I recently demo'd a couple of of things this season, and was wondering if there was any significant difference in the Brahmas from year to year (2015-2017). I got a chance to ski the 2015's I believe, and while I thought they were a fantastic ski, I felt at times they were a little bit much for me. Just a bit though - I felt as if I could grow into them (if that's really a thing), but also felt as if they wanted to FAST - all the time. I am in my 40's now, and don't always want to haul ass down the mountain. When cruising toward the end of the day, I felt as if they could get me into some serious trouble if I let my guard down. I did not appreciate that.
Things I liked: They felt solid - even on icy spots (dust on crust) they exuded confidence. Stable at speed - I felt locked in.
Things I didn't like: They felt a little planky at slower speeds - like I had some 2x4's strapped to my feet. Could get me in trouble, if I wasn't paying attention 100% of the time.
I guess my question would be, is there any difference in the flex patterns from year to year. I know that for 2017, they added carbon to the tips, and I heard that the Bonafides are a little softer, but that's it. I haven't heard/don't know much else.
I am looking for a daily driver. My other skis are Rossi Sin 7's. I love them in the right conditions, and wouldn't give them up. However, on the front side (groomers and such) I need something else that isn't squirrily on harder snow.