Un-changed for 2020, the Rossignol Experience 94 Ti returns for another successful year of all-mountain domination. These skis absolutely rip, and for skiers who are looking in the low to mid-90’s for their one-ski quiver, the Experience 94 Ti is a great choice. Built using Rossignol’s HD Core with a titanal laminate, these skis are light and strong at the same time. Adding to that power and reducing vibrations is Rossignol’s Line Control Technology (LCT) which consists of a vertically laminated strut that increases the tip to tail stiffness and knocks down chatter. In this ski, the LCT is made of titanal, so the stiffness is all there. At 187 cm length, the skis have a 19-meter turn radius which is on par with competing models. The tip and tail rocker make soft-snow skiing smoother and more enjoyable, and on-trail, the camber underfoot really digs in and makes quite a carving impression. It carves really well for a 94 mm underfoot ski. Our testers were enamored with the versatility and all-mountain nature of the Experience 94 Ti.
Brad Moskowitz calls the 173 a “fun mid-fat carver that’s just stiff enough to rail an edge and inspire confidence, yet remains light and narrow enough to quickly transition turns.” Brad liked the length, and his top score was a 5 out of 5 for forgiveness. Perhaps he’s feeling the HD Core combined with the Air Tip VAS to get some of that flex. His overall impression and versatility scores were both 4’s out of 5, so it’s safe to say that Brad thought quite highly of this powerful ski. In terms of bump skiing, Brad calls it “not the most playful shape because the tails seemed to get a bit grabby.” Good to note, and that coin has a flip side in that the tails will be stiff and responsive on-trail when engaged in high-speed cruising. It’s all about compromise, right?
Bob St.Pierre skied the 187 and loved the size, stability, and versatility. “They have a very natural feeling when they’re on your feet. The Air Tip lightens up the swing weight considerably while the solid core and metal laminates keep the skis glued to the snow in hard carving turns.” All of Bob’s scores fell in the 3-4 range, meaning that he found them to be well-rounded and versatile. “Wonderful ski! It is a pleasure to have a high-performance ski that is NOT a wide race ski. It’s truly a freeride/all-mountain ski that is strong but not hefty.” Good analysis here, pointing out that it does not share similar shape and build as a more piste-oriented ski, but rather its own shape and construction that make it unique and best suited for all-mountain expert skiers.
Jeffrey Siegel got a chance to ski both the 180 and 187, and seemed to like the 180 a bit more. He gave top scores for stability, torsional stiffness, and edge hold. These all seem to fall in line with the other testers scores as well as Rossignol’s intended use. Jeff calls the Experience 94 Ti “a highly stable ski that loves big long turns. They’re strong and snappy and provide great confidence at speed.” Good stuff from Jeff here, as the overall impression of the skis has a lot to do with their ability to be versatile while still remaining strong, powerful, and damp.
It’s challenging to make a ski that can hold all of these qualities together at the same time. For a ski to be light, it usually is not damp, so being able to meet somewhere in the middle is always a good thing, especially for all-mountain skis that are supposed to be versatile. The 2020 Rossignol Experience 94 Ti looks to pick up where it left off and continue enthralling advanced and expert level all-mountain skiers everywhere.