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2013 Tecnica Cochise Pro Light

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Pros: Beefy, stiff, powerful, good walk mode, easy mode switch

Cons: Wimpy liner, inferior power strap, too stiff

The first time I took the Cochise Pro Light for a spin I was impressed with how stiff the cuff was, and contrarily how well the cuff moved in walk mode. Frankly the 130 flex version of the boot was and remains too stiff for this kid, but if you tip the scales closer to 200 pounds, and/or are very aggressive you will love the stiffness of the Cochise Pro 130 or Pro Light.

Walk mode is easy to engage, made easier if you go for the Pro 130, 120, 110, or W100 thanks to a buckled power strap that makes loosening the power strap much faster and easier. It also allows you to cinch the power strap to the same level of compression that you normally expect from a metal buckle.

Two complaints with the Pro Light. First, the liner is thin. If you want a thermomoldable liner you would be better off with an Intuition liner which is thicker and constructed better. On the other hand, you may prefer the thinner liner since the boot is not excessively wide (98mm width) and also has a fairly high instep.

The main thing you will want to do with the Pro Light is upgrade the power strap to the buckled version available with the Pro 130. That version is superior in my opinion, not only for the buckled strap, but also for the alpine caliber liner.

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2013 Tecnica Cochise Pro Light
Description:

The Cochise Pro Light is for ThE AT SPECIALIST - SuPER LIGhTWEIGhT FOR ThE uP WITh GREAT PERFORMANCE FOR ThE DOWN. Expanding on the success of the Cochise, tecnica has taken the interpretation of the free Mountain collection one step further to include not just hard charging back or side country skiers, but All skiers who want more versatility, performance and features that enhance their skiing on all terrain in all conditions. the first to introduce a boot with a hike mode that prioritizes downhill PerforMAnCe, tecnica’s Cuff Mobility System features a metal-to-metal connection that firmly secures the cuff to the lower shell resulting in a boot with a great range of motion when in the hike mode, but when locked into the ski mode, performs as well as any traditional alpine boot. Add the interchangeable Soles, lightweight triax Plastic, the Power lock buckle System and a Shock Absorbing heel insert, and you’ve got, not just one, but a collection of boots that will change the way you see All Mountain boots. interchangeable Soles: Comes with teCh Soles Din Compatible Soles available Cuff Mobility System i-rebound flex Management lightweight triax rubber tecni-grip heel Cuff Alignment SuPER LIGhTWEIGhT!!! Velcro rear Spoiler: adjustable & removable 45mm Velcro Powerstrap 120 FLEX! 3 Alu Micro light buckles with ring Shock absorbing zeppa triple Position Cuff Catch hinged instep Catch Palau 160g liner weight: 1610g (size 26.5)

Details:
DetailValue
Shell MaterialTriax Plastic
Liner MaterialPalau
Thermo-moldable LinerNo
Number of Buckles3
Micro Adjustableyes
Binding CompatibilityDIN/Tech
Sizes22.0 - 31.0
Recommended LevelExpert
Model Year2013
Flex Rating120
Last (mm)100
ShellTraditional Plastic
Cuffwalk/hike
Replaceable solesBoth
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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