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Blizzard Brahma Sizing

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hey Guys!

I need some help on picking what Brahma size I should use.  I am 6' 2'' 250lbs and an advanced-intermediete skier.  I ski mostly groomers and bumps in NE and take a couple woods runs a day.  I am trying to decide between A 174 or a 180 (I typically ski a 177.)  Any help would be greatly appreciated  (I'm leaning towards 180!)

Thank you!

post #2 of 13
Between the two you mention, 180.
post #3 of 13

the other way to think about it is, if the largest ski isn't meant for you, who would it be meant for?  

post #4 of 13
I'd try to get some time in the 187 just to check it out! but given that you said grommers and bumps the 180 should be the right choice, 173 is going to be too small! don't even think about it
post #5 of 13
I am 6' 190 lbs and demoed a 180 and it was the size for me. The extra 2 inches and 60 lbs would tell me you should be on 187s.
post #6 of 13
You are a big boy, I would suggest considering the 187 to hold up your stout frame.
post #7 of 13

180 is short for a ski with early rise. 

 

I am 5"11 183 lbs. and almost all of my skis are close to if not 180 

 

179 GS

 

182 Atomic Ritual

 

180 Head Mojo 94

 

180 seems short for someone of your stature. I have skied the 180 Bonafide and although folks call it somewhat stiff, I would have to disagree. And isn't the Brahma more forgiving!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

You are a big boy, I would suggest considering the 187 to hold up your stout frame.

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post #8 of 13
I'd do the 180. If you skied that ski in open terrain I'd say 187, but going shorter is great for tight trees. I'm 6'4 210 and used to ski a 181cm ski in trees and it was perfect. Since that ski is fairly stiff it should do well at higher speeds despite being shorter.

If you want to go fast or ski alpine terrain, I'd go 187.

Another good ski to look at would be the icelantic nomad. I think it comes in a 105mm and 85mm waist. Its a much softer ski, but its a tight glade and bump destroying machine. It wouldnt handle really hard snow as well, but its super fun.
Edited by clink83 - 4/8/14 at 10:03am
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

Ok I'll certainly go with the 180, thanks guys!

post #10 of 13

Maybe 180 at this point. You may find it short in the future, though.  The Brahma skis short; effective running length is mid 170's assuming you are on firm snow. The only time you use the full length of that tall, long tip is in new snow.  Then again, it will be really nimble in bumps.  

post #11 of 13

I'm 6' 185 and I use the Brahma @ 180, so your definately a 187. but tight trees might be a bit of a challenge...  for POW and when I really want to let it go I use Bonifides @187 .. I'm no expert, I've only been skiing 4 years but can hold my own on just about  any trail in the east..

post #12 of 13

Hey guys,

 

I'm in the same boat,

Considering the Brahma, not sure what size though

 

i'm 6'6'' 200-210 lbs,

 

Was thinking the 187, but i like skiing trees a lot, so the 180 may be more responsive?

 

Thanks

post #13 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Felyff View Post

Hey guys,

I'm in the same boat,
Considering the Brahma, not sure what size though

i'm 6'6'' 200-210 lbs,

Was thinking the 187, but i like skiing trees a lot, so the 180 may be more responsive?

Thanks
You are the size of a tree, you must fit in well, the 187.
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