Power: A+
Finesse: A-
127/88/111
17m @ 180cm
166,173,180,187
2040g @ 180cm
$780

Blizzard Brahma 88

The only change to the Blizzard Brahma for 20/20 is the addition of “88” to its moniker, the better to distinguish it from its new little brother, the Brahma 82. As surface area roughly equates to flotation and ease of operation in irregular, off-trail conditions, the Brahma 88 remains the better choice as a one-ski quiver. While we are encouraged by the trend to narrower skis, there’s no doubt that from the perspective of terrain versatility, a wider ski offers more benefits than liabilities. The Brahma 88 has been among the top models in the All-Mountain East genre since it’s debut. The reasons for its sustained popularity are several, beginning with its Flipcore construction. To give you an idea of how different Flipcore construction is, when you get a Flipcore ski like the Brahma too hot when ironing on wax, the ski will try to revert to its originally molded position, revealing that it inherent camber is upside down. (BTW, don’t do this, please.) Primary among Flipcore’s virtues is that there is no stress where the relatively mild tip and tail rocker connects with the middle of the ski; when the ski is tipped and pressured, the full length of the ski comes into play. An added benefit is that the ski follows terrain brilliantly, a big bonus in crud bumps. If the skier wants a little more oomph out of the turn, dual multi-directional fiberglass laminates provide energy on demand.

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    Find this ski at the following Realskiers Test Centers

  • BOBO'S MOGUL MOUSE
    475 EAST MOANA LANE
    RENO, NV 89502

    http://www.bobos.com/

  • FOOTLOOSE SPORTS
    3043 MAIN ST.
    MAMMOTH LAKES, CA 93546

    http://www.footloosesports.com/

  • Peter Glenn Ski & Sports
    2901 W. Oakland Pk. Blvd.
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

    http://www.peterglenn.com/

  • Pierce Skate & Ski
    208 West 98th St.
    Bloomington, MN 55420

    http://www.pierceskateandski.com/

  • Powder House Ski & Board
    4045 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

    http://tahoepowderhouse.com/

  • Start Haus
    10990 Donner Pass Rd.
    Truckee, CA 96161

    http://starthaus.com/

  • Sturtevant's of Sun Valley
    340 North Main
    Ketchum, ID 83340

    http://sturtevants-sv.com/sturtevants-sun-valley/

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