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Rossignol Experience 88 (2012)

Rossignol Experience 88 (2012)
Gold Medal Gear
Rank: #10 In Mixed Snow
Tester's Review

Part of the same family, the 88 is 10 mm narrower than the 98 (above), which makes it quicker and lighter if not quite as surefooted and powerful. It's also metal-free. Instead of metal, Rossi uses layers of glass-basalt weave, and the effect is tangible: The 88 was No. 1 in Rebound. Testers favored the wider skis in the group (it was snowing hard), but the snappy 88, second to only to the 98 in Hard-Snow Grip, will be an Eastern ripper's trusty friend. "Nimble enough to snap off quick turns; solid enough to open it up on groomers," said Mearce. Notes: Sold flat or as a system ski with the Rossignol Axium 120 binding (MSRP $900)

PRICE (MSRP): $700.00
PRICE (MAP): $600.00
Product Specifications | How We Test
LevelAdvanced, Expert, Hi-Expert
CategoryMixed Snow
AwardsGold Medal Gear
Rating: Stability at Speed3.50 / 5
Rating: Hard Snow Grip3.72 / 5
Rating: Crud Performance2.60 / 5
Rating: Forgiveness3.20 / 5
Rating: Quickness/Bumps3.41 / 5
Rating: Rebound Energy3.88 / 5
Rating: Flotation2.33 / 5
Rating: Balance of Skill2.78 / 5
Rating: Overall3.17 / 5
reviews of Rossignol Experience 88 (2012)