Steeps 2:01 – Edge Hold 2:37 – Off Piste 3:49 – Groomers / Turning 4:15 – Carving 4:48 – Switch 5:09 – Freestyle Personality 6:06 – Powder 6:33 – Set Back On Board 7:00 – Base 7:19 – Overall

Size: 145
Days:  15
Conditions:  Spring conditions in 2022, and mid winter conditions in 2023. Pretty good quality snow with some hard pack and a little bit of scraps icy type conditions.
Riders: Steph
Boots: K2 Cosmo (Women’s 7.5)
Bindings:  Union Legacy
Set Up: Centered 15 front -15 back 20.5″ wide

Flex

It comes with a 5/10 flex on the Never Summer scale. The hybrid rocker profile offers a pretty easy ride to butter and press compared to some other all mountain boards.  You can get the board to flex past the camber profile and that’s just fine. There is also a little return/spring out of the tip and tail that gives the board a more lively feel than continuous rocker.

Camber Profile

The Infinity comes with the Original Rocker Camber profile from Never Summer. It has rocker in-between the feet and positive camber zones under the feet. The rocker zone allows the board to twist, maneuver and butter easily while riding. While the camber zones add stability, edge hold, and pop.

Base

This board comes with a Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base. A high quality and durable sintered base that has a fast glide on the snow.

 

On Snow Feel

The Infinity feels pretty stable in softer snow. When it gets harder it can feel a little loose between the feet for one footing and flat basing. It kind of wants to auto spin on you in harder conditions. That can be a bit annoying, but if you keep it on edge it will be ok. It’s very forgiving and offers a pretty fun all mountain ride. It can cruise the groomers and float really well in powder. Despite the semi-stable ride between the feet, it has a pretty damp almost rubbery feel underfoot. This is is unique to Never Summer boards.

Turn Initiation and Carving

Easy to turn but it still doesn’t feel totally effortless. The rocker in the middle allows effortless twist of the board to initiate the turn. It seems to like small to medium radius turns. Skidded turns come with minimal effort.

The directional shape and the camber zones under the feet helps with carving (higher edge angle turning with less twist in the board). I found it fun to carve. It isn’t a carve specific board but it is technical and stable enough to carve up some groomers. It has great energy out of the turn that comes from those positive camber zones under the feet.

The Infinity does well at medium to faster speeds. But you can also take it slower if needed and the response is there.

Powder

The float is very effortless and easy for a board of its shape and size. It does well for being a directional twin board. The rocker in between the feet helps keep the nose up in softer snow and the somewhat directional shape helps too.

If you want to set the bindings back on a powder day, the 145 has a maximum of 2.25″ of set back on board with a 20.5″ stance width.

Steeps

I enjoyed riding this board in steeps. It is quick to turn, offers stability in the bumpy snow and at higher speeds, and it has a nice edge hold.

Edge Hold

The Infinity did hold an edge quite well without grabbing too much.  It had the ability to hold an edge on hard pack days.  It wouldn’t be ideal for the ice coast. But will do well in most conditions sane people consider worth riding in.

Off Piste / Trees

It is quick to turn and maneuverable, so it handles well in off piste terrain, through bumps and in trees. It isn’t a hard charging board so it does want to turn through choppy snow conditions. The Infinity has a nice reliable feel when riding off piste.

Jibbing

It runs a little longer and rides stiffer than a good jib board should but it is not completely unforgiving either.  If you want to hit a box or bonk it should be fine but it’s no jib specialist.Switch:

Switch

This is a directional twin board but not a twin.  The contact of the nose and tail is minimal and that helps the Infinity ride better switch than a cambered version.  There is still a difference between regular and switch but you get used to it over time.

Pipe

It has enough edge hold and speed to climb a big pipe. But at the same time the hybrid rocker shape will help you land when you come back down.  It’s a really fun ride here but it’s more aggressive riders might want a little more drive from wall to wall. For most, it will inspire confidence in the pipe despite it running a little larger than a dedicated pipe board.

Jumps

It’s got a reasonably good pop for an ollie and when the stance is centered can land well switch.

Overall

The Never Summer Infinity is a good choice for anyone looking to get a do everything board and want’s a directional twin that feels very consistent all over the mountain. It is friendly enough for those riders just starting to tackle intermediate terrain, and has enough stability and technical ability for more advanced riders as well.

 
Never Summer Infinity Past Reviews

2021

The Never Summer Infinity is a good choice for a women’s hybrid rocker all mountain board.  It comes with Never Summer’s original rocker camber profile, a 5/10 flex on the NS scale, and a sintered base.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews.  We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average rider’s perspective.

The 2020 season ended quite abruptly, so I wasn’t able to get all the time that I was expecting on the Infinity. I could only ride it in off piste conditions since all the resorts closed at the time I had the board. So this review is from what I experienced during those days, and also from previous Infinity experiences from past seasons.

On Snow Feel: The Infinity feels pretty stable in softer snow. When it gets harder it can feel a little loose between the feet for one footing and flat basing. It kind of wants to auto spin on you in harder conditions. That can be a bit annoying, but if you keep it on edge it will be ok. It’s very forgiving and offers a pretty fun all mountain ride. It can cruise the groomers and float really well in powder. Despite the semi-stable ride between the feet, it has a pretty damp almost rubbery feel underfoot. This is is unique to Never Summer boards.

Turn Initiation and Carving: Easy to turn but it still doesn’t feel totally effortless. The Infinity seemed to be a little washy when making a skidded turn but it’s pretty easy to do so. When throwing out a harder carve or wide radius turn, it’s missing a little something that makes it great. But the tip/tail don’t give out unless you really put some hard carving weight into the board.  The Infinity turns better if you get your knees out more towards the tip and tail like you are more in a Gorilla stance. That way there is more pressure on the tip/tail. This way you can engage the camber in the tip/tail and it turns a little better.  If you ride more with your knees in like a surfer, then it’s more washy and less fun to turn.

Powder: There are so few powder days in a season so it’s hard to get out on every board when it’s deep. We had many days with not much over a foot but finally had some deep days.  The float is very effortless and easy for a board of its shape and size. When setting the stance all the way back on board you can get 4″ of good directional float that will really relieve your back leg.  It’s not a dedicated powder board but when set back all the way it’s got some good directional surfy float.

The Infinity is pretty quick and easy in trees and not bad on a wide-open face. It’s pretty close to the Aura but we would say is just a bit better due to the mellower camber and a .25″ extra set back on board. This is more like a 3.75 out of 5 where the Aura is a true 3.5 out of 5.

Speed: The tip/tail do bounce a bit but the board is pretty damp. It doesn’t feel like the tip/tail are sending that chatter throughout the entire board.

Uneven Terrain: The Infinity can handle uneven end of the day snow very well. It’s got some kind of dampening system that is pretty good at speed. But it is still mellow enough to handle bumpy snow at the end of the day.

Approximate Weight–  The Never Summer Infinity is on the heavy side of normal like all Never Summer boards.  However, they are one of the only companies that have a 3-year warranty. So it’s worth a little extra pressure on your leg when riding the chair.  They are very well made.

Edge Hold: The Infinity did hold an edge quite well without grabbing too much.  It had the ability to hold an edge on hard pack days.  It wouldn’t be ideal for the ice coast. But will do well in most conditions sane people consider worth riding in.

Flex: Right there in the middle flex wise but the rocker and camber profile offers a pretty easy ride to butter and press compared to some All Mountain boards.  You can get the board to flex past the camber profile and that’s just fine. There is also a little return/spring out of the tip and tail that gives the board a more lively feel than continuous rocker.

Jibbing– It runs a little longer and rides stiffer than a good jib board should but it is not completely unforgiving either.  If you want to hit a box or bonk it should be fine but it’s no jib specialist.

Switch:  This is a twinish board but not a twin.  The contact of the nose and tail is minimal and that helps the Infinity ride better switch than a cambered version.  There is still a difference between regular and switch but you get used to it over time.

Pipe: It has enough edge hold and speed to climb a big pipe. But at the same time the hybrid rocker shape will help you land when you come back down.  It’s a really fun ride here but it’s more aggressive riders might want a little more drive from wall to wall. For most, it will inspire confidence in the pipe despite it running a little larger than a dedicated pipe board.

Jumps: It’s got a reasonably good pop for an ollie and when the stance is centered can land well switch.

All in all, this is a good choice for anyone looking to get a do everything board and want’s something a little more twinish. It does nothing really well but it does everything pretty good and that’s all you can ask for out of an all mountain board.

We have ridden the 2010-2014 models. The newer the year it seems just a bit better flat basing on hard pack or one footing off the chair.  Maybe we are getting use to hybrid rocker but it seems like things have changes. This is one of our favorite all mountain rocker snowboards.

2018-2019

 

The Never Summer Infinity is a good choice for a women’s hybrid rocker all mountain board. We are a little more partial to the Raven these days but it’s still a good board for doing a little of everything. Not much has changed over the last few years. Other than a few minor tweaks, 2019 Never Summer Infinity has remained pretty much the same as 2018. So the review still stands.

Ethics Statement: We don’t get paid by the manufacturer to write these reviews. We do make money from the “Where To Buy” links, but this is our best attempt at an honest and objective review from an average rider’s perspective.

We took the twinish set back Never Summer Infinity in powder, groomers, trees, the park and steeps. The Infinity handled everything well but nothing amazing either.

On Snow Feel: The Infinity feels pretty stable in softer snow. When it gets harder it can feel a little loose between the feet for one footing and flat basing. It kind of wants to auto spin on you in harder conditions. That can be a bit annoying, but if you keep it on edge it will be ok. It’s very forgiving and offers a pretty fun all mountain ride. It can cruise the groomers and float really well in powder. Despite the semi-stable ride between the feet, it has a pretty damp almost rubbery feel underfoot. This is is unique to Never Summer boards.

Turn Initiation and Carving: Easy to turn but it still doesn’t feel totally effortless. The Infinity seemed to be a little washy when making a skidded turn but it’s pretty easy to do so. When throwing out a harder carve or wide radius turn, it’s missing a little something that makes it great. But the tip/tail don’t give out unless you really put some hard carving weight into the board. The Infinity turns better if you get your knees out more towards the tip and tail like you are more in a Gorilla stance. That way there is more pressure on the tip/tail. This way you can engage the camber in the tip/tail and it turns a little better. If you ride more with your knees in like a surfer, then it’s more washy and less fun to turn.

Powder: There are so few powder days in a season so it’s hard to get out on every board when it’s deep. We had many days with not much over a foot but finally had some deep days. The float is very effortless and easy for a board of its shape and size. When setting the stance all the way back on board you can get 4″ of good directional float that will really relieve your back leg. It’s not a dedicated powder board but when set back all the way it’s got some good directional surfy float.

The Infinity is pretty quick and easy in trees and not bad on a wide-open face. It’s pretty close to the Aura but we would say is just a bit better due to the mellower camber and a .25″ extra set back on board. This is more like a 3.75 out of 5 where the Aura is a true 3.5 out of 5.

Speed: The tip/tail do bounce a bit but the board is pretty damp. It doesn’t feel like the tip/tail are sending that chatter throughout the entire board.

Uneven Terrain: The Infinity can handle uneven end of the day snow very well. It’s got some kind of dampening system that is pretty good at speed. But it is still mellow enough to handle bumpy snow at the end of the day.

Approximate Weight– The Never Summer Infinity is on the heavy side of normal like all Never Summer boards. However, they are one of the only companies that have a 3-year warranty. So it’s worth a little extra pressure on your leg when riding the chair. They are very well made.

Edge Hold: The Infinity did hold an edge quite well without grabbing too much. It had the ability to hold an edge on hardpack days. It wouldn’t be ideal for the ice coast but will do well in most conditions sane people consider worth riding in.

Flex: Right there in the middle flex wise but the rocker and camber profile offers a pretty easy ride to butter and press compared to some All Mountain boards. You can get the board to flex past the camber profile and that’s just fine. There is also a little return/spring out of the tip and tail that gives the board a more lively feel than continuous rocker.

Jibbing– It runs a little longer and rides stiffer than a good jib board should but it is not completely unforgiving either. If you want to hit a box or bonk it should be fine but it’s no jib specialist.

Switch: This is a twinish board but not a twin. The contact of the nose and tail is minimal and that helps the Infinity ride better switch than a cambered version. There is still a difference between regular and switch but you get used to it over time.

Pipe: It has enough edge hold and speed to climb a big pipe but at the same time the hybrid rocker shape will help you land when you come back down. It’s a really fun ride here but it’s more aggressive riders might want a little more drive from wall to wall. For most, it will inspire confidence in the pipe despite it running a little larger than a dedicated pipe board.

Jumps: It’s got a reasonably good pop for an ollie and when the stance is centered can land well switch.

All in all, this is a good choice for anyone looking to get a do everything board and want’s something a little more twinish and mellow than the Raven. It does nothing really well but it does everything pretty good and that’s all you can ask for out of an all mountain board.

 
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