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Blizzard Cochise Ski

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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
    • Item #BLZ000X

    Tech Specs

    Length
    171 cm, 178 cm, 185 cm, 192 cm
    Dimensions
    135 / 108 / 122 mm
    Turn Radius
    [185 cm] 27.0 m
    Profile
    tip & tail rocker
    Construction
    sandwich
    Core
    Carbon Flipcore, Poplar-Beech Woodcore
    Base
    sintered graphite
    Tail
    raised
    Binding Included
    no
    Claimed Weight
    [single, 185 cm] 5 lb 5 oz
    Recommended Use
    big mountain freeride
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    5 5

    Top Secret Shred Weapon

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Based on build and performance I think the Cochise is Blizzard's best ski. It humiliates bumps, floats in powder and feels stable at mach 1 speeds!

    Top Secret Shred Weapon
    5 5

    Amazing skis

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    If words like "stable at speed", "damp", "handles all conditions" intrigue you then buy and ski this ski.

    5 5

    Charge machines!!

    These skis hold up better than anything I've ever skied, conditions are never an issue

    5 5

    Christy, Reverse Christy, or Freeride

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Weather your highly seasoned powder farmer or a hard charging Freeriding young buck this ski will do it for you. The new shape of the tip coupled with the carbon makes it great for low angle powder farming "dad turns" because it floats and snaps short radius turns. But if you want to charge big lines at high speeds it can handle it, they stomp big airs and have a great swing weight for lofty spins and flips. Its been a great all around ski for me from Japan to the Montana rockies

    5 5

    Really happy with these skis

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you are looking for a great all mountain, hard charging ski the Cochise is the call. They work great in a variety of conditions and are in my opinion a really fun ski! When I know I'll have powder on some parts of the mountain and hard packed on other parts I choose these skis for the day.

    5 5

    Big fan

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

    Got the 185 for me at 210lbs, 5'11" strong high speed skier. If you go old school outside foot they are great on groomers. In pow from 6" to 12" they really do the trick. I am fortunate to have a fatter ski for 12"+ but I am sure these would do the trick for a younger (I'm nearly 60) dude...Stiff...these boards rock at high speed, and if you slow down in the bumps they still have some give. ....

    How significant has the ski changed from '14, to '15, to '16 models?

    Best Answer

    From '14-'15 a slight amount of camber was added to the skis (1.5mm per ski)

    From '15 - '16 Carbon Fiber was added to the rocker profile in the tip and tail. The widest point was brought back slightly in the tip and tail shortening the radius by 1 meter and the tip profile was changed so that it turns up faster providing better planing in softer snow. Very similar ski just a few slight tweaks to make it better in both firm conditions and softer snow. Still full wood core with two sheets of metal.

    I am 6' .5" and i am trying to decide whether to go with the 178 or the 185. Any suggestions?

    Hi Briton,
    At your height I'd most likely go with a 185. Contact me directly at the phone/email above if you have any more questions.
    Ben

    I'm looking at either the Blizzard Cochise, or Volkl Mantra for a good all mountain ski with more emphasis in powder and glades. Both seem like great skis. Which one would you recommend?

    Hey Thomas,
    It's really going to be up to you! The Cochise is going to like to go faster and have wider turns, while the Mantra is going to be more "buttery" and playful. What are you looking to get out of your ski?
    Ben

    Best Answer

    Hey Thomas, I use the 185 Cochise for exactly that, powder and glades. The new tip shape makes them ski incredible in pow, particularly in boot top to knee deep snow. With the new Carbon fiber in the tip it can still handle high speed big open turns but it can turn on a dime in the trees as well. Its pretty snappy when you need it

    5 5

    Nice ski

    Great for hard charging the resort slopes, really holds an edge well. Good side cut, the tip & tail rocker is nice too.

    Hello guys,

    Im 5'-11", advanced skier and i want to buy this ski. I choose 178cm or 185cm?

    Hey Math,
    Both sizes will work for you. 178cm will be easier to turn and more agile, while 185cm will allow you to ski faster (but harder to turn).

    Ben

    How much of a difference is this year’s ski in comparison to 2013-14 and 2014-15? I might buy last years or the year before if not a drastic difference.
    Thanks!

    Hey Thomas,

    This year Blizzard introduced carbon in the tips and tails of the skis. They are now easier to turn and more stable at higher speeds. Big improvement.
    Ben

    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!

    Hey Chris....do you know of folks mounting the 13 model (185 cm - blue pbr) back from boot center....front end is strong but feels a little short to me. Thanks!!