Rossignol Experience 94 TI review 2020
PROSKILAB™ reviewers' comments
Two years ago, Rossignol transformed its Experience range from a very "piste" one to a real "all-mountain" one. The shape has become more reasonable and the tips more progressive, to the benefit of their behaviour, which is much improved.
The Experience 94 Ti benefits from the various modifications made and is at the best level of a very competitive category. This year, the ski wins the "Best Ski" medal, which rewards the progress made by Rossignol.
The ski fulfils its "All-Mountain 50/50" ski contract and demonstrates excellent versatility. It is distinguished above all by its accessibility and the liveliness of its behaviour on the piste.
The reviewers praised the general behaviour of the ski, considered very sound, "stable", "reassuring" and that easily forgives small errors of balance. It pivots easily, skid handling is homogeneous. It is therefore an easy ski that can be used with a minimal technical level.
Although very accessible, the ski is not lacking in character – far from it. It proves remarkably incisive and playful, carving very correctly on the piste. The trigger is instinctive, the ski enters curves with a minimum of effort. It is easily deformed, without excess. The rebound is good.
All of these elements contribute to the feeling of a light ski underfoot that is both easy and agile. One reviewer said "on the piste, it turns like a slalom ski". A rare quality for a ski in this category, which are generally relatively uncut skis that are rather aimed at larges bends.
Off-piste, the Experience 94 Ti brings the same qualities. Docile and manoeuvrable, the ski is comfortable on all terrains. A slightly larger waist width would have been appreciated in powder snow, but the 94 mm remain a very good compromise.
If the ski deforms easily enough; it shows its limits at high speed. Pure performance is not its domain of choice. Its added value lies in the mix of accessibility, versatility and manoeuvrability. The Experience 94 Ti is undemanding and gives a lot of sensations.
To sum up, the Experience 94 Ti is a very good All-Mountain ski, efficient and homogeneous, that provides a lot of fun. It will appeal to a wide audience, from intermediate skiers who want to learn off-piste to experienced skiers looking for a versatile and playful ski.
- Behaviour in choppy snow
- Excellent buoyancy
- Excellent versatility
- Accessibility, tolerance
- Surprising handling on the piste
- Terrain absorption
- Incisive ski, carving skills
- Transition between cut/skid handling
- Progressive ski, able to accompany the skier in their technical development
- Limited at high speed
The ski review scores
|Short turn performance|
|Long turn performance|
|Skid turn performance|
|Soft snow fluidity|
|Freeride - Flotation quality|
|Handling in powder|
|Performance on hard snow|
|Freeride - Performance on hard snow|
Who's it for?
The brand new EXPERIENCE 94 Ti is designed to experience all of the adventures that the mountain offers. This All-Mountain ski made in France is aimed at experts who take on the mountain in its entirety, both on and off the ski resort. Its freerider profile merged with the LCT technology taken directly from racing opens the range of possibles and those of powder snow. Explore all of the facets of sliding without constraints… The EXPERIENCE has never deserved its name so well.
Features of the Experience 94 TI
|Model :||Experience 94 TI|
|Size tested :||180 cm|
|Tip size :||132 mm|
|Waist size :||94 mm|
|Tail size :||122 mm|
|Radius for the size reviewed :||18 m|
Reviewed by PROSKILAB™in La Clusaz, France, March 2019