Rossignol Experience 88

2016

Men's All-Mountain
Rossignol
Price: £575.00 (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 Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 135-88-124
Turn radius 15m (172cm)
Lengths 156, 164, 172, 180 (2,450g), 188
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Basalt woodcore with honeycomb tip
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Amazing on piste performance, huge levels of grip
Weaknesses The strong construction makes it less playful at slower speeds in the off piste

They say

A new benchmark in all mountain versatility and performance for all mountain skiers. The Experience 88 features a rounder tip profile with Rossignol’s award winning Air Tip technology, and longer, more progressive rocker for enhanced float and control.

We say

The on piste performance of the Experience is astounding, it has race like abilities in both short and long turns, with massive reserves of grip and great acceleration coming out of the turn. The tip really engages at the start of the turn and sets up a grippy, powerful arc which doesn’t get deflected. In softer, deeper conditions the ski stays powerful at higher speeds but at slower speeds the tip stays low and it needs some pace before it rises up to ease steering.

Tester Comments

Mike Barker
Short turns amazing like a slalom ski, but will take you off the side too!
Al Morgan
A really good, piste focused all mountain ski. Rocker helps in the off piste a great ski for all skiers