Specific question on Rossi Experience skis, how much difference between the E84 and E88s? Have read a lot of material on this site on the E84 and E88, and reviews all over the place on both skis, but this specific question for a CO skier was never really discussed.
CO skier, mostly Summit county, high intermediate/low expert (can ski them but don't love the bumps). If you know Summit county we tend to hit peak 10 at Breck and Alamo/Prospector/Starfire at Breck, but we love to get back to China or Gamecreek bowls at Vail too. Ski about 14-18 days a year.
Looking to replace a set of five year old Nordica Hot Rod Jet Fuel skis. Do have a pair of Nordica Vagabonds for deeper days, so this will not be a single ski quiver issue. Will probably look hard at all the end of season sales or SkiRex in September here.
I demoed the E84s last fall at Keystone and liked them the best of frontside skies i tried, but on the gondola going up an instructor had the E88s, and said he really enjoyed them. Price is about the same of course. For a CO skier, worth going a little wider with the E88s?
Bottom Line. Am looking for a default ski, to use in variable conditions here. I like a fun ski that is very quick onto the edges and can handle the different types of snow/slopes you see routinely here -- in my short demo the E84 was everything all the reviews here and other places said. Knowing that I am not a skilled reviewer, i skied the E84, the K2 Iconic 85Ti, the Nordica Fire Arrow (no NRGY 90s around), Volkl RTM84, and a Dynastar ski, and the E84 stood out as just more of what I enjoyed, though surprisingly the K2 was a lot of fun too.
Of course at about 5'11" 192, have to then decide 172 or 180, but that is another question!
Appreciate the help.