2020 Fischer My Ranger 90 Ti

For 2020, Fischer has tweaked the My Ranger 90 Ti just a bit, but enough so to really highlight the strengths of a wider on-trail ski, and to make it a tad more accessible for off-piste adventures. In the 171 cm length, the skis have a 90 mm waist width and a 16-meter turn radius. If you’re a fan of carving turns on anything other than pure ice, these skis will absolutely tear it up. Built with two sheets of metal and a lighter carbon nose, these skis are ready to rock. The flatter tail holds square to the hill, and allows you to get every ounce of energy out of the carve, launching you into the next turn quickly and efficiently. The camber profile is better suited to on-trail skiing this year, so you’ll get better tip to tail contact, and a more stable ride. Our testers loved the quickness and versatility of these skis, as Fischer’s race heritage clearly shines through with these skis.

Mar Kuhnel skied the 171 and found it to be the right length. Her top scores of 5 were given for quickness, maneuverability, and forgiveness. These are great qualities in an all-mountain ski, as you really have to be ready for anything out there on the hill. Mar found that “these skis responded nicely once I gave them a little pressure. They felt very turny and skied short for the length. They felt poppy and fun.” Mar’s pretty tall and an accomplished skier, so it’s reasonable that she’d want a longer ski. “I think they’d make a great all-mountain ripper for someone who likes to play in the trees, bumps, and groomers.” They definitely have the shape and build to excel on-trail, and it’s nice to see it come to life on the hill.

Another 171 skier, Allison Ruschp liked the size and had pretty much all 5’s on her scorecard. Forgiveness and versatility were her only 4’s so these consistently high scores show a well-rounded and high-end ski. “Another surprise! I generally don’t like the shovel tip shape, but these were fun!” Alli is commenting on the angular, rather than rounded, tip shape that does take a moment to get used to. They’re “hard carving, super-responsive, and easy to turn. Any lady shredder will like this ski. Stiff enough to handle harder conditions.” She echoes her earlier statement by stating that she “really enjoyed this ski! You can take this anywhere, peppy enough for the woods and they carve a beautiful arced turn.”

Ariel Aidala was all 5’s on her 171 cm test length. “Favorite ski so far by far. Stable, forgiving, not too hard to turn, forgiving, light, and easy. This blend of carbon and wood and Air Tec Ti make this ski forgiving but able to charge at high speeds on expert terrain. Elevates the skier’s ability without compromising on stiff metal. Surprised how little the tip is floppy. Doing tight and steep turns, this ski performed exceptionally well and maneuvered quickly and fluidly, and was really playful.” Well said, Ariel. It sounds like there’s not a whole lot these skis cannot do.

Kristi Brown was also on the 171, and, like Ariel, gave it all 5’s right down the line. Overall impression scores for all of our testers were high in this category, so it’s a clear indication that Fischer has hit some strong notes with this ski. “My Ranger 90 Ti is the new kid on the block that everyone befriends. This ski outshines.” Very nostalgic and celestial reviews from Kristi here.

There was a whole lot of love for the My Ranger 90 Ti from our crowd here, and that should not go unnoticed. For whatever reason, skis like this tend to get overlooked, and we can’t help but feel that there’s a lot of skiers out there who are missing out on a great option.

Testers

Mar Kuhnel

Age: 37Height: 5'9"Weight: 150 lbs.

Ski Style: Smooth and strong with a focus on proper technique

Annie MacDonald

Age: 56Height: 5'7"Weight: 118 lbs.

Ski Style: Lots of style, grace, and power

Allison Ruschp

Age: 32Height: 5'5"Weight: 135 lbs.

Ski Style: Ex-racer who's calmed herself down

Ariel Aidala

Age: 27Height: 5'3"Weight: 124 lbs.

Ski Style: Adventurous and fun with a fall-line mentality

Kristi Brown

Age: 49Height: 5'9"Weight: 133 lbs.

Ski Style: Energetic, precise, very smooth and skis with a lot of finesse

Lauren Lepage

Age: 28Height: 5'5"Weight: 145 lbs.

Ski Style: Half snowboarder, half skier, all fun!

Danielle Nichols

Age: 42Height: 5'4"Weight: 150 lbs.

Ski Style: Fast fall line ripper

2 Comments on the “2020 Fischer My Ranger 90 Ti”

  1. Hey there! I’m looking for a ski for my fiance who is a hard charging, lifelong skier. She usually likes to buy them herself after some research, but I want to get them as a gift this year. We spend our time mainly on trail at Sugarbush, with the majority of the time in steep bumps and trees but also spend time laying some sharp carves on groomers. Also going to be mounting a pair of Shifts on the skis for more back country access for the year so we don’t want a super heavy ski for fatigue purposes (like the santa anna’s). Her current setup is the 2015 Line Soulmate 92’s with the Shifts and loves them but it’s time for an upgrade. I am currently in between on 4 skis (some with her help), the Fischer My Ranger 90 TI, the Volkl Secret 92, the Line Pandora 94, and the Black Crows Captis Birdie 90. Can you please give some advice on which ski you would go with for a good 1 ski quiver for her?

    1. Hi James!
      I’d axe the Secret for weight purposes–certainly the brick of the bunch. The Pandora is very light, conversely, so I’m not sure that would hold up in a true all-mountain format for hard charging. I’m a huge fan of both the Ranger and the Captis, with the Ranger being the higher-performing of the two while the Captis has a surprising amount of energy to it for no metal. On trail, the Ranger is the better choice, while for backcountry, I’d go Captis, but if you’re doing mainly resort skiing, I’d focus on the Ranger. Have fun!
      SE

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