For 2020, the Fischer Ranger series gets a refresh. There’s nothing hugely different about this year’s 107 Ti versus the 108 Ti of yesteryear, but the small changes that they did make are largely for the better. Built like a pretty burly race ski but with a freeride mentality, the Ranger 107 Ti has all the necessary ingredients for a high-test ski. In the 182 cm length, the skis have a 107 mm waist and an 18-meter turn radius. When you combine that shape with the wood core and two sheets of metal, you’ve got a pretty rugged and tough ski that’ll rip through any and all terrain and snow conditions without flinching. It’s not all beef, though, thanks to the carbon nose. This lightens up the swing weight, making it easier to turn when the snow gets choppy, as well as adding a bit more flotation due to the more forgiving materials. Overall, our testers loved the strength and stability of the skis, with honorable mention for maneuverability thanks to the nose. For advanced and expert skiers looking for a soft-snow ski with power to spare, the Ranger 107 Ti is a fantastic stick.
Justin Perry skied the 182 and loved the length. He was super-impressed with the flotation, stability, and edge hold of these versatile skis. His overall impression score of 5 out of 5 is perfectly reflected in his notes. “Again, super-excited and impressed with the Fischer line this year. This ski is stiff yet very easy to turn and control. Delivers on the soft stuff and the hard pack with really good edge hold. For the size and make of this ski, it is super light-weight, too.” We’re always impressed when a ski has that strength but also the quickness—it shows a well-rounded ski that can hold a bunch of different qualities at the same time. Justin concludes with some more niceties: “Hell of a time, would ski this for years to come (may make that happen!)”
Also on the appropriately sized 182, Connor Gorham loved the maneuverability, playfulness, and versatility of the Ranger 107. No scores less than 4 for Connor, as it seems like he’s a fan of the ski. Invoking television shows from his childhood, Connor notes that “Power Rangers come in all colors. Fortunately, the Red Ranger is the boss who backs down to no one. Similarly, these Rangers gave me super-powers to fear no turn. They cut through the spring mash with balance and bounce from left to right. Light enough to have all sorts of acrobatic moves, just like the squad fighting the enemy!” That’s some pretty on-point analysis from Connor, there, and it doesn’t quite stop. “I’ve always heard Fischer to be heavy, but these move with command and purpose.”
Marcus Shakun would probably prefer the 189 in bigger mountain terrain, but for here at Stowe, he seemed happy with his 182 cm test length. His top scores of 4 out of 5 were given for flotation, stability, torsional stiffness, and overall impression. That torsional stiffness is really born out of that second layer of metal which extends all the way to the edge. This gives the ski a ton of strength in the middle, and provides some serious edge grip, even for a 107 underfoot ski. Marcus calls it a “big mountain freeride ski with a damp and silky-smooth ride. It’s happy in deeper snow and soft conditions. A little planky on hard snow because it’s a lot to get up on edge. That said, it’s stable at high speed and has no problems ripping through the crud.”
Other than it being a bit on the strong side for hard snow, the Ranger 107 Ti passes all muster with ease. Our testers were huge fans of the strength and power, and they were all pretty pleased and surprised with the maneuverability and friendlier nature. For 2020, it looks like Fischer made some very positive changes.