2021 Augment All Mountain 98 Ti

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Philpug: When I first heard about the all-new AM98, I have to admit I was a bit scared. I had just skied the AM88 for a couple of days prior and I know the attention that ski demanded of me. I wondered if I really wanted to give that kind of attention to a 99mm ski. Knowing the type of ski that Augment is known for, verrrrrry traditional and demanding, I thought the 99 would not be the type of ski that I usually like in this category. Boy, was I wrong.

I had a list of skis to get though at Winter Park and I didn’t get on the AM98 until near the end of the day when my legs were on "E," the light was flat, and the conditions were cut up: the trifecta of “What could possibly go wrong” after a full day of skiing. Why so negative? I should been thinking, "What could go right?" And what went right was everything. The AM98 rejuvenated my energy, gave me a solid connection to the snow, which made the flat light a nonissue, and ...what crud? Hell, had I time to ski it more, it would have done my taxes, changed the oil in the SS Pugski, and had the drinks poured when we got back to the condo. Augment’s All Mountain 98 is a ski that dreams are made of.

Insider tip: A Raw Pivot 15 will look so choice on these. This tip is for the designers at Augment: please make this ski in an 88mm mold.​
 
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Who is it for?
Skiers who miss the the original MX98.
Who is it not for?
Lighter, finesse skiers: to paraphrase Jack Palance, this ski craps bigger than you.
Skier ability
Expert
Ski category
All Mountain, Powder
Ski attributes
Off Piste, Trees, Touring/Backcountry
Segment
Men

Specifications

HighFives
Available sizes
171, 179, 187
Dimensions
138-98-120
Rocker profile
Camber with tip and tail rocker
Construction design
All new
Binding options
Flat
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