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Created by northy1 26 days ago, 22 Apr 2021
northy1
293 posts
22 Apr 2021 6:28AM
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..anyone riding these?

im currently on a JP surf pro 8'10 x 30 x 128 liter (in a 90kg + 5mm wetty and boots etc, in Wales, UK)

Looking at the Infinity range...any thoughts on B-line Vs Blurr?
That super pointy nose on Blurr makes me think it will be a little too performance (read unstable) for me and the less than perfect conditions we get....beach breaks 2-5+ ft....typically chest high id say. That leads me to the B-line....is this more stable?

Any thoughts on how it will compare to my JP?

And should i go 8'5" x 30" x 114.5L or keeo it safe and go 8'8" x 31" x 125.5L

needs to cover all conditions rather than glass

Thanks a lot!northy

Nugdam
QLD, 579 posts
22 Apr 2021 1:58PM
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northy1 said..
..anyone riding these?

im currently on a JP surf pro 8'10 x 30 x 128 liter (in a 90kg + 5mm wetty and boots etc, in Wales, UK)

Looking at the Infinity range...any thoughts on B-line Vs Blurr?
That super pointy nose on Blurr makes me think it will be a little too performance (read unstable) for me and the less than perfect conditions we get....beach breaks 2-5+ ft....typically chest high id say. That leads me to the B-line....is this more stable?

Any thoughts on how it will compare to my JP?

And should i go 8'5" x 30" x 114.5L or keeo it safe and go 8'8" x 31" x 125.5L

needs to cover all conditions rather than glass

Thanks a lot!northy


I'd step down and go the 115L board.

I've never ridden them before but natural progression would be leaning towards something a bit smaller as an upgrade.

Dash
NSW, 43 posts
22 Apr 2021 4:46PM
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Never ridden the Blurr so can't comment on that compared to the b-line.

However I have just gone from an 8'6 JP pro to an 8'5 b-line. only had 2 surfs on the b-line but initial impression is the b-line is a fair bit more stable. Last surf was messy with lots of water moving around but I was easily as comfortable as I would have been on the JP, if not more comfortable. The shape of the b-line has a lot to do with that.

So I'd definitely go for the 8'5 b-line from an 8'10 JP pro.

Nerdburger
NSW, 243 posts
23 Apr 2021 3:34AM
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G'day,

I had an 8'6" JP pro (113 L), now on a infinity blur V2 8'5" (121L). Both are fantastic boards. Both proper performance shapes that suit all round conditions. The blur V2 is wider with more litres, so not a direct comparison, I'm on the hunt for the blur v2 8'2" 109L version for my next board.
I'm 92/95 kgs, and surf from 1-2 ft to 6-8 ft beaches and points. I rate both boards, the infinity's are expensive in Australia $2800 plus, but a killer construction, light, strong and great deck grip and fins. The step rails and tails of the blur V2 help stability for this gunny surf shape. The infinity web site explains both boards, with the bline with more stability, quad and wide tail, but still all round surf shape, slightly more tomo/fish design.
The blur V2 step rails, thruster, round pin with a flyers. I've tried both, and prefer the blur V2 but that suits my style. I rate all 3 boards including the JP ( lI have JP windsurf wave boards and they are awesome as well), they each are different, but finding the best size in the ranges that suit your skills and conditions. Best of luck, my vote 115 L for your weight and conditions and the blur V2 or the bline. The bline is more stable for give volume, but not by much, the blur V2 has step rails, and surfs more closely to the JP pro than the bline shape. All the best ??

Nerdburger
NSW, 243 posts
23 Apr 2021 6:01AM
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northy1
293 posts
23 Apr 2021 4:31PM
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Thanks Nerdburger - i cant demo so got to decide on paper B-line vs Blurr2 Vs RNB. How do they perform differently for the avg joe?

Nerdburger
NSW, 243 posts
25 Apr 2021 8:16AM
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Never ridden the RND, version. Only the bline and blue V2, I didn't demo, before purchase, just looked at the shapes / dimensions and took a punt.
Dave describes them both on the infinity web site, definitely worth a lock. Maybe an email, outline what you want, conditions etc and he can recommend you the sups that best suits ?
I believe now they might be hard to get in Australia now, and may have to consider an overseas purchase now, if you really what one, until someone else takes them on. Sorry just check your UK location so I'm sure you can get boards locally ??
Buying from the USA direct, custom or production models, would be cool, I think the price could be scary by the time it's landed.

Failing the above, plenty of other great brands to consider SMIK, Sonova, JP, Fanatic, SB, etc for pro models. All the best.

Supnorte
237 posts
25 Apr 2021 8:18PM
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I'm the Portuguese distributor for Infinity and I can give you my insight on those models.

I already owned a B-line 7'11 x 27" (85 L), and I have for the past 2 years a Blurr V2 7'8 x 25.5" (79 l). I also had surfed a few times the Blurr 7'11 x 27.5" (90 L) and the RNB 8.2 x 30 (115 L).

Here is how I categorize the Infinity Range. Imagine a shortboard performnace board in one end (the Blurr would be equivalent) and a Tomo board on the other end (like a Hypernut).

In between those two boards sit the B-Line and the RNB. The RNB is the board between a Tomo and the B-Line, with a compact design, paralellel rails (but not all the way), wide tail and low rocker.

The B-Line sits between the RNB and the Blurr (with still some features of the RNB, like parallel rails through the middle of the board, but with a more pulled-in nose and tail, thinner rails and more rocker).

The Blurr v2 is like a big shortboard. Thin rails, puuled-in nose and all the features of a shortboard.

How do they perform and which board is more suitable for what conditions or riders?

The RNB is a great for small waves or short period waves (I have Dutch customer that has one and calls it the Dutch board, and he also has a Blurr for his trips in Portugal and calls it the Portuguese board) and for someone looking for extra stability (thse boards are really super-stable). They are fast on fat smusshy waves and they like to tail slide. I laso surfed it in hollow waves and had to get used to it (fortunatly it only took me a few waves) because of the low rocker on late drops.

The B-Line is a high performance board (Giorgio Gomez signature board and also Izzi Gomez favorite board). It's fast, snappy and explosive. It was the first SUP board that really felt like a shortboard under my feet (with SUPs you tend to feel the extra volume and bulky rails while surfing). It's great for all sorts of conditions, fromm small waves unperfect waves to the bigger perfect ones. But I would say that it's a board made for medium-sized beach breaks. It's also a very stable board (I went from a previous 95 L to a 85 L with no problem).

Now, the Blurr. My favorite board ever. Although theoretically the B-Line is a more stable board, I find the Blurr as stable as the B-line (size by size, volume for volume). I think the main reasons are the step-in rails and the tail. I'm a few kilos heavier than I were when I had the 85 L B-Line I'm riding a lower volume board.
In terms of performance, the Blurr is like a shortboard. Compared to the B-line you have more control in turns (that tail is magic on bottom-turns), even better rail-to-rail performance (due to the thinner rails) and more forgiving after hitting the lip; since the nose is very thin, I can hit the lip on a closeout and make it, because the nose won't catch the water.
The Blurr is made for perfect waves: pointbreaks, hollow waves, etc, but it still surf greats on small waves.

Just a few notes about the construction. I had a B-Line for two years, and when I sold it it was almost brand new. No scratches, dings, paint problems, etc. Construction is bomber and very light. I now have a Blurr for two years and it looks like a few weeks old also (but I haven't been SUP surfing as much now, since I started foiling and wingfoiling). Also, you can feel the flex/coil of a regular surfboard, it's not like a stiff SUP board. When I doing a bottom-turn I can feel the energy compressing and releasing afterwards in a turn.

Antho
VIC, 503 posts
26 Apr 2021 9:16AM
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Supnorte summarised the qualities of the different Infinity boards excellently. I have owned the BLine and currently have the Blurr V2 as well as a New Deal 10'x29", a 14'x23" Whiplash and a 12'6" Whiplash. I love the Blurr as it is fast and as Supnorte said it is also a very forgiving board. If you ride in choppy or unsettled surf I would advise you to get the 8'8", you will love it!




northy1
293 posts
26 Apr 2021 9:24PM
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Thanks for all the fantastic feedback - brilliant!
I think i will go for the b-line (im thinking 115 8'5), as we dont get perfect waves all the time...always a bit of wind and chop and quite often the waves can "back off" and be a little fat so i guess the lower rocker than the blurr would be useful..but still handle decent head high+ days.PS
im not the most nimble of surfer (years of windsurfing being locked in to straps) - does the B-line need you to keep standing back and forth, or once on a wave (jump from parallel to surf stance) you can kinda fix your feet into position?

Kisutch
35 posts
27 Apr 2021 4:06AM
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I think the 2020 supboardermag vid review of B-line discusses foot position/turning relative to other boards, in case you haven't seen it


Souwester
WA, 1189 posts
27 Apr 2021 8:01AM
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Infinity are just pure board porn

Keep the pics coming ha ha

northy1
293 posts
4 May 2021 5:58AM
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thanks for all the comments so far.

After doing a bit more research (inc sup boarder pro -excellent btw) i think i might do a uturn and get a Blurr v2 !

ive just gotta decide between the 8'2" x 30" x 1115L or the 8'5" x 30.5" x 121L
My 8'10 JP is 30" (128 litre) so im thinking to risk / push myself to the smalller 115 (im 90kg...but 8 mths a year in 5mm suit and boots etc...4 mths in 3mm suit...always in rubber hehe)

My alternative is a JP 8'6 (115, 113litres x 29.1 inch wide)...i guess from the dims and what ive heard about the shape, the b-line might be slightly more stable?

i can buy the Infinity or JP in UK for about the same money (2900 AUD) - expensive none the less
(or i can potentially save myself ?400 GBP = 700 AUD and get the older 2020 JP ex demo)

Cheers!

josc
QLD, 38 posts
4 May 2021 8:17AM
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Go the infinity there so stable you will be able to drop in size with ease and tuff as


cbigsup
451 posts
4 May 2021 9:35AM
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I owned a BlurrV2 8'5. Felt like a short board. Light, bomber, pulled in nose. Was not the best in chop. In juicier Northern NE it was sweet.
My suspicion is the B-line with the jet tail, and a slightly wider nose would be slightly more stable, but still rip.
I sold my V2 before moving south.
A B-line I would have kept. Maybe..
Portuguese distributor gave a great description of the differences IMHO.
Happy hunting!

northy1
293 posts
6 May 2021 4:22AM
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Ive opted for / ordered the 8'2 115 Blurr v2...hope its not too small or need too perfect conditions..but i guess i have a 8'2 x32" 123 liter starboard widepoint and JP Surf 128, 8'10 x 30" i can fall back on. Will post again in a couple of weeks when ive got the board (i) in the garden (ii) on the water for its maiden voyage!

Kisutch
35 posts
6 May 2021 6:07AM
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I'm excited to hear how it goes, good luck!



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