blizzard cochise

  1. J

    Recommend a powder ski for an ex-racer

    Looking for a ski recommendation to make powder days fun and help bust through choppy conditions. I'm tired of getting beaten up on my race boards on ungroomed terrain. Uses: trees and powder days Primary Location: Mt Bachelor and Mt Hood (Oregon) History: I grew up skiing on the east coast...
  2. Pugski Test Team

    2019 Blizzard

    Blizzard Firebird Competition Dimensions: 121.5-70-104 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 154, 160, 166, 172, 178 Size tested: 172 Design: All New Drahtguy Kevin: A quick hookup and exponential energy from turn to turn make this ski an exciting and rewarding ride. Power and precision are attributes...
  3. R

    What ski is closest to katana

    I really like the metal katanas and since they are not made anymore, I'm looking for a similar ski, good in all conditions. Any ideas?
  4. Pugski Test Team

    2018 Blizzard

    Blizzard Bonafide Dimensions: 135-98-119 Radius: [email protected] Sizes: 166, 173, 180, 188 Size tested: 180 Design: All New Drahtguy Kevin: A new tip and tighter radius make this perennial powerhouse better for more skiers. The carbon tip leads the ski confidently into the turn, and the same reliable...
  5. Philpug

    Cage Match Comparison 2017 Blizzard Cochise vs 2017 Völkl 100Eight

    The One Oh Somethings, are they 11/10th skis or charging crudbusters? The industry has pushed this segment hard in recent years, trying to create a class of ski that had no clear direction. In defense of these larger skis, there were actually several possible directions depending on a skier's...
  6. Philpug

    2017 Blizzard Site Is Up!

    Blizzard's 2017 line of skis is up. Check out our Previews, Thumbnails, and Long-Term Tests! Long Term Test: 2017 Cochise Overview: 2017 Quattro Collection Ski Essentials: 2017 Quattro 8.0 Ski Essentials: 2017 Quattro RX Ski Essentials: 2017 Black Pearl
  7. FairToMiddlin

    Comparison Review Comparison: 2016 Blizzard Cochise 185 and 2016 Salomon Q-Lab 183

    I got to test these same day, same conditions, two days in a row. Day 1 was at Sunlight with fresh snow and no crowds; Day 2 was at Snowmass, not quite as much fresh snow, but still few crowds in the terrain we rolled through. Terrain included crud, bumps, untracked, and groomers; basically...
  8. Philpug

    Individual Review Long-Term Test: 2016 Blizzard Cochise

    Welcome to Cochise 2.0, the evolution. The 2016 version marks Blizzard's first significant change to the Cochise since it was introduced 4 years ago. The changes have less to do with what the Cochise is than with how it skis. Blizzard has altered both its construction and shape, making the...