All ski, nothing more.
The glory goes to the big-mountain lunatics, gymnastic park rats, and high-speed gate bashers, but let's be real—most of us are just in it to have fun. But, that doesn't mean we don't like to adventure, push it, and get into a little bit of everything, which is why it's important to have a ski that matches those ambitions. Queue up the Fischer Ranger 90 Ti Ski: a strong, light, and versatile stick that's made for a little bit of everything, from springtime bumps to day-old crud to early-morning corduroy.
Now, this killer versatility starts with the Air Tec Ti beech and poplar wood core which, in addition to being lively enough to pop off moguls and slither through trees, is milled to remove a significant portion of the material, which keeps it light and nimble. The Fiber Tech fiberglass laminate provides smooth flex regardless of whether or not you're driving hard through turns or simply cruising.
The ski's stiffness isn't overwhelming, but it has been carefully designed to flex when you want it to, yet stay stiff when you can't afford to take a tumble. In addition to the laminates, Fischer dialed in this balance by using its Aeroshape design, which reduces material towards the edges of the ski but maintains a thick, solid center, which keeps the ski from bending out of shape under serious torsion—words otherwise known as hard edging. Carbon fiber in the rockered tip keeps the ski from flapping when you're rolling over chop or opening the throttle, the gently raised tail lets you break out of turns and dump speed in an instant, and the solid amount of underfoot camber makes edging on hard snow as easy as downing a 4:30 beer on the deck.
- A do-it-all ski for powder, piste, and untamed terrain
- 90mm width waist offers unimpeded versatility
- Rockered tip and gently raised tail offers float and stability
- Lightweight, yet hard-wearing Air Tec Ti beech and poplar core
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- Q & A
Makes skiing between storms fun again
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These skiis are a revelation. At first look they seem to have a strange rocker profile (long low tip rise, modest camber underfoot, slight tail rocker, and thin domed cap shape). But somehow , combined with their hybrid carbon/wood core construction, they are light, carvy, surfy, very quick edge to edge and hold on hard snow quite well for their width (90mm).
Surprisingly versatile skiis. When I first demo'ed them I was mostly looking for a lmid-fat ski that would be good for packed and firmer conditions, that was a quick turner, to replace and older ski of that type (84mm) in my quiver. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that these skiis did all of that PLUS were fiun and playful in and out of the trees, in the bumps and even as a powder AT ski (albeit better in thinner snow conditions than deep pow).
They ski short for their size and have a large gap of 7 cm between sizes, so the only negative comment I have is that I am a bit in between sizes. Since I am 195 lbs. normally sking a 184cm length. I purchased the 179, because I wanted a quick turner for tight trees and slalom like carving. And the 187cm with larger radius seemed a tad more GS-like and heavier.
But for the quick turning, modern wide-angle carving feel, these skiis do exactly what I was looking for and more. These zippy little guys made my skiing the "no new" snow days fun again!