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Rossignol Experience 82 Basalt – Test 2022

Ski Test // 2021-10-21 // By

SKI CANADA TEST 2022

ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 82 BASALT * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN

BEST FOR: Intermediate and advanced skiers wanting to push to the next level.

This is the same ski as the 86 Ti reviewed on page 60 but without the sheets of metal. It still has the Drive Tip technology that gives the ski a smooth and stable ride in a variety of snow conditions, but demands less of the driver. “Nimble and lively ski that will perform a variety of turn shapes on command,” said Tobin Leopkey. “Nice and forgiving flex with a semi rocker profile allows the ski to arc easily even at lower speeds.” Testers found the 82 Basalt easy to ski in all conditions, but with enough performance to lay it on edge on hardpacked groomers, and charge through the bumps and cut-up crud. It wasn’t quite as thrilling a ride as the metal version, but is a much more manageable ski, especially for skiers who lack the fitness or skill to control a metal ski for eight hours of turning.

LENGTHS:             144, 152, 160, 168, 176, 184

DIMENSIONS:      127/82/115 @ 176

RADIUS:               15 @ 176

OTHER MODELS:    80 Carbon, 78 Carbon

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $800

from Buyer’s Guide 2022 issue

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Rossignol Experience 82 Basalt – Test 2022

Ski Test // // By


SKI CANADA TEST 2022

ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 82 BASALT * NON-METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN

BEST FOR: Intermediate and advanced skiers wanting to push to the next level.

This is the same ski as the 86 Ti reviewed on page 60 but without the sheets of metal. It still has the Drive Tip technology that gives the ski a smooth and stable ride in a variety of snow conditions, but demands less of the driver. “Nimble and lively ski that will perform a variety of turn shapes on command,” said Tobin Leopkey. “Nice and forgiving flex with a semi rocker profile allows the ski to arc easily even at lower speeds.” Testers found the 82 Basalt easy to ski in all conditions, but with enough performance to lay it on edge on hardpacked groomers, and charge through the bumps and cut-up crud. It wasn’t quite as thrilling a ride as the metal version, but is a much more manageable ski, especially for skiers who lack the fitness or skill to control a metal ski for eight hours of turning.

LENGTHS:             144, 152, 160, 168, 176, 184

DIMENSIONS:      127/82/115 @ 176

RADIUS:               15 @ 176

OTHER MODELS:    80 Carbon, 78 Carbon

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $800

from Buyer’s Guide 2022 issue

all Ski Canada ski tests

Tags: , , , ,

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