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Question about structural changes to the Blizzard Cochise

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I demoed a couple of skis this past weekend while I was up at Squaw.  I ended up trying a 2014 Blizzard Cochise and absolutely fell in love with it.  I want to pick up a pair and I was wondering if someone could give me a brief summary of when/if structural changes were made to the ski, so I know which years are an option for purchase for me.  I don't care about top sheets, I just want to make sure I am getting the same ski if I buy.  Not too many 2014s left out there that are not really short. 

 

Any help is appreciated.   

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The Cochise got it's first update in 2014-15. It got some camber underfoot and supposed to have a bit softer flex. It's the only year with those characteristics. Checkout blister gear review for reviews of the 3 lives of the Cochise so far.
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Thank you.  I read up on the Blister Reviews.  Next major question is length...177 or 185.  I demoed the 177s and absolutely loved them.  Had a little tip chatter at times, but overall I very happy.  The 177s were pretty easy to throw around in the steep, narrow areas, which I liked. However, at 5'11" and 195lbs, should I consider going to the 185?  Is it going to feel like a lot more ski?  Does anyone have experience with both lengths?    

 

I am 42 years old and have been skiing since I was 5.  Skied about 30 days a year through college, but slowed down a lot after that (maybe 5 days a year on average from 24 to 42).  I am ramping back up a little (will probably get 12-15 days this year).  Happy to ski just about anything on the mountain.

 

Thanks for the tips.         

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