I am considering the Blizzard Cochise for deep power bowls, and looking for opinions, or a different choice.
First about me: Front side expert (grew up in Minnesota) and a back side advancing intermediate. 5'9" 145 lb athletic skier.
My all mountain skis are 178 Dynastar 94 legends, which are great with 8 inches of new powder on top of a base, but they are too much work for walls and moguls, and want to dive in the deep powder. After a day of 3 feet of powder at Vail I felt like Apollo Creed in Rocky IV.
I am looking for a back side ski to ski deep powder, walls, and moguls - a ski that I can develop my skills. Also a ski that I can play with on the the front side. (I have front skies for carving and going fast)
I am thinking of the Blizzard Cochise in a 170. It is 108 underfoot, rocker shovel and seems to have fairly uniform flex.
The tail seems a little stiff and they have a 23 meter radius. On the front-side this is preferable, but I dont know enough about deep powder to know if this is a concern? I would appreciate any opinions and input.