EXPERIENCE 88 | Skis | Rossignol | ALPINE | Men |

599.95 $
* Manufacturer suggested retail price. This price depends on the associated bindings
Magazine Test Results

EXPERIENCE 88

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: Axium 120 L

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Skills level
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Usage
  • Groomed
  • 50%
  • Powder

Specs

Reference RACEH02
Size Available 162, 170, 178, 186
Weight 4.1 kg
Structure MINICAP SANDWICH
Core WOOD CORE
Camber height HIGH
Rocker height LOW
Camber length *70%*
Rocker length *30%*
Tip CASCADE TIP
Sidecut 135-88-124
Technology AUTO TURN ROCKER
Profile sidecut EXTENDED
Ski Radius 16.5 m (178)
System OPEN

Advantages

  • Control
  • Performance
  • Versatility

Technologies

Bindings

AXIUM 120 L

AXIUM 120 L

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RossignolEXPERIENCE 88
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good carving ability (15)
  • Good grip (13)
  • Smooth ride (12)
  • Great flotation (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moguls (8)
    • Icy conditions (7)
    • Powder (7)
    • Downhill (4)
    • Groomed terrain (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (9), Expert (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Corduory in AM, 8" POW by last Chair !!!

    I'm a Level 3 cert ski instructor. On the snow all day, with abilities that range from never ever to steeps and trees. Experience 88 is my go to ski when I want...Read complete review

    I'm a Level 3 cert ski instructor. On the snow all day, with abilities that range from never ever to steeps and trees. Experience 88 is my go to ski when I want the best for any conditions coming my way. (cruzing groomers, railing edge to edge turns, exporing trees, this ski does it all, and great in all terain and conditions)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    light

    is it possible that the ski is mounted at the wrong place, mine is mounted at the moddle of the ski.
    not skiing good on hard pack.

    is it possible that the ski is mounted at the wrong place, mine is mounted at the moddle of the ski.
    not skiing good on hard pack.

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    5.0

    On Rails on Piste , Great fun off Piste

    By Cronulla Kid

    from Sydney Ausralia

    About Me Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Icy Conditions
      • Powder

      Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 88:

      These ski carve like the're on rails , couldn't wipe the smile from my face . Skied in Park City 2014

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Close up of my E88's (Ski Eye View)

      By vbdenny

      from Virginia Beach, VA

      About Me Expert

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Icy Conditions
        • Moguls
        • Powder

        Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 88:

        These Experience 88's are amazing skis. On Icy hardpack they easily hold an edge. In powder they float just fine. Sometimes the tips hang up and the E88's track a little strange at higher speeds. Here is a link to a GoPro video I made by attaching the camera to my ski. Go(Pro) figure, check it out.
        http://youtu.be/04OMGsWetow

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Rossi I've ever skied

        By DP

        from Swain,NY

        About Me Expert

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Carving Ability
        • Good Grip
        • Great Nastar Ski
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Icy Conditions
          • Moguls
          • Powder
          • Racing

          Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 88:

          I had a bad broken leg (tibia plateau break) last February in a league race. I was 65 yrs old at the time. Had surgery and spent 3 months none weight bearing, and a long summer and fall rehabing the knee. All I work for was to ski again, and hopefully to race Masters and in my Friday night league again. I chose the 178cm 88's because for one thing, I have been on Rossi skis for 25 years, and wanted a ski I knew. Besides my race skis, I have a pair of 180 CX 80s. I was looking for a shorter ski that would be easy to turn, but not so quick, it tired me out. With the rehabed leg I wanted to take it easy, but have enough ski under me to make me work a little. I saw the positive reviews in Ski Mag, and decided to give them a try. What a ski. I could not beleive how responsive they are for a wide ski. Even more so than my CX80s. My first beer league night, I jumped into the GS course and took it easy. They felt great. The next league GS race, I used my race skis and had good results. Just for the heck of it, I took my last run on the 88's on a very icy and used,skied up course, and bested my time by 1/2 second. Held the ice like a true race ski, and carved hard smooth turns. I may sell my race skis. I would recommend these for Nastar, or older racers like myself, who don't want to have to power the new race skis. Really great all round ski. Lives up to it reviews and more.

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          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          light

          By tony

          from new milford ct.

          About Me Expert

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Cant Find The Sweet Spot
          • Poor Grip

          Best Uses

          • Powder

          Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 88:

          is it possible that the ski is mounted at the wrong place, mine is mounted at the moddle of the ski.
          not skiing good on hard pack.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My weapon of choice

          By Tomas

          from Heavenly, CA

          About Me Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Carving Ability
          • Good Grip
          • Great Flotation
          • Smooth Ride
          • Versitile

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Icy Conditions
          • Moguls
          • Powder

          Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 88:

          I have skis for specific purposes. Powder skis for Powder days, Carving skis for groomers. but on a daily basis this is the ski I grab when I'm not sure where I will end up skiing or what the day will bring. I can transition from carving to tress to bumps all on the same ski with little to no adjustment in speed or mechanics. Love this ski. It is my weapon of choice.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Show me the mtn, I'll show you this ski

          By David Lawrence

          from Lookout Pass, Montana

          About Me Expert

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Carving Ability
          • Good Grip
          • Powerful
          • Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Downhill
            • Icy Conditions
            • Moguls

            Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 88:

            Early season, variable conditions and beginning of the season legs... No problem with this ski. I found a new best friend and the one ski solution to lots of travel and limited space. Bring on the deeper snows! Love the way this ski turns on the hard pack and still carries top level performance off piste.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Corduory in AM, 8" POW by last Chair !!!

            By Gregah'

            from Portland, ME

            About Me Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Carving Ability
            • Good Grip
            • Playful
            • Scratch Resistant
            • Smooth Ride

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Icy Conditions
              • Moguls
              • Powder
              • Racing
              • Telemarking

              Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 88:

              I'm a Level 3 cert ski instructor. On the snow all day, with abilities that range from never ever to steeps and trees. Experience 88 is my go to ski when I want the best for any conditions coming my way. (cruzing groomers, railing edge to edge turns, exporing trees, this ski does it all, and great in all terain and conditions)

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Super solid and comfortable

              By Strombolie

              from Denver Colorado

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Carving Ability
              • Good Grip
              • Scratch Resistant
              • Smooth Ride

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Downhill

                Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 88:

                If they ever change this ski..I'll buy a few pair to hold on to. It does everything I want and more. its not promoted as ski for pow but for me its almost perfect. I ski mostly packed stuff because thats whats available all the time. When I do get into soft or new snow.....I am super confident and comfortable.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Can ski it all over the mountain.

                By Snow Skier

                from Breckenridge,Co

                About Me Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good Carving Ability
                • Good Grip
                • Great Flotation
                • Smooth Ride

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 88:

                    This is my everyday ski. Ski it all over the mountain from powder to bumps and it doesn't let me down. Rips down groomers.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    So smooth

                    By Shush McGavinish

                    from Rocky Mtns

                    About Me Expert

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 88:

                          The E88 is such a balanced do everything ski. You can ski it from all over the place, back seat, front seat, and right in the middle.

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                          • No

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