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Rossignol Experience 88 Ski

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    Are you Experienced?

    There's a lot of mountain to ski, and only a few short hours of daylight to get it all done, so you'd better strap on the Rossignol Experience 88 Ski and stop wasting time. The Experience is down to get after it whether it's gray and snowy, bluebird with fresh corduroy, icy midwinter in New England, or a little bit of everything rolled up into one afternoon, thanks to its lightweight construction, 88mm waist, and versatile camber profile. Rossignol designed it with the same Auto Turn Rocker as all the other skis in the Experience line, giving it high camber underfoot for serious edging power and throwing in a moderately rockered tip and tail to give it a nimble feel and better soft-snow performance. The sidecut radius has been extended, so you get radically more edge contact as you lay the ski on edge, giving you more power and control at higher speeds without sacrificing quickness and nimbleness when you're just cruising.

    A great all-mountain ski has to be stiff on hardpack but light and maneuverable to get through tight spots, and the Experience hits the mark by combining a light, lively poplar core with a basalt fiber laminate, giving the ski enough stiffness to rally through crud and over ice without taking away its quickness in trees and tight chutes. Rossignol designed with a minicap sandwich construction, which blends traditional rugged sidewalls with a lightweight cap to provide a killer combination of grip and lightness, and finished the Experience off with their now-trademark Air Tip, which uses a honeycomb construction to lighten the tip, reducing vibration and chatter for a smooth, predictable ride in all conditions, which is the whole point of the Experience, after all.

    • Auto Turn Rocker (high camber underfoot, low rocker in the tip and tail)
    • Poplar wood core
    • Basalt fiber laminate
    • Minicap sandwich construction
    • Air Tip
    • Extended sidecut
    • Item #ROS001Z

    Tech Specs

    Length
    156 cm, 164 cm, 172 cm, 180 cm, 188 cm
    Dimensions
    135 / 88 / 124 mm
    Turn Radius
    [180cm] 16.5 m
    Profile
    Auto Turn Rocker (30% low rocker tip & tail, 70% high camber underfoot)
    Construction
    mini-cap sandwich
    Core
    poplar, basalt fiber laminate
    Tail
    raised
    Claimed Weight
    [pair] 9.04 lb
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    So far so good

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I got these skis to be my main pair of skis for this winter, and I wanted something versatile, stable, and reliable. I've only used these skis a couple times so far but so far they've been performing super well. They shred super well in turns and maintained great stability, and when I used them in about 6 inches of fresh snow they performed well. Can't wait to put them through the wringer.

    Profile:
    5'9"
    130lb
    Beginner skier

    Size purchased: 164cm

    All Mountain Superstar

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Totally awesome ski for an east coast guy who needs a killer carving ski with the added bonus of some float in some pow and can smash through crud too. Great edge hold, sweet pop out of turns, all around bomber ski. Rocker in the tip is the reason for the great performance in crud and light powder and rocker in the tail makes it release easily out of turns. I also think this would be a great west coast ski for those no-pow groomer days. Over all this is a great playful when you want it, serious when you need it all mountain performer. Totally worth the buy.

    Fantastic All-Mountain Ski...

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    A superb carving ski for almost all types of conditions, the 88's really come alive in medium to long radius turns where they are very fun to ski. Pretty good in moguls with good side to side action. (I wish these had slightly softer tips so it would make it a little easier to dive into turns in moguls, but regardless the edgehold is outstanding) They do well in crud and powder up to 5- inches in depth. Anything deeper, I'll bust out something wider. Most of all, I love these skis in spring conditions and softer snow where they feel very lively and right at home on the softer stuff. Excellent on Midwest hardpack and more variable condition.

    I took these out to CO for some spring skiing w/o any hitches. They were able to handle 6 inches of fresh snow and performed very well when the stuff became more compacted. Great western ski for spring conditions / and frontside carving / hardpack. Great eastern ski for pretty much everyday use with the exception of deeper snow exceeding 6 inches.

    I demoed several skis in the same category and these were my favorites by far.

    If you're looking for a fun ski that you'll use primarily in the Mid-west or East-Coast, if your looking for a frontside ski that'll tear up groomers, moguls and spring / soft snow conditions, these are for you.

    Profile:
    6'0"
    200 LBS
    Advanced skier who loves glade skiing, moguls, carving and deep snow.

    I love my Rossis!

    Great All Around Ski

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    These are great and overall work well with most everything. Paired up with the Rossi FKS 140 binding and would have to say they are a great combo. Solid ski for ice, bumps, all around cruising.

    turns turns turns

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    My goal was to round out the quiver with a pair of frontside rippers. I demoed the 180s for a day and found the short turning radius and the airtip = effortless turns.

    I found the 180s to be stable at speed but my old school roots had me thinking that the 180s were too short (6-2 / 220) so I tried the exp84 in a 186..... I bought the exp88's in a 180. The extra length added swing weight and were no more stable than the 88's in a 180.

    I found that the 88's had a surprising amount of float and were easy to pop up and swing in the wet heavy spring crud. I felt like a teenager ripping thru the bumps (did i say these skis turned?) - Exp88's are a great way to delay knee surgery.

    bring on the frontside!

    Great at Stowe

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Tore it up at Stowe with these skis. They were my favorite of all the skis I demo'ed. I was looking for a traditional camber ski that would handle ice, bumps, trees. I did not ski deep powder with them, but I will get a pair if the price is right. If you've got the money, I say go for it if you're looking for a reliable all mountain ski that can go fast and turn fast with good stability.

    Best east coast ski ever!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Solid ice to spring corn this ski does it all. I bought it to go to CO with and found it unbelievable here on the east coast. The harder you drive it the better it responds. Just want to relax and cruse a bit it is like silk.I ski mostly the double diamonds at Blue mountain in PA. In CO It was great in everything up until 60 " of snow in 5 days . It was OK but you have to be flying to keep them on top of 10"s. Slow down and you bog down stay aggressive and drive them they are great. Relax and you will be picking yourself up from a crash or polling to make headway. Overall 5+++ stars for east and west. 3 for west when the snow fall hits double digits.

    Thinking of getting myself a pair of 88's. Just not sure on the size...I'm 175lbs, 5 10, and a type 3 skier...i'm thinking of going with the 172cm, not sure if i should take it up to the 180 or not. Currently skiing on rossi bandits from the mid 2000's size 160. Thanks!

    Brian F, I'd recommend you go with the 180s. I'm same height/weight as you and have been on a 178 E88 for 3 seasons. The rocker makes it ski a bit shorter than the length would have you think. Ultimately of course it's what you like and what you do with it, but if you get into higher speed carving at all I don't think you'll get the stability you want in a shorter length.

    January 13, 2016
    Thinking of getting myself a pair of 88's. Just not sure on the size...I'm 175lbs, 5 10, and a type 3 skier...i'm thinking of going with the 172cm, not sure if i should take it up to the 180 or not. Currently skiing on rossi bandits from the mid 2000's size 160. Thanks!

    I am looking for a ski for my dad who is a beginner/intermediate. Would this be a decent choice for him or is the Experience 88 a little too aggressive?
    He is 175cm tall and around 90-95kg. We ride in the Rocky Mountains. What would be an ideal ski for him to get confident and progress?

    Thanks in advance!

    Alex

    I'm the same height and weight at your father and the 180cm is perfect for me. I wouldn't go any shorter. I wouldn't go any narrower if you're out west. The mid-stiff flex is good for pretty hard carving and is forgiving enough for beginners. It feels really lively at slower speeds and it's a very easy ski to control. Go for it.

    What is the best binding or binding choices (and what width) to pair with this Rossi Experience 88 ski?

    I really like how the Rossignol FKS 120 or Look Pivot 12 looks on there. http://www.backcountry.com/rossignol-fks-120-ski-binding?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6cm9zc2lnbm9sIGZrczoxOjI6cm9zc2lnbm9sIGZrcw&skid=ROS000C-BLA-S115MM



    It also depends on what you need your DIN to be at, which takes into account your height/weight and skier ability.



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