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Advice for Rossignol Experience 84 length

post #1 of 6
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Greetings from Finland!

 

I'm just getting back to skiing and I actually bought a pair of Rossignol Experience 80 without demoing. (we don't have a lot, if any demo chances where I live). I Bought them in 168cm and found them too short. I'm 5,9+ and 180lbs. Also I found that on hard pack the partial side wall just wasn't enough. On softer slopes and on groomers I liked the ski quite a bit but I still sold them and am now upgrading to Experience 84 since I liked the ski otherwise. Now my dilemma is.. is the 2cm with the full sidewall of the E84 enough or should I go for the 178cm. 

 

Skis that I was able to demo and that were for sale. K2 Amp 80 XTI and K2 AMP Rictor 82 XTI. Both in 14/15 model and 170cm length. Didn't like either of them too much and found that I even liked the Rossignol Experience 80 more. The Amp 80 just felt all over the place and the Rictor lacked playfulness. Maybe a bit too stiff ski for our local slope and my skills. 

 

As my skill goes I'd say I'm a strong intermediate/low advanced skier.

 

I will be skiing on piste in variable conditions in our local small slope and do weekend trips to a bigger slope. 

post #2 of 6

IMO the 178cm is to long for you.

 

I'm 195lbs, 5'11", and find that most high end Rossi's I have to ski shorter or they feel long to me.

 

FWIW, I demoed the Fischer Mt Pro 86 the other week for a run. What an amazing ski.

 

I will say may be you should take a lesson on the skis you have and see if the instructor can help you decide if your skiing that ski correctly and can may be give you some advice.

 

I'm a Volkl guy, I haven't skied many K2's or Rossi's that I like well enough to buy. I enjoy the feed back I get from a Volkl ski, they do a great job of feeling the snow and sending that feel to me. That was the only thing slightly missing from the Mt Pro 86, but it did everything else as well as my Volkl Kendo's. (177cm)

 

The right instructor can help you figure out your next purchase. You may have to pay for a private lesson to get someone, talk to the person at the ski school desk and see if they can point you in to the right person.

post #3 of 6

You may also want to check out the E88 too if you like this line up. I'm about your weight but a couple of inches shorter ski on the E88 in 170. I think the size is right on. Quick turn but still can do long if I want too. One thing I like about the skis is they are light. Sometimes I switched between them and the Line Prophet 98 and the weight is noticeable for me.

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by dupersc View Post
 

You may also want to check out the E88 too if you like this line up. I'm about your weight but a couple of inches shorter ski on the E88 in 170. I think the size is right on. Quick turn but still can do long if I want too. One thing I like about the skis is they are light. Sometimes I switched between them and the Line Prophet 98 and the weight is noticeable for me.

But that's a whole different ski. It has metal in it. If I were to go with the E88 I would probably go for the 170. But the slopes I ski are small. Like you can't imagine small and I think the 88 will be "too much". Also I'm pushing my budget here. As I said I originally went with the E80 and that's a sub 300eur ski where the E84 is 350eur ski and the 88 a 400eur ski. 

 

I was also looking at the Dynastar Powertrack 84 but that's also more expensive and I have no idea how that ski skis. With the Experience I have some clue due to skiing with the E80. 

 

And like I said the E80 felt short at 168cm. Like really stubby. They have 30% rocker in them. Don't know the distribution if it's 15-15 since it's tip and tail. 

 

The Rossignol page says for intermediates to go your own height. The online shop is telling me to go for the 178. But I'm still hesitant. Maybe because I have to buy without demoing. But that's the world I unfortunately live in :P

 

If I'm gonna start skiing a lot more I'm thinking of getting a short slalom ski as second pair. Would that make difference in the choice for the E84's length?

post #5 of 6
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It seems I mixed up 88 and 100. 100 has metal and 88 doesn't. But like I said it becomes a price issue.
post #6 of 6

At 6-0 160 lbs I'm quite comfortable on my E88 178 cm.

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