Fischer My Ranger 98 2018 Ski Review - Ski Mag

Fischer My Ranger 98

2018 All Mountain Ski

Specs

Overall Rating 17 / 5
Tip / Waist / Tail (in Millimeters) 130-96-120
Lengths (in Centimeters) 156, 164, 172
Radius (in Meters) 17

 

Symmetrical
Level Advanced
Waist Width (in Millimeters) 90-105

The 98’s shape is progressive, with a curved top aimed for lightweight stability, yet it still values traditional edge grip—thanks to that proud Austrian heritage—over a loose, slarvy feel. To that end, it preferred quick carves on groomers over crud, where testers complained it made their thighs burn. It’s not an easy ride—last in Forgiveness—but experts will appreciate its stability. (Testers also complained that its name smacks of Euro dudes sitting around a table brainstorming what “feminine” means.) But in pow, it surfs just fine. It has a wood core with air channels milled out to save weight and sheets of vibration-calming metal. “Solid, predictable feel,” said Gibbons.

Strengths: Flotation, Quickness/Maneuverability