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I'm considering the NRGY 90 or the Brahma for an Eastern daily driver.  I'm trying to lean towards the NRGY's but I own a pair of Bushwackers and am wondering if the difference between the two is negligible. As mentioned, these skis will be used in the East mainly for days skiing with the family who to my pleasure are progressing a lot faster than I expected.  I usually use a narrow carver for days like this but I now have the family going into some steeper groomers, bumps and mellow trees and am thinking a true all mtn ski would fit the bill.  The carver is great but is most fun on-piste, the BW's are great too but start to bore me if I'm not skiing bumps or trees.

 

A little bit about my skiing.  6'2" about 190-195, advanced.  I ski aggresive on groomers but like to ski with more finesse off-piste.  When I'm not with the family and conditions allow I'll spend as much time as possible off-piste.

 

So my conundrum is go with the Brahma to be closer to the hardpack performance of my carvers or go with the NRGY to be closer to my BW's with a little more stoutness (unless I'm inccorect and the NRGY is much more stout).

 

I'm a bit worried that the heavier, stiffer Brahma may punish me more than the NRGY for bad techique in bumps/trees.  If I get back seat or don't initiate a turn correctly I'm thinking the Brahma may want to take off beneath me where as the NRGY may be more workable.  Also of note, I do consider myself a strong skier and am physically fit but I don't ski 50 or 60 days a year either so I do tend to get tired which affects my technique.  Graphics-wise I agree with most that this year's flipcore series look great but I'm actually partial to the NRGY's as I like adult-oriented graphics.

 

Demoing is not possible.  I have fondled both skis at the shop and the Brahmas are of course more stiff but I really liked the flex pattern of the NRGY's.

 

What to do???

post #152 of 155
What to do? Buy one of the two skis, give it a killer tune, and budget for some coaching to address the deficiencies of the drive. smile.gif
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What to do? Buy one of the two skis, give it a killer tune, and budget for some coaching to address the deficiencies of the drive. smile.gif

 

So if I understand you correctly, either ski will suit my purpose as they are somewhat similar in performance.  And, a lesson is ALWAYS a good idea which I totally agree with especially since I didn't take one last season.

post #154 of 155
I wouldn't call the Nrgy 90 a 'stout' ski. I think you use your BW's for new snow tree dancing days, and yes, the Nordica (it's an easy ride) should be more forgiving than the Brahma. The ski I personally think is really one of the best 80-90 skis is the Dynastar Powertrack 89, but haven't skied it on hard snow. Others might pipe in if they have. If money were no object, the Stockli storm rider 88 would fit your bill very well.
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

I wouldn't call the Nrgy 90 a 'stout' ski. I think you use your BW's for new snow tree dancing days, and yes, the Nordica (it's an easy ride) should be more forgiving than the Brahma. The ski I personally think is really one of the best 80-90 skis is the Dynastar Powertrack 89, but haven't skied it on hard snow. Others might pipe in if they have. If money were no object, the Stockli storm rider 88 would fit your bill very well.

Thanks! I'll look into the Dynastar and Stockli as I haven't even considered them. Can I assume the Nordica will hold up much better on hard snow than the BW? If that difference is negligible than adding the NRGY may be an overlap. I'm sure I can handle the Brahma, I'm just trying to decide which would be more fun for me day in and day out.

I'd be looking at the NRGY in 177 and Brahma in 180 as I do plan to use the skis in bumps and trees in addition to groomers.
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