Blizzard Cochise

2013

Top Performer
Men's Freeride
Blizzard
Price: £559.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 135-108-123
Turn radius 28.5 (185)
Lengths 170, 177, 185, 193
Construction Flipcore Technolog
Flat underfoot
Wood Core
Strengths
Weaknesses

They say

We say

Wow - still a fantastic ski! Last year’s standout winner continues unchanged. The ‘Flipcore’ technology which essentially takes the core construction, flips it over, and allows for natural rockered shape without anything being bent or forced. It has an amazingly smooth, buttery flex which gives the Cochise firm grip in harder conditions, yet allows it to be sensitive and floaty in deep snow. It makes tough conditions feel easy, and it’s always effortless to shut down if you’re going too fast. Yet it still manages to deliver great stability and edge-hold when it’s pushed hard. A really faultless ski, with beautiful build-quality.

Tester Comments

Pete Davison
A great all-mountain ski, it handles as well on piste as off. Rock solid on firm snow, yet the rocker makes it easy to handle in deep conditions
Lee Townend
A great ski: easy to use, loves smashing it up in variable conditions