Your skis are wide, rockered, and ready for the punishment, and the boots on your feet better be prepared for much of the same. The Tecnica Men's Cochise 120 Ski Boot has no qualms about being skiied hard and fast, because this is a 120 flex boot with tons of torsional rigidity and a ski/walk mode that locks with such precision, you'll swear that you're rocking a traditional, fully-rigid alpine boot.
Tecnica reinterpreted what an big-mountain, AT boot could be when it created the Cochise line. You'll find gobs of power on tap and all the little details that make the difference when you're touring to a secret stash or hammering laps off the tram. The ski/walk mode is a metal-on-metal affair, the cuff locks completely into the lower shell in ski mode (there's no drifting or sloppiness), and the sole blocks are interchangeable between DIN alpine blocks and Tech/Dynafit compatible blocks. You'll find that the Cochise offers a medium-to-high instep and a medium-width forefoot fit on the inside.
Slide your foot into the custom-fit liner, micro-adjust each of the three buckles to your liking, wrench down on the monstrous power strap across the shin, and get cranking into the backcountry or at the resort. Unless you're rocking a race-stock or plug boot during your lift-riding days on snow, this is an AT boot that comes as close to a 'no compromise' build as possible.
- Injected Triax shell with a 120 flex and 100mm last width
- Custom-fit liner with neoprene toebox
- Three, micro-adjustable buckles with a 55mm top, buckling powerstrap
- Ski/walk mode with Cuff Mobility System and metal-on-metal connection
- Interchangeable DIN (alpine, included) and Tech (Dynafit, sold separately) sole blocks
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Can yo help me better understand the...
Can yo help me better understand the difference between 110 and 120? I ski blues & blacks, groomed and powder but prefer not to do moguls. thanks
The major difference is the flex index, 120 is stiffer than 110. According to another person on the Cochise 110 thread there isn't much difference between the two. It will depend on your height and weight and more importantly your ability level. If you ski hard and fast and want HIGHER PERFORMANCE go to the 120. If you take a more relaxed approach to skiing for the day then save a few bucks and get the 110 flex. Keep your height and weight into the equation too, big heavy guy will flex that boot more.
If the Technica has a way to adjust the flex of the boot, like rivets that can be removed on the rear of the boot to soften them, then go with the 120. If it's too stiff for you then you can soften it slightly. I'm sorry but I'm not exactly sure if they do or not but I can try to find out tomorrow for you.
Hope this helps and maybe someone else can verify the possible flex adjustment.
Considering these or the 110's. I ski 70%...
Considering these or the 110's. I ski 70% west coast and 30% east coast. Ive had my boots so long I wore out the toe, anyone advise which one is better....I know 120 is stiffer, so would that cut back on shin bang? Tried the 110 on local and they fit great. Just worried that on a good backside day they will not be stiff enough. Thanks! (side note I am skiing on 120 underfoot, and have pretty strong / big calfes)
Used them a couple times this season already. Liner is pretty solid for a stock. Would recommend going with the 120. Used to get shin bang pretty bad on my old setup but not even the slightest so far.
Tighten the Sole Screws!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Just got my first weekend on these boots... Cant say enough good things about them BUT, make sure you check the tightness of the screws in the sole. Mine were lose and allowed water to seep into the boot liner and then freeze! It was only about 4 degrees at Keystone that day so I just assumed I had cold feet, but at the end of the day I had frozen feet. I tightened them up and had a great day in them at Vail afterwards. Strongly Recommend for a good back country boot that still rips it up a the resort.
Great Do-it-All Boot
If you are looking for a boot that you can use for side country, backcountry, and resort skiing, this is a good ticket to have in your bag. The 120 flex offers some versatility and performance all in one package. The Cochise really is one of the few boots out there that can hold it's own while touring and still do great in the resort. At about 4.4 lbs. per boot it isn't quite as light as the Cochise Pro Light which comes in at 3.88 lbs per boot, but it still gets the job done when touring. If you have the funds to look at the Pro Light and want more of an AT boot, I'd recommend it.
I use 123 mm waist skis and these work fantastic. They make great touring boots, but the moment you click into downhill mode, you're in shred mode. Comfortable too.
Any changes from last years?
Any changes from last years?
Exact same boot!
Slight changes. Liner has changed with a little better fit in the 6th toe area and an improved tongue. DIN soles come standard on the Cochise 120 this year where as the AT soles came standard on the Cochise 120 from the last two years.
Love Love Love
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I skied these boots at the end of last season and was super psyched on them. I grew up racing and have been in 130 and 150 flex boots for most of the last 15 or so years. I was amazed how stiff the Cochise 120 actually was. At 210 lbs I thought I might need to go to the 130 but never once last year did I want a stiffer boot. The Power Buckle lets you get the boot so tight around your lower leg that they have tons of power. I skied anywhere from 85mm skis on groomers to 118mm skis in pow and never had a complaint. I have super skinny calves so I did add an extra spoiler to the back to give the boot a little more forward lean but other than that I hardly had to do any work to them. Light, responsive, and really a true 120 Alpine flex rating.