Brahma
Test winner

Blizzard Brahma

Brand
Blizzard
Model
Brahma
Category
Bakkeski
Weight
2000 gr
Waist
88 mm
Tested length
180 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
5
5
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Blizzard Brahma:

9 / 10

Flotation:
9 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
9 / 10
Technical info:
The previous edition of Brahma was last year's test winner. Blizzard has only made a few changes for this year´s model. It is slightly lighter and the sidecut is a little longer. It is also slightly softer. This is a heavy construction where they have used aluminum. There is more sidecut towards the tips than in the waist.

On snow:
Of all the skis in this test, Brahma is the one with most rocker. And you can really feel it: It is easy to maneuver and turn with. It performs well in tracked snow, and it feels stable on almost all surfaces. It is also this category´s best performer in powder, by far. It is not as responsive when carving as the other models, but it´s more than good enough. It is still a very good ski.


Brahma

Technical data:

Measured length
180 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 55544
Brand
Blizzard
Model
Brahma
Produced
Austria
Available lengths
166, 173, 187
Contact length
101 cm
Rocker tail
34 cm
Rocker nose
44 cm
Side cut
143 cm
Taper tail
15 cm
Taper tip
21 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
13 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
12 cm
Max tail width
111 mm
Min waist width
88 mm
Max nose width
127 mm
Side cut radius
18.4 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
16 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1784 cm2
Weight
2000 gr
Relative weight
1.12 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
9 mm
Hight nose tip
67 mm
Angle tail tip
13°
Angle nose tip
37°
Height of camber
2 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.