2018-2019 Rossignol Experience 94 Ti

Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the Rossignol Experience 94 Ti for Blister

Rossignol Experience 94 Ti

Ski: 2018-2019 Rossignol Experience 94 Ti, 187 cm

Available Lengths: 173, 180, 187 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length: 186.2 cm

Stated Weight per Ski (180 cm): 2050 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski (188 cm): 2062 & 2063 grams

Stated Dimensions: 132-94-122 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 130.6-91.7-120.7 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius: 19 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 56 mm / 17 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 7-8 mm

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -8.9 cm from center; 84.2 cm from tail

Intro

For the 2018-2019 season, Rossignol is introducing an all-new Experience line of skis, which are Rossi’s designated “all-mountain” skis. While the “all-mountain” category can be a bit confusing, Rossignol’s marketing copy paints a pretty clear picture of what they’re intending for the new Experience skis.

Here’s what Rossignol says about the new Experience line:

“Designed for all terrain adventure on every side of the resort, the all-new EXPERIENCE range offers the perfect blend of power, precision, and playful versatility from the back bowls of Vail to the slopes of Val d’Isère. Experience the playful fluidity to drift, smear, and carve; the pure snow contact and stability for ultimate control.”

Shape / Rocker Profile / Width

For an all-mountain ski of this width, the Experience 94 Ti has pretty standard amount of tip and tail rocker (i.e., it’s pretty minimal), and it has a lot of traditional camber. Looking at the rocker / camber profile of the Experience 94 Ti, it does look pretty piste-oriented and less inclined to “drift and smear,” despite Rossi’s claims that it is “designed for all terrain adventure on every side of the resort.”

It’s also maybe worth noting that our 187 Exp. 94’s are coming in at just under 92 mm in width at the waist. We don’t really care about “91.7” vs “94.0,” but for those looking for a ~95 mm wide ski to use as a 1-ski quiver, well, this “94” is actually more in line with a ski like the Nordica Enforcer 93 or Liberty VMT 92 than skis like the Volkl Mantra or Blizzard Bonafide. Again, that’s neither a good nor bad thing, but it’s worth noting as you (and we) look to make apples-to-apples comparisons.

Flex Pattern

Hand flexing these skis, here’s how we’d characterize their flex pattern:

Tips: 7.5-8
Shovels: 8-8.5
In Front of Toe Piece: 9-10
Underfoot: 10
Behind Heel Piece: 9.5
Tails: 9.5-10

Overall, the 187 cm Experience 94 Ti is very strong ski. While its tips and shovels are pretty accessible, the Experience 94 Ti’s tails are some of the stiffest we’ve ever flexed. Compared to the Head Kore 93, the Experience 94 Ti has slightly stiffer tips and shovels. And the Experience 94 Ti has even stiffer tails than the Head Monster 98. The Experience 94 Ti is noticeably stiffer in both the tips and the tails than the 185 cm Nordica Enforcer 93.

Weight

At around 2060 grams per ski, the 187 cm Experience 94 Ti is not coming in crazy light, though it’s still not nearly as heavy as skis like the 187 cm J Skis Masterblaster or Head Monster 98.

For reference, here are a few of our measured weights (per ski in grams) for a few notable skis:

1585 & 1586 Head Kore 93, 180 cm
1686 & 1725 Renoun Endurance 98, 184 cm
1894 & 1980 Black Crows Daemon, 183.6 cm
1921 & 1968 Head Kore 99, 189 cm
1943 & 1968 Liberty VMT 92, 186 cm
1966 & 1973 Liberty Origin 96, 187 cm (18/19)
2024 & 2029 Salomon QST 99, 188 cm
2049 & 2065 Volkl Mantra M5, 177 cm
2054 & 2059 ON3P Wrenegade 98, 184 cm
2062 & 2063 Rossignol Experience 94 Ti, 187 cm
2114 & 2133 Nordica Enforcer 93, 185 cm
2124 & 2137 Blizzard Bonafide, 180 cm
2344 & 2367 J Skis Masterblaster, 187 cm
2373 & 2397 Head Monster 98, 184 cm

Comparisons

Here is a list of some of the skis we’ll be comparing to the Experience 94 Ti, and let us know in the comments below if there are any other comparisons you’d like to see.

Liberty VMT 92,
Head Kore 93, 180 cm
Head Kore 99, 189 cm
Head Monster 98, 184 cm
J Skis Masterblaster, 187 cm
Nordica Enforcer 93, 185 cm
Volkl Mantra M5, 184 cm (when we get on the 184)

Bottom Line (For Now)

The Rossignol Experience 94 Ti looks like a strong ski that we expect to perform well on groomers and reward good technique. However, we’re even more curious to see how well it handles “all-mountain” responsibilities. We’re getting time on it this weekend in Telluride, so stay tuned for updates.

NEXT: Rocker Profile Pics

 

2 Comments

  1. Q March 24, 2018 Reply

    Line sick 94 and/or K2 pinnacle 95 might be close comparisons.

  2. Mauro May 12, 2018 Reply

    Hey Jonathan.
    I would like to see most of the skis mentioned above compared to the Kastle FX95HP that for me is a excelent and versatile ski at this category. But never saw here a review nor even a mention of this great ski on any review of the whole site.
    Regards,
    Mauro.

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