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  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

this is a great ski, a lot different than what I was on previous to riding it (Armada JJ's, Black Diamond Megawatts, both of which are poppier, less damp), but a great ski.
I'm very impressed by it's strength- it's damp, holds an arc really well, and can absorb bumps if you let it. I also found that it floats very nicely and is quick in untouched snow.
Hoping to get more days on it soon

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Hi Cory, I currently have Armada JJ's 185. How do you like the Cochise compared to JJ's? Do the Cochise have less vibration on flat groomers than the JJ's? I can't decide between 185 or 193's. Thanks!

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Hey "A Chan." The Cochise is lot more damp than the JJ. It will have less vibration on flat groomers. The JJ feels a lot more playful and poppy, whereas the Cochise likes to plow through what it encounters. If you are on the 185 JJ, go with the 185 Cochise. I have a buddy who has ridden the 193, and it's a beast. The 185 is a great combo of stability and finesse.

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Also, keep in mind that the JJ has quite a bit of tip and tail rocker. The Cochise has tip rocker, with a very small amount of tail rocker, but it's a low profile rocker, meaning it won't ski short the way a JJ skis short