The Experience 80 from Rossignol is a perfect ski for the true intermediate skier that is looking to improve their skills on the groomed trails. Rossignol's Auto Turn Rocker has a rockered tip to ease your entry into turns. Camber underfoot will give you a grip on the snow, and rebound into your next turn. The rocker in the tail will allow the ski to release from turns with less effort. The Experience 80 has a Paulownia Wood Core that is very lively when making short to medium radius turns, and will be stable at the speeds that an intermediate skier will reach. The Extended Sidecut of the Experience 80 allows you to make any turn shape at any speed by giving you more effective edge at higher speeds, and less effective edge at lower speeds, making it a great ski for dads that ski with the family, and get a couple of runs to go cut loose. Rossignol's Air Tip construction moves heavier material away from the tip of the ski to making easier to maneuver, especially in short turns. If you are a solid intermediate looking for a ski that will be very easy to ski, and will allow you to improve rapidly, the Rossignol Experience 80 will make a great ski for you.
Auto Turn Rocker
Paulownia Wood Core
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2016 Rossignol Experience 80 Ski Review by Josh H.
Hey, this is Josh. Just got off the Experience 80 by Rossignol. Pretty solid ski. I really enjoyed skiing this one. It's a ski for that intermediate skier. I'd say beginners could ride this ski, an advanced skier can ride this ski as well but it's really aimed to that kind of intermediate ski category. Tad bit of rocker in the tip, a lot of camber underfoot, really helps to initiate that turn and makes nice, smooth long radius turns. It is responsive enough if you really want to do some quick, short turns as well but it really kind of lives in that long radius turn category. Fun ski, stable, held an edge really well. Definitely a 4 out of 5 star ski for that intermediate skier.
Hey, Lucas here. I just got off the Experience 80 by Rossignol. I enjoyed this ski. I'd place it for a little more beginner-intermediate. A lot of room for improvement with yourself on this ski. Really facilitates turns with a little bit of rocker and partial sidewall underfoot. A lot of fun. 4 out of 5 stars.
2016 Rossignol Experience 80 Ski Review by Mike B.
Hey, I'm Mike I just got done skiing the Rossignol Experience 80. Gonna give this ski a 4 out of 5 stars. I would say this ski is intended for the advanced beginner all the way up through the intermediate. It's going to be a great frontside ski predominately making medium and some long radius turns. It's got a nice 80 under the foot so if you tend to get into a little bit of transitional snow or some light chop it will handle it okay. It's going to be a great all-day ski. It won't beat you up. It'll carve. It'll do just about everything so 4 out of 5 for the Rossignol Experience 80.
Hi, I'm Thom and I just got off of the Rossignol Experience 80. This is a 5 out of 5 star ski for me. Really impressed with this thing. It's definitely geared toward your athletic beginner through your mid-level intermediate but it's a ski that will absolutely make you a better skier. The thing skids and smears turns very controlled, very predictable because of the rocker in the tip and tail but when you put the thing up on edge, it really carves a turn very, very well. So, for somebody who's really looking accelerate how good of a skier they are and get better quickly, it's definitely a great choice for them. 5 out of 5 stars.
I'm Adam and I was just skiing on the Rossignol Experience 80. I give this ski 5 out of 5 stars for that solid intermediate skier. If you are looking to skid a turn or have total control over all of the groomed runs, this is a great ski for ya. It has Auto- Turn Rocker in the tip and tail so it makes it really maneuverable for pretty much any turn shape you want to be and it's not too terrible at medium to fast speeds too so it does hold an edge very well. The one thing about it is with the rocker/camber/rocker profile, it does ski a little bit on the shorter side so don't afraid to add an extra length to this ski because it'll just make it more stable the more you progress. 5 out of 5.
Hi, this Hans. I just came off the Rossignol Experience 80. This is one of my favorite skis every year. It's definitely designed for your intermediate to advanced-intermediate skier that's looking for a second pair of skis; a little bit more performance. Great in short turns. If you go fast in long turns it might lose an edge a little bit but you can take it anywhere you want to go. I give this ski a 4 out of 5.
Q: I am looking at the experience 80 ski moving out of rentals i am 5'10 205lbs where i ski the rental i was one the most was a head bys 160. looking to see what size i should go with or should i step up to the e84 i am a intermediate skier lots of ice and slush in michigan. thanks
A: The Experience 80 is a great ski for someone looking to move out of rentals. Based on your weight, ability, and the amount of rocker in the Experience 80 I would strongly encourage you to look at the 176cm, or even the 184cm if you are athletic, or you like to ski fast. Rental shops do skiers a great disservice when they put skiers your size into skis that are way too small. A ski too short ski can actually take control away from you, rather than pushing back with adequate rebound and stability.
Answered : Aug 24, 2016
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: Hi there, I am an intermediate skier, reasonably athletic, 5'11 and 195 pounds. I was looking at the Rossignol E80 - would you recommend the 176 or 184? Also, would the Salomon QST 92 work?
Asked : Aug 07, 2016
By : Matt, NYC and Afghanistan
A: Based on your weight and athleticism the 184cm would be optimal for you. If you are going to spend all of your time on the groomed trails the Experience 80 would be the best choice. If you are going to head off trail once in a while the QST 92 would be a better option.
Answered : Aug 08, 2016
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: I weigh 235 lbs. and the bindings with these skis appear to be limited to 220 lbs. Will these not work for me?
A: The bindings have a DIN range that goes up to 11, you will fit into the DIN Range without an issue. Depending on your level of aggressiveness you may not be getting enough energy transfer to get optimal performance out of your skis. If you are just a recreational skier, getting out and having fun you will be fine. If you are more of performance skier looking for speed and power, you will want to consider another option.
Answered : Mar 17, 2016
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: Are the Bindings mounted? If not, how do I ask to get them mounted?
A: We can only mount bindings if boots are purchased with them. The actual boot that is going into the bindings is required to perform all necessary inspections and physical testing to ensure that they function correctly for your safety. Most ski shops have a technician that is certified to mount and adjust Rossignol bindings.
Answered : Feb 17, 2016
By : Adam, Midwest
Q: Hi, looking to purchase new skis and zeroed in on 2016 Rossignol Experience 80 Ski. I'm a mid 50's fairly athletic intermediate skier (5'8" /165lbs). Your reviews are quite good and wondering your thoughts of these vs. another option? Also, what size would you suggest 160cm or 168cm? Thanks!
A: Based on your weight and ability the 168cm would be the size for you. If you are an athletic intermediate the Experience 84 would be a little better option for you. The E84 is just as easy to turn, a little wider underfoot for busting through crud, and more stable at speed.