Originally Posted by skiessentials
Okay cool. Basically what I was trying to get a better understanding of is whether you want them to do the same thing as your Brahma through different snow conditions or if you want them to do different things in different snow conditions. Hopefully that makes sense.
Coming off the Brahma we already know you enjoy Blizzard's Flipcore design, so I think the Cochise would be a safe bet, depending on what year. The 100Eight isn't going to plow through chopped up snow quite as well as the Cochise, but is much more maneuverable and playful. The Line should fall somewhere in the middle of the two, although I have never skied the Supernatural 108, so I'm not 100% sure.. I have had plenty of runs on both the Cochise and 100Eight, however. I am NOT referencing the 2017 Cochise here, as that is quite a bit different than previous years.
I think that's good way of differentiating. Basically, what I found is that skiing here on the east coast, my Brahmas are great. I find them to be fantastic on the groomers (especially when freshly tuned), and handle 2-6 inches of snow with no issues. Having taken them to the west, I found them to perform, but I got lucky, and caught 8 powder days between Tahoe, the Wasatch, and Summit county. While the Brahmas worked, I found that I was consistently bottoming out, riding really deep, and found it to be very tiring, and the skis a bit more sluggish.
So basically, I am looking for a ski that is similar, perhaps somewhat more responsive, but for deeper, fluffier conditions. The Brahmas would remain my daily driver here, though whatever ski I got, would probably be brought out when it was deeper here, and would be the one I take with me to fly west (I'm looking on maintaining a rate of 1-2 trips west each season).
For east coast, I spend a lot of time at Jay, Stowe, and Sugarbush, and I like the trees.
It seems that the biggest complaint people had with the Cochise is that it's heavy. However, I'll have to look in to what the changes are, as I thought this year's was the same as last year's.