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16.9
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Blizzard Brahma reviews 2017

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Best ski 2017

PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments

A true benchmark for this market, and already rated "Best Ski" in 2015 (the ski was not reviewed last year due to a technical glitch on the model provided), the Brahma by Blizzard confirms its superiority in this market segment. It's the little brother of the larger Bonafide, which has won many awards and unfortunately was not reviewed this year.
We're always amazed at the ski's easy handling and overall user-friendliness. You have a light and easy ski under foot that instantly does what the skier wants in an extremely manageable way. Whether on hard pack or soft snow, in carves or skid turns, short or long turns... it doesn't matter, the ski performs on all types of slope and surface and its performance is highly reassuring. When you step up the pace, the ski continues to perform well. At high speed on hard pack and steep slopes, its performance remains remarkable and cannot be faulted.
Off-piste, the ski remains true to itself. Its agility is exceptional as is the experience of rides through crud. Highly versatile and consistent, comfortable in all situations, the Brahma is the ideal ski for this category where we're looking for extreme versatility. It's a remarkable ski that, as one of the reviewers said, could be put "in anyone’s hands", from the rough and ready skier who wants to make progress and try off-piste skiing to the experienced freerider who's looking for a high-performing ski to ride the pistes.

Review: Pros

  • Easy to handle and tolerant
  • Reassuring for greater confidence
  • Versatile and consistent
  • A one-quiver ski
  • Ploughs through difficult crud snow

Review: Cons

  • Nothing special

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
15.8
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.5
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Freeride - Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
16.5
Any ground comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0

Who's it for?

Beginner → Beginner

Manufacturer's remarks

New this year, the combination of FlipCore and ICC technologies has given rise to a Carbon FlipCore technology for a ski that's easier to handle and offers better curve performance. The "Bull" line features the most robust and stable collection of Blizzard skis. Their Titanal structure offers better performance as well as excellent stability and edge hold, while the FlipCore technology makes them incredibly easy and pleasant to handle, whatever the terrain... the Brahma features the same construction as the Bonafide but with 88 at the waist and 3 layers of Titanal. It's a great addition to the Bullride line in the freeride slot.

Features of the Brahma

Brand : Blizzard
Model : Brahma
Year : 2017
Family : All-Mountain front
Size tested : 180 cm
Tip size : 125 mm
Waist size : 88 mm
Tail size : 110 mm
Radius for the size reviewed : Not available

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in La Clusaz, France, March 2016