To deliver full downhill performance, the new Cochise integrates proven state-of the-art solutions and features developed for the iconic Mach1 (Tecnica’s on-piste high-performance boot) such as a PU shell with Asymmetric Power Transmission, with thicker plastic to increase support where required and to provide more lateral power transmission and increased edge grip. But what sets the Cochise apart within the category, is the new T-Ride walking system. Fully integrated into the boot design, the T-Ride System delivers a solid cuff and shell connection, better precision thanks to a longer lever arm that guarantees quicker edge-to-edge transition, increased lateral power and stability. The way the T-Ride is designed also makes it safer. The system is easy and intuitive to use and ascertain whether it’s on ‘ski’ or ‘hike’ mode. Additionally, the integrated lock system screw ensures that the mechanism stays closed even during big drops or when hitting rocks. The new T-Ride system is coupled with a new Free Move system. The redesigned hinge has a 50° range of motion and benefits from a frictionless system that allows better hiking with less effort.
The new Cochise incorporates Tecnica’s proven CAS - Custom Adaptive Shape fit system. The anatomical shape of the shell and liner match the natural shape of the foot, offering superior out-of-the-box comfort and easy hiking thanks to the new folding structure on the back of the liner. But that wasn’t enough for the Tecnica designers. The dimples on the CAS Shell reduce surface tension and facilitate thermo customization, making it easier for boot fitters to fit, while the shell materials retain the customized shape better, for longer. In addition, the anatomically designed C.A.S. liners can be thermomoulded, punched and grinded for unmatched personal customization. New for the Winter 21/22 season, the CAS fit system of the Cochise now has a great new addition: The CAS Tongue can be thermoformed to perfectly match the shape of the skier’s shin, thereby preventing painful pressure points and increasing performance.
The versatility of this boot is the result of mixing pure performance with smart functional features that makes things safer and easier for skiers. To ensure safe and effective grip all day on the snow, the new Cochise has Vibram® Grip Walk rubber soles at the toe and heel that are connected by a rubber Arch Grip that delivers greater capability on mountain terrain, metal ladders and snowmobiles etc. The newly redesigned buckles for walk mode, the softer instep material to make it easier to slip in and out of, and the Power Lock strap with a hook that eliminates the need to open the strap completely, allows skiers to focus on enjoying their day in the snow. Available from Autumn 2021, the Tecnica Cochise third generation line-up includes 5 models for men, 2 team models and 4 models for women, with different flex and feature options, such as a Recco® reflector and Dyn inserts.