For a low budget park/all mountain ski it is good. I used this ski for one season and the only problem i had with them is that the tips and tails did start to delam after a season of park, now these are a ski used for park so i did expect them to get beat up but by the end of the season I could almost stick a finger in between the layers on the nose. These skis did last me an entire season though which is great for a low budget park ski and when i purchased them i was not expecting much more.
The ski performed very well in the park, as a light guy i found that it was not to stiff but also not to soft a good blend. This ski worked great for playing around, buttering, jumps and rails and had a good swing weight.
Overall if you are looking for a ski that is a high quality low budget park ski that you may grow out of after a season or only plan on using them for a season or two then this is the ski for you.
I've amassed about 15 days on these skis, and to put it shortly, I'm sending them in for warranty. Before I get into that, let me tell you about some of the pros of this ski. It's super poppy, so you can easily ollie slow signs and nollie rollers to impress the females. It's pretty buttery as well if you're trying to get down like Jossi or LSM. The skis are exceptionally light as well, I can spin off of anything.
I purchased the skis from Evo for a steal earlier in the 14/15 season and waited until the new year to mount them (so the snow would cover a little more of Mt. Hood- it didn't). After two days on them, I had eight hairline edge cracks on one ski and six on the other. I detuned my edges a ton before taking them to the park, so this was a shocker to me. I don't ski particularly hard, so this left me pretty unimpressed with the edges. I've put about 13 more days on them since then, and the cracks have definitely progressed, but still no edge has came out.
My biggest problem with this ski is the tip delamination. After only six days, I noticed the edge and base separating on one tip. I realize that they are a pretty price point ski, but lets be real here, no ski should delaminate after just six days. The rivets in the tip were holding things together at first, but since they merely protrude through the base and do not wrap around it, the base has delaminated past the rivets. I've heard of this happening to a lot of people with the same ski, and their warranties have all been successful, so I am hoping mine will be as well.
Hopefully Atomic has addressed the delamination problem for 2016, as even the 2015 Infamous have the same problem (you can see Keefer's duct taped 2015 Infamous tip in the first Coterie edit). Other than the obvious durability issues, the Infamous is a fun and cheap ski. However, I would not recommend it until Atomic has worked out the issues.
*Purchased from EVO in mid-late 2014*
This ski has changed a lot my skiing in past weeks. I thought my old line tc skis were good but they are nothing compared to these.
First time is skied with infamous i was surprised how well a twintip can carve. It was totally new for me. I could push them as hard as i wanted and they hold back and turned like a gs ski. I thought infamous was a jib ski but turns out that it's everything i would like my park ski to be.
Ollies are easy, nollies also, butters are smooth and easy to press, they are light, i can ski as fast as i want.. aand these skis are cheap. Get them if you even think about buying them.
This was my third ski of the season and it really helped me end the season on a high note. Some other skis I've ridden are; Line TC, Volkl Bridge, K2 Recoil, and Faction Prodigy. My biggest problem with this ski was the tips, and their durability. After 5 days of riding I noticed BOTH tips starting to de-laminate. It wasn't too bad so I figured that the rivets would stop them from separating any more then they had already. After a few more days of riding I checked my tips again and the rivets had actually pulled right through the base material and the edge had been bent on the tip as well. I epoxied and clamped them over night and never had another problem with them. These are the longest skis I own and they definitely don't feel like it. The spin weight is similar to a ski 5-10 cm shorter. The swing weight and the overall weight was probably the one thing i was most impressed with. Spinning on and off rails was easy, and it felt like I had nothing on my feet when I was hitting jumps. The flex was perfect for anything you want to hit. Some how soft enough to do presses and butters, yet stiff enough not to wash out if you land back seat on something over 40ft. In conclusion I would definitely suggest this ski to a friend but I'd warn them about the durability problems in the tips.Ratings:
all around a really great ski in the park and all around the mountain.
Does well in pow.
When it comes to getting creative in the Park, the Infamous does its job. Thanks to its durable Step Down Sidewall 2.0 and robust wood core, the ski remains smooth at all speeds and stands up to a thrashing. The new Park Rocker in the tip and tail ensures stable take-offs and landings, and thanks to the Stomp Sidecut - narrow radius in the binding area, wider radius at the tip and tail - challenging landings can be stomped with confidence.
In the words of Jossi Wells himself, "The infamous is built for fun and creativity... what will you come up with?"