Testing skis so you don't have to.
- Mar 5, 2017
Tricia: Having skied every rendition of the Experience W (formerly Temptation) lineup, I have to say that this is my favorite by far. The first version had a strong turn shape built into it, making for an incredible carver that made you want to find corduroy but not necessarily venture off piste. The second act came with a less aggressive turn shape and nimbleness that inspired me to get off the groomers. The new construction and shape which was introduced last year seems to have taken the best parts of its two predecessors, introducing a playful carving ski that confidently takes you into trees, moguls, and, well ... pretty much anywhere. As a part of our SkiTalk long term test fleet, I was able to ski the Experience 82 Ti several days in a variety of conditions from zoomer groomer days to spring slush, corn, and a few inches of fresh -- pretty much everything except deep powder -- and was never let down.
Insider tip: Forget the past and embrace a new Experience.
Elemmac: Vanilla ice cream leaves some people longing for a little more excitement. The Rossignol Experience 82 Ti left me craving chocolate chips and peanut butter cups. It does everything right, but I need a little something extra. Smooth, easy, stable, and forgiving are all words that could describe this ski. An intermediate skier won’t be overwhelmed because it has a light and forgiving nature. It is easy to roll into a carve, even at slow speeds. An advanced skier can lay down some railroad tracks without questioning the ski's ability to hold an edge. This ski may be vanilla ice cream, but Rossignol has hit a sweet spot that a large range of skiers will enjoy.
Insider tip: When in doubt, size up. I skied this in the length I normally choose for freeride skis rather than sizing like a carver.
- Who is it for?
- Someone looking for a great all-around daily driver with an on-piste bias.
- Who is it not for?
- Someone looking for a powder ski.
- Skier ability
- Ski category
- All Mountain
- Ski attributes
- Off Piste
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