2017 Rossignol Experience 88 HD
Radius 17m @ 180cm
Weight 2100g in 180cm
Power Score: 8.13
Finese Score: 8.01
No single ski benefited more from the addition of the Carbon Alloy Matrix (designated by the HD suffix in the product nomenclature), than the Experience 88 HD. There’s nothing about this ski it didn’t make better. It grips hard snow with more tenacity. It deflects clumps of day-old crud with more contempt. It tosses aside the occasional deflection that occurs in the belly of a 40mph GS turn, something the Olds 88 – excuse us, the old E88 – didn’t have the stuffing to resist. Pay attention, Dear Reader, for this is one of the more significant shifts in product behavior we’ve seen in the last several years. The previous E88 had limits that might not have been perceptible to all Finesse skiers, but the 2017’s Experience 88 HD has moved the boundary over the Power skier’s horizon.