Rossignol Experience 88HD

2017

Men's All-Mountain
Rossignol
Price: £525.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 135-88-124
Turn radius 17m (180cm)
Lengths 156, 164, 172, 180 (2,450g), 188
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon & basalt wood core
Honeycomb tip & tail rocker
Strengths Powerful and fast on the edge. Best in long turns
Weaknesses Less easy to use at slower speeds

They say

Amplified with Rossignol’s new Carbon Alloy Matrix, the all-new Experience 88HD is the undeniable all mountain benchmark for expert skiers.

We say

The Experience is very strong on the edge and offers up great levels of grip for all types of carving turns on the piste. Particularly in long, fast turns it feels really comfortable, and once on the edge it feels like it really accelerates through the arc. In fact, it’s one of those skis that really works at its best while riding the edge. When going for flatter ski, pivoty adjustments it feels less sensitive to the skiers input and a bit more clunky it its behavior.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Strong on the edge. Powerful in long turns
Aaron Tipping
Solid at speed, able to charge when on the edge. Hard to turn quickly without speed