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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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Looking to switch up to the Cochise. Tried...
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?
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.
what type of skins would you recommend for...
what type of skins would you recommend for 177 length Cochise skis?
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