Ranger 102 Fr Ski
You're not the type of skier to stick within the confines of groomed terrain, and you're certainly not the type of skier to let your ski hold you back from exploring, which makes the Fischer Men's Ranger 102 Fr Ski a great choice for ripping the whole mountain. The 102 millimeter waist is enough to keep you afloat when the storm delivers, but won't leave you feeling like you have too much ski when there's a dry spell and you're relegated to groomer laps. Rocker in the tip and tail deliver an easy maneuverability and add improved float when the going gets deep, while underfoot camber gives you confidence and grip on firm patches.
The Ranger is equipped with twin tips just in case you feel inspired and want to hone in your tricks off of backside cliffs, and the lightweight wood core with added Titanal makes sure the ski stays damp and stable as you open up your speed. A carbon laminate and carbon inlay in the shovel adds strength to the ride for better control and power, meaning you can zoom through any conditions the mountain throws at you in search of leftover fresh and visionary lines.
- All-mountain ski with a penchant for off-piste exploration
- 102mm waist can handle storm days and groomer days alike
- Tip and tail rocker add float in powder and easy maneuverability
- Underfoot camber confidently grips firm snow
- Lightweight wood core features Titanal for dampness and power
- Carbon laminate improves agility and overall strength
- Twin tip shape lets you express yourself on the mountain
- Item #FIS006Z
- 170cm, 177cm, 184cm
- [170cm] 136 / 102 / 126mm, [177cm] 136 / 102 / 126mm, [184cm] 136 / 102 / 126mm
- Turn Radius
- [177cm] 18m
- rockered tip and tail, camber underfoot
- Air Tec Ti (milled wood, Titanal)
- Claimed Weight
- [pair, 177cm] 8lb 13.1oz
- Recommended Use
- all-mountain skiing, freeride/powder skiing
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 4 years
What do you think about this product?
April 5, 2019
- I've used it several times
I've been fortunate enough to demo several skis this year and this is hands down my favorite. In fact, this is may be the best ski I've ever skied. As an avid Tahoe skier, who works on the mountain, I need a ski that can handle all types of terrain and conditions. The Fischer 102 Fr is the one ski I keep going back to. It's extremely light, yet strong enough slice through powder and the chop. I was surprised how well it performed in moguls and hard pack. This is just a great all around ski for advanced skiers who demand performance and want a fun, lively ski.
February 20, 2019
Liked. Didn't Love
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I am a novice skier, or at least I don't need a lot of ski to keep me happy. I might have bitten off more than I can chew with this ski. I felt a little slow in them, I was on 172s so I was able to move with them quite well.
John Peter Barrand
September 27, 2018
- I've put it through the wringer
Had a chance to demo these for a few weeks last season and I can't say enough good things about the addition of this 102 waisted ski to the ranger line. At 102 underfoot, they are the perfect do everything ski for all conditions. The shape of this ski is what really makes them super fun to ski. You can push the ski into a turn and they just bite effortlessly on edge. I ripped around on groomers and they felt as stable and nimble as a pair of narrow waisted all mountain skis. The carbon laminate top sheet provides not only a super sleek finish but give this ski a thinner yet extremely stiff profile. Imagine the difference between a hatchet and a scalpel. These things slice lightly through all snow conditions and respond quickly to rider feedback. And they don't have the charactertic chatter of most carbon skis as they are backed up by a titanal construction. Tip and tail rocker allow for forgiving turn initiation and they float super nicely across all snow types. Transitions are a breeze and they are super nice going from shaded trees to sunny open faces in the same run. The one con i would give is that because they are nimble, light (for their class) and have a low "swing weight" - they can feel less stable than a full metal jacket ski. I only noticed a bit of vibration when i max the speed out on a straight line through variable snow. Even then, if you throw em to the side they just load up so nicely that all is forgiven. One of my favorite skis this season for every condition. the 102 waist width is unexpectedly perfect for all conditions.
October 18, 2018
I see you demoed and skied both this and the Bent 100. What are your thoughts between the two? Which one are you buying with your money and what are you using it for?
November 2, 2018
Hey Bremmick - The price difference between these and the Bentchetler is pretty significant and they are really two different styles of skis that have similar waist widths. That being said, I think the Ranger 102FR is a bit more ski across the board. They are much stiffer, built a bit more to handle all conditions, and seem to rail a bit harder. They are bit more directional than the bentchet as well - when you pointed them straight they "spool" up and just go. The Bentchet's were a bit less "stable" at high speed - in that I could feel slight physical feedback chatter vs the Ranger 102 seemed to not have a top speed for the conditions I was skiing. Honestly depends on what you plan on skiing and at what pace. Tram laps at Jackson or Snowbird where you plan on taking the "direct" line - you'd likely be better off with these. If your style is more to take the long way down, popping off side hits, and messing around - the Bentchet is more that style. Where they both match is the ease of skiing and the ability to change directions quickly. The Bentchets are a pound lighter, more rocker, and softer and have that buttery feel, while the Ranger's are "sharper" and have a nice stiffer flex profile that responds extremely well to skier feedback and can rip a hard super-G turn - where the bentchets would be hard pressed to be able to do the same. Probably a bit much info - but honestly I havent made up my mind this year - but stuff is starting to stock out so i need to figure it out haha. Cheers- hope this helps.
December 26, 2018
Hi Alex! I just bought here the Fischer 102 FRs, but haven't used them yet and I'm wondering whether the Bonafides could be a better option? I never do park, ski swtich, do butters or any of that stuff, I do, however, like to jump off of natural features in the mountain or airplane turns while in mogul runs (I try at least haha). What I enjoy the most is pushing myself in steeps, bumps, trees and try to ski harder and improve my game. I ski mostly in CO (80%), Whistler and Tahoe (20%). I'm looking for a daily driver 1-ski-quiver and thought that the Fischer would be the best choice due to its extra width and twin tip? (even if I don't ski switch, it could be good for realeasing tails in hard turns). But then I saw the beast of Marcus Caston ripping moguls and all of the resort in his Bonafide and now I wonder if I made the right choice!? I really like that style of skiing. Do you know if the Fischers will be too noodly/soft? Or if the Bonafides only act like that under Marcus's feet? I'm considering the 177cm Fischer and the 173cm Bonafide (the 180cm Bonafide might be overkill due to my weight/size, I'm 5'7 at 155 pounds). Thanks for the help here!