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  1. #1
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    Blizzard Cochise <> Bonafide

    I have a pair of 192 Rustler 11's and am considering adding the 185 Cochise or 187 Bonafide's. Would likely purchase the 2019/2020 version or either, although i like the 24m sidecut on the 2020/2021 Cochise.

    I'm 5'10" 190ish and fit.

    Thanks in advance for the feedback.

    Sand Yeti

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    Thanks for stimulating the economy by buying used/old skis!

  3. #3
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    Cochise is much more of a charger than the Bonafide.
    This 70 year old, semi fit, non-aggressive (pacifist?) skier loves the Bonafide. My 35 year old extremely fit ex ski patrol son loves the Cochise.

  4. #4
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    Bones feel like a better complement to the Rustlers

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    Where are you going to ski them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Cochise is much more of a charger than the Bonafide.
    This 70 year old, semi fit, non-aggressive (pacifist?) skier loves the Bonafide. My 35 year old extremely fit ex ski patrol son loves the Cochise.
    Yeah, I can hammer through heavier stuff much easier with the Cochise, but I have been riding the BF’s moreso as I am slowing with age.

  7. #7
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    Tough decision because I have a groomer ski on one end and the R11 on the other. If I didn't have the groomer ski the Bones would be an easy call, if i didn't have the R11 the Cochise would be the call. First world problems. @Banditman the skis will be for SW CO.

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    Both are great skis. The OG Cochise had a cult following for being a playful charger and very versatile. The last gen was much more one-dimensional...more like a comp ski and was very polarizing. Seems like they tried to re-capture the magic of the OG Cochise with the new iteration, but not too many folks have skied them. I thought I read in the Blizzard thread that our resident factory mag from Blizzard stated that the new Bonafide is the best yet. Thatís quite the statement, as the previous models are all pretty amazing skis. Maybe it comes down to Big Mtn versus All Mtn. Iíd probably go with the Bones as a compliment to the R11.


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  9. #9
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    Just recently got my Cochises in. Still on the fence between keeping them.

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  10. #10
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    189 bonifide is more ski then the 185 Cochise. Didn't ski the new 192.

    A few companies are starting to not just make the wider skis burlier but make both burly and more approachable skis at each width. The big thing I took away from last demo day was the new blizzard line up each ski is unique. The 189 Bonifide is not just a bigger 183, and the 177 isn't just shorter. They are three different skis.

  11. #11
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    Blizzard Cochise &lt;&gt; Bonafide

    If you were on the east coast Iíd say the bonafide just because its a little narrower for the hard snow days. My Cochise and my Corvus donít play as nice when itís ice. 95-100mm makes hard snow more manageable then the 108-110.


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    Last edited by SoVT Joey; 10-17-2020 at 06:00 AM.

  12. #12
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    Blizzard Cochise &lt;&gt; Bonafide

    ^^^^^This for EC advice....Bones manageable....Cochise overkill, but skiable. I think I read you already have a carver, so Bones fit in the middle better of your quiver.)

    Blizzard EC/WC trip quiver (if u wanted a quiver)

    -Brahma
    -Bonafide
    -Rustler 11

    * Me, Iím too indecisive/cheap to have a quiver...I have 2 pairs and I think thatís too much...I like to just grab, go and deal with it.

    EC shop Iím at...we sell a shit ton of Brahmas and Bones....but have a pair of Cochise sitting on wall for 2 years now.
    Last edited by BC.; 10-17-2020 at 06:18 AM.

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    I'd probably go Brahma and Rustler 11 for East coast skiing. Cochise and Rustler 11 was my resort quiver for CO last year. Cochise isn't a great EC skis. It excels in steep and open terrain. For bumps and trees its manageable (pivots pretty easily) but heavy and dead where something lighter and more responsive works well. Bonafide is obviously hugely popular, but it has always been my least favorite ski in the range.

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