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Rossignol 2013 Experience 83 Skis

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Searching for a good versatile ski for my 17yr old daughter.  She's a good high school racer but has little experience in off-piste.  5ft and 115 lbs.  Looking for a ski that easy for her to like.  Not too wide as she'll mostly be on groomed.  Ran across a Rossi Experience 83 in 152 cm.

 

Please tell me what you think.  Thanks.

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Just don't take them into trees with hip deep snow...not gonna end well...they like to dip the tips deep and throw you over lol~but groomers should be just fine. A lot people like those on groomers. To me it's just another pair of skis (quite common in the rental shop), tried those and nothing too special about them (Please don't take me wrong. They are good skis, just do not possess any special traits that attract me)...your daughter's mileage may vary~Has she tried a pair before?

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You don't mention where you are located. I'm a big fan of the E83 in New England for anything up to boot deep fresh snow. Great fun on groomed, playful with decent energy. Good in mixed and tracked out snow as well.

The 152 is the proper size for her as well.

 

I'll be surprised if she doesn't like their forgiving nature and good all-mountain performance.

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Originally Posted by AverageSkier View Post

Searching for a good versatile ski for my 17yr old daughter.  She's a good high school racer but has little experience in off-piste.  5ft and 115 lbs.  Looking for a ski that easy for her to like.  Not too wide as she'll mostly be on groomed.  Ran across a Rossi Experience 83 in 152 cm.

Please tell me what you think.  Thanks.

Well, if she's a good racer, she already has hardpack skis, right? Maybe consider a more all mountain model like the E88? Surely she has the skills if the ski is the right size.
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Yes, we live in the midwest, so her slalom skis work pretty well for her everyday skis on our little hills. I'm looking for something that is more versatile when we go out west.  Since we ski mostly groomed, i'm not looking for anything wider than mid-80s. 

post #6 of 8

The E83 is a ski that is easy to turn and likes to turn, best suited for lighter skiers.

post #7 of 8

Just picked up a pair of Rossignol Temptation 88 in 154 for the wife. She tried them out this year at Breck and loved them. Great on hard pack and crud so they should perform well in the midwest, also where we do most of out skiing. Also seemed to perform well in a foot of pow, and variable conditions out west. Really good all mountain resort ski. Found the best prices at o2gearshop.

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Bought the E83s.  Thanks for your input.

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