Fischer Ranger 108 TI (2017)

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Fischer Ranger 108 Ti

Rating: 2.80 / 5
Price: $850.00
Year: 2017
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 108
Tip/Tail/Waist: 140-108-130
Lengths: 174, 182, 188

Stability at speed: 3.18 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.11 / 5
Crud performance: 2.96 / 5
Flotation: 2.78 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.89 / 5
Overall: 2.80 / 5

The narrowest ski finished last in Flotation. But don’t write off the Ranger on powder days just yet. Fischer power and edginess are there, for great hardpack versatility, but there’s nothing locked-in about it when quick line changes are required. The wood core is channeled, the top surface rounded— both to save weight. And a light tip gives it easy-to-pivot quickness in powder. Elling: “Excels in soft snow. Pivot, scrub, carve, and pound at will.”

The 108 Ti is built for everyday wide-body freeriding in soft-snow locales. It's 108-mm girth and ample rocker give it powder-day surfability and buoyancy, while its square sidewall layup and metal reinforcement give it hardpack edginess and carvability. 

It's part of the returning Ranger series of wide-waisted powder and freeride skis, which range in width from a super-wide, powder-specific 122 mm at the top end to a frontside-appropriate 90 mm at the low end. All are designed for surfy, newschool performance in soft snow, with tapered shapes (for loose, slashy performance in soft snow) and tip/tail rocker (for flotation and shock absorption). All models except the value-priced version of the 90 are metal-reinforced, for high-speed calm, edge-power, and durability. But great care is taken to cut weight. The Rangers feature powerful, snappy wood-core laminate constructions with edgy vertical sidewalls, but the top surface is rounded to reduce overall mass. The Air Tec core has air-filled channels milled into it. And the Carbon Nose tip uses carbon to reduce swing weight. All models are sold flat (no binding). 

Family-owned Fischer Skis is based in Reid, Austria, where all its skis (and many of those of other brands) are built. Fischer says its factory in Reid is the second largest manufacturer of skis in the world. -J.C. The 108 Ti is built for everyday wide-body freeriding in soft-snow locales. It's 108-mm girth and ample rocker give it powder-day surfability and buoyancy, while its square sidewall layup and metal reinforcement give it hardpack edginess and carvability. 

Notes: It's part of the returning Ranger series of wide-waisted powder and freeride skis, which range in width from a super-wide, powder-specific 122 mm at the top end to a frontside-appropriate 90 mm at the low end. All are designed for surfy, newschool performance in soft snow, with tapered shapes (for loose, slashy performance in soft snow) and tip/tail rocker (for flotation and shock absorption). All models except the value-priced version of the 90 are metal-reinforced, for high-speed calm, edge-power, and durability. But great care is taken to cut weight. The Rangers feature powerful, snappy wood-core laminate constructions with edgy vertical sidewalls, but the top surface is rounded to reduce overall mass. The Air Tec core has air-filled channels milled into it. And the Carbon Nose tip uses carbon to reduce swing weight. All models are sold flat (no binding). 

Family-owned Fischer Skis is based in Reid, Austria, where all its skis (and many of those of other brands) are built. Fischer says its factory in Reid is the second largest manufacturer of skis in the world. -J.C. 

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