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The best just got better.

When tonight's dump has you dreaming about tomorrow's face shots, you'd better make sure you have the Blizzard Cochise Ski ready to go. With a 108mm waist, rockered profile, and carbon fiber in the tip and tail, the Cochise lets you float over pow and crud with power and initiate turns with ease. Blizzard's new Carbon Flip Core technology cuts the resulting chatter of the rockered tip and tail for a more stable feel when you're arcing turns down open faces and rallying groomers back to the base. And with less weight in the tip and tail, this version of the Cochise has an even lighter swing weight for when you need to quickly scrub some speed through the trees.

The versatile 108mm waist combines with Blizzard's modernized Carbon Flip Core design in which Blizzard inserted the ski's core into the mold upside-down, giving it a natural tip and tail rocker rather than pressing it unnaturally into shape like most rockered skis on the market. What does this mean for you? It means snappy, intuitive edge control on groomers and fluid flex and turn initiation anywhere. It also means excellent stability and even pressure distribution. The Cochise's multi-wood core provides smooth flex for all kinds of playful feel out of this kick-ass ski.

  • Rockered tip and tail, camber underfoot
  • Carbon Flip Core technology
  • Sandwich construction
  • Compound sidewalls
  • Poplar-beech wood core
  • 108mm underfoot
  • Traditional sidecut
  • Double Ti binding interface

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I'm 6'2 and 200+ so I'm looking at the 185's. What bindings would you recommend?
Advanced to expert skier.

That depends on what type of boots you have. If you have normal alpine style boots you could look at the

Rossignol FKS 180

Marker Jester

Atomic STH2 16 WTR

I would recommend the FKS for a because it has a very burly construction. These bindings put your boots as close to the ski as possible giving you better feel and flex on your ski. That being said all of these binding are a good option for a burly ski binding that can stand up to expert level skiing, plus they all have a DIN above 14.

I'm 6ft but only 155lbs - can't decide between the 178 or 185. Spend lots of time skiing bumps and trees but love big open bowls. and chutes as well. Spend more time in side country than proper backcountry. I'm just not sure if the 185 will be as much fun in the short turns but don't want to loose too much float if I go for the 178, Im so light I feel like it won't make much of a difference going shorter but some advice would be awesome!

Im 5'8 160 and just ordered the 178. I would go with the 185 . I went with last years model too.

Eli ripping

Eli ripping

Eli ripping on the Cochise at Alta. Clearly this ski is no fun at all..... #sarcasm

5 5

I love this ski. Period.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I didn't think the Cochise could get better, but it did. The flipcore design was already so stable in any terrain and any conditions, but the new Cochise is now even more versatile. The carbon tip and tail make it quicker in and out of the turn allowing you to enjoy more of the mountain. Beyond that, the is ski is even more stable. You can really feel it when you hit the throttle. You could ski this ski anywhere, anytime. Love it.

I am impressed at the claimed weight of 5.15 ounces. Is it a carbon-helium compound :)? Having weight in the same units as other skis (ie. grams) would be super helpful...

Best Answer

That weight is per ski. The overall weight is roughly the same as the 14/15 model.

5 5

Yup Cochise is still amazing... +Carbon

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Old Cochise + little bit more carve + carbon reinforced tip tail= in and out of the turn easier and more stable at speed.

5 5

The Evolution of an Icon

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A couple of tweaks make the 2016 Cochise even more versatile in more snow conditions than the previous design. The vertical sidewall, titanal, sandwich contruction that is the heart and soul of the Cochise remains however the award winning flipcore design has been modernized. Carbon Flipcore incorporates sheets of Carbon Fiber into the rockered sections of the tip and tail. This reinforces the rocker profile and calms the ski resulting in more control at speed and quicker initiation at lower edge angles. The slightly tapered, tip and tail design reduces swingweight, helps the tips plane better in softer snow and the tails now release even easier in steep chalky conditions. The reference ski for so many big mountain skiers has simply evolved. A modern version of a icon ski.

Have you got any advice in terms of sizing for the new Cochise, can't decide between 178 and 185. Posted my details in a question up top. Thanks!