Rossignol Experience 88 HD Skis 2017

SKU: RE8817

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With a brand new graphic and HD Carbon Alloy Matrix, the E88 is the do-it-all tool for skiers looking to dabble in all sorts of terrain, and split their time on the hill evenly between on and off piste. An award winner year after year, this ski really does ski exceptionally well with the help of innovative design traits like AirTip Technology, Auto Turn Rocker and an Extended Sidecut. The E88's will make gorgeous turns on groomers while the tip/tail rocker will allow for float in soft snow. Basalt reinforcement layers also help stabilize the ski and prevent chatter at high speeds. This ski can hang at racing speeds but also is quite nimble so we recommend the E88 to upper intermediate to expert skiers who ski a little bit of everything.

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Ski Sizing
       
Height (in) Beginner (cm) Intermediate (cm) Advanced (cm)
3'-3'1" 65-74 - -
3'2"-3'3" 75-79 - -
3'4"-3'6" 80-84 - -
3'7"-3'8" 85-94 - -
3'9"-3'10" 95-104 105-109 -
3'11"-4' 105-109 110-114 115-119
4'1"-4'2" 110-114 115-119 120-124
4'3"-4'4" 115-119 120-124 125-129
4'5"-4'6" 120-124 125-129 130-134
4'7"-4'8" 125-129 130-134 135-139
4'9"-4'11" 130-134 135-139 140-144
5'-5'1" 135-139 140-144 145-149
5'2"-5'3" 140-144 145-149 150-159
5'4"-5'5" 145-149 150-154 155-165
5'6"-5'7" 150-154 155-159 160-169
5'8"-5'9" 155-159 160-164 165-175
5'10"-6' 160-164 165-169 170-185
6'1"-6'2" 165-169 170-174 180-195
6'3"-6'4" 170-174 175-185 190-200
6'6" + 180 + 185 + 200 +

This chart provides a range of sizes suffice for skiers based on their height and ability level. Remember, there are lots of different styles of skis these days, so even though the ski fits into your size range, it may not be the ski for you. Use our Ski Selector if you have any doubts or questions, for a more catered list of skis that will make you the best skier on the mountain.


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We Have Recommended Some Bindings For You: You will notice there is a dropdown menu that says "Ski Bindings" above. These are simply a list of curated bindings we recommend will work best for this particular ski but other bindings will work as well. There are a few factors i.e. brake width, DIN range, ability level that determine an appropriate binding choice, so let us know if you need assistance.

Ideal Target Skier: Weekend Warrior/Charger: These skiers were once upon a time ski bums, or very proficient skiers in college, then landed an internship that led to a 70 hour work week and a spouse and 2.5 kids. They are still great skiers, and ski hard every chance they get on steeps, moguls, powder... whatever they can get their hands on.

Carbon Alloy Matrix: A new generation of super fiber, Carbon Alloy Matrix integrates carbon fiber and basalt into an open diagonal weave, creating more elastic movement for dynamic mobility and uncompromising strength. Linear glass stringers absorb vibrations and add a balanced flex from tip to tail. The result is a finely tuned fusion of damp, planted to the snow edge grip and loose, playful maneuverability.

Air Tip Technology: Patented air-honeycomb design reduces the weight and dramatically reduces the swing weight of the ski by nearly 30%. This significantly enhances maneuverability, giving the ski and ultra-light feel. Reinforced with ABS for durability and enhanced torsional rigidity.

Extended Sidecut: A sidecut technology that Rossignol uses for its mostly groomer skis. When the ski is going fast and you're leaning further into your turn, more of the edge comes in contact with the snow the more extreme your angle is. This gives increased edge hold at higher speeds, while leaving the ski maneuverable at slow speeds. Pretty cool.

Basalt Layers: This stick sandwiches basalt around the wood core, which is lighter than metals like aluminum or titanium, but still offers extra stability and dampness.

Tip Rocker: This refers to the early rising of the tip to get the ski on top of the soft snow, rather than pushing through it. When the skis are held with the bases together, it will look like the tips are bent, and spread away from eachother. Tip rocker also helps skiers pivot the skis, making tight trees remarkably easy, and gives the ski a surf-like feel.

Square Tail: These skis have a square shaped tail, which adds stability to turns on hardpack as well as very steep terrain. Probably not a park ski, though :)

Expert Binding Choices: Some of the binding options (i.e. the Head GTO 15) available for this ski have high din ranges that start at 8 or 9. A very small percentage of skiers will be suitable for these bindings. If you know that you usually set your din at 8 or above, you are in the clear for a high din binding. Otherwise, those bindings are for EXPERT SKIERS ONLY!

Metal Tip Protectors: These skis have rugged tip protectors made of metal that will help fight against chipping and damage to the tips, which is both a performance and cosmetic benefit.

Wood Core: The standard core which has throughout time provided the best performance and durability. Each model may have it's own density level to help define flex and maximum speed but every wood core ski will be solid.

Tail Rocker: Just like Tip rocker, but in the tail, this feature allows the tails of the skis to release easier from the turn to give the skier the ability to turn the skis quicker in tight spots. It also allows skiers to dump speed by forcing the tails out and sliding sideways. The effective edge is reduced because of the tail rocker, so the skis will also be easier to control when forced to ski on the groomed slopes.

Additional Info

Ability Level Intermediate/Advanced, Expert
Gender Men's
Terrain Type All Mountain, Carving
Model Year 2017
Waist Width Range 80-89mm
Includes Ski Bindings No
Twin Tip No
International Availability-Prices USD United States, Canada
Core Wood
Construction Sandwich
Base Sintered
SKU RE8817
Country of Manufacturer Spain
Warranty Manufacturers one year standard warranty

Product Questions


Product Questions

Experience 88 HD. Your list size for the ski is 180 cm. I am interested in a 170 + / - cm size. And with it being Presidents Day day you have an additional discount?
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Reviews

the exact skis I was looking 4Review by skibumrich
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Just what the doctor ordered! Thank you for your excellent customer service. I'm amazed that you mounted the bindings, plus free shipping and no sales tax. I will tell my friends about your company and the deals I received. (Posted on 8/11/2017)
Great customer serviceReview by skibumrich
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The Rossignol Experience 88 HD's were the number one ski I've been looking for. Thanks for the great deal ! (Posted on 8/4/2017)
Skis Review by Ulf
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Great stuff good staff for advise (Posted on 8/3/2017)
great service, price, product, fast shippingReview by vic
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All as promised and more, fast delivery, easy ordering. I'm 5 star customer:) (Posted on 6/21/2017)
Very Lively SkisReview by Geriatric Teenager
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I have three pairs of skis that I use, depending upon Fernie Ski Hill conditions. I felt that I needed, wanted, desired, a carving ski. I received the skis from Level 9 in record time and could not wait to get on the hill. Am ever impressed with these skis. They are exactly what I was looking for in a carving ski. I am having to adjust to the different characteristics from my Armada JJ powder skis as the 88 HD ski initiates and finishes much differently. I was super impressed by how well they hold their edge on steeps and how responsive they are side to side. At this moment I am relearning technique for this particular ski and loving the challenge. My recommendation is that if you are looking for a fun ski this one is highly recommend. (Posted on 2/25/2017)

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