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Blizzard Cochise Skis 2013

(7 reviews) SKU# 58299 Condition: New

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Blizzard Cochise Skis 2013

This is the ski that comes out on top of more "best one ski quiver" lists than you can count. The Blizzard Cochise Skis turned the ski industry well, upside down last year by introducing the revolutionary Flipcore 3D concept - rather than take a cambered core and bend it in the mold to create a rockered ski, they flipped the core over and went from there. The Cochise is a charger's ski for climates where you're as likely to find sheet ice as powder, or for big vertical descents where you are sure to encounter the full spectrum of conditions in one run. Two layers of Titanal in the build and a stiff overall flex mean this board is comfortable at any speed you are. Let 'em run.
Rocker Type
Tip and tail rocker with a flat section underfoot lets you turn this ski with a bit less than Herculean effort at slower speeds
Core
Flipcore 3D Technology - Unlike most other companies, who start with a cambered core and "bend" it in the mold to create a rockered ski, Blizzard starts with a rockered core and components in the first place - everything goes into the press in the same shape as it comes out. Sound like marketing BS? Sure, except for the fact the the Flipcore skis have received almost universal praise from experts in their short time on the market. Maybe Blizzard is onto something here . . .
 
Poplar-Bamboo-Paulownia-ISO-Woodcore
Laminates
Spaceframe 3D - A Titanal laminate layer with strategic cutouts to lessen swing weight while improving torsional transmission and reducing vibration
Laminate reinforcement
2 Layers of Titanal for vibration-free dampness at speed and on hard snow
Sidewalls
Phenol sidewall
Base
Strong Graphite Base
Binding Compatibility
Bindings not included
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Big Mountain
    All-Mountain
    All-mountain skis are designed to handle anything you throw at them including powder, ice, groomers, steeps, heavy snow, and everything in between, but they aren’t necessarily a master of any one terrain. If you’re only going to own one ski to do it all, this is what you want. All-mountain skis generally have what we call mid-fat waists that range from 80-110 mm.
    Big Mountain
    Big mountain skis are designed for charging big lines with high speeds and big airs. These skis varry in width from wide, powder-oriented skis for skiing Alaska spines to narrower, mixed condition skis for ripping the beat up headwall at your local mountain. Skis in this category tend to be on the stiffer side, often with more rocker in the tip and less in the tail.
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
    Advanced-Expert
    Whether you charge the steepest lines, carve with race-like precision, hit the biggest jumps or halfpipes; advanced to expert level skis/snowboards are for the more aggressive rider. You will often find the addition of layers of metal, carbon, bamboo, or other stringers in these. These features work to make a stiffer ski/snowboard with more power and rebound.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Flat/Rocker
    Rocker/Flat/Rocker
    Rocker/Flat/Rocker is a variation on the rocker theme that seeks to provide a little more hard snow edgehold and pop than full rocker while retaining ease of turning and float. Performance is between a fully rockered ski and a rocker/camber/rocker ski.
  • Turning Radius: Long
    Long
    > 22 m radius is best for powder and big-mountain.
  • Core/Laminates: Bamboo, Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip
    Full Twin Tip
    Desinged to allow you to ski backwards, full twin tips are found primarily on park & pipe skis and freestyle powder skis. More and more, we are seeing twin tips on all-mountain skis of all abilities, as it makes it a little easier to get around, and for the most part does not inhibit forward skiing.
  • Ski Awards: 2013 Freeskier Editor's Picks, 2013 Powder Magazine Skier's Choice, 2013 Ski Magazine Gold Medal Gear, 2013 Skiing Magazine Official Selection, 2013 Skiing Magazine Tester's Choice
  • Series: Free Mountain
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Size (cm) 170 177 185 193
Tip Width (mm) 135 135 135 135
Waist Width (mm) 108 108 108 108
Tail Width (mm) 123 123 123 123
Turning Radius (m) 28.5
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1125
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