This Ski Is A Staff Favorite:
A speed rocket without being overly demanding! I purchased the ultra sleek shop edition Brahma for myself at the beginning of the year as a hard snow compliment to my other softer, wider skis. I do have to say, the ski does exactly what I need it too. The two sheets of metal allow the ski to stay stable at the highest of speeds and do not have any chatter whatsoever. The tip and tail rocker allow the ski to actually maneuver pretty fluidly in tight bumps and trees. I still would want something a bit softer for an all-bump day, but for a run or two after things soften up in the afternoon on a spring day: money!
Everyone always asks, "Can this be a one ski quiver?" It depends with this ski. If you primarily ski the eastern or mid-western United States, I actually think it is an unbelievable one ski quiver. An 88mm waist is not too wide to bite down on those icy days and wider than what most east coasters ever use in rare powder. For western skiers like me, I would say this is more of a hard snow compliment ski unless you spend 80% or more time just on the groomers. If you westerners like what you have heard about the Brahma but want only one ski, check out its big brother; The Bonafide!
In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt M
A Blizzard of Color
The 2020 Blizzard skis lineup doesn't feature any massive changes, outside of a redesign to the Zero G backcountry ski series. There are a couple minor tweaks, like thicker wood in the Rustler 10, and a couple subtle additions, like the Brahma 82 and Black Pearl 82. But the flashiest update is the collection-wide color-pop (even the blacked-out Spur has pink sidewalls!), which includes a redesign of the crazy-popular Black Pearl's graphics.
As for that Zero G redesign, Blizzard pulled off a couple cool things. One, they dropped the weight by 20% of an already very light collection of skis. And two, they added more playfulness and more stability by employing 3D carbon, cutting some rocker, and updating the tip shape to make the skis less grabby. The ... Continue Reading
2020 Blizzard Brahma Description:
For years, the Brahma has been a benchmark model in the all-mountain ski category. Its timeless appeal comes from an industry-leading blend of hard snow and soft snow performance. For Western skiers who primarily stick to the frontside or for folks out East or in the Midwest, the Brahma is a legit one-ski solution. How, you ask? Two sheets of titanal plus Carbon FlipCore tech and wide shovels allow the Brahma to devastate groomers and carve quick turns with ease. There's abundant stability there for when you want to push the speed limit or rip moguls. Tip and tail rocker makes the skis easier to handle than race-type skis and gives the Brahma serious versatility for soft and mixed snow. As long as you stay on ‘em, the Brahma will handle any snow you throw at it, anywhere on the mountain. They've already cemented their legacy. Now you go make yours. Similar skis: Nordica Enforcer 88, Rossignol Experience 88 Ti, Stockli Stormrider 88.
2020 Blizzard Brahma Specs:
|Weight:||3840 grams (per pair for size 173cm) Learn more about ski weights|
Skis In The Blizzard Freeride All Mountain Series:
Cochise (108mm) In Stock
Bonafide (98mm) In Stock
Brahma (88mm) In Stock