2020 Fischer Ranger 92 Ti

The 2020 Fischer Ranger 92 Ti are fantastic skis for all-mountain ripping. Quite simply, these things are stable, light, hard-charging skis that have a high-speed limit and a high-performance ceiling. They’re lightning-quick yet very strong, so it’s this type of duality that makes it such a versatile all-mountain ski. With a wood core and two sheets of metal, the Ranger 92 gets the job done. From front-side groomers to bumps and woods, these things can do it all. They have a stiffer tail and undercarriage, so they’ll eat up the hard pack as long as you’re balanced and ready to roll. The carbon nose keeps the tips light and maneuverable, so when fresh or soft snow is encountered, they won’t lumber along, but rather will feel lively and fun. Our testers were very impressed with the maneuverability and stability of the skis, and we expect to hear very nice things coming from the Fischer Ranger 92 Ti crowd over the months to come.

Rick Randall skied the 178 and found it to be the right length. “This ski was easy to maneuver and mix up turn shapes. Held a great edge and seemed really versatile. The tip rocker didn’t affect the turn or edge hold, but it was a bit light at speed.” All of Rick’s scores were all 4’s straight down the line, and this tends to show a well-rounded ski on the high-end of performance. This lines up pretty squarely with what Fischer set out to do with this new design.

Bob St.Pierre also skied the 178, and found it to be short. The 185 would suit him much better. As such, scores of 5 out of 5 were given for quickness, maneuverability, and playfulness. This is not a shock given the shorter length. The rest of his scores were all 4’s except flotation, which at 92 mm underfoot, is not a surprise. He calls the Ranger 92 the “total package as far as an eastern advanced one-ski quiver. Loved the quickness and stability combo, and the skis had a very natural and rugged personality to them. I’d call them the perfect Stowe ski.” Stowe offers a good mix of snow, ice, rain, steeps, bumps, and trees, so if you’re looking for a ski that can handle a wide variety of conditions and terrain, the Ranger 92 is a strong choice.

Noah Labow echoed Bob’s sentiments that it’s a natural and comfortable ski to be on. He also was on the 178 and found the length to be appropriate. His scores of 5 were given for stability, quickness, maneuverability, and torsional stiffness. His other scores were all 4’s with another exception for 3 at flotation. Noah calls it “a great ski. I instantly felt comfortable with its stiffness and edge hold. Quick edge to edge and stable at speed. They loved to make shorter, round turns, but could open up also.” With a 17-meter turn radius at the 178, it’s enough to let run, but you can certainly tighten it up when necessary. Noah goes on to mention the “great torsional rigidity when skidding or slarving on firm snow.” These qualities are notable for playful fun out there on the mountain, and good for Noah for picking up on that.

Brad Moskowitz also liked the 178, with his high scores going for stability and edge hold. “Solid ski that holds an edge with good torsional stability. Felt strong and powerful, similar to Nordica Enforcer 93, perhaps a bit quicker edge to edge.” Good, strong comparison, there!

A strong contender all-around, the 2020 Fischer Ranger 92 Ti is a perfect choice for an eastern one-ski quiver. Our testers loved the quickness and stability, making it a wonderful choice for skiers who mix up their terrain and snow conditions.

Testers

Brad Moskowitz

Age: 50Height: 5'4"Weight: 140 lbs.

Ski Style: Fast and fun inspired by mohawks

Noah Labow

Age: 38Height: 5'10"Weight: 155 lbs.

Ski Style: Acroski wannabe, versatility supreme

Bob St.Pierre

Age: 41Height: 6'2"Weight: 215 lbs.

Ski Style: Adaptable, versatile, ex-competitive mogul skier and coach

Rick Randall

Age: 45Height: 5'10"Weight: 190 lbs.

Ski Style: Efficient and technical with a love for speed

21 Comments on the “2020 Fischer Ranger 92 Ti”

  1. Hi,
    Just watched the video for the 2020 Fischer Ranger 92 Ti.
    Can you tell me who the skier is? Red jacket with dark blue or black sleeves. Skiing Nose Dive.

    Thanks,
    Frank

    1. Hi Matthew!
      I’d have to go with the 94. It’s wider, has more of a turned-up tail (which I love for tree skiing), and a bit more of a forgiving personality. I love the 92 for more trail-oriented skiing, but that 94 has a lot going for it in terms of all-mountain versatility. Have fun!
      SE

  2. Really enjoy the reviews. Live in Avon Colorado and looking for a daily driver for my three ski quiver. Have a 50/50 set up with a tracer 108; have a head super shape for early season trails carving. Looking to step up from Volkl Kanjo for daily driver. Need something that cN carve but can do bumps, trees, etc. while I’m pretty quick and carve on groomers, am not super aggressive in more difficult terrain. I’m 54 and 180 pounds and until moved here two years ago was a 15 day a year guy, now ski about 80-100 days. Was looking at Fischer ranger 92 ti or 99 ti; elan rip stick black edition, blizzrd rustler 9, mantra m5. Have skied the Kore and not a fan. Feel it lacks feedback. Like my kenjo but want something a bit wider and something that will push me a bit more to next level. Thoughts?

    1. Hi Scott!
      Hard to go wrong with any of those choices. If you like your Kanjo, you’ll most likely enjoy the Mantra quite a bit. I’d say it’s between that and the Ranger 92, with the Ranger having more of a playful personality while the Mantra is more business-like. While the Ripstick is lively and energetic, you’ll probably appreciate the stability of the skis with metal. I’d keep the Rustler in the discussion as well, as it has the most versatile/playful/fun-loving character of the bunch. Overall, I was really impressed with the Ranger 92 as that hybrid ski that can really do it all. Hope that helps!
      SE

  3. Looking replace the Fischer pro MTN 95, currently my quiver consists of head I.race 180cm, Fischer ranger 102FR 184cm(love these skis) and Salomon QST118 185cm. Im looking a the ranger 92ti, 94fr, 99ti or salomon QST 92. would the 99ti in a 181cm or 188cm be redundant since i already the 102 FR?

    1. Hi Taylor!
      I think the 92 Ti is the way to go. The 99 and the 94 FR are likely too close to the 102. The Salomon is a good option, but if you like your 102’s you’re going to love the 92 Ti just because of the shared Fischer feel. Have fun!
      SE

  4. Hi,

    Great reviews on all the skis. I will be looking for to add another pair of skis at the end on the season. I currently skis on 4FRNT Gaucho (179 cm 126x100x122) and the K2 Amp82 (170 cm 127x82x112). I’m looking for something in the 88 to 94 mm range underfoot. I’m thinking the Fischer Ranger 92 or 94 or Noridica Enforcer 88 or 93. I’m an advanced eastern skier with a trip or 2 out west each season. My skiing would probably be rated as trees first then moguls and groomers tied for second. I ski aggressive but there are times I want to just cruise without having to work the ski hard. What are your thoughts on the 4 I’m looking ? I do go uphill at times and would look to mount Salomon Shift bindings on the skis I get. Can those bindings be mounted on all of them?

    Cheers and thank you,
    Bill

    1. Hi Bill!
      Any of those skis will take a Shift. For your application, I’d go with the Ranger 94. They have a high top-end for aggressive carving, but an overall playful personality for variable terrain and snow conditions. The other skis on your list are more business-like, so just will require more input and power to glean the best results. Have fun!
      SE

  5. Hi. I ski at Red Mt in Rossland, BC. Big mountains, lots of tree and glade skiing and steep but I do ski hard on the groomers when there’s no powder left anywhere. I’m 64, 5’’8”, 175 pounds. I’ve been skiing 61 years and still ski very aggressively and quick. My all time favourite ski was my old Atomic Metrons in a 162 length. They had a very narrow waist and I could turn on a dime and handle all conditions. I’ve had 7 knee scopes so I’m looking for an all mountain ski that’s easy to turn to save what knees I have left. I’m currently looking at the Fischer 92TI’s in a 171 length. These were recommended to me by my local ski shop with whom I’ve dealt with for 25 years. I was also looking at the new top of the line Rossignols but my ski guy still thinks the 92TI’s would be best all around. What are your thoughts?

    1. Hi Danno!
      I’m a huge fan of the 92 Ti. For a similar feel but slightly easier turning, check out the Ranger 94 FR–same basic ski with less metal and more of a turned up tail. The softer and more playful tails are better suited for folks with knee issues I think, so probably worth a look. Hope that helps!
      SE

  6. I just discovered your reviews this season and am IN LOVE with you all- thanks so much! I’ve been on a bit of a ski binge (ended up with the Kore 99s mens version mounted +2 for me and Tracer108s w a shift binding – LOVE them both). I am going to have to spend quite a bit of time in Europe (cry me a river) next winter and am seeing the amazing deals over there (crazy pants!). Am debating a good ski that I could mount another shift onto, in order to have a one ski quiver while I’m there and then bring them home to Utah. Am intrigued by the Ranger 92ti, but am wondering if a shift would be too much on that width ski. I’m 5’8″, 145lb, aggressive woman skiier if that is helpful…

    1. Hi Snodaze!
      I don’t think the width on that ski is prohibitive, and if you like the performance of the binding on the Tracer, you won’t see too much of a difference. For one reason or another, the Ranger 92 doesn’t quite get the press/accolades it deserves–it’s an incredibly fun ski that loves to carve but has some good versatility to it as well. It also gives you enough difference between the Kore 99 and the Ranger to set you up with three pretty sweet setups. Go for it and have fun!
      SE

  7. Just a general comment. Have been skiing the Ranger 92ti this season in southern VT Mount Snow, Killington. For me it is a fantastic ski. Skis great everywhere and in just about anything. Great edge hold. Awesome in trees, bumps , ice , hard pack, blown off snow, skied up snow , powder 5 to 10 inches deep, variable , etc. Surprisingly light feeling on the feet. Strong, pretty powerful , lots of pop, and really quick. Can finesse or charge on it . Great short ,medium , long radius turns , jump / hop turns. Likes a forward dynamic stance. You need to drive it .Doesn’t play well with back seat stuff. It is strong ,solid ,quick and playful . For me and my style/ and technical approach. It is awesome.! I ski the 178 which I find perfect. 5’-10” 185lbs.

  8. Hello, I’ve been skiing a set of Dynastar Contact 08 for the past 10 -11 years and am finally looking to upgrade. Having narrowed down my list to the Ranger 92, Rossi Experience 88, and the Salomon QST 92, I keep wondering if the transition from my Dynastars, with a 71mm waist, to these skis will to too big a switch? Should I be looking at skis in the 84mm range? It’s kind of funny to think that 10 years ago the71mm waist was considered wide! Either way, folks I talk to locally tell me that anything over 85mm is too big for Eastern skiing, yet I’m intrigued by these wider boards for their versatility in softer snow. I currently live in Ontario, Canada, which is where most of my skiing happens, but I do have family in Vermont, where I ski Sugarbush and Mad River a couple times a year. I’m 5′ 10″, 170lbs, and a capable skier who enjoys seeking softer snow and getting off piste as much as possible. I’ve only recently gotten into your reviews, both written and video, and find them to be some of the best on the net. Thanks for all the work you put into them and for any insights you might provide on my query. Cheers!

    1. Hi Lewi!
      I wouldn’t be too worried about the 85+ width in the skis these days–they’re impressively versatile. Yes, a bit of an adjustment at first, but not soon thereafter you’ll wonder what you were doing on 71 mm waisted skis all that time. I think the 88 is a great place to be for an eastern all-mountain ski. Definitely check that Rossignol out–very strong carver with soft snow versatility. The QST is on the wider side, yes, but still an easy turner with a high-performance ceiling. The Ranger might be a bit on the demanding side for your application, as the tail is pretty darn stiff and responsive, but if you’re looking for that high-energy response, it’s a fantastic ski. I remember my first “fat” ski coming in at 85 underfoot and people couldn’t believe I was skiing on it as a daily driver. How times change. In terms of length, I’d look to the mid-170’s as a good place to start. Have fun!
      SE

      1. Fantastic feedback, thanks so much. Lots of season-end sales happening up here now, so I’m setting up to pull the trigger on a new set very soon! Cheers!

      2. Just and update: I went wide and ended up snagging a set of QST 92’s. I put in a few runs before everything shut down for the season, what a super fun ski! Conditions were less than ideal but the QST’s were stable on the hard-pack, poppy on the bumps and lively in the turns – I’m smitten! Definitely an adjustment from the narrower waist but by the end of the night I felt like such a more capable skier! Now I just get to stare at them longingly in the garage while counting the days until next season… Thanks again for all the fantastic reviews and insightful feedback, cheers!

  9. Hi! Looking for a hasn’t snowed in a while ski that works well in groomers and bumps. My daily driver is a Nordica Enforcer 100 Ski that I love for everything but the hardest snow days. Looking at getting a narrower ski to make hard groomers and bumps easier to ski and so looking at the Fischer Ranger 92Ti, the Fischer Ranger 94FR, or the Nordica Enforcer 93. Which one would you recommend? I’m 5’11” and 220lbs and am a decently aggressive skier but not great technically when it gets really icy or bumpy. Looking for a ski with good edge hold and dampness and not terribly punishing if I get in the back seat.

    1. HI JB!
      The Ranger 94 is the least punishing, followed by the 92, and then the Enforcer 93. If you like the 100 but want more grip, that ski will feel very much the same, but for a lighter, more maneuverable ski, the Fischers are likely better options. I’d say your size and application and aggressiveness put you more in the 92 vs. 94 category in the Rangers. Have fun!
      SE

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