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I get the sense the XC is going to be a similar experience as the Stockli WRT ST. FIS-type construction in a low 70's width that can go in between shorter turns and medium/longer radius turns at speed.

I don't actually need such a ski, but then there's that "need" word again.
 

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Yeah, same with me, for sure. Yikes!!!

To me, by comparison to the above on XC and WRT ST 172 (and for choices of what to buy), the Blossom Whiteout/AM77 is a cheater fall line sort of short to medium turn wonder - a cheater for doing body separation, still upper body, fall line easy carves for hours, among other things (in addition to being an all mountain, versatile, fall line ski for soft snow on and off piste, in uneven terrain, including crud bumps - carving all the way if one chooses). * Whew. *

Gee whiz, what a ski. A really specific set of "wow" abilities that no other ski I know of can match, pretty much.


I do think of getting a pair of those Stockli WRT ST 172s, though, unique in their own way. But so expensive. If the XC could match that, have otherworldly precision and carve performance in a way that is accessible to me also, then maybe the XC comes into play, for me also, at some point, potentially. (So many really good skis, so little time - and money!)

But then, I'm not likely to have figured this out for this pre-season sale!

Maybe that changes things some, though, for the future - the possible XC/WRT ST comparison. What happens in my guesstimates still once the narrower Blossom ski gets more race-like as with an XC (skier cross), is, I start to have to choose between it and other race-like options - say, GS skis for comparison; and to face the overlap crunch there recreationally. For me, it's been that a ski has to have some "wow" ability/factor that no other ski I have or could reasonably have, seems to possess.

To me it is very hard to beat, say, a woman's spec medium flex FIS GS Atomic G9 188/30 in this regard. (Or at the other end of race things, a Rossi FIS SL165.) So any XC would have to be a very special ski indeed to get much use, for my profile. (For me, this kind of unfair comparison results from choice, time and cost constraints, of necessity - what ski am I going to choose to go out with on a given day, and no sense having a really excellent but expensive and overlapping ski that I may not be able to use much.)

(The Blossoms make choosing them easier, since they still seem reasonably priced, relatively; and the pair I have are so good.)
 
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I get the sense the XC is going to be a similar experience as the Stockli WRT ST. FIS-type construction in a low 70's width that can go in between shorter turns and medium/longer radius turns at speed.

I don't actually need such a ski, but then there's that "need" word again.
Waiting for a XC, WRT ST Pro, eRace Pro cage match.
 

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I can’t just be buying any piece of gear that catches my eye.

Your intervention is scheduled for August 25, 9 AM EDT.

Don't be late!

@Premier Skis any chance you'll be doing mounted ski/binding packages for the Pure 99s?!

Also, to clarify pricing, I'm seeing $715 shipped for a pair of the 188 Pure 99s. Then it appears I will receive another $50 if I pay in full before Sept 5. Do I have that right? Can't seem to get the final $50 to apply until I actually pay......thanks!
 

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Your intervention is scheduled for August 25, 9 AM EDT.

Don't be late!

@Premier Skis any chance you'll be doing mounted ski/binding packages for the Pure 99s?!

Also, to clarify pricing, I'm seeing $715 shipped for a pair of the 188 Pure 99s. Then it appears I will receive another $50 if I pay in full before Sept 5. Do I have that right? Can't seem to get the final $50 to apply until I actually pay......thanks!

Indeed, you can't get the additional discount without paying in full as that is how we designed it. If you want to delay paying in full until they ship, just choose the prepayment option and we send an invoice to you as you see here:

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Yes, we can sell / mount some bindings for the Pure 99 (the Speedcom or Speedspacer systems will work) if you want, but we typically sell them flat as most customers who buy this ski look at bindings with a slightly wider platform.

Mike
 

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^^^ Thanks, Mike!

And, I know unlikely, but I'd kill for a 183. You'd have my money!
 
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Can anyone compare the Blossom No1.RC to the Stocki SC? I want either the Blossom RC or the XC but, I would like a little comparison to a ski that I am familiar with. I love the Stockli but, would like something a little stronger at speed.
Thanks......
 

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Can anyone compare the Blossom No1.RC to the Stocki SC? I want either the Blossom RC or the XC but, I would like a little comparison to a ski that I am familiar with. I love the Stockli but, would like something a little stronger at speed.
Thanks......
The SC has a tighter turn radius and is a little more playful at slower speeds. The Blossoms are more comfortable being opened up.
 
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@willy384 @Cheizz runs a review site. Here is his site's take on the No1 RC which is pretty much in line with my experience. The No1 SL that he is comparing the No1 RC to may have similar construction to the XC (don't hold me to this, you'd have to talk with @Premier Skis to confirm that assumption):
 

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IMO the Gigi Ski review of the No.1 RC is spot on. As far as construction goes, the No.1 SL and No.1 RC have similar construction and are more similar in performance (other than preferred turn shape) to each other than the No.1 RC would be to the XC. The XC has FIS construction with thicker Titanal layers (0.7 mm) and a stiffer flex pattern which will result in a more aggressive performance profile.

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