Fischer Ranger W 98 (2017)

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Rating: 2.09 / 5
Price: $750.00
Year: 2017
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 96
Tip/Tail/Waist: 130-96-120
Lengths: 156, 164, 172

Stability at speed: 2.08 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.80 / 5
Crud performance: 2.26 / 5
Flotation: 2.70 / 5
Forgiveness: 1.99 / 5
Overall: 2.09 / 5

The Ranger W 98 is one of two women's-specific skis in the Ranger series, designed to supply women with a good tool for big-mountain skiing. It has a 132 mm tip, 98 mm waist, 122 mm tail, and 17 m radius (at 172 cm). These dimensions are designed with serious skiing on challenging terrain in mind, yet holding enough practicality to take on groomers for those less intense days. If you're a lady who likes to charge every type of terrain possible, this is one of Fischer's best offerings for you. For something similar but skinnier, check out Fischer's other women's ski in the Ranger series, the Ranger W 89. The Ranger series focuses on big mountain tools intended to charge a wide variety of terrain, mainly outside of the groomers. The series debuted for the 2015-16 season. Fischer combines several technologies: A carbon tip decreases the ski's weight and is designed to improve maneuverability. Aeroshape, Air Tec Ti, and Air Carbon technologies use lightweight materials and streamlined shapes to further decrease the ski's overall weight. The Rangers' Air Tec wood core is milled with air empty channels to reduce weight and yet is metal reinforced to increase stability. 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. Fischer, based in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, was founded in 1923. Its U.S. headquarters are in Auburn, N.H. -C.D.