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When you're not slaving for the man you're carving big, powerful arcs with the Rossignol Experience 98 Ski. With this ski, you can handle any run, any condition, on any day of the week. Sure, the boot-deep days are gravy, but life is too short and the Experience 98 is too capable to not ski every cruddy, manky, icy, or wind-buffed day that you can escape from the "real world".

Thanks to the Experience's Auto Turn Rocker profile, this ski rips groomers and off-piste snow. Camber underfoot delivers stellar power, energy, and edge-grip on hardpack, dicey terrain, or in East Coast conditions. With a subtle rocker at the tip and tail, the Experience steers, carves, and turns easier, supplies effortless speed control, and offers maximum versatility in all terrain and snow types.

The Cascade Tip (varying shapes of metal/fiberglass laminates at staggered lengths) controls tip torsion which, in turn, smooths out turn initiation and improves full edge contact. And to top it off, this sweet design gives you a lighter tip that improves swing weight for quick and adaptable turn initiation.

For improved durability, power, and stability, the Experience features a wood core with metal laminates, while its sandwich sidewall construction applies direct pressure to the ski's edges for increased precision and edging power. Plus its Extended Sidecut technology enables you to engage the ski more efficiently at high speeds and during increased edge angles.

  • 70% traditional high camber underfoot and 30% low rockered tip and tail
  • Cascade Tip
  • Extended Sidecut
  • Sandwich sidewall construction
  • Wood core
  • Metal laminates
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I'm an intermediate skier, with some...

I'm an intermediate skier, with some ambitions to get better. I'm 5' 11''/200lbs. Would this be "too much" ski for me?

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I own a pair of these, and if you haven't yet purchased them, I'd recommend the 88 waist version instead. I am an ex elite level racer and coach, weighing 200 lbs with aggressive skiing style, yet I still find this ski to be more work than I want at times. I know several other people with this ski (including some ex Olympians), and they have similar comments. Do yourself a favour, get the 88's in a 180cm.

Thx patp for perspective. I was demoing a bunch of skis this week but the e98s were out. I really liked the e88, but loved the blizzard bonafide. Of course this ski has received great reviews by everyone...any thoughts in regard to your comments above? Seemed fairly easy to work.