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Infinity RNB

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Created by Souwester A week ago, 13 May 2018
Souwester
WA, 878 posts
13 May 2018 9:08PM
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Just got my hand on one of these bad boys, keen to get it wet but looks like Huey is playing funny buggers with me during my window of opportunity later in the week.

Anyone ridden one of these? Looks bloody fast!

This is a fair step down from the 9'5 ECS Wideboy I have been riding lately, loved the feel of quad fins so have stuck with it on this SUP.

Seeing how far I can push it - will follow this up once I have ridden it a few times.

Started on a 10'4 Jimmy Lewis, then onto a 10ft Vex, then a 9'5 Wideboy and now this weapon...

8'8 x 32 - 143L, my first sub 9ft




Frothn
17 posts
14 May 2018 12:15PM
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Have only heard good things about those boards and they look unreal. How many Kgs are ya ? I reckon that board will feel big pretty quick maybe should have gone down another size ?

Souwester
WA, 878 posts
14 May 2018 2:10PM
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85kg's atm, its nice and wide and looks to carry the thickness a long way hence the literate I guess.

Fingers crossed it goes as good as it looks

Frothn
17 posts
14 May 2018 3:29PM
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I have no doubt it will be good, I guess you don't want to go too small too quick but for your weight you could have easily went down to the 8,5 or even the 8,2 by 30. Still plenty of float and would only take a session or 2, too get used to it ???? love to hear how it goes for ya. What's your fin set up ?

Rossall
WA, 482 posts
14 May 2018 10:40PM
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I have a few mates on the RNB's and they all love them, bullet proof construction and great design.

Phil

tightlines
WA, 3081 posts
14 May 2018 11:19PM
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Sweet looking board, haven't tried an RNB but tried the B Line and was impressed, you're going to love it.

As others have said though you could easily have gone smaller, at 90kegs I would go the 8'2 if I was going to get one, however, there is a lot to be said for comfort.

cbigsup
190 posts
15 May 2018 8:07AM
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Just recently became the proud owner of an Infinity RNB 8'5" Production board.

Installed some controller style quad fins and have had several sessions in very cold water and heavy rubber.
So far so good. Stable as a Dory, fast, and it turns top to bottom well. More later when I have more time on it!??????


Souwester
WA, 878 posts
15 May 2018 7:53PM
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Sounds like I am onto a winner guys - really frothing to get waves on it now.

Comfort plays a big factor in the size of my boards, have always preferred comfort over performance to a degree

In saying always look forward to trying something new or different.

it is bloody light thats for sure and just has that look of a fun board to surf.

805StandUp
46 posts
16 May 2018 5:17AM
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Definitely a winner! Great board and you may find yourself downsizing at some point. I weigh the same as you and tried my friend's 8'1x29x100L--super stable with parallel rails but more performance than other tomo-inspired boards because it has a bit more rocker and a more pulled in nose and tail.

Souwester
WA, 878 posts
Sunday , 20 May 2018 8:20PM
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Had my first crack at the Infinity RNB this morning! Small and fast but clean beach break waves with a couple of mates who were on 10'+ boards.

What a bloody cracker of a board, for anyone wanting to step down from a 10' or a 9' something I strongly recommend you consider one of these bad boys.

I was concerned what the 8'8 length would feel like and paddle like coming from a longer board, I should not have worried, with the volume and the width in the right places it paddles like a dream, I really noticed how the low rocker gets you into waves early, I was catching waves mates on the bigger boards were missing - was like shelling peas!

Super fast and responsive on the face, managed a few floaters and also raced through a few rip sections at top speed - quad set up is a winner on this board. Backhand was a bit difficult but keen to dial this in on some longer cleaner waves.

In between the waves it paddles around really well, I didn't want to lose the glide in going down to a smaller board, the wider nose even allowed some trimming on the face with feet up on the nose. The extent of the grip on the deck is spot on allowing some weight up front when paddling into smaller waves.

Super keen to keep trying this board in different waves, have a certain reef break in mind that I will be keen to get to and continue the review of this, even better if I could get some video to capture just how much fun this board is. If I had fun in the small beach this morning I predict it will light up in some better waves.

The walk up to the car park was a lot easier on the shoulders and the back as well, this board is extremely light but feels solid.

Absolutely Frothing!

Frothn
17 posts
Monday , 21 May 2018 8:00AM
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Mate sounds like that boards a cracker. Nice work look forward to more reviews as you use it in other waves. Fun how are board can change everything we thought we already knew for the better Haha. Stoked for ya

Souwester
WA, 878 posts
Thursday , 24 May 2018 10:42PM
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The Chop Test - not chopping the board wildly with a paddle but how it handles the chop.

Surfed a dumpy, straight side shore blown out beachy @ dawn this morning - any worry I had about the boards stability were finally put to rest.

Felt really comfortable out there with wobbly peaks, big rips and straight handers.

Must admit I put the board in positions I really shouldn't but what the hell, it is all good fun and when you only get a couple of time slots to surf per week you just go for it a lot more than normal!

The board took some beatings and still looks in perfect condition.

Somehow jagged a couple of clean steep faces and man did it get up and boogey when you gave it a squeeze - genuine hang on for your life moments as it rocketed through some fast sections.

Really Impressed with the versatility of the board so far, Infinity have really nailed this design!

Now for some clean overhead waves with shape...hmmmmm

fester
WA, 286 posts
Friday , 25 May 2018 9:04AM
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Love my 8'2", first demo was in 20knts stable as, you are right quick off the mark.Rory from Next Level SUP the man to see. Enjoy mate

Souwester
WA, 878 posts
Friday , 25 May 2018 12:36PM
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Spot on Fester - Rory @ Next Level SUP stocks the ECS & Infinity boards, paddles etc...

Good for general advice on the sport as well which is good for all the frothers out there like myself!

cbigsup
190 posts
Saturday , 26 May 2018 8:16PM
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The 8'8" winner. The 8'2" winner. My 8'5" is also a WINNAH! That's Boston talk for winner!
Small clean stuff so far. Padfles amazingly well for a shorter board and turns easily from the tail. Am looking forward to some cleaner hollower conditions.
The young guns on their shortboards gave it the thumbs up which is always a good sign. More later when I gots more!

Jersey891
15 posts
Saturday , 26 May 2018 8:59PM
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I had the exact same RNB- 8'8 x 32. Bough it used and ended up selling it- Was a great board but became too much volume for me. Shape was awesome.....stable as a rock. I did have an issue with the fin box- so keep an eye out.

Still ideas kicking around in my head of getting another for choppy days around 125-130l. Have a JP Surf Wide that I use now im not as thrilled with

Jersey891
15 posts
Saturday , 26 May 2018 8:59PM
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I had the exact same RNB- 8'8 x 32. Bough it used and ended up selling it- Was a great board but became too much volume for me. Shape was awesome.....stable as a rock. I did have an issue with the fin box- so keep an eye out.

Still ideas kicking around in my head of getting another for choppy days around 125-130l. Have a JP Surf Wide that I use now im not as thrilled with

Souwester
WA, 878 posts
Saturday , 26 May 2018 9:34PM
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Good to hear everyone else reviews on this board. I love looking forward to dialling in new boards.

Volume is always my friend, I am trying shorter boards for the experience, once I find what my limit is I will be confident with my board choice.

My aim in surfing is to have fun and this board is just bloody fun to surf, put this with the way it looks and feels under the arm when carrying it well... I am achieving my aim!



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