The Blizzard Brahma is a go-to ski for aggressive chargers who will be spending the majority of their time on the frontside of the mountain carving medium radius turns, pounding through the bumps, or dipping off trail from time to time. A new shape and rocker profile for 2018 makes the Brahma a bit tighter turning than previous models. Blizzard’s Carbon Flipcore Construction uses directional Carbon Fiber Inserts in the tip to eliminate tip wobble, and make turn initiation quicker. A Dual Titanium Layer and a Ti Binding Interface adds extra stability and power to the Brahma, making it a favorite for bigger, aggressive skiers. The 88mm waist is surprisingly edgy when you need it to be when you are carving, but provides ample support when you need to dip into some fresh snow. A Sandwich Compound Sidewall Construction transfers a high amount of energy to the snow and provides unmatched edge grip that Back East rippers love on firm days. Blizzard’s combination of Poplar and Beechwood adds a damp and powerful feeling to the Brahma allowing you to test your comfort zone and speed limit. MRSP $780.