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Infinity E-Ticket Touring Review

A high-performance tourer, this stand up paddle board is designed for those that care about how fast they go and can take care of their fragile equipment
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Infinity E-Ticket Touring Review
Credit: Abriah Wofford
Price:  $1,495 List
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Manufacturer:   Infinity
By Sara James ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Nov 8, 2023
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RANKED
#7 of 8
  • Glide Performance - 35% 9.0
  • Stability - 25% 5.5
  • Maneuverability - 15% 5.5
  • Ease of Transport - 15% 6.0
  • Construction Quality - 10% 6.0

Our Verdict

The Infinity E-Ticket Touring is a high-performance touring SUP board for those looking to cover distances and/or move at speeds. Less stable than some of the wider, more recreation-focused boards we tested, this design is aimed at those who are comfortable standing up on their board. Advanced paddlers willing to move around and get their footwork dialed in will be rewarded with an agile yet stable, at-speed, high-performance SUP. While built with racing in mind, the E-Ticket still has room for gear if you want to be out for longer stints. Keep in mind that the construction of this composite paddle board requires care and is best suited to the mindful user.
REASONS TO BUY
Fast
Smooth performance
Recessed deck
REASONS TO AVOID
Fragile
Poorly balanced for carrying

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Bottom Line If fast performance is what you're after and you are willing to pay the price, this is the board to check outFor the cream of the crop when it comes to stand up paddle boards, it’s hard to go wrong with the CatalystA stable and robust SUP that is great for those who aren’t going anywhere in a hurryAll-around high-performance board that excels across the surf, race, and tourIf you want a great bang for the buck when it comes to SUPs, this is a fantastic option
Rating Categories Infinity E-Ticket T... Surftech Catalyst T... SIC Maui TAO Fit AT Starboard Generatio... Tahe Beach Performer
Glide Performance (35%)
9.0
8.0
6.0
9.0
6.0
Stability (25%)
5.5
6.5
8.5
5.5
8.0
Maneuverability (15%)
5.5
8.5
6.0
5.5
6.0
Ease of Transport (15%)
6.0
9.0
9.0
7.0
8.5
Construction Quality (10%)
6.0
9.0
9.0
8.5
9.0
Specs Infinity E-Ticket T... Surftech Catalyst T... SIC Maui TAO Fit AT Starboard Generatio... Tahe Beach Performer
Measured Weight 28.8 lbs 27.0 lbs 29.2 lbs 30.4 lbs 33.4 lbs
Board Volume 280 L 203 L 195 L 249 L 185 L
Weight Capacity Not specified 215 lbs 220 lbs 220 lbs 200 lbs
Width 29.1" 32.5" 33.2" 28.1" 31.5"
Length 12' 6" 11' 2" 10' 0" 12' 6" 10' 6"
Thickness 7.7" 5.2" 4.8" 6.2" 5.0"
Fin Configuration Single detachable center fin Single detachable center fin 9" tool-free removable center fin Large detachable center fin with 2 optional side fins Large detachable center fin with 2 optional side fins
Bungee Cargo System? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Our Analysis and Test Results

We tested the 12'6" model of the Infinity E-Ticket touring SUP, which measures 29.1 inches wide and reports a total volume of 280 liters. This well-constructed board is built with a carbon Innegra glass sandwich construction and a lowered-standing deck that is reinforced with an extra layer of carbon. The board has a foam traction pad, ample cargo net space, a single center fin set up, a plug for a board leash at the back, and an action camera leash attachment spot on the front. This design is available in four sizes ranging from 11-14 feet long.

Performance Comparison


infinity e-ticket touring - the infinity e-ticket stands out on the water.
The Infinity E-Ticket stands out on the water.
Credit: Sara James

Glide Performance


Considered a performance touring board, the Infinity E-Ticket carries some DNA from the original race-focused Infinity Blackfish model. The length, hull profile, and construction are all geared towards moving fast, and once it gets going, the E-Ticket carries its speed well, even once you have stopped taking paddle strokes.

infinity e-ticket touring - the hybrid planing hull on the e-ticket has a gentle concave that...
The hybrid planing hull on the E-Ticket has a gentle concave that starts in the center underfoot and deepens towards the rear of the board. This hull shape helps to produce a nice, clean wake on the tail, delivering a fast and smooth performance.
Credit: Abriah Wofford


The E-Ticket goes fast on the flats and tracks easily. Those looking to put in some miles or go on a self-assisted mission will appreciate the speed they can generate on this swift SUP. In addition, if the winds start to blow and the chop picks up, you can rest assured that this board can continue to charge full steam ahead thanks to the high volume, slightly rockered nose.

The E-Ticket can cut through the water at some speed.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Stability


The board has a high-volume nose, helping to cut through chop and delivering stability in challenging conditions. In addition, it has a soft, rounded underbelly at the front of the board, and with soft rails, this helps the board slide over waves from all directions.

infinity e-ticket touring - the recessed deck is designed to deliver enhanced stability even at...
The recessed deck is designed to deliver enhanced stability even at speeds or in gentle currents.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Although the E-Ticket isn't that wide at its broadest point (just forward of center), it maintains a lot of width through to the tail of the board. These long, extended parallel lines and the wide tail all add stability to this otherwise swift board.

The E-Ticket is stable enough for our expert testers to feel comfortable paddling it down gentle currents.
Credit: Sara James

On the hull, a shallow single concave starts under the paddler, which helps provide a little lift when paddling, adding a secondary level of stability. Furthermore, in a nod to the racing genetics of the E-Ticket, this SUP has a recessed deck that significantly lowers the center of gravity, adding further stability to this well-crafted board.

infinity e-ticket touring - this recess on the deck of the e-ticket is more profound than any...
This recess on the deck of the E-Ticket is more profound than any others tested in the line-up but far from a full-blown dugout design.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Maneuverability


The length of the E-Ticket means that for the beginner paddler, it is more conducive to good tracking than easy maneuvering. When turning on flat water, it took more strokes to rotate this board 360 degrees than most of the other boards we tested.

infinity e-ticket touring - when turned on the flat, this board took a few more strokes than...
When turned on the flat, this board took a few more strokes than many of the other shorter boards.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

However, despite its length, for advanced paddlers, other design features keep the E-Ticket relatively agile. The narrow profile and thick, soft rails make it easy to transfer this board from edge to edge, delivering a remarkably maneuverable feel for a board of this length. In addition, the wide tail with a raised tail kick helps the paddler easily identify the rear of the board so that they can move their feet to maneuver their weight and initiate some fun buoy turns.

On the flat, the E-Ticket takes a bit more to turn than many of the other SUPs we tested.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Transport


We like the deep inlaid handle in the center of this SUP. The contour and size give paddlers a secure and comfortable carrying point. In addition, the E-Ticket is one of the lighter boards we reviewed. However, unfortunately, these great features still don't make carrying it the easiest.

The balance of the weight around the carrying handle leaves the board tail heavy, making it more susceptible to knocks while carrying, particularly for shorter paddlers. Given how sensitive this board construction is to dings, this was especially worrying. It was such a surprising feature in an otherwise well-designed board that we even worried we had a lemon, but after checking in on other specimens, we confirmed that this was across boards.

Due to its delicate nature, loading the E-Ticket onto a car roof and securing it down for transport is a skill worth perfecting. It is important not to over-tighten your straps as this can cut into the glass and lead to costly damage. SUP-specific roof rack systems are designed to help take care of this important task.

We found we had to keep an arm on the front of the board to try to keep the nose down and prevent the tail from tapping the ground as we walked. Awkward to say the least.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Construction Quality


The carbon Innegra and glass sandwich construction of this board help to give it a lightweight but solid feel. The rails and underfoot standing patch are reinforced to try to help avoid dinging the board in common impact zones.

infinity e-ticket touring - the glass fin provided fits into the center groove and is secured...
The glass fin provided fits into the center groove and is secured with a screw and plate.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

With composite SUPs like the E-Ticket, the rails are where the board is most at risk of damage. In addition, despite the carbon Innegra weave, these boards do not stand up well to pressure and can easily have the outer layer punctured if exposed to high forces (rock, over-tightening of straps, hit corners, etc.).

infinity e-ticket touring - the flatter wide stretch diamond hatched deck pad is designed to...
The flatter wide stretch diamond hatched deck pad is designed to provide decent grip but also to avoid foot fatigue by reducing the number of bumps underfoot.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Should You Buy the Infinity E-Ticket Touring ?


If you are looking to cover some distance or going fast on your SUP is what makes you happy, then the E-Ticket may be the right ticket for you. Just keep in mind that this is not an entry-level board. With a narrow deck profile, this board is suited more to paddlers with at least some basic experience. You'll also want to look elsewhere if you don't know how to care for your equipment, fix your own gear, or have the number of a good local epoxy worker.

infinity e-ticket touring - the e-ticket design has performance and design aspects of a race...
The E-Ticket design has performance and design aspects of a race board but with extra width and the utility-style extras of a touring board.
Credit: Sara James

What Other Stand Up Paddle Boards Should You Consider?


If you want to go fast, the Starboard Generation LT was our favorite outright performer. If you enjoy this style of sleek touring board but want an inflatable option that you can roll up at the end of the day or season, check out the Red Paddle Co Voyager+ MSL.

infinity e-ticket touring - if you want to race, this board has the pedigree to do so,  but...
If you want to race, this board has the pedigree to do so, but those just looking to put in some miles at the weekend will also enjoy its design.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Sara James