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Best Use: All Mountain skis are for on-trail; some off-trail ability

All Mountain skis are for on-trail; some off-trail ability

Width: Medium - ideal for all-mountain, off-trail versatility

Medium - ideal for all-mountain, off-trail versatility

Flex: Very Stiff - for the biggest, strongest, aggressive skier

Very Stiff - for the biggest, strongest, aggressive skier

Rocker Profile: Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis for versatile all-mountain

Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis for versatile all-mountain

 Overview
 

The Blizzard Brahma got a nice upgrade this season with the addition on the Carbon Flip Core Construction. Carbon Flipcore has directional carbon fiber inserted into the rockered portions of the tip and tail for a lighter feel, even more stability, and easier maneuverability. Carbon Flipcore also makes the Brahma a tad more forgiving that it has been in the past, to allow a wider range of skiers to enjoy the ride. A Dual Ti Layer with a Ti Binding Interface still makes the Brahma impressively stable at high speeds, and makes this ski a favorite for bigger, stronger, more aggressive skiers to carve fast turns on the groomers, charge through the bumps, at hit some off piste terrain with as much speed as possible. If you like to go fast, love stability and want a ski that is engineered just for that the Blizzard Brahma is the ski for you.


  • New Carbon Flipcore
  • Dual Ti Layer
  • Poplar-Beech Woodcore
  • Ti Binding Interface
  • Sandwich Compound Sidewall Construction
  • Recommended Bindings: Tyrolia Attack 13, Salomon STH WTR 13, Look SPX 12, Marker Griffon
  • Recommended Brake Size 90-105mm


Skill Range: AdvancedIntermediate-Expert

 

 Specifications

Ski Specifications

Ski Gear Intended Use: All Mountain
Bindings Included: No
What Binding is Included?: None
Binding DIN: N/A
Binding Weight Range: N/A
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths: 125/88/110 (@180cm)
Tail Profile: Flared
Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length: 19m (@180cm)
Construction Type: Sidewall
Core Material: Wood & Composite
Used: No
Metal Layer: Dual
Warranty: One Year
Skill Range: AdvancedIntermediate-Expert
Model Year: 2017
Model Number: 8A609900 166
Product ID: 429495
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Hi I'm Brooks. I just got off the Blizzard Brahma. Awesome, Awesome ski 5 out of 5 stars. If you like to go fast and have a really stable ski this is a great one. It transitions really well from short turns to long turns, good at slow speeds, good at high speeds great ski, 5 out of 5 stars.
 
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Hi I'm Thom. I just got off the Blizzard Brahma. 5 out of 5 stars for this ski. They go ahead and update this with a carbon tip and tail that a lot of the other Blizzard skis got last year. It just takes a ski that was very powerful and very energetic, it adds more energy but it also manages to make this ski easier to ski, so it really opens up the sweet spot. Previously I wouldn't have put an intermediate on this but now this ski from an intermediate all the way to the expert level skier is a great choice. 88mm under foot really makes it geared towards on trail, but its wide enough that it handles light crud and powder pretty well. But for a ski that is just absolutely going to charge and take you all over the hill. This is it. 5 out of 5 stars.
 
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I'm Adam and I was just skiing on the new Blizzard Brahma. This ski is unchanged from last year with the exception with the new carbon flip core tip, it takes a ski that was usually reserved for like the biggest, the baddest, the strongest most aggressive skiers and it actually breaks it down a little bit easier to ski for the masses. It's just a little bit lighter and a little bit easier to maneuver. 88 at the waist, you can really carve it. It skis fantastic in the bumps. Its actually one of my favorite skis to ski in the bumps, and it holds a good edge anywhere on the mountain. 5 out of 5 stars.
 
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Hi I'm Steve and I just got off the Blizzard Brahma, I give this ski 5 out of 5 stars. A very playful ski, really good for carving long turns, fast turns but also super playful in the bumps. It does really well in the crud. I really enjoyed this ski, its probably best suited for advanced to intermediate or more on the expert line but really very playful, very strong, good carving ski. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
 
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Hi I'm Steve. I just got off the Blizzard Brahma, I give this ski 4.5 out of 5 stars. This is a burley ski. It's 88 at the waist, its got a sheet of titanium and they've added carbon this year, which is new on the ski to lighten it up. But it is a heavy ski, it's very strong, very stable and likes fast speeds. If I was a faster skier I probably would have given this ski a 5 out of 5; but since I don't ski super fast, and I'm not super big this is a big ski for me. I would definitely want this as a big mountain, out west style ski. Big wide open turns, super stable no chatter what so ever on it. It really is a skiers ski, and a great ski for someone who really likes to go fast and load their skis up.
 
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Q: I'm 5'10" 164 lbs. 66yrs old. Advanced / Expert Skier. Ski Windham, NY ( very few expert trails, easy mountain ) for the close trip and Stowe Vt. ( Mt Mansfield only ) for the long trip. National, Lift Line etc. Just bought a pair of Brahma's 2016 / 180 cm. at 40 % off. Couldn't resist the price ! Last pair of skis I used were Rosi 9s / 201's, haven't skiied in 4/5 years. Thought I had a knee injury but am ok. I ski moguls and typical east coast conditions. How will these skis handle in eastern powder, from 6 - 18 inches on average. What about western powder. I've read the reviews and see it's fast and stable which is good for me. Is the size correct for my weight, height and ability? is this the right ski for me ?
Asked : Jan 20, 2017
By : Paul, New York, New York
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A: The Brahma is a perfect ski for riding Back East. The waist width is very maneuverable when you need it to be when you are on firm groomers and in some fresh snow. An 88mm waist works very well up to about a foot of fresh, anything over that you may want to consider a wider ski. The rocker profile, flex pattern, and waist width makes it one of the best skis on the market for moguls. Based on your weight and ability you may find the 180cm a bit fatiguing or demanding, but will give you better flotation in the deeper snow.
Answered : Jan 23, 2017
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: I'm 5'8", 160lbs, intermediate skier, who makes yearly trips out west. What's the best length in this ski for me? I tried 166s last year, which rode okay but did feel choppy at speed. However, it seems to be a large jump up to 173cm, and I don't want to get too long of a ski for when I need to turn more quickly in the bumps. Do you recommend jumping up? Thanks.
Asked : Jan 17, 2017
By : Adam, Arkansas, Arkansas
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A: Based on your weight, ability, and where you want to take the ski the 166cm will be the optimal size for you.
Answered : Jan 18, 2017
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: I'm 5'9, 180lbs. Fairly aggressive skier, enjoy the bumps a lot but want a ski that will handle a variety of terrain - from high speed groomers to powder to bowls. Ski Utah for a week and Tahoe few times a year. Considering these and the Volkl 100Eights. Any recommendations between those two skis or others I should consider would be greatly appreciated.
Asked : Jan 14, 2017
By : John, United States
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A: Both skis rip and work very well for aggressive skiers. The Brahma is a little more carvy and the 100Eight is much better in powder. Based on your weight and aggressiveness the 180 Brahma and the 177cm 100Eight would be the optimal sizes for you.
Answered : Jan 16, 2017
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: Hi - I'm 5'9ish, 170 lbs. intermediate-advanced skier. 50/50 skiing between the west and east coast. Debating between the Brahma 88 and Salomon QST 92 - any advice there? Size - was looking at the Brahma 173, or would you recommend going up to the 180 size?
Asked : Jan 12, 2017
By : Gus, Canada
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A: Both skis are very solid, the Brahma is a bit stiffer and more demanding than the QST 92. Based on your weight and ability the mid-170s size will be the optimal size for you.
Answered : Jan 16, 2017
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: Hey I am a 6'2 240lb advanced skier. I spend the majority of my time on the piste skiing aggressively and fast but wanting to explore more off piste. Mainly ski in Europe and wondering if I should go for these, the Line Supernatural 86 or the Blizzard Latigo. Also which size of ski would you recommend?
Asked : Jan 11, 2017
By : geoff, Belfast, Ireland
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A: The Brahma or the Supernatural 86 would be the two skis I would recommend for you. The Latigo will be slightly (not noticeable for most skiers) quicker edge to edge, but will not have the off piste performance of the other skis. Between the Brahma and the SN 86, I would recommend the Brahma as it has more of the playful characteristics you'd find in a off piste ski, while the SN 86 is more of a wide carving ski. At your height and weight you are going to want to lean towards a ski in the 184-190cm range.
Answered : Jan 11, 2017
By : thom
Q: Hi. I'm an advanced intermediate skier, 5'6" 210 lbs. ski all northeast. What' size would be recommended?
Asked : Jan 10, 2017
By : MC, Highland lakes nj
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A: At your height and weight you would be best suited on the 173cm length.
Answered : Jan 11, 2017
By : thom
Q: Hello, I am 5'9'' 165 lbs and an advanced skier. I am trying to decide whether the Blizzard Brahma or Latigo would be a better ski for me. I like to ski on piste and through the bumps. I'm looking for a good fast carver but also a maneuverable ski through the bumps. Due to the fact that I'm going off to college, most of the time I will be skiing at resorts in Colorado, and the occasional slope in Wisconsin. I'll pretty much be skiing conditions from ice to powder. It would be great to get some advice on which ski would be better. Thanks
Asked : Jan 05, 2017
By : Jim, United States
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A: The Brahma with the wider waist will be much for versatile for you without sacrificing any carving or stability.
Answered : Jan 05, 2017
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: Hello. I am a 6'4" 200 lbs strong intermediate skier. I ski about 80% groomed frontside (usually West Coast) with maybe 20% of time on non-groomed runs/trees. Last year I rented 180 cm Brahmas and liked them. Looking to buy something for this year- either Brahmas, or something in the quattro series- was thinking about the 8.0 Ti or 8.4 Ti. Should I go with 180 or 187 Brahmas or a 181 in the quattro series? Thanks for the advice.
Asked : Jan 02, 2017
By : Rainer, Austin, TX
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A: The Quattro is more of a pure carver, and since you spend some time on ungroomed terrain the Brahma would be the best option for you. Based on your weight and ability the 180cm will be the optimal size for you.
Answered : Jan 03, 2017
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: Hi, I am 5' 8" and weight 140lb male. I'm an advance skier comfortable on most terrain. Ski 70% piste and want something stable and fast, but don't want to sacrifice fast turning ability and enjoy trees and occasional moguls. Would you recommend this ski? I'm upgrading from the Head Peak 73 set I got 6 years ago aged 18. I assume 173 is most suitable but fear being too long
Asked : Dec 30, 2016
By : Cagiva, East coast
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A: Based on your weight, ability and the terrain that you want to ski the 173cm Brahma would be a great option for you. The rocker in the tip makes it ride about 5cm shorter than it measures.
Answered : Jan 03, 2017
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: I'm 5'10" 180lbs Mid-Level Intermediate looking for my first pair of skis. I ski a couple times a year in the Midwest but want a pair of skis that will work out West as well. On rentals I usually ski the 160s or 150s and I'm a moderately aggressive skier. Would the 173cm Brahma be a good choice for me? Should I look at a different ski altogether?
Asked : Dec 26, 2016
By : Beav, Yeoman, Indiana
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A: At your height and weight a 173cm ski is on the shortest side of what we would recommend. Typically at your size we would look to a ski in the 176-182cm range. For the Brahma the 180cm length would be more appropriate for you. With the addition of the carbon fiber flipcore this season the Brahma became a more approachable ski, making it a great option for an athletic intermediate who is looking to improve. These skis have as much power as you would ever need while remaining relatively easy to ski at lower speeds and while casually cruising around. The other option to consider in the same category is the Salomon QST 92. If you weren't comfortable going up to a 180cm the QST 92 comes in a 177cm length that would be correct for you.
Answered : Dec 28, 2016
By : thom
 
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