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Rossignol Experience 88 Skis with Axium 120 Bindings

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Rossignol hit the nail on the head with the Experience 88. This ski is always a tester favorite when Skis.com sends testers to an industry demo. The Auto Turn Rocker is a unique blend of thirty percent tip and tail rocker, with seventy percent traditional camber underfoot. Tip rocker helps the ski plane on top of the powder, initiate turns quicker on the hard pack, and deflect some of the negative energy that you encounter in the bumps and crud. The extended sidecut continues beyond the contact points where the tip and tail rocker start, so when you increase the edge angle more sidecut is engaged for powerful edge grip especially on the ice and firm snow. A cascade tip lightens up the tip of the ski for a lower swing weight making the Experience 88 extremely nimble in all conditions. Full length vertical sidewalls give superior edge grip on the hard pack without making the ski too demanding. A wide mounting platform for the binding system increases leverage for more power and precision. The Experience 88 is a home run, plenty of ski for the expert that will spend moderate time off the trail, the intermediate that is looking for some game improvement on the hard pack and in the broken snow. A great ski for everyone.


Skill Range:    


  • Auto Turn Rocker
  • Extended Sidecut
  • Cascade Tip
  • Wide Binding Plate
  • Basalt / Fiberglass Laminates



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Global Attributes

Model Year: 2013
Product ID: 227476
Shipping Restriction: This item is not available for shipment outside of the United States.

Ski Specifications

Type: All-Mountain Skis (75-90)
Bindings Included: Yes
What Binding is Included?: Axium 120
Binding DIN: 3.5-12
Binding Weight Range: 120-225 lbs
Waist Width: 88mm
Tip/Waist/Tail Widths: 135/88/124 (@176cm)
Tail Profile: Flared
Rocker: Rocker/Camber/Rocker
Turn Radius: 16-20
Actual Turn Radius @ Specified Length: 16.4 (@178cm)
Construction Type: Sidewall
Core Material: Wood
Base Material: Sintered
Used: No
Titanium: No
Special Features: Auto Turn Rocker
Special Features: Cascade Tip
Warranty: Two Year
Skill Range:
Model Year: 2013
Model Number: RR102EH.162
Product ID: 227476
Shipping Restriction: This item is not available for shipment outside of the United States.

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        5.0

        Rossignol Experience 88 Skis 2012 Review

        By Bob

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              Hey this is Bob. I just got off the Rossignol Experience 88. This is a new ski for this year. Very fun ski. I'm giving this a five out of five stars. It would be good for anywhere from intermediate all the way up to an advanced skier. Very quick edge to edge for an 88 waist. Anywhere from long turns to short turns, it can do it all. I like this ski a lot.

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              5.0

              Rossignol Experience 88 Skis 2012 Review

              By Trey

              from Boyne

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                    Hi this is Trey with Rossignol Experience 88. Brand-new series for them, it's got tons of hype. Everybody I run into is telling me how amazing it is, how great it's going to ski and blah blah blah. While it definitely, definitely lives up to all that publicity. This thing just absolutely rips, I give it a five out of five. Definitely for an advanced intermediate on up to an expert of any level. You can do pretty much anything you want on the front side. 80 underfoot, you can plow through the crud. Very quick edge to edge for a ski as wide as it is. Holds just like you are on railroad tracks. Just a phenomenal ski, very impressed.

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                    4.0

                    Rossignol Experience 88 Skis 2012 Review

                    By Thom

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                          Hi this is Thom, I'm here with the Rossignol Experience 88. They were a little bit more narrow waisted and aspiring advanced ski, I give this thing 4/5 stars. Really, really forgiving. Initiates turns super well, side wall underfoot so it's still got a lot of edge hold given the fact that it's a little bit more of the intermediate ski. Anybody from that really athletic beginner to somebody that's looking to make a commitment to really stepping up their ability on getting off the blue runs onto more blacks and experiencing more of the mountain will really find themselves happy with this ski.

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                          5.0

                          Rossignol Experience 88 Skis 2012 Review

                          By Steve

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                                Hi I'm Steve and I just got off the Rossi Experience 88. I give this ski 6 stars out of 5. This was the absolute best ski! I've been testing for four days and this is absolutely my favorite ski of any ski I've tested. I action tested it twice, I tested it once out at Winter Park a couple weeks ago. I tested it again today just to make sure and it is absolutely the most wonderful ski I skied in these four days, It's very smooth and supple, it's also got poppiness between the turns. It carves wonderful short and long radius turns. It's got enough width, 88mm waist, to handle most conditions. You can even handle a little bit of powder if you had to do it with it but it's a great out west ski. It's also a great east coast ski. I really think that if you want a ski for an advanced level skier that just makes skiing fun and easy, this is an excellent ski.

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                                5.0

                                Rossignol Experience 88 Skis 2012 Review

                                By Kevin

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                                      Hey I'm Kevin and I just got off the brand-new Rossignol Experience 88. I loved this ski, great all around all mountain. At 88 at the waist it's very stable. New basalt core, it's very lively, very stable. It's a core that they have been using in their World Cup race skis for a while. It just makes the ski superlight, very poppy, very quick edge to edge. Great side cut, great, great all mountain ski. Great edge grip on the hardpacked but with that 88 waste and a little bit wider tip they can float and bust through the crud in the choppy stuff. So this ski definitely gets five out of five stars from me.

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                                      5.0

                                      Rossignol Experience 88 Skis 2012 Review

                                      By Jeff

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                                            Jeff here with the Rossignol Experience 88. Another phenomenal ski from these guys for this year. This is a very, very fun fast, snappy side to side. Whatever you want to do to this ski, it will get right back to you. It is extremely responsive, very good edge hold. There is nothing else that we can say better about the skis. Rossignols been putting out this year so far, bar none best of the best, this is a very fun ski. Like I said, responsive ski that you can ski top to bottom all day long 7 days a week. I give this ski a 5/5.

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                                            5.0

                                            Rossignol Experience 88 Skis 2012 Review

                                            By Hans

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                                                  This is Hans with the Rossignol Experience 88. This is a ski I would buy Tomorrow. It's a phenomenal ski. 88 underneath the foot, it will take you anywhere. It's great for short snappy turns, it holds the long turn, 5/5 for the advanced expert skier.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Rossignol Experience 88 Skis 2012 Review

                                                  By Fidel

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                                                        Hey everyone it's Fidel. Just got off the Rossignol Experience 88. Love this ski right out of the gate, five out of five stars. You've got auto turn technology, you've got ABS sidewalls. Super durable, super edge hold, really responsive. Although It's 88 under foot, I felt that it rocked over from edge to edge real easily and effortlessly. Loved it, once again five out of five.

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                                                        4.0

                                                        Rossignol Experience 88 Skis 2012 Review

                                                        By EJ

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                                                              Hi I'm EJ. I demoed the Experience 88. Are you experienced? If you are not particularly experienced this ski might rock for you. Strong intermediate skiers will enjoy this ski at a great value. Responsive on edge, performs nicely on crud conditions and will be very agile. If you want to learn bump skiing at 74 mm wide underfoot. It will be very comfortable for you on light powder conditions too so get some experience! Ski the experience 88!

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Rossignol Experience 88 Skis 2012 Review

                                                              By Adam

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                                                                    I'm Adam and I'm skiing on the Rossignol Experience 88. 88mm underfoot, full sidewall under there so really, really versatile user friendly do everything ski. It can ski on the hardpacked, handle the bumps and it's 88 under foot so it can handle a little bit in the softer snow. If you spend most of your time in the deeper stuff I'd probably recommend the 98 for you. Overall I give it a 5/5.

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                                                                      I'm looking at the Rossignol Experience 88's but i think i'm in between sizes. I'm a 5'11 male, expert skier, currently riding on 171 Atomic All Mountain Blackeyes.

                                                                      I want something similar to rip on east coast groomers (K-Town)and some trees when accessible, but fear that the 178's are slightly too long. Any feedback there?
                                                                      Asked on 11/29/2012 by Greg from Hoboken, NJ

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                                                                        Greg,

                                                                        At 5'11 and an expert skier I would suggest the 170 if you weigh less than 175 pounds. If you are more than 175 pounds then you should be fine with the 178cm length. The auto turn rocker helps make the Experience 88 really smooth into the turn and actually quite easy to initate for a ski that can really handle the power through the turn.

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