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Brahma sizing?

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Considering the 180 and 187. Has anyone skied the big one? I'm 165lbs and 74". Local shop seems not to have the big one in stock...
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Originally Posted by Skidude 007 View Post

Considering the 180 and 187. Has anyone skied the big one? I'm 165lbs and 74". Local shop seems not to have the big one in stock...
you will be fine on the 180's
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I am shorter but weigh more and am probably more powerful, the 180 is a great length for stowe, I could see it working out west at most mountain for me, but if your skiing a larger mountain(the bird,jackson, squaw, mammoth.......) then the 187 could be the way to go.

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At 165lb I think the 180 will be more than enough float. If he is skiing big mountain somewhere, going to the 187 isn't the answer, going to or adding a bigger ski is.
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

At 165lb I think the 180 will be more than enough float. If he is skiing big mountain somewhere, going to the 187 isn't the answer, going to or adding a bigger ski is.

 

 

yeah kinda of what I think to... even out west I would not buy a 187 Brahma but would buy a 187 Bone or 185 Cochise..

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Question. Add 50-60 lbs to the skier's size. Skilled skier. 187cm? 

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Question. Add 50-60 lbs to the skier's size. Skilled skier. 187cm? 

Absolutely. 

post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. I was kinda thinking the same thing. This will do double duty in the Midwest. When I am out west and happen to get some serious snow, I'll go to something more like a 100 or bigger.
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Josh,

 

What do you like about the Brahma in Vermont conditions?

 

Where does the ski excel?

 

What don't you like?

 

Thanks

 

CJ

 

 

P.S. Spell check is great after a few.......

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Originally Posted by cjinc View Post
 

Josh,

 

What do you like about the Brahma in Vermont conditions?

 

Where does the ski excel?

 

What don't you like?

 

Thanks

 

CJ

 

 

P.S. Spell check is great after a few.......

 

 

The Brahma for me is a ski that has tons of hard snow grip, while still being able to explore and have fun else where. it is honestly easier for me to ski on groomer than the 8.5 ti I had while being nearly as good as bushwacker off trail and exceeding both of those skis at high speeds in cut up/cruddy snow.  It honestly feel like I have an extra gear of speed when skiing on it. Quite frankly skiing it at it true limits make me nervous.

 

 It excel IMO at groomers of all sort GS turns and above, steep big bumps at speed, cut up snow of all sort as soon as it not to deep.

 

it good at  most trees, most bumps and making tighter steered turns anywhere on the mountain

 

its ok at tight icey bumps(the bushwacker is the better ski for this...) tight icey trees. but not great.....

 

it bad at making short arced turn, because well its for sure a GS turn on high edge angles...

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Thanks Josh!

 

The ski sounds like a great every day driver for Vermont.

 

I tried the Bushwacker  180cm last year and thought it was a real fun ski.

 

I'll demo both and choose.....

 

What do you like for fresh snow fun in the trees?

 

Possibly low budget?

 

Thanks

 

CJ

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Originally Posted by cjinc View Post
 

Thanks Josh!

 

The ski sounds like a great every day driver for Vermont.

 

I tried the Bushwacker  180cm last year and thought it was a real fun ski.

 

I'll demo both and choose.....

 

What do you like for fresh snow fun in the trees?

 

Possibly low budget?

 

Thanks

 

CJ

 

 

I have 177cm Blizzard "the one"(98mm) and 186cm Rossi Sickle(110mm) depending on the day, Patrons are being added this year as well. 

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I'm 5'6", 155 lbs, fairly aggressive skier but don't get on the snow often enough these days to be a true expert.  Most of my skiing is in New England on groomers, with occasional runs in the trees or bumps when the snow is soft.  I had been thinking about the Brahma in a 166, but I'm wondering if with the rocketed profile I may be better off with the 173?  My everyday ski right now is 167 (fully cambered).  All else being equal I'd rather go shorter (maneuverability, weight, and shorter turn radius), but will I wish I had gone with the longer 173?  Anyone close to my size out there who has been skiing the Brahma?

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