The Tecnica Cochise 120 Ski Boots are an updated version of evo's best selling crossover boot for the past several years. Lighter by 144 grams in our sample boot, shorter boot sole lengths (5 mm in every size), and a snugger fit around the midfoot and ankle are some of the key improvements for 2017. The Cochise 120 maintains the smooth progressive flex Tecnica is famed for, with reduced friction at the pivot points in tour mode and a self-adjusting locking mechanism than reduces slop as the metal-on-metal connection wears. For 2017, the Cochise 120 will have genuine Dynafit tech inserts molded into the soles (no more swap soles) for those who own both an alpine and a tech setup. Powerful alpine skiers who want to continue to push hard in the backcountry should take a serious look at the Cochise 120 as their do-it-all boot - you'll have a hard time finding a better tool for the job.
Last: 99 mm Performance fit and above average instep height for average width feet.
evo Bootfitter's Notes The 2017 Cochise lasts are a departure from the previous Cochise line. Gone are the different fits for the 130 flex and all the others; the entire Cochise line shares a brand new 99 mm last. Narrower in the midfoot and heel than any previous version, with reduced volume around the ankle and slightly lower instep, the new Cochise also has a less pointy toebox. The new polyether plastic punches well without the tendency to attract fingerprints that characterized older Tecnica Triax blends, and the C.A.S markings at typical problem areas (first and fifth met heads, navicular, styloid process) are quite accurate for most feet (care should be taken when punching at the bi-injection seams on the shell).
C.A.S. Shell Custom Adaptive Shape shells are anatomically formed around the heel and problem areas at the factory. Common punch zones are plainly marked with a dot grid pattern on the shell, and the new polyether and Triax 3.0 shell materials offer improved stability when heated.
Quick Instep A shaped plastic component at the instep that is softer than the rest of the shell helps you to step into and out of the ski boot.
C.A.S. Grindable Boot Board The removable C.A.S. boot board offers plenty of thickness for grinding and a grid pattern for reference.
Flex: 120 A stiff flex for expert or heavier skiers who require quick rebound and ski response.
Quadrafit Ultrafit Pro Liner Thin and responsive pre-formed liner offers superior performance and fit.
C.A.S. Liner Technology C.A.S. Technology focuses on the critical fit areas of the foot to achieve an accurate anatomical shape using dual density pre-shaped thermoformed microcell material. This provides a great out-of-the-box fit for enhanced sensitivity and power transmission all while allowing for liner customization.
Power Light Design Bi-injected polyether frame that is 30% thinner and 2.5 times stiffer than conventional boot material which results in 18% weight savings without loss in performance.
Shell C.A.S. Bi-material polyether with co-molded softer Quick Instep insert for easy entry and exit.
Cuff Triax 3.0
Adjustable Cuff Alignment
Mobility Cuff Walk/Ski Mode Tecnica's redesigned walk mode features a 42˚ range of leg movement, a super smooth pivot action, and metal-to-metal contact in the locking mechanism. The new S.A.S (Self-Adjusting System) tightens the locking action as the metal wears to eliminate play.
4 Micro Aluminum Buckles with easy to remove screw attachments.
Lift Lock A simple mechanism holds the buckle above the shell to keep it free from entanglement while putting the boot on.
45 mm Power Strap
Replaceable Flat Alpine Sole Pads
Genuine Dynafit Tech Inserts Molded In at Toe and Heel
Aqua Stop Water Protection Bi-material water protection system with double ridge structure.