2023 Fischer Ranger 102 Skis w/ Marker Griffon 13 ID Bindings
Fischer Ranger 102 Skis with Bindings
The Fischer Ranger 102 Skis with Bindings is an ideal set up for advanced to expert skiers who want a ski that excels on both hard and soft snow. With a 102-millimeter waist, this ski is quite impressive on well it can hold a mean edge on the firm stiff, but also doubles as powder ski when Mother Nature brings you that foot of fluff. Freeski Rocker gives you camber underfoot for that great grip, and the unique rocker profile in the tip and tail floats, slashes, and busts through variable snow conditions with authority. The core of the 102 is built with wood, a combination of Polar and Beech with is lively and damp. What gives the ski so much versatility is the rib of metal above the core that both dampens and smooths out the ride, no matter what conditions are under your feet. A western quiver killer, or a great east coast player in regions that can get some lake effect snow, the 102 is sure to put a smile on lots of skiers faces. The Fischer 102 with bindings provides all of the high-end performance you will ever need and comes in a color scheme that is sure to turn heads while standing still in the lift line or skiing under the chair.
- Sidecut: 137/102/127 mm at 176 cm length
- Turn Radius: 18 meters at 176 cm length
- Weight: 2150 grams at 176 cm length
- Beech/ Poplar Wood Core
- Shaped Titanal 0.5
- Sandwich Sidewall Construction
- Sintered base
- Ability Level: Advanced to Expert Skiers
All-Mountain • Big Mountain • Powder
I think you should go with the 183 here. The Ranger 102 has a fair bit of tip and tail rocker that cuts into the effective length of the ski. The longer length will give you much needed stability on groomers and hardpack while also providing a ton of float when the snow gets deep.
The Genesis 101 is more rockered in the tips and tails so you'll get a more playful turn and more maneuverability out of this ski. On the other hand the Ranger 102 is smooth and composed with a flatter tail that wants to hold onto turns, so its going to depend on what style your skiing is. I wouldn't recommend the Unlimited however since that is a more touring oriented ski and isn't as stable or damp as a resort focused ski.
The new Ranger 102 has the same shape and profile as the 102 FR but with a little more vibration dampening and a shaped metal laminate. For the 96 they gave it a similar shape to the 94 FR but flattened the tail for more edge grip. A good way to look look at the new Rangers is that they're softer than the Ranger Ti models but stiffer than the FR's. Were the FR's had a high energy feel the 102 and the 96 are more damp and composed thanks to the added structure the Ti laminate adds. Compared to the Rustler these are a more traditionally turning ski and like to hold onto the turn a little longer than the Rustlers. Both are great off and on the piste but the ranger leans more towards on piste while the Rustlers are more off piste.
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You are correct and the IT team has been notified. Thanks for catching that.