Fischer Ranger W98 (2016) - Ski Mag

Fischer Ranger W98 (2016)

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Rating: 2.06 / 5
Price: $750.00
Year: 2016
Level: 4
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 98
Tip/Tail/Waist: 132-98-122
Lengths: 157,165,172

Stability at speed: 1.70 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.43 / 5
Crud performance: 2.25 / 5
Flotation: 2.58 / 5
Forgiveness: 1.94 / 5
Overall: 2.06 / 5

The Ranger W 98 is one of two women's-specific skis in the Ranger series, designed to supply ladies 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. 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.

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