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.