Rossignol Experience 86 Ti – Test 2022
SKI CANADA TEST 2022
ROSSIGNOL EXPERIENCE 86 Ti * METAL ALL-MOUNTAIN
BEST FOR: Advanced and expert skiers who charge around the resort with reckless abandon.
One of the most popular models from the test encapsulates two trends we’re seeing in skis: shrinking waistlines and smoother sliding. Last year, the Experience family’s waist width spanned 84-94mm; this year it’s slimmed down to 78-86mm. All models have chatter-reducing Drive Tip, a proprietary construction at the front of the ski that lays synthetic fibres in different directions to absorb bumps and vibration, and then with the help of dampening material, directs the energy into the snow. The Experience comes in an 82 and 86mm width, with a Titanal sandwich around a sustainably harvested poplar wood core. These Ti versions produce a versatile ride almost every tester appreciated. “Very snappy and nimble,” said Paul Laperrière, summing up the feedback. “Gave me confidence at all speeds.” Testers preferred the 86 Ti for handling test day’s mix that evolved from hardpack and crud to 10 cm of fresh. For advanced skiers and up, it “would make a good one-ski quiver,” noted Chris Grover.
LENGTHS: 167, 176, 185
DIMENSIONS: 132/86/120 @ 176
RADIUS: 16 @ 176
OTHER MODELS: 82 Ti
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