Description

Fun and playful for your powder playground.

When tonight's storm has you dreaming about tomorrow's faceshots, you better make sure you have the Blizzard Cochise Ski packed and ready to go. With a 108mm waist and a rockered tip and tail, the Cochise lets you float over pow and crud with vigor and initiate turns like a champ. When the storm lets up and your dreams of bottomless pow don't pan out, the Cochise still has you covered, as slight camber underfoot lets you make solid, powerful turns on hardpack.  

The versatile waist combines with innovative Flipcore 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 of the 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 kickass ski.

  • Tip and tail rocker
  • Camber underfoot
  • Sandwich compound sidewall construction
  • Poplar, bamboo, and paulownia ISO woodcore
  • Flipcore technology
  • 108mm underfoot width

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anybody ski the 193 cochise AND a 190 Salomon Q-Lab? Comparisons?

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Here's a few differences between those -
The Q Lab has a bit more sidecut, which helps tighten up its turn radius. The softer shovel on the Q lab helps with flotation in deeper snow, but the dampness of the Cochise is going to help smooth out chop.
I've had a LOT of fun on the Cochise over the years - definitely one of my go-to skis in any condition. Super stable at high speeds, tips stay afloat in deeper snow...
Check out Blister Gear Review's write-ups on both of these skis! Awesome details that really cater to every skier style.
http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2014-2015-salomon-q-lab
http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2014-2015-blizzard-cochise

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If you need to shred roof this is a pretty decent option, according to skier Marcus Caston

In-Depth Gear Review

In-Depth Gear Review

Blister Gear reviewer Paul Forward weighs in:

http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2014-2015-blizzard-cochise

Looking to switch up to the Cochise. Tried some for a week Kabookies last year and liked them a lot. Nice stable feel on all kids of conditions (in the Alps). Normally ski at Mad River Glen in the East so need a quickish ski that does well in moguls and "natural" east coast snow. Advanced intermediate to expert, 190lbs 6' 55 years old but at the gym everyday so not totally done and ready for nothing but groomers. Been mostly on a park ski (Salomon 2012) for the last couple of seasons. Nice and quick with tons of bounce but not stable enough for me anymore, plus no edge grip. Anyway Cochise gets such good reviews and I like the construction technique used, but will they be too demanding. How do they compare to the Kabookie for example?

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abowen,
The Cochise is a very stable ski , it is stiffer and heavier than the Kabookie as it has metal in it. It will ski like the Kabookie but will charge through anything and hold a solid edge at high speeds . It is a great ski , I am sure you will love it.

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Abowen,

Sorry for the late response but the season is early so wanting to offer my two bits in case you were still on the fence.

I bought a Kabookie last year and have only spent limited time on a Cochise. Kabookie will be a lot lighter, quicker, and more energetic by far. Cochise will be smoother, heavier, quite a bit more damp, and feel lethargic in direct comparison to the Kabookie.

BUT if you are looking for a more powder oriented, surfier, smoother and just more of a bulldozer approach to the hill then Cochise will do that.

Demanding isn't how I would describe the Cochise but I feel it will make you more tired during the day because of the added surface area and 2.5 sheets of titanium in it. Kabookie is a pretty light ski that can still kick you in the backseat when loaded. Cochise doesn't have that energy level. Keep thinking smooth, stable, damp, and powerful fun.

Hope that helps a little,
SF

what type of skins would you recommend for 177 length Cochise skis?

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Medium - 115mm with http://www.backcountry.com/g3-alpinist-climbing-skins?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6YWxwaW5pc3Qgc2tpbnM6MToxOmFscGluaXN0IHNraW5z&skid=GGG0182-ONECOL-S85MMXLO or get 110 mm in these http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-ascension-nylon-sts-skins?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6YmxhY2sgZGlhbW9uZCBhc2NlbnNpb246MToyOmJsYWNrIGRpYW1vbmQgYXNjZW5zaW9u&skid=BLD3398-ONECOL-S65MM . You will make one less cut with this version of the BD's. http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-ascension-custom-sts-climbing-skins?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6YmxhY2sgZGlhbW9uZCBhc2NlbnNpb246MTozOmJsYWNrIGRpYW1vbmQgYXNjZW5zaW9u&skid=BLD3397-ONECOL-S110MMX155162CM 110mm - 173cm to 180cm