Originally Posted by RatherPlayThanWork
I've been on my Brahmas every day this season. Really like everything about it. I'd like it even better if it were as damp as my MX78's were. I know the MX88 would fit the bill, but I'm not willing to give up the tail of the Brahma. I'm sure it's ALL technique (my lack of) but the square Kastle tail just won't release for me the way the Brahma does.
Does the ski I'm looking for exist or should I just deal with the ski that is really good most of the time for me?
At the number of skis I demo... and buy... believe me, there is no perfect ski... And even if there was, you change, your tastes or what you want from your skis can also change so; like I experienced this year, a ski that you tought was perfect, could be otherwise one day...
Having said that, if your ready to go wider or narrower, the Bonafide (and from what I've heard so far: the latigo) are a notch damper than the Brahma... A really nice carver and great ski in bumps is the motive 95!
Originally Posted by Philpug
The upcoming Kendo for 2016 might be what you are looking for. When I skied it this year, I thougt, "this feels like the Brahma, only a bit more dampening".
I used to own the 2012 ( pre rocker era), I really liked this ski in bumps and 1-5 inches of fresh snow... But no good in more snow and seriously lacking dampness ( for my liking)... And if the 2016 is like you say, it will be a killer!
Originally Posted by epic
The 2016 is supposed to be less stiff and lighter and the lenghts are changing