Rossignol Experience 83 TPX

2014

Men's All-Mountain
Rossignol
Price: £475.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 132-83-120
Turn radius 15.5 (176)
Lengths 144, 152, 160, 168, 176, 184
Construction Central Dualtec
Wood core
Basalt technology
Strengths Very responsive on the piste. Massive tip gives lots of energy at the start of the turn
Weaknesses Shape feels too radical to make it easy to ski in off-piste conditions

They say

The Experience continues with the same construction, but with a major improvement in the topsheet graphics. It also uses a ‘Cascade’ tip which involves cutting weight through the front of the ski to reduce tip inertia and make it more reactive.

We say

Another all-mountain ski which is very grippy and reactive on the piste. The shape is quite radical, with the front really leading the charge and taking the ski into the start of the curve. This high-energy response can be very addictive and makes the ski a real blast for carved turns. Away from the groomed runs the sidecut can make it harder to handle. The Experience feels more comfortable locked into a turn-shape than adjusting and steering out of it.

Tester Comments

Lee Townend
Fantastic for short, grippy, punchy piste turns, but not so versatile or forgiving in variable conditions.
Mark Jones
Grippy, reactive, and loads of fun on piste.