In all its wisdom, Blizzard played it safe when redesigning the Brahma. It had a good thing going and decided to tweak things rather than start over. So, the new Brahma got a slightly more rounded shovel, a slightly more aggressive sidecut, and a slightly more balanced flex compared to the model that we used 2 years ago. The key words here, if you haven’t noticed, are "slightly more," and in ski math, 3 slightly mores = 1 significantly better.
Now, the all new Experience 88 Ti -- or is it EXP 88 Ti (I'm not sure, in the catalog it is Experience, on the ski it is EXP) -- well, whatever you call it, this is an all-new ski, a revolution from the old ski. Rossignol went the opposite direction from Blizzard, making the ski significantly more relaxed with significantly more tip rise and a slightly tighter turn radius. Here, 2 significantly + 1 slightly = a ski that is a $hitload more fun than the old model.
- Why choose the Brahma? You favor stability. The Brahma wants to run -- just like a bull through the streets of Pamplona.
- Why choose the Experience 88 Ti? You liked the hard snow feel of the old Experience but want a ski that will be playful off piste Here you go.