Hello and welcome to my Never Summer Infinity snowboard review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Infinity as an all-mountain snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the Infinity a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other women's all-mountain snowboards.
Board: Never Summer Infinity
Flex Rating: Medium (5/10)
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium-Soft (4/10)
Rating Score: 84.8/100
Compared to other Women’s All-Mountain Boards
Out of the 21 women’s all-mountain snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the Infinity’s Specs
Check out the tables for the Infinity’s specs and available sizes.
Setback 12.5mm (0.5")
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
* the 2022 model saw the 147 and 149 replaced with a 148
Who is the Infinity Most Suited To?
The Infinity is great for anyone looking for a one board quiver to do it all, anywhere on the mountain. And one that is easy to ride and not too stiff. It can handle the park, powder, trees and groomers with equal aplomb.
Whilst not an out and out beginner board, the Infinity is a great board for a high-level beginner or low-end intermediate rider who wants a board that will still progress with them as they become a more advanced rider.
The Infinity in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the Infinity is capable of.
Board: Never Summer Infinity 2020, 149cm (236mm waist width)
Date: April 14, 2019
Conditions: Great vis first thing but started closing in and then snowing 10:30. Then on and off throughout the day. But vis was never terrible – in patches good and in patches OK.
Groomers were quite smooth and fast, especially compared to the day before, which was nice.
Nothing crazy in terms of fresh snow, but 1cm (0.5") overnight and few more than that in the days leading up - some fresh patches still to be found.
Relatively cold with a little wind, but not much - wind not as strong and not quite as cold as the day before. -4 with wind. Still pretty cold for April 14th!
Bindings angles: +15/-12
Stance width: 500mm (19.7″)
Stance Setback: Setback 12.5mm (0.5")
Rider Height: 5"6" (168cm)
Rider Weight: 130lbs (59kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US8.5 Ride Hera
Bindings Used: NOW Vetta, Small
It has a bit of a setback and a longer nose than tail. It also has quite a bit of rocker in the profiles - all things that point to good float in powder. It's not overly directional and there's no taper, so it was never going to be a powder monster.
In the patches of powder on offer, Ashly said that it felt like it floated a little easier than her board (GNU Gloss).
Carving & Turning
Carving: It's not a hard carver, but it can carve and it's great for regular turns. Ashly felt that she had more control of carves and turns on the Infinity vs her board.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Really nimble at slow speeds, and nice and maneuverable in trees.
Overall edge-to-edge speeds: Felt more like a slow speed board, but was still quick edge-to-edge at reasonable speeds.
Skidded Turns: Easy to skid turns on - and forgiving of errors. Ashly said it didn't feel catchy in the slightest.
Could handle speed up to a certain extent, but at a certain speed it started to feel a bit squirelly. Similar feeling at speed to the GNU Gloss, according to Ashly.
Could handle uneven terrain well - nice and nimble for getting around bumps, absorbed pretty well over bumps and through crud.
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Overall Ashly really enjoyed the Infinity for jumps. She preferred it to the Gloss. Whilst she felt it had about the same or maybe slightly less in terms of pop vs the gloss, she said it felt more controlled in the air and more stable for landings and approaches.
More for smaller jumps than big ones, but also great for little side-hits, being nice and nimble. A little more pop would help to make it better for jumps, but overall really good.
Feels close to the same in both directions. It does have that little bit of setback and a slightly longer nose (though the latter only affects the board outside the contact points).
Good for landing and taking off switch and Ashly found the board easy to get around. Could use a little more pop - but otherwise, apart from not being a twin, great for spins.
Decent without being great.
Ashly felt the Infinity was harder to butter than her board and was mildly stiffer overall both in hand and on snow. But a little better than mid-level for buttering.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall a very versatile board with no real weaknesses. Doesn't overly excel anywhere either, but if you're looking for a versatile one-board quiver, and want one that's more playful than precise and a more surfy feel, then the Infinity is a great option.
Also great for a high-end beginner/low-end intermediate looking for a board that will help with progression now, but that they won't grow out of too quickly.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the Infinity, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to check out some other women's all-mountain snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the Infinity compares to women's other all-mountain snowboards, then check out the next link.
Hey Nate, I am looking to buy a new snowboard. I have a Salomon Wonder 139 right now. I am looking for a board that will help advance to the next level. I would say I am intermediate Rider.
Mostly groomers. I am 5 feet tall, 110 pounds & size 6 Van’s boots. Do you have any suggestions on boards for me? I am also looking for a board the holds a good edge in icy conditions.
Thanks for your message.
Are you looking for a more advanced board. Or do you feel the Wonder is a too advanced and slowing your progress?
The Salomon Wonder, IMO, is a relatively advanced board. It’s at a good price point, but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a beginner boards. It’s mid-flex and the camber profile has a decent amount of camber in there (think the 2020 model got more mellow in terms of the camber profile, but I’m guessing that you have an older model). So, not saying not to look for a new board, if you feel the Wonder isn’t doing it for you anymore, but just don’t feel like you need to upgrade, just because it’s a lower cost board, if that makes sense. I would say the Infinity is a more mellow board (it’s softer flexing and probably a more mellow camber profile overall).
If you were looking for a more advanced board and wanted to go all-mountain, then something like the following:
>>My Top 6 Women’s All-Mountain Snowboards
Within that I would look at the Burton Feelgood, Arbor Swoon Camber, Jones Twin Sister or Yes Hel Yes. The others in that list are more mellow than the Wonder, IMO.
Or if you were thinking freeride board, you could look at:
>>My Top 5 Women’s Freeride Snowboards
But if you feel like you need something more playful and a little easier to ride, because you feel that the Wonder isn’t playful enough, then something like the Infinity is one of the best intermediate boards around, IMO. Other options that fit that bill:
>>Top 10 Women’s Intermediate Snowboards
Size-wise, I think something in that 138, 139 range is a good size for your specs, so I’d probably to stick to around that size.
Hope this helps