What’s new for the Rossignol Experience 88 Ti?
After so many seasons of being a best-selling ski, engineers at Rossignol had to think long and hard on how to improve such a stellar ski with a strong reputation. After a few seasons of development the 2019 Rossignol Experience 88 Ti is one of the most anticipated skis for this upcoming season.
Redesigned from the ground up the newest version of the ski is packed with technology to deliver a fantastic ride.
For starters the shape of the new Experience 88 Ti is a little more all-mountain friendly. The previous shape of the Experience Series had Rossi’s extended sidecut. This shape allowed for an incredible carving ability on the groomers, but some of the qualities that made the E88 HD such a strong carver, caused some skiers to feel that shape hindered the ski in bumps, crud and powder. The over-sized tip and tail had the potential to give a grabby or hooky feeling in those conditions.
The 2019 Experience 88 Ti has more progressive sidecut. This new shape has more taper in the tip and tail that still provides an excellent carving ability while being able to rip through the bumps and more challenging conditions by allowing you to drift and smear turns. These turn shapes were a little more difficult to do on previous models.
The new Air Tip VAS takes a page from the more freeride oriented 7 Series to improve floatation. Visco Dampeners in the tip dampen out vibrations and allows for a smoother energy transfer. The lack of vibrations in the tip delivers more contact with the snow and more control.
New Rocker Profile
Rossignol’s new All-Terrain Rocker features an all new rocker profile that has a little less rocker in the tip and tails. This new profile adds an entire new dimension to the Experience 88 Ti without any compromise to the easy ski-ability, edge hold or the groomer performance.
New Line Control Technology
The biggest performance enhancement to the new Experience 88 Ti is Rossignol’s Line Control Technology. Line Control Technology is derived straight from the World Cup Race room. A titanal power rail runs from the tip to the tail of the ski that is sandwiched between the strips of vertical wood in the core.
Line Control prevents the ski from counter flexing to deliver a very smooth ride and easier contact with the snow for improved stability.
Who is the Rossignol Experience 88 Ti For?
The new Experience 88 Ti is really opened up to a broad spectrum of skiers. A strong intermediate will find it versatile and easy to control, while the expert level skier will find it stable and easy to ski.
With the 88mm waist this ski is best at home on the frontside of the mountain either buzzing down a freshly groomed run or spending a little bit of time in light, untracked powder. The new shape really improves the bump skiing ability and off trail friendliness.
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