EXPERIENCE 98 OPEN | Skis | Rossignol | ALPINE | Men |

EXPERIENCE 98 OPEN

The Experience 98 is an award-winning, high performance all-mountain charger for strong expert skiers. The unique combination of Auto Turn Rocker, Extended Sidecut and Cascade Tip, with titanal sandwich wood core construction delivers amplified performance in all snow conditions. Tip and tail rocker provides easy maneuverability, playfulness and effortless speed control. Traditional camber underfoot delivers powerful edge grip and confident stability. Experience more whether floating through powder, blasting through chop or carving trenches on hardpack on this versatile, high performance one-ski quiver.
60% Off-Trail/ 40% On-Trail
RB: Axial² 120 XL

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

Specs

Reference RA1EX01
Size Available 172, 180, 188
Structure MINICAP SANDWICH
Core WOOD FIBRO/METAL
Camber height HIGH
Rocker height LOW
Camber length *70%*
Rocker length *30%*
Tip CASCADE TIP
Sidecut 139-98-128
Profile sidecut EXTENDED
Ski Radius 19,9m
System OPEN

Technologies

Bindings

AXIAL2 120 XL SPEEDSET

AXIAL2 120 XL SPEEDSET

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RossignolEXPERIENCE 98 OPEN
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (7)
  • Great flotation (6)
  • Smooth ride (5)
  • Good carving ability (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Powder skiing (6)
    • Groomed terrain (5)
    • Moguls (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Expert (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

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    4.0

    Expert only, hard charging skis

    By Lil' Giff

    from NYC

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Responsive

    Best Uses

    • Powder Skiing
    • Racing

    Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 98 OPEN:

    I agree with the other raters, this is an expert-level ski. Much wider than most, it can take on just about anything, but you have to be hitting a good speed to do so. Skied Breckenridge on powder and packed powder in early March 2014, was a little slow to turn in powder unless you were really almost straightlining w some good speed. Carved its own way through packed powder well. Lighter ski compared to most. You can't go wrong with Rossignol, but these are made for a specific type of skier. Take them for a ride first before you buy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Good ski built poorly

    By Chicago ski guy

    from Chicago

    About Me Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Groomed Terrain
    • Moguls
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 98 OPEN:

    I really want to like this ski but it's built so poorly and cheap I'll be surprised if I see 2 seasons on them. I have skis of other brands with 6 seasons on them and they are in better shape. This is a great ski that's built bad. Fun on every aspect of the hill, turns holds a edge, plows through the crud and a blast in the float. To bad it's built so poorly. Truly disappointed I will go back to another brand of ski and these were my first Rossignol skis

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Best all-around ski I know

    By jeplus3

    from Redwood City, CA

    About Me Expert

    Pros

    • Good Grip
    • Great Flotation
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Crud
      • Groomed Terrain
      • Ice
      • Powder Skiing
      • Whatever

      Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 98 OPEN:

      Just got back from Whiteface where I found myself stoked to be on these 98's. Classic brutal ADK conditions - ice, wind, hard pack, super cold - and I loved it. Why? These skis just killed it. Super good on the ice, fun on the groomers, big speed through the turns. And I live in NorCal, not a hardcore ski the east guy. Best skis I have ever had for sure and coming east proved it for me.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Fast... Really Really Fast

      By gluecipher

      from Canada

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Grip
      • Great Flotation

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 98 OPEN:

          These skis are great through pow, crud, chop and even groomers. They ski fast and charge hard - alomst like a big GS ski. My only problem with them, is that I have to ski as fast as I can to get on the sweet spot. They are fairly stiff.

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          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Really great experience!

          By Pepe

          from Tehran, IR

          About Me Expert

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Carving Ability
          • Good Grip
          • Great Flotation
          • Lightweight
          • Scratch Resistant
          • Smooth Ride
          • Versatility

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Groomed Terrain
            • Moguls
            • Powder Skiing

            Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 98 OPEN:

            These skis are unbelievably great in any conditions. It does not matter where ever you take them, they have something to say! In icy terrain, the grip was beyond my expectation, and in powder they performed absolutely great.
            They are just awesome! Glad to have them.

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            • No

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AWSOME!

            By Powder Dawg

            from Colorado

            About Me Expert

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Groomed Terrain
              • Moguls
              • Powder Skiing

              Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 98 OPEN:

              What a Monster! It eats up anything you can give it. I broke it in on a pre-season condition day after it just dumped. I had every condition possible; ice, man made popcorn, corduroy, crud, and knee deep powder. On cruisers, moguls, trees and steeps. I put the skis to the test and it blew me away how great they performed. These are definitely expert skis because if you're not on it, they will take you for a ride. Can't wait to take them out again.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              WOW, Really, WOW...-:)

              By Earth Happens

              from Mt Bachelor, Bend, Oregon

              About Me Expert

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Carving Ability
              • Good Grip
              • Great Flotation
              • Lightweight
              • Scratch Resistant
              • Smooth Ride

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • Groomed Terrain
                • Moguls
                • Powder Skiing
                • Racing

                Comments about Rossignol EXPERIENCE 98 OPEN:

                WOW, Ski through piste to crud to ice to chop to pow. These skis do not care what they are on. Literally ski through all of the above with no transition. You will feel as if you are on perfect wind blown pow over piste in all conditions. I have been skiing for 40 years and nothing can even compare to this extreme all mountain ski. Sharp turning and fast cruising. Really, WOW.

                PS 5'10" 165lb 180cm 98's

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