Snowboard Review: 08-09 Flow Infinite
11 Mar, 2008
Location: Keystone, Colorado
Snow Conditions: Snowing with hard groomed to packed powder conditions on the runs.
Setup: I rode the Flow Infinite with the Flow Essence bindings and my Vans Omni Focus boots.
First Impression: Lets see how this Flow does…already stoked on every flow I’ve rode so far and definitely hoping they keep up the good work of making solid boards. Oh yes and I remember trying to figure out about the naked chick on the board, the graphics are sweet and you can see Titty or at least that’s what I kept telling the rep.
Weight: lighter than average weight
Flex: It was definitely a medium to stiffer flexing board. Definitely perfect flex for riding pipe and freeriding with while offering some good freestyle characteristics.
Turning: The infinite has really quick response from edge to edge. It takes the slightest movements and your already carving up the mountain. I had no problems with initiating each turn on the board with the DT sidecut as it does put you into the carve quick but then mellows out so you can really arc each carve on it. Took a little bit to get used to but in quick situations where a sharp turn was needed, it saved my ass.
Stable: I found the Infinite really stable on the hard packed groomers but when I took it into choppier terrain it wasn’t as stable. When really bombing with it down the slope, didn’t feel as confident on it at higher speeds. It did hold an edge on the ice very well, no slipping or washing out with it.
Pop: When I rode it in the pipe, I was caught by surprise by the pop but definitely liked it. More pop than I was expecting.
Switch: It’s a directional freestyle board but still rode fine switch. I remember taking it a lot faster riding switch with the infinite and it was fine on the mountain.
Pipe: Risto rides pipe and the infinite is his board so of course it rides fine in the pipe. Definitely a fun board to take in the pipe.
Overall Impression: I really liked the infinite especially when riding pipe with it. I probably wouldn’t take it to higher speeds or more aggressive terrain but for everyday groomers it rode fine. Really quick response and carved very well.
Shay’s Honesty Box: People need to try flow boards more often…they get ignored for cooler brands. In the choppy stuff, I didn’t like how it handled but on groomers and in pipe, it rocked.