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Rossi Experience RTL??

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I was curious if the Experience RTL ski corresponds to any of the experience series...or if it's unique for its' purpose?  

post #2 of 7
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The Experience RTL is Rossi's rental ski, the dimensions are the same as the Experience 78...atleast the pair that I'm looking at is.  So, I'm curious...are Rossi rental skis just a relabeled Experience 78 or is it an entirely different ski?  After rereading my post from last night, it didn't seem very clear what I was asking...sorry~

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(I am just getting better at skiing and at a point now where I will buy my own gear. Just waiting for end of the season sale, hence still on rental)

 

Used Exp RTL during my this season's first visit to Perfect North Slopes, Indiana.

 

I was quite excited to be honest due to few resons.

- My skill level has gone considerably after week long Utah Ski trip.

- It had been snowing like cats and dogs in Indiana for last few weeks. We had lots of heavy fresh snow on Saturday.

- Just the sight of new rental gear was exciting. (Absolutely no Demo options here. One option fits all, 3 sizes fit all)

 

Outcome : Extremely disappointing ski day

Reason : Rossignol Experience RTL

 

First shock to me that... rental place told me that they have only 3 sizes. The max was 166 cm. Apparently they decided to chose one size that fits all tall people option. And the guy who made the decision was quite genius to chose 166 cm.

 

There was one thing this ski was amazing at....... Standing on them without falling. The positives facts ended right when I got the ski moving.

 

No grip, no speed, no carving ability.....  absolutely not one single reason you should get this ski even for rental.

My opinion might be biased because I was using 166 cm. But still.... I am fairly accurate with what I said above.

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by Jay Kavathe View Post
 

(I am just getting better at skiing and at a point now where I will buy my own gear. Just waiting for end of the season sale, hence still on rental)

 

Used Exp RTL during my this season's first visit to Perfect North Slopes, Indiana.

 

I was quite excited to be honest due to few resons.

- My skill level has gone considerably after week long Utah Ski trip.

- It had been snowing like cats and dogs in Indiana for last few weeks. We had lots of heavy fresh snow on Saturday.

- Just the sight of new rental gear was exciting. (Absolutely no Demo options here. One option fits all, 3 sizes fit all)

 

Outcome : Extremely disappointing ski day

Reason : Rossignol Experience RTL

 

First shock to me that... rental place told me that they have only 3 sizes. The max was 166 cm. Apparently they decided to chose one size that fits all tall people option. And the guy who made the decision was quite genius to chose 166 cm.

 

There was one thing this ski was amazing at....... Standing on them without falling. The positives facts ended right when I got the ski moving.

 

No grip, no speed, no carving ability.....  absolutely not one single reason you should get this ski even for rental.

My opinion might be biased because I was using 166 cm. But still.... I am fairly accurate with what I said above.

not sure how big you are but could also be how the ski is tuned or waxed

post #5 of 7

Ooops, forgot to mention that.

 

I am 186 tall, 195 lbs. I started skiing for first time about ~15 "skiing days" back and had been using 160-170 always.

In Utah trp my skill level went up and I am feeling more comfortable at 180 now. So that way 180 to 166 was a bit setback. But still skis felt quite poor overall.

post #6 of 7
FWIW: According to Rossi's website, they only offer the RTL up to a 174 length. At Whistler they were putting beginners like me on the 166 (6'2", 215).

http://www.rossignol.com/BY/BY/experience-rtl-flash_RA2EY02_product_alpine-men-skis.html
post #7 of 7

It's the same measurements and has the Experience name, but a different ski, and it is a basic rental ski. Cap construction, rental system binding.  I've never been on a basic rental that had any performance quality to speak of.

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