Fischer Ranger 108 Ti (2016)


Rating: 2.66 / 5
Price: $850.00
Year: 2016
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 108
Tip/Tail/Waist: 140-108-130
Lengths: 174,182,188

Stability at speed: 2.68 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.54 / 5
Crud performance: 2.51 / 5
Flotation: 2.94 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.89 / 5
Overall: 2.66 / 5

The Ranger 108 Ti is the widest men's ski in Fischer's Ranger series, with a 140 mm tip and 108 mm waist. It's also got a long, 19 m radius (at 182 cm) that is designed to allow for wide-open turns at high speeds. Fischer says is the ultimate big mountain weapon, meant for those who really like to charge anywhere outside of the groomers. For something similar but skinnier, check out the Ranger 98 Ti and Ranger 90 Ti. The Ranger series focuses on big mountain tools intended to charge a wide variety of terrain, mainly outside of the groomers. This is an all-new series for Fischer, and the company has combined several technologies to make it the best they can: A carbon tip decreases the ski's weight and is designed to improve maneuverability. Aeroshape, Air Tec Ti, and Air Carbon technologies combine a plethora lightweight materials to further decrease the ski's overall weight. Air Tec additionally integrates titanal in the ski, which is designed to increase stability, especially underfoot, for sending it off big cliffs and handling harsh landings. Lastly, Freeski Rocker, Fischer's most aggressive rocker profile, lifts the tips and tails up and over power and other varied terrain in an attempt to make your ride down the mountain as smooth as possible no matter what the snow is like. If you're looking to huck cliffs, send chutes, and bomb down variable snow conditions on a regular basis, or just want something burlier than a strictly-groomer ski, this is the best series Fischer has to offer you. Fischer, based in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, was founded in 1923. Its U.S. headquarters are in Auburn, N.H.