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Help choosing size for Blizzard Cochise

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

New member here so go easy on me lol!  Currently skiing on Blizzard Bushwackers (173) for east coast and want to get the Cochise for my trips out to Utah/Colorado.  I'm 5" 11" and weigh 170lbs....solid advanced intermediate.  I'm *thinking* the 177 but the 185 is also an option.  Any words of wisdom?  The shop is leaning towards the 177s but they tell me I could get by the the larger ones as well...

 

Thanks in advance for the thoughts!

 

Eugene

post #2 of 8

177... if not a Bonafide... or something else altogether. I think a Vagabond would more than likely work better for you

post #3 of 8

I own the 185, I'm 6', 165, advanced skier, technical style. It's on the stiff side for my tastes (and size) in a ski this wide. Comes across less about maneuverability per se - still fine there mostly - than about feeling harsh on firmer surfaces and high maintenance at subsonic speeds to keep settled in softer broken snow. I'd agree with markojp; rather than getting a shorter ski that's still stiff for your weight, why not look for something that's a bit flexier? If you like flipcore, the Peacemaker or Scout await you...

post #4 of 8

wrong ski. There are dozens of great choices in this category that would be better for you, if you really want to go Cochise, go 177.

post #5 of 8
it depends on "why" you want the cochise... I agree that you probably would do better with a more playfull ski to play out west!

are you set for the cochise? looking for a charger ski, wide all mountain that would work in powder?
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by mfa81 View Post

it depends on "why" you want the cochise... I agree that you probably would do better with a more playfull ski to play out west!

are you set for the cochise? looking for a charger ski, wide all mountain that would work in powder?

I agree, why the Cochise? You are light and the Cochise while wide is not really a powder ski. I would suggest looking across the hall from Blizzard to Nordica and specifically the Patron ( a bit more powder biased than the fore mentioned Vagabond) 

post #7 of 8

177 Patron no need to get the cochise.

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the responses...appreciate the feedback. I'm really a fan of Blizzard's stuff and I demo'd the 177s last year in Utah and liked them (albeit it was for only for one day)....

That said, I'm not locked into the Cochise....really after a wide all mountain that can handle powder as well. Sounds like I need to check out the Patron

Eugene
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