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Standup Paddleboard Review: Infinity Blackfish

  14 X 23" (270 L)
$2,999
INFINITY-SUP.COM

OUR TAKE:

The crew at Infinity SUP isn't afraid to experiment and their ever-evolving Blackfish is a testament to that. The board maintains its standard traits: a bulbous nose made to plane, a parallel rail outline and a deep concave running out the back resulting in a ride that works on any kind of water. Some tweaks have upped the game in 2017. This is the first production board to offer a twin-fin setup, a single-fin box as well as a forward ventral fin. What does that even mean? You can try the board in different fin configurations and figure out what works for you. We tried the twin with the ventral, a single/ventral combo and just the single. Each one changed the performance drastically. We could write a book on this but we'll just say you need to see what works for you. No matter what fin setup we ran, the board was a planing machine. Once the Blackfish gets up to speed you're in pure skim mode, which makes it a great option for course and surf races. The rounded nose gives the board great sensitivity and allows you to catch any hint of aquatic energy. The parallel rails and slightly recessed deck mean you can go much narrower than your average board. Infinity wanted to make this board faster for flatwater so it is more of an all-around racer than it already was. They succeeded. –Will Taylor

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