Hi ... 59 year old skier who gets ~20 days on the hill per year. Intermediate skier with a clapped out pair of Nordica Beast boots. I've had these for ~4-5 years and it's time for another pair.
This past season I had the opportunity to try several pairs of ski boots ... Nordica, Dalbello and Tecnica. The pair that I really enjoyed were Tecnica Cochise 90's. I did not think I'd get decent performance with a 3-buckle boot, but they did fine for me and were extremely comfortable. Definitely my favorite of the ones I'd tried.
This was my first ride in Tecnica boots and they fit well. So I'm looking to grab a new pair for the upcoming season and found the Cochise along with 10.2 and Diablo Infernos. My highest priority is comfort followed by performance. I realize comfort is subjective and hard to judge, but suffice it to say my priorities are a comfortable boot with 'decent' performance. I'd rather have a loss in performance and be able to ski all day with comfortable boots.
So my questions:
- how drastic are comfort levels between the Cochise, 10.2 and Infernos
- how adjustable are these ... cant, flex, cuff, etc
- which of these is the 'harsher' as to comfort
I like the leather uppers on the 10.2 and Diablo - but how far apart are the comfort levels as compared to the Cochise? Thanks ... feedback is much appreciated.