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Infinity New Deal 9,6 x 31
« on: March 16, 2023, 08:19:32 AM »
Wondering if anyone has one and can give some feedback on whether itís a loose board for its size, whether you need to be over the fins, stability, weight and if it works in slack waves as well as bigger stuff. Thanks.

Oh, and how domed is the deck?
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Re: Infinity New Deal 9,6 x 31
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2023, 10:35:59 AM »
My two cents: I have one. I surf it mainly on longboard friendly rollers. I like a reactive board that can turn from the middle.  The 9'6 New Deal works that way. I'm happy. It is more reactive when you get back on the tail, but I tend not to walk around on boards so I'm not your best source on that.  Is it loose? It can be. Especially relative to its size.  Check out some videos on line and it will give you a sense.  And it has a 10" center fin box so you can control looseness somewhat by moving fin forward (and fin selection generally). Another impression is that it is fast. Stability wise it's totally fine, but I wouldn't say that it is especially stable.  It begins with inherent stability from its general longboard shape, but then its light weight, shaped bottom maybe (double concave) and domed deck and rails contribute to a more performance character.  Weight - very light. Domed deck? Yes, but not objectionable. I prefer a flat deck, but this is fine. It's technically domed, but the standing area is relatively flatter, and then the curve accentuates near the edges down to the rails. I like the board. The build quality is outstanding.     
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Re: Infinity New Deal 9,6 x 31
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2023, 11:24:12 AM »
My two cents: I have one. I surf it mainly on longboard friendly rollers. I like a reactive board that can turn from the middle.  The 9'6 New Deal works that way. I'm happy. It is more reactive when you get back on the tail, but I tend not to walk around on boards so I'm not your best source on that.  Is it loose? It can be. Especially relative to its size.  Check out some videos on line and it will give you a sense.  And it has a 10" center fin box so you can control looseness somewhat by moving fin forward (and fin selection generally). Another impression is that it is fast. Stability wise it's totally fine, but I wouldn't say that it is especially stable.  It begins with inherent stability from its general longboard shape, but then its light weight, shaped bottom maybe (double concave) and domed deck and rails contribute to a more performance character.  Weight - very light. Domed deck? Yes, but not objectionable. I prefer a flat deck, but this is fine. It's technically domed, but the standing area is relatively flatter, and then the curve accentuates near the edges down to the rails. I like the board. The build quality is outstanding.     

Thanks thatís really useful information. I sometimes find it hard to judge the rocker on itÖ.has it got decent nose kick to handle a few later drops? It looks like the nose isnít as big as some longboard shapes which is a good thing.

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Re: Infinity New Deal 9,6 x 31
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2023, 12:48:08 PM »
It definitely has some nose rocker designed in. I have my fair share of late drops and have never thought of this board as a problem that way. You're right too that the nose shape is pulled in somewhat from a traditional longboard nose. Dana Point Infinity has one they rent out. You could check mine if you're ever in Seattle.   
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Re: Infinity New Deal 9,6 x 31
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2023, 01:58:14 PM »
It definitely has some nose rocker designed in. I have my fair share of late drops and have never thought of this board as a problem that way. You're right too that the nose shape is pulled in somewhat from a traditional longboard nose. Dana Point Infinity has one they rent out. You could check mine if you're ever in Seattle.   

CheersÖgood to hear. Thanks

 


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