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Sitting in the middle of Rossignol's Experience range, the 82Ti is aimed at strong intermediate to advanced skiers that hang out mostly on the piste, but want that extra versatility when diving off the sides.

Rossignol Experience 82 Ti
Level
Advanced, Intermediate
Flex Rating
0
Terrain
All Mountain
Best for
Intermediate and advanced skiers that like to carve on piste but take the occasional away trip off the sides
Price
£620
lengths
160,168,176,184
Bindings?
Yes
Float
7
Playfulness
7
Value
8
Edge hold
8
Stability
9
Turn initiation
9
Overall Score
8
+
Great performance on piste that feels consistent and solid and would suit a large range of skier ability levels
Doesn't spark huge amounts of playfulness on off-piste terrain

The experience range from Rossignol feels far more on the piste end of the all mountain spectrum than on the freeride side and the 82Ti sits in the middle of the collection, suited mostly to intermediate and advanced skiers that enjoy carving turns on groomed slopes, but would like that extra width and versatility to enjoy more variable terrain and a little powder snow now and again.

The full Poplar wood core is reinforced with a layer of titanium (hence the Ti name tag) and Rossignol's Drive Tip solution, a blend of directional fibres in the tip of the ski and soft visco material running through the core. This combination produces a high performance ski that also has a nicely dampened feel, making them more stable on piste and helping to slow vibrations on bumpier and lumpier terrain. The All Trail rocker aids turn initiation on-piste and helps a little with float in deeper snow.

But before even clipping into the Konect binding system that comes with these skis, they just have the feel and look of a piste carving machine - and they do that job very well and seem very forgiving considering the power that can be generated through the skis at higher speeds and at higher technical levels of carving.

They handle variable terrain and bumps well too, although they perform better if the skier has a more Alpine technical style than a sort of slashy freestyle one. Definitely a good all round ski for instructors that want something easy going yet performs when the going gets ramped up.

It's hard to get too excited about the Experience 82 Ti but then again, if you're' looking for solid reliability, a comfortable ride and a consistent performer across 90% of what most skiers end up coming across on the mountain, then you can't go too far wrong.

Basically they are the Ford Mondeo of the ski world - but let's face it, it was a great car to drive.

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