Fischer Ranger W 98

2017

Women's Freeride
Fischer
Price: £430.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 130-96-120
Turn radius 17m (172cm)
Lengths 156, 164, 172 (1,620g)
Construction Sidewall
Carbon, Titanal and lightweight wood core
Tip and tail rocker
Strengths Surprisingly good performance on the piste
Weaknesses Felt less playful in deeper powder conditions

They say

The Ranger 98 is the widest offering in Fischer’s freeride line, and is made with a carbon tip and a light Air Tec Ti core so that it offers lightweight with stability.

We say

The Fischer comes across as a lightweight but strong ski. That strength is quickly apparent on the piste where it works surprisingly well for a freeride ski. In these conditions it’s stiff enough to give really high levels of grip, particularly in longer arcs. When moving into deeper backcountry terrain the rocker and relatively softer nose would get lift quickly, but the narrower platform and stiffer flex through the main body of the ski made it less playful than some of the other skis we tested in this category.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
Fischer does piste skis well. Excellent for on piste carving, lightweight but sturdy
Steph Ede
Great for on piste, stiff enough to give good grip, less playful in the powder