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.