Fischer Ranger 94 FR Skis
What an incredibly fun and versatile ski! The Fischer Ranger 94 FR skis are a perfect complement to Fischer's line this year, as they check a lot of boxes in a clean and efficient manner. There's going to be a lot of skiers that find exactly what they're looking for with these great skis. Built like the highly-successful Ranger 102 FR from previous years, the 94 simply comes in a slimmer version. Built with a wood core, a partial Titanal laminate in the form of Air Tec Ti, and a turned-up tail, these things scream playfulness. Super-solid and stable underfoot, the Ranger 94 FR is as capable on-trail as it is off. When you're on the groomers first thing in the morning, the sandwich sidewall construction is capable of holding an awesome edge, even on firm snow. The wood core is stable, snappy, and fun, so you can really generate a ton of power out of a carved turn, even at high speeds. Skiers will love the overall damp feeling of the ski, with the Air Tec Ti underfoot, you'll feel like you have stability to spare. Off-trail, the turned-up tail and the wider platform make a huge difference in variable conditions and terrain. You get a wider, more balanced ski to base your adventures off of. Thanks to the carbon nose, the skis are highly maneuverable and capable of fitting through some tight spaces and narrow chutes. In the moguls, the forgiving tip and the turned-up tail make wiggling through tight lines an absolute blast.
- Sidecut: 126/92/117 mm at 177 cm length
- Turn Radius: 17 meters at 177 cm length
- Wood Core
- Carbon Nose
- Air Tec Ti
- Sandwich Sidewall Construction
- Rocker/Camber/Rocker Profile
- Twin-Tip Shape
- Ability Level: Advanced Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers • Powder
Unless you're advanced and aggressive on skis, and know that you prefer longer skis, I'd go with the 169. Just a bit under head high for you, and will be a better choice to match the personality of the skis in terms of quickness, maneuverability, and playfulness. Have fun!
A bit stiffer overall for the Rangers--not quite as forgiving, but still very playful. I think the 177 in the Ranger 94 is the way to go. Have fun!
Hope this helps, SE
For you, I think the Ripstick makes a lot of sense. The Ranger is nice, but the Ripstick offers a bit more of a difference from the Kendo--better in softer snow, easy in trees, but still holds a great edge due to the carbon application. For the kid, I'm putting off buying my own kids stuff for as long as possible. I get a season lease for skis, but pay for an upgrade in boots to a Lange RSJ 60. It's nice to have the four buckles and a power strap. My twins turn 10 next year, and they've been clamoring for twin tips so I may give in then, more from a desire standpoint than necessity. My soon-to-be seven year old is still on very small skis, so I don't see buying her stuff for the next year or two. Back to you, I think the Ripstick 96 in the 164 is a great choice, with the Ranger right behind. Have fun!
The 169 would certainly provide more stability at higher speed but it would also start to cut into the maneuverability a bit. The shorter 161 is still an advanced skier length for her height and would be much more maneuverable in bumps, trees, and exposed terrain. My recommendation would be the 161 for overall performance, but if she's looking to put down some speed the 169 will be the better option.