Blizzard Cochise

2016

Men's Freeride
Blizzard
Price: £560.00
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 136-108-122
Turn radius 27m (185cm)
Lengths 171, 178, 185, 192
Construction Sidewall
Carbon & Titanal woodcore
Carbon reinforced tip & tail rocker
Strengths A real charger of a ski, very grippy and stable at high speeds
Weaknesses Less playful and easy at slower speeds

They say

This is an all new ski with Carbon Fibre integrated into the rockered sections of the tip and tail, while the tip has a new tapered shape. The new shape gives a slight reduction in turn radius while the new construction gives a lighter swingweight and more stability in the tip and tail.

We say

The Cochise has always performed really well in our tests, and is now clearly set itself up as a legendary ski with a strong following. This year the ski has had some hefty modifications which have clearly made a big difference in how the ski performs. The stiffness through the tip and tail has really been enhanced, this makes the Cochise feel more of a powerhouse ski with masses of grip on harder snow and very strong stability at higher speeds in deep pow. Some skiers will find the ski less playful, while strong skiers will love the power and stability at speed.

Tester Comments

Al Morgan
The construction changes of the ski have negatively impacted the skiing experience, the front of the ski needs to be softer to make it more adaptable
Kevin Harris
Feels like a big mountain charger, rock solid at speed in the off piste