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Blizzard Brahma Ski

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    A daily driver for the East or West coast.

    Designed for skiers who get around, the Blizzard Brahma Ski is a moderately sized freeride machine that's ready to charge in any condition. Designed with camber underfoot to excel on hardpack snow, the Brahma rocks the groomer-carving scene. Rocker at the tip and tail also lets you get off the trail and play in the soft stuff on the backside of the mountain. The multi-wood core offers a supremely smooth flex for fluid and stable turning, and an added metal sheet keeps vibrations to a minimum, because no matter where you go on the mountain, you're going there fast.

    The Flipcore construction means that the ski is actually made upside-down in the mold so the downward-facing convex side forms the natural tip and tail rocker without having to bend or artificially shape the ski in a press. The result is incredible natural spring and lightweight flotation in powder while retaining the excellent stability and even pressure distribution that you need on the firmer stuff. A super-friendly 88mm waist pleases Eastern and Rocky Mountain skiers alike, giving you enough width to get out and explore without being clunky when there hasn't been fresh stuff for a while. Sandwich sidewall construction puts the power on the edges for serious carving and those moments on steep faces when losing an edge isn't an option

    • Rockered tip and tail, camber underfoot
    • Sandwich construction
    • Compound sidewalls
    • Flip Core technology wood core
    • 88mm underfoot
    • Double Ti binding interface
    • Item #BLZ000V

    Tech Specs

    Length
    166 cm, 173 cm, 180 cm, 187 cm
    Dimensions
    [180 cm] 125 / 88 / 110 mm
    Turn Radius
    [180 cm] 19.0 m
    Profile
    tip & tail rocker
    Construction
    sandwich (compound sidewalls)
    Core
    Flipcore (wood)
    Base
    sintered graphite
    Tail
    early rise
    Binding Included
    no
    Claimed Weight
    [single, 180 cm] 4.3 lb
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain skiing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Great SKI

      I am not sure about naming a ski after a breed of bull or the 4 faced Hindu God of creation. I suspect Blizzard means the bull because of the graphics, which are cool. But no matter, these ski's are great for their purpose. My purpose was to find a front side ski that would cruse groomers, carve big turns, deals with a bit of crud, and will ski a few inches of pow in the trees and the first run pow that ends up turning into crud. They are a true all mountain "front side" ski. I can't tell you about skiing bumps, I don't spend a lot of time skiing them.

      All of my other skis are backcountry skis with tech bindings. Therefore, I have G3 ION bindings on the 187 Brahmas and ski them with my "go to" boot, Dynafit Vulcans.

      Initiating turns is effortless. The construction provides great stability with little to no vibration or ski wondering at speed. They hold an edge on ice (even on Birds of Prey downhill course). And, there is plenty of float for the intended use.

      Highly recommended.

      Anyone have experience with this ski mounted for telemark/NTN? I'm using the FreeRide NTN binding with Liberty Helix which offers great, snappy quick turns in soft snow and trees. Would like a 2nd ski for more carving power and speed. My wife ski's alpine on the womens version of the Brahma and loves it. Just wondering if anyone's enjoying it 'free heel'. Thank You.

      Hey Daniel,

      I have skied other Blizzard Skis with NTN bindings, including the Bonafide and Cochise. I think the Brahma would translate well to a tele ski considering the profile (tip & tail rocker) and shorter turning radius. It would make a great all-mountain daily driver in my opinion. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions about telemark skis.

      Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com


      If you have the time would like to know your opinion before making ski purchase. Im 5'9" 190lbs advanced intermediate skier. Ski about 30 days a year with about 20 of the time being in the hills of MN, the other out west. Im torn between 173 or 180 length. After reading a plethora of reviews, talking to several ki shops its about 50/50. Those advocating the 180 say so because they ski about 5cm shorter and the 173 would be way to short. Those advocating 173 do so b/c tthe length is more in tune with my height and where i do most my skiing.

      Since I'm looking for a ski that will still be above average in the west and/or east for the yearly trip(s) i didn't want a ski that would be too much for the midwest (~350ft of vertical on avg). Given the research I've done online and at local shops it seems like the 173 (height wise is more appropriate) vs 180 ( weight-wise more appropriate) would be a better compromise. The 173 would provide better maneuverability in the conditions i ski most here and out east and appropriate maneuverability out west due to the shorter size w/o getting too agressive, while still give me enough stability due to the stiffness of this ski, 173, but not on the top end like the 180 might.

      Im not a really agressive skier, but everytime i do go west do get into harder terrain, learning bumps, etc. i also ike pushing it a bit on open groomers, but not my main focus while out west.

      Being that the vast majority of my skiing will be in MN and this will be my one ski quiver not sure if the 180 would be too much ski.

      I have read some say the brahma skis more tru to lenght and per most charts im in the 175 range, but given the brahma might ski bit shorter will i be giving up what rhe ski should be by going with 173 vs 180, or since it is a stiffer ski the 'sking shorter' would benefit in MN but when out west and putting more umph on the ski it would be more adequate to my height and weight?

      Hey Roberto,



      You have definitely done your research on the Blizzard Brahma. Based on your height, weight, ability level and where you ski I think the 180 cm is the way to go. I think the 173 cm will leave you wanting more ski, especially out West and in fresh powder. Plus the 180 cm will be great cruising around your local Minnesota mountains. Either way, the Brahma will be a solid one ski quiver. Feel free to contact me directly with additional questions or if you interested in setting up an order.



      Kyle

      I am 5'9" 200lbs and prefer the added length of a 187. I am like Ricky Bobby. "I like to go fast".



      I guess it depends on how much versatility you want. I like the added stability and speed a longer ski provides. However, a slightly smaller ski may be more fun if you prefer to do moguls, park, trees, etc. 180 sounds perfect for you.



      I have skied smaller skis in the past and always regretted not going bigger. Just my 2 cents.

      John Q



      The skis are designed and tested with Marker Griffon bindings. However just about any 12-13 DIN binding will do. At your height and weight I wouldn't reccomend going down to a binding that tops out at 10 nor do you need one that goes to 16/18.