Im over here in southeast PA, I needed something for the east coast mainly. I ski whiteface, NY a lot, I have family near there. I'm 6' 205-210 and I went with the brahma. Sounds like it likes to haul down the mtn rail and even float a little in a little snow. I think for around here it will be great, I only know what I have read and heard about the ski, cant wait to ski it and give a review.
My friend out in SLC who has a fleet of skis is looking for a new all mtn, hes going with the bonafide. Just wants the 98cm waist because the chance for softer stuff is higher out there, he also suggested for me for a 1 ski set up to go with the bonafide's. Also said the mantras are good too, the 2013/14 ski.
I think either ski will work great for you, but I wanted the smaller waist. I decided to go with a 2 pair set up and just get a 2 pair roller bag. I went with last years Line Opus (118mm underfoot) as my powder ski, and from what I have heard and looked up this thing will still work on groomers and variable conditions, I would imagine the brahma will be better for those conditions but I wanted a powder ski because I wanted the float and the chance to ski those conditions with the wider ski. I picked up last years ski for the brahma and saved 230 bucks, its the same ski just different graphics. Ski Essentials has a deal on the 180cm 2014 brahma and my shop matched the price.
Also picking up last years K2 Sight for my dad and I, Ill put demo bindings on them so I can use them when he doesn't want to go. Seems like a cheap all mtn ski twin tip, I found them online for 199.
So going with last years stuff since the skis are the same (just graphics) it allowed me to spend a little more and get a nice two ski set up. I haven't bought skis since the 1st year of the K2 Public Enemy, plus Ive been in FL for 7 years. Cant wait to chase the powder this year.