Cage Match Comparison 2022 Fischer RC One 86 GT vs 2022 Rossignol Experience 86 Ti

Philpug

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The Fischer RC One 86 GT has become a darling of many SkiTalk readers. It has been recommended numerous times by skiers with a wide range of skiing preferences which indicates the 86 GT wasn’t a one trick pony. The RC4 is an extremely versatile ski that works well both East and West, and if you are driving cross country, it would be happy making some turns in the Midwest too! The Fischer’s attributes lend itself to being solid on all conditions from firm ice to softer boot deep powder/mixed conditions. The RC One 86 GT’s gradual tip rise and bit of tail taper combined with a balanced flex makes for a strong performer, but not a demanding one.

The Rossignol Experience 86 Ti is all new in everything other than the Experience name. The new 86Ti brings in the best of the previous Experience generations: the aggressive sidecut of the original Experience and the gradual tip rise and flex pattern on the outgoing version. Rossignol’s combined design concept allows the new 86Ti to be much more versatile than either of the previous generations without losing what skiers liked about them. On snow feel is solid and connected no matter the conditions. The medium radius sidecut makes nice round turns and finishes them with authority, and the gradual tip rise and balanced flex makes the 86Ti very versatile off piste.
  • Why choose the Fischer RC One 86 GT: You prefer ease and understated performance and also like to work the ski through the turn.
  • Why choose the Rossignol Experience 86Ti: You are looking for an ever-so-slight groomer biased ski and like a strong finish out of the turn.
  • Insider tip: Both of these offerings are available flat, so you can choose the binding of your choice.
 
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Scotty I.

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Really good Cage Match. This tells me everything that I would want to know about these two. Thanks!
 

James

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Ha, the last line. Yeah, I even reread the whole thing to check, but not that part. Maybe because any outsider can stumble into a store, knock the ski rack over, and see if they’re flat.
Maybe we add a standard bold line on binding status for reviews?
 

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Ha, the last line. Yeah, I even reread the whole thing to check, but not that part. Maybe because any outsider can stumble into a store, knock the ski rack over, and see if they’re flat.
Maybe we add a standard bold line on binding status for reviews?
IMO I think it would be more cumbersome to add binding status as a separate line. It’s also shown in the graphics when one ski is flat and the other has a system binding.

But that’s @Philpug ‘s and @Tricia ’s call.
 
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