2016/2017 Bizzard Cochise ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its men’s Powder Category.

Most testers agree on one sentiment: The Blizzard Cochise feels more like a carving ski than a powder ski. “This ski is as stable as any 105 mm or wider ski that I’ve ever tried,” says Cole. “The tips float effortlessly and it’s also the best in class for carving by far.” Testers awarded the 108-mm-waisted Cochise high marks for stability, but were less charmed with the ski’s versatility and playfulness. Blizzard’s new Carbon Flipcore technology integrates vibration-absorbing bi-directional carbon fiber into the rockered tips and tails, which are produced in the ski mold for a natural flex. Ski construction includes sandwich sidewalls, a wood core made from a blend of poplar and beech, plus double layers of titanium. “It’s a little stiff and heavy for tight turns, but that adds stability and hard snow performance,” says Hill.

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