2021 Blizzard Brahma 82 Skis w/ Marker Griffon 13 ID Bindings
2021 Blizzard Brahma 82 Skis with Bindings
The 2021 Brahma 82 with Bindings is built for on-piste slayers who aren't afraid to break trail off the beaten path. Take the high traverse and drop into a steep chalky chute. Bash bumps out the bottom. Dig carves back to the lift. If that sounds like your cup of tea, keep reading. For the new year, Blizzard brings back its narrowest option in the All-Mountain/Freeride collection. With an emphasis on quickness edge to edge and tenacious grip on groomers, the Brahma 82 has by far the most precise on-trail feel in the lineup. Tight radiuses make for a ski that intuitively comes across the fall line, transitioning from the uphill to downhill ski with ease. Blunt tip taper helps the front of the ski link into the turn intuitively as the tail holds the skier in powerful carves without washing out, no matter the conditions. The rocker-camber-rocker profile of the ski allows for reliable tracking through uneven snow. Camber underfoot trampolines the skier into the next turn, making the ski feel more energetic on the piste. Two sheets of titanal metal through the length of the ski gives the ski unparalleled composure through unpredictable snow and high speeds. Without a heavy binding plate that is commonplace on most frontside specific skis, the Brahma 88 is lighter and more agile, allowing the skier to make split-second decisions and stop on a dime. Advantage: Brahma. For a skier looking to up their frontside, high edge angle skiing, with the capability to get off trail, the Brahma 82 is a savvy choice.
- Sidecut: 121/82/105 in 180cm
- Turn Radius: 16.5 meters at 180 cm length
- Rocker/Camber/Rocker Profile
- Carbon Flipcore Construction
- Ability Level: Advanced Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers
I am 6'0 200lbs. Will the 173cm be the correct length for me?
For sure--especially given it's proclivity for groomers, it's a pretty versatile ski thanks to the taper shape and rocker profile--more taken from a freeride influence rather than a carver. I'd feel more comfortable with you on the 180, but if you prefer shorter turns, the 173 is not wrong. Have fun!
I am 5’8” 185 Adanced skier who enjoys black diamonds as well as cruising blues and am learning to ski trees. What size ski and is the right ski for me?
The Brahma 82 for 2022 gets the Tru Blend wood core that the Bonafide and Brahma 88 got last year. It also comes in different lengths, so the skis are more tailored per length for that potential skier. So yes, there are some changes, and they serve to refine the skis, but they're still quite high-performance. In that 82 mm width, also check out the Stockli Laser AR and the Volkl Deacon 80. Have fun!
As for sizing, either the 171 or 183 will work, the 171 will be easier to turn, more playful and better in trees, while the 183 will be heavier, longer turns, and more stable at high speeds. I would lean towards the 171. Hope this helps, SE
The SP version has Duratec topsheets and tip protectors, but the same stability, dampness, and all mountain performance as the regular Brahma 82. Same internal construction on both skis, just a more durable top sheet on the SP. I would choose the one that you can get the best price on. Both ski are great front side carvers with excellent grip qualities for hard snow.