I skied on 2015-16 Brahma last season in 173cm length (April, 3 days, Whistler). I enjoyed them more than the other skis I tried:
1) Atomic Vantage 90 CTI (not sure of length) (skied these at Deer Valley 3 days December)
2) K2 Amp Rictor 90 xti; guessing lengths of 184 and 177 (I preferred the shorter pair - skied 184 for 2 days (Breck) and 177 for 6 days(PCMR, Deer Valley) in February)
The Brahma seemed more playful than the other skis. In general, they seemed more interesting to ski. They were great in moguls and soft snow. I had trouble with them on frozen groomers. I had trouble with all skis on frozen stuff, so it is likely a technique issue (never liked ice). The Brahma were fun in bumps and cut well through crud and chopped snow. No issues at all in spring conditions.
The Rictor were OK and better than the Vantage. They were just boring compared to the Brahma.
I am 215 lbs, 6'0 tall, mid 30s and pretty athletic. Advanced, aspiring expert skier. 120 flex Lange SX boots. I am wondering what other skis I should try this coming season? I don't tend to ski very fast, but I do like to carve and play in the bumps especially when the snow is soft. The Brahma did like to go fast when I let it run. But I don't typically ski fast since I ski at big resorts and often in crowded areas.
I do plan on trying Brahma again, except a bit longer at 180. But if the shops don't have them for demo, what should I rent instead? I plan on going to Vail in early December and also in early January.