I hope this is an easy question.
Yesterday I had demo both skis: Bonafide and Brahma, both in 180 size.
I had demo them in Kirkwood, CA, the weather was great, light snowing (soft groomers).
About myself: male, 6', 200 lb, skiing about 10 years, advanced, not aggressive (no march speed either)
I liked both skis; however, I liked Bonafide more, I believed it was more lively, easier, stable at speed
(may be it is due to, I had demo Brahma after 2pm and was a little bit tired).
Here is the actual question, I found that performance of both skis on ice not greater than performance of my old Atomic metron (I believe it is 73-76 under foot).
On top of chair 6 at Kirkwood, there are like 10-20 yards steep icy, windy part which is like 30-40 degrees.
On either Bonafide or Brahma I could not grip and stop on that part, both skis just slide.
What is that:
a. normal performance on ice for mid-fat skis (90+ mm)
b. bad tune
c. lack of techniques from the skier
d. all of the above
P.S. I liked (favor) Bonafide more and only took Brahma demo to verify if Brahma performs better on ice/thin snow better than Bonafide. Actually, Brahma is a little bit better, but not that much to actually prefer Brahma over Bonafied in my opinion.