Even though the Augment All Mountain 77Ti is a newer design than the Blossom, it has a much older soul. The AM77Ti is about as traditional as it gets in construction and feel on the snow. It is an all mountain ski that, depending on the flex, any ex-World Cup racer would be happy to ski as their every day driver if they didn’t choose a full bore race ski. The Augment is full cambered with a medium to longer turn radius. For the higher cost of entry you have the option to choose the flex. Augment says soft, medium, or stiff but it is more accurately stiff, stiffer, or stiffest. The AM77Ti does have a high price tag, but I have yet to put a good skier on one that didn’t say they were worth the price.
Blossom is making a push to get its well tuned edges into the U.S. market and they are doing it with the tried and true method of offering a lower price than the competition. The White Out has as much of a following with our readers as anywhere for good reason. It is a ski with world class build quality and a typical off-the-shelf price point. Build quality is on par with Augment but you are getting a ski with a much broader performance range. That's not a bad thing, just a much bigger and relaxed sweet spot. The White Out is the more nimble of the two skis with a short to medium turn radius making it a bit more playful, especially at mortal speeds.
- Why choose the Augment AM77Ti: You want the best because you can ski and appreciate the best. These are NOT for people who just want to say they have the best.
- Why choose the Blossom White Out: You want a ski that has refinement but you know value when it stares you in the face.
- Insider Tip: The quality of these skis is directly inverse to the quality of their digital images.
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