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Dimensions: 117-85-117 @176
Profile - Rocker/Camber/Rocker
Boots: Atomic Waymaker 110
Bindings: FFG 12 Demo, DIN 10
Test Locations: XScape (Fridge)
Days: Just the one
Me: 6'0", 185lbs/85kg
Demo'd these for a day earlier this season at a fridge here in the UK, so this is really just a first look. When I first picked these up, the first thing I noticed was how light they felt in the hand. They also felt similarly light on the feet, most likely helped by the step down sidewall construction which puts a cap wall construction infront of and behind the binding. So light hand flexing told of a soft flex tip and tail, which gets slightly stiffer underfoot. On snow the softer flex coupled with the tip and tail rocker allowed for almost effortless butters. However, the flex was not so soft as to buckle when landing jumps, this wasn't something I initially expected after initial hand flexing. The camber underfoot also allowed for some pop. I was also able to lean into the ski when skiing slightly faster and making bigger turns (well as much as I could in a fridge). If I had to describe the Infamous in one word it would be 'fun', they really did turn some very mediocre features into a tonne of fun. I was skiing 176s and for what I was doing (small jumps and jibs) they were fine for me at 6'0" and 185lbs, however if I were to be hitting larger jumps and other features as well hoping to get the most out of the skis all mountainwise, I would go for the 181. Thanks to the skis characteristics, this is a very approachable ski for most levels of skiers, and whilst it is primarily a park ski, it'll be able to get you to and from the park in relative comfort. Although it must be remembered that the Infamous is a price point ski, and so adage of cheap/light/durable, pick two is very revelant when discussing the pros and cons of the Infamous. Whilst I was not able to make much of a judgement on durability myself, I must mention that there seems to be a number of comments here of NS questions the ski's durability, even tip and tail rivets added by Atomic for 2013 seemed to do little to reduce the number of delam complaints.