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New setup purchased for this year - 2014-2015 Blizzard Cochise and Look 2015 Pivot 14. Anyone care to comment on my purchase? Should I feel remorse?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi there, 

 

I have spent the last few seasons trying/renting different skis.  During those seasons, I tried the below -

Rossignol Soul 7 (FUN), Blizzard Bonafide(FUN), Atomic Smoke Ti (can't remember), HEAD Rev 85 Pro(FUN).

 

I kept hearing buzz about the Cochise, and have never tried it.  I was told that it is a better ski for the west coast snow/conditions.  So I bought last years model in a 177.  

 

I used to live close to Tahoe, CA., now I live close to Mt. Hood, OR., so the type of snow/conditions should be similar. 

 

I chose the bindings based on ratings and price.  I have never tried the turn table (FKS) type of binding, and I hope I don't notice any of that pivoting while I'm turning in my ski.

 

BTW

5' 9" 220lbs

Dalbello Boss are my boots (purchased this off season as well)..

 

Hoping for a lot of good snow this year, regardless of what weather experts "believe" will happen..

post #2 of 7

Hi - Not sure if there's a question there beyond buyer's remorse, but IMO you did fine. Your height is about right for the 177, although you're heavy for that length, which means you'll be able to flex it easily and it may have a (fairly high) speed limit. But it's a beefy ski, so don't think you'll overpower it unless you plan to hit 60 mph in chop.

 

The FKS14 is an excellent binding with a long life span. No, it won't turn while you're clicked in. The elasticity will be useful when paired with that ski and Oregon snow. 

 

Good luck!

post #3 of 7
Yer gonna die. You've made a terrible mistake in choosing skis and clamps, much remorse should be felt. Send them to me and I'll dispose of them properly.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Yes beyond, there were questions in there, and you sniffed them out.  Thanks for setting me at ease.  

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks Juan, I appreciate the help.  The subtle sarcasm also made me feel better.   I'll make sure to add your name as the beneficiary to the equipment, when they do me in...

post #6 of 7
At your weight you should be on 185 Cochise, imho, but it's too late to change. The binding is excellent. I'm puzzled why after many demos you bought something you didn't try.
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks alexzn,

 

I agree about the length.  

 

When it was time to pull the trigger, the 177 was the only option I could find for last year's model, which was the price I was looking to spend.

 

The day I tried the Bonafides, I was setup by one of the most knowledgable techs I have ever met, his name was Tuna at Squaw Valley.  He was a little taller, but a similar build, and he said, "If you liked those, you'll love the Cochise."  The other places I rented from after that day didn't have the Cochise.

 

Again, I appreciate the help folks.  I was mostly concerned with the bindings/ski relationship but it seems from the other responses that they will be fine, and I am happy..

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