Fischer Ranger 96 Ti

2015

Men's Freeride
Fischer
Price: £620.00 (with binding)
Overall:
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On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 132-96-120
Turn radius 22m (178cm)
Lengths 170, 178, 186
Construction Sandwich sidewall
Air carbon
AirTecTi
Strengths Quick on to edges, good all-mountain choice
Weaknesses Lacks floatation in deep powder

They say

This is a completely new ski which uses a milled air carbon titanium core for lighter weight. It's aimed for skiers who are looking for something that works really well in the deep, but can also carve up the groomed runs as well.

We say

The new Ranger 96 definitely feels more of an ‘All Mountain’ ski rather than a specialist powder choice. In terms of covering this task it does a superb job, it feels narrow enough underfoot to be quick onto the edge which allows it to be very capable in short to medium turns. It’s easy to switch from one turn to the next while feeling reactive under the foot and great fun to use. In deeper, off piste conditions the Ranger can cope well but it doesn’t have the effortless float and usability that some of the fatter models we tested had on tap. Overall a great all mountain choice, but not one for backcountry specialists.

Tester Comments

James Allen
Feels like a good solid traditional ski, the shovel of the ski dives easily in powder.
Derek Chandler
Great for medium to short turns on the piste, good reactions and easy to throw around.