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2014 Rossignol Experience 88 Ski


Pros: Likes to be doing something, particularly turning.

Cons: High speed stability is it's limits. Not for the more powerful of skiers.


The 2014 Rossi Experience 88 returns to the line up physically unchanged but with a slight evolution in graphics. I am glad that Rossi didn't change what worked with this ski, a hard snow biased 88 that was was great for a finesse skier that wanted precision out of their ski. What I like about the E88 is it's ability to make a tight turn but because of the early rise in the tip and tail, the Experience never felt nervous like a some of the narrower hard snow counterparts, the E88 even with it's aggressive shape could be worked through the turn pretty easily. The E88 definitely rewards a good technical skier. 





Length Tested:178

Dimensions/Turn Radius: 135/88/124 16.5M (178)

Camber (select one, delete the rest): Early Rise Tip & Tail w/camber

Binding: Pivot 15

Mount point: Suggested (boot center) 



Other Skis in Class:

*Blizzard Bushwacker

*Rossi Smash7

*K2 Rictor 90

*Volkl Kendo


Environment & Conditions:

Location of Test: All over Tahoe

Number of Runs: 100 plus

Snow Conditions: Ice to 5-8" of powder

Demo or Own: Own


Tester Info:

Username: Philpug

Age: 49

Height/Weight: 5'10" 185lb

Ski Days/Season: 60+

Years Skiing: 35

Aggressiveness: Moderate (Finesse) 

Current Quiver: 

-Scott The Ski 175cm w/Look Pivot 15

-Blizzard Brahma 180cm w/Look Pivot 14

-Blizzard Bonafide 180cm w/Salomon 997E 

-Blizzard Bonafide 180cm w/Dynafit Tour Lite

-Blizzard Gunsmoke 186cm w/Look Pivot15

-Nordica Vagabond 185cm w/Salomon Sth2 16

-various vintage skis

Home Area: Squaw & Northstar

Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees

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2014 Rossignol Experience 88 Ski

The Experience 88 is the most versatile all-mountain ski we've ever built for expert skiers. With the heart of a high-performance carving machine and a freeride touch and feel, this powerful one-ski-quiver delivers amplified performance in all snow conditions. Auto Turn Rocker, Extended Sidecut and Cascade Tip combine for easy maneuverability, playfulness and effortless speed control. Traditional camber underfoot delivers powerful edge grip and confident stability. Experience more whether blasting through chop, ripping through trees or carving trenches on hardpack on this award-winning new breed of high-performance all-mountain skis. 50% Off-Trail/ 50% On-Trail RB: Axial 120 L

Lengths162, 170, 178, 186
Turn Radius16.5M @ 178
Core MaterialWood/Basalt
Binding SystemFlat
Binding IncludedNo
Recommended BindingAxial2 120L
Recommended useGroomed
Binding TypeFlat
Recommended LevelAdvanced
Model Year2014
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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