Henry Crossingwrote a review of Tecnica Cochise 130 Pro Ski Boot on March 26, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
last day I did a 100+ day season on the k2 pinnacles, which fell apart on me and when they started to cause foot pain after my first day this season I threw in the towel and fitted up a pair of these.
These are lighter, stiffer and a better fit, I love them. I'm 190cm and around 80kgs in full gear and ski fast and aggressive in any snow condition and terrain. I find the boot is definitely stiff enough for me with great power transmission.
I also have done a bit of touring with them, and i'm surprised at how light they are for such a burly boot. They are definitely lighter than the pinnacle and have more ROM which I find is adequate. I recently did a bc trip to the top of Mt Yotei near Niseko and found them very comfortable to tour in for the 5 hour climb, and unreal on the decent. I was using my heavy guardians so my set up wasn't light, but paired with a tech binding weight shouldn't be a huge issue compared to the downhill performance you will have.
In all, an awesome, confidence inspiring boot for both resort and backcountry skiing #takeyouthere