Blizzard Brahma ski review, 2017/2018 men's All-Mountain Front Category, from our equipment experts at Realskiers.com powered by Masterfit.

As befits sibling skis, Blizzard's Brahma was bestowed with the same embellishments as its wider big bro, the Bonafide, namely, a little bit more shape to its sidecut and a shorter front rocker. Both the tighter turn radius and the earlier contact point improve the Brahma’s carving credentials on hard snow without undermining the ski's established excellence in gnarly off-trail snow. While Blizzard's 2018 subtle improvements are palpable, the Brahma remains at heart an off-trail tool with a baseline and silhouette made to adapt to irregular terrain. There are no doodads on the durable topskin of this pair of skis; its first-class wood/Titanal/carbon layup needs no help holding it on a precise course in all conditions. Pat Parraguirre from Bobo’s called the 2018 Brahma “A beautiful ski that’s very stable and silky smooth. Powerful skiers will love the stability while lighter skiers will appreciate the easy turn initiation.” Olin Glenne, Sturtevant’s of Sun Valley, concurred: “A stable and precise All-Mountain Front ski that wants to carve.”