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Infinity blur V2 8'5"

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Created by Nerdburger Two weeks ago, 14 May 2020
Nerdburger
NSW, 196 posts
14 May 2020 6:54PM
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No the best pics, had this for 2 weeks or so, from 1-6ft local beachies. Still getting used to it, but so far, loving it, killer infinity carbon construction, super light, plus flex you can feel, step rails, awesome deck grip, fins and carbon hand grab. I pre ordered from Next level sup, WA, Rory, fantastic to deal with, great service. Happy with my new toy, can't wait to get it dialed in !!??
Perfect complement to my infinity blackfish for down winders and small surf.

ultra glide
NSW, 203 posts
14 May 2020 8:24PM
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Infinitys look so doable.....especially on our coast waves........how wide and how many litres..............maybe wind tomorrow though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......not sup freindly......you sailing off the island or elsewhere

Nerdburger
NSW, 196 posts
14 May 2020 9:26PM
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8.5 x 30.5 and 121L.
looking forward the the windy forecast, either Flat Top woopi or sawty island both great southerly wavesailing spot. Even had a wavesail session this arvo ??

anchorpoint
103 posts
14 May 2020 10:17PM
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Hi nerdburger...i have the exact same one since few months....love it ! The construction is something else...light ..hard as nail but with flex..the deck pad is probably one of the best i saw on the market with F-one ...enjoy!

Supnorte
221 posts
15 May 2020 5:32PM
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Such a great board!

There's also a new size this year (and I already sold a coupleof them): 8.2 x 30 (115 L)

Nerdburger
NSW, 196 posts
15 May 2020 10:25PM
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Wow, I didn't know about that size, that would be ideal for me as the 109L would probably only work for me if I got down to 85/87 kgs !!

frosty1962
SA, 31 posts
19 May 2020 3:29AM
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Hi,what's the price on em?

Nerdburger
NSW, 196 posts
Tuesday , 26 May 2020 11:07PM
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Next level sup, WA - Rory will let ya know, availability and prices ??

northy1
200 posts
Wednesday , 26 May 2020 11:02PM
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they have quite a pulled in tail and nose - how does this translate in terms of stability eg compared to other 120L boards do you think?
What body weight do you think is appropriate for the new 8'3 for an avg joe?

anchorpoint
103 posts
Wednesday , 27 May 2020 1:20AM
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northy1 said..
they have quite a pulled in tail and nose - how does this translate in terms of stability eg compared to other 120L boards do you think?
What body weight do you think is appropriate for the new 8'3 for an avg joe?


Im very confortable on the 8'5x30.5 (121 L) with 90 kgs naked ..i actually think to go down to 8.2 x 30 (115 L) as the 121 liters are really stable for me.. , beside the recessed deck create a low rail that sit in the water (sunova style if that make sense) and create in-build stability..

Nerdburger
NSW, 196 posts
Wednesday , 27 May 2020 4:35AM
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I'm surprised at the stability of the 8'5" 121 litre, I'm 94/96 kgs, I SUP busy waves and 2 river mouths / headlands at my local and have had it out in 15knots plus and super messy conditions no problems at all.
As with anything, it comes down to skills, weight and versatility. It is a wide performance board at 30.5, and the tail isn't pulled in that much in my opinion on this size.
My last board was a 8'6" JP 113 (29 inches width), and was a great all rounder, but struggled a bit with less than ideal conditions.
But my SUP skills have improved when I sold the JP and picked up the 8.5, as I'm been doing heaps of late on my all water race board (infinity blackfish) in all conditions.
I think I could / should SUP the next size down, being the 8'2". Still early days getting used to it, but every session is improving, my back hand turns are good, my front side needs more work dialling in getting more vertical and better rail engagement (dealing with the volume and better foot placement, is needed)
Being a litre more volume than I'm used to it is working for me to surf or sup up to 15/16 knots at my local and then to start wavesailing on my light wind kit (102 JP and Ezzy 5.5) When the wind comes in. ??

northy1
200 posts
Thursday , 28 May 2020 4:42AM
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Thanks Anchorpoint / Nerdburger - pretty insightful! i reckon the new 115 could a good option. Im also considering a smik hipster, spitfire or JP 8'6....i have the 8'10.

Nerdburger
NSW, 196 posts
Thursday , 28 May 2020 9:47AM
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No problems. I've had the JP 8'6", great all round performance short board for the heavier sup'er.
could prob get a 2nd one or even a new one for a good price. The infinity, expensive new. Amazing construction, crazy strong and light. I think the infinity at 115L v jp at 113LWould be more stable, with step rails, slightly larger tail (I think) wider by an inch, would surf pretty close in feeling.
plenty to choose from, great first world problem.??.
Both excellent boards, never ridden a smil though. Best of luck

cantSUPenough
VIC, 1925 posts
Friday , 29 May 2020 11:55PM
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I have the 8'5 Blurr V2 and I am 100 kg (and 6'3). If I have not been supping a lot, or the conditions are not great, I found it a bit too tippy. I need to lose a few kegs...

But when I had it out I loved it. It is so light and manoeuvrable. It is easy to get your foot on the tail and really surf it.

My challenge is I also have the 8'7 Placid. It adds a few liters but also another inch of width - and you really feel it - there is a significant improvement in stability. So, unless the conditions are quite good, I have been choosing the placid.

justaddwater
NSW, 173 posts
Saturday , 30 May 2020 10:42AM
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cantSUPenough said..
I have the 8'5 Blurr V2 and I am 100 kg (and 6'3). If I have not been supping a lot, or the conditions are not great, I found it a bit too tippy. I need to lose a few kegs...

But when I had it out I loved it. It is so light and manoeuvrable. It is easy to get your foot on the tail and really surf it.

My challenge is I also have the 8'7 Placid. It adds a few liters but also another inch of width - and you really feel it - there is a significant improvement in stability. So, unless the conditions are quite good, I have been choosing the placid.


Interesting no one has mentioned $$$ yet !

josc
QLD, 16 posts
Saturday , 30 May 2020 11:58AM
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that's the face you pull when u get the bill

justaddwater
NSW, 173 posts
Yesterday , 30 May 2020 6:05PM
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josc said..
that's the face you pull when u get the bill


cantSUPenough
VIC, 1925 posts
Yesterday , 30 May 2020 8:43PM
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justaddwater said..

cantSUPenough said..
I have the 8'5 Blurr V2 and I am 100 kg (and 6'3). If I have not been supping a lot, or the conditions are not great, I found it a bit too tippy. I need to lose a few kegs...

But when I had it out I loved it. It is so light and manoeuvrable. It is easy to get your foot on the tail and really surf it.

My challenge is I also have the 8'7 Placid. It adds a few liters but also another inch of width - and you really feel it - there is a significant improvement in stability. So, unless the conditions are quite good, I have been choosing the placid.



Interesting no one has mentioned $$$ yet !


Yep, not cheap, but worth it if creates a bigger smile.



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