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    What's Blizzard up to?

    Over the past few weeks they've been leaking pictures of something new coming. Anyone know? Revised 15/16 freeride line or possible mid-season release? Carbon tips and tails like in the Spur?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Kied View Post
    Over the past few weeks they've been leaking pictures of something new coming. Anyone know? Revised 15/16 freeride line or possible mid-season release? Carbon tips and tails like in the Spur?
    I've heard Cochise gets carbon tips and tails like Spur, more tip rocker, and more taper in tip and tail. Not sure how that affects turn radius, but sounds interesting. Heard it from at least two reputable sources.
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    A slightly bigger Cochise or slightly smaller Bodacious would be amazing. Like whatever that twintip is (Gunsmoke? Peacemaker?) but not a twintip. Smoother rocker/camber lines like the Bodacious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    A slightly bigger Cochise or slightly smaller Bodacious would be amazing. Like whatever that twintip is (Gunsmoke? Peacemaker?) but not a twintip. Smoother rocker/camber lines like the Bodacious.

    Is that a D-sender?
    like a katana/wrenegade/mvp blizzard! sounds interesting but not sure how they would keep the cochise and bodacious in the line up though

    maybe a skinny bocadious at around 114mm, drop the bodacious and then jump to spur

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    Yeah, pretty much Katana or Wrenegade. *sigh* I'll just keep navel gazing.
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    More info should be available on Friday.

    I'm looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit Man View Post
    I've heard Cochise gets carbon tips and tails like Spur, more tip rocker, and more taper in tip and tail. Not sure how that affects turn radius, but sounds interesting. Heard it from at least two reputable sources.
    Sounds like a good way to ruin a great ski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    Sounds like a good way to ruin a great ski.
    They have to keep up with the ruining that Volkl did to the Mantra.
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    Athletes are heavily involved in testing of everything over 100mm under foot. Don't worry the new shit won't suck.... And some of it will be very very light

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasatchback View Post
    Athletes are heavily involved in testing of everything over 100mm under foot. Don't worry the new shit won't suck.... And some of it will be very very light
    Making it fucking useless inbounds in variable conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Making it fucking useless inbounds in variable conditions.
    we'll see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit Man View Post
    I've heard Cochise gets carbon tips and tails like Spur, more tip rocker, and more taper in tip and tail. Not sure how that affects turn radius, but sounds interesting. Heard it from at least two reputable sources.
    Sounds good to me. I poked around Instagram last night and saw some full photos from one of the team guys. Stuff looks pretty good.

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    when athletes are involved, gold turns to shit.
    but maybe these aren't real athletes and they are just washed up racers.
    and in that case, blizz could be on to something.
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    We'll after about 15 days on the Spur I can attest that they rock and have become my everyday ski, a Spur shrunk to bodacious width or Cochise width with two sheets of metal and carbon at the extremities is what I dream about... Blizzard didn't fuck anything up! Oh man good to hear I am still blown away at how versatile the Spur is everywhere A Spur with metal layup in bodacious and Cochise mold hell yes!!!

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    So according to Blizzard social media it's the Zero G...

    Who knows more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smails View Post
    So according to Blizzard social media it's the Zero G...

    Who knows more?
    Yeah, that was kind of a tease. Sounds like they'll release more prior to SIA, but details are still limited. Guessing Bandit has the best info so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smails View Post
    So according to Blizzard social media it's the Zero G...

    Who knows more?
    I saw all the Blizzard 2016 stuff at the Aus trade show in October - we see everything early but are sworn to secrecy pre-SIA. But I didn't see anything like the OP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarveMan View Post
    I saw all the Blizzard 2016 stuff at the Aus trade show in October - we see everything early but are sworn to secrecy pre-SIA. But I didn't see anything like the OP.
    Sworn to secrecy in the ski industry. Get over yourself, you're in the recreational equipment business, nobody cares and the only people who think shit should be kept secret are the vapid cocksuckers in marketing and PR.

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    I trust Blizzard to get it right, but I could also see stocking up on some extra Bodacious and Cochise this spring just in case . . .

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    I'm not believing anything until philpug/Flexon Phil speaks
    dude is the essence of the industry
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    and now skis only on the internet
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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    Sworn to secrecy in the ski industry. Get over yourself, you're in the recreational equipment business, nobody cares and the only people who think shit should be kept secret are the vapid cocksuckers in marketing and PR.
    It's all fun and games until I don't get allowed to sell their stuff due to breach of contract. At our trade show the importers have a fit if you pull out your phone near a stand in case you're taking pics.

    And as for the OP - I spoked to someone this morning who just got back from a visit to the Blizzard factory, I got to hear about this new shit. It sounds really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarveMan View Post
    It's all fun and games until I don't get allowed to sell their stuff due to breach of contract. At our trade show the importers have a fit if you pull out your phone near a stand in case you're taking pics.

    And as for the OP - I spoked to someone this morning who just got back from a visit to the Blizzard factory, I got to hear about this new shit. It sounds really cool.
    Newsflash asswipe, if you're showing something to ANYONE, it isn't a secret. Three people can keep a secret; if two of them are dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creaky fossil View Post
    I'm not believing anything until philpug/Flexon Phil speaks
    dude is the essence of the industry
    a weeble who skied bumps 40 years ago
    and now skis only on the internet
    where he's always been great
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    I chuckled...
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    Quote Originally Posted by creaky fossil View Post
    I'm not believing anything until philpug/Flexon Phil speaks
    dude is the essence of the industry
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    where he's always been great
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    Quote Originally Posted by axebiker View Post
    I chuckled...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregL View Post
    I trust Blizzard to get it right, but I could also see stocking up on some extra Bodacious and Cochise this spring just in case . . .
    Cochise is the it ski for me, though bought a pair of Bonafides when I what to work a little less. When you find the 'it' ski for you, it is going to be hard to get me ovine forward to something else. But I am willing to try for the sake of humanity.

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