Blizzard Cochise

2014

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 Sandwich sidewall titanium
Flip core
Full rocker
Strengths Smooth, easy, yet stable at speed. High quality of construction
Weaknesses Hard to fault - width can be felt at slower speeds on piste

They say

The benchmark freeride ski last winter continues with new graphics and 'Flipcore' technology which flips the core construction upside down so that it lends itself naturally to a rockered shape.

We say

One of its real strengths is a connected, sensitive character which makes skiers feel completely in touch with what’s happening under their feet.The flex is really smooth and has an incredible ability to 'iron out' any difficult terrain. It was really noticeable how the Cochise had a remarkable ability to make what would normally seem like a difficult descent much easier. This was mainly down to that perfect flex, and the minimal effort needed to make adjustments to turn-shape. A really difficult ski to fault, and still one of the standout skis in this category.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Still awesome, smooth shovel works so well in difficult snow. Oozes high quality
Nico Braxton
Lively, responsive and playful. Does exactly what you want it to, with a great new graphic