Rossignol Experience 88 Ski Test Results 2016 ReviewSeptember 16, 2015
- Loves hardpack
- Awesome at mid-range turns
- Sweet carve
- Easy to initiate
- Not much float
- More damp than lively
- Not as powerful as other skis in this category
Rossignol has a knack for making skis that hit the meat of the market, and the Experience 88 does exactly that. This ski is perfect for frontside skiers of a variety of abilities, especially strong intermediates who are ready to hit the next level and performance skiers who want to carve strong arcs.
This ski just works. It’s easy to initiate thanks to Rossignol’s Auto Turn Rocker (which features 70 percent camber underfoot and 30 percent early rise at the tip and tail), quick to get on and hold an edge via Extended Sidecut, with an effortless swing weight as a result of the air tip and sidewall and cap construction mix.
It’s not a street ready race ski in terms of power, and it’s not playful enough for you to go looking for big air to hit. It will make it easy to stay on top of a crisp turn on almost all frontside conditions, and who doesn’t want that?