BEST FOR: Charging hard.
THE TEST: In open terrain, the Cochise let us bypass the fear governor and open up the tear ducts. There’s rocker, sure, but none of the nervous fluttering associated with banana skis. Credit Blizzard’s Flipcore design. At lower speeds, the ski feels sluggish, but if you prefer to keep it pegged, it inspires confidence. 135/108/123
THE VERDICT: If you wore a race bib in your youth, look here.
TURNING PlEASURE: 4.5