2023 Fischer Ranger 102 Skis

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Fischer Ranger 102 Skis

The Fisher Ranger 102 will catch your eye immediately with its powder blue graphics that look fast standing still in the lift line. The 102 isn't just all about a poppy color scheme, it performs as well as looks. Its' very versatile and with 102- millimeter waist, this ski can carve as well as it floats. Thanks to its unique Freeski Rocker profile, camber underfoot allows this ski to grip and rip on the groomers, but the splayed tips and tails make this ski a great floater as well. A combination of Beech and Poplar woods gives the 102 some dampness and pop. A shaped rib of Titanal keeps the 102 stable and smooth when you get it up to Mach speeds, whether you are charging through fresh powder, cut up, day old snow or wind effected slab. A western quiver of one ski for sure, it's very agile and easy to control and excels in any terrain or condition that comes its way. This would also be a great eastern driver when Mother Nature delivers some fresh snow, or when you are skiing chopped up conditions. Advanced and expert skiers will love the versatility, and high-performance levels of the Fischer Ranger 102. Just don't be surprised if you start turning heads in the lift lines and under that Hollywood chair as you leave your mark on the mountain.

Features:

  • Sidecut: 137/102/127 mm at 176 cm length
  • Turn Radius: 18 meters at 176 cm
  • Weight: 2150 grams at 176 cm
  • Rocker/Camber/Rocker
  • Beech/ Poplar Wood Core
  • Shaped Titanal 0.5
  • Sandwich Sidewall Construction
  • Sintered base
  • Ability Level: Advanced to Expert Skiers

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2023 Fischer Ranger 102 Skis

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Just when I'm about to pull the trigger on Enforcer 104 Free! Curious to hear thoughts about how the new Ranger 102 compares. I think in the vidoe you said something like "a quicker Enforcer". I am 6'1 190lb advanced/expert skier in Sierras. Like to ski the entire mountain. Prefer stability and dampness at speed, but also some forgiveness if backseat, demoed 104 Frees and loved them on a recent hard snow day in Tahoe. Thoughts? So appreciate all the intel you provide.
Question by: Andrew on Feb 3, 2022, 3:01 PM
HI Andrew!
I found the Ranger 102 to be more flexible in the tips and tails than the Enforcer, but about equal underfoot in terms of torsional stiffness and edge grip. If you're only using these skis for softer snow, I think the Ranger is more approachable, but lacks the top gear of the Enforcer 104 Free. I don't think you'll find the same performance on firmer snow as the Enforcer.
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 7, 2022, 11:18 AM
Did the Ranger 102 FR Bump up in weight? My 2021 ranger 102's are 1890 grams and 1910 grams on the scale and listed at 2000 grams.
Question by: rej on Feb 1, 2022, 6:10 PM
Rej,

The 102 is redesigned for this year with new construction and a new weight.

Our SE Tester staff actually had a hand in the development of this ski.

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Answer by: Dave Hatoff on Feb 2, 2022, 11:45 AM
One last question. Is this ski different enough from the Pink Ranger 102FR to own both?

Thanks,

Chuck
Question by: Charles Proctor on Feb 12, 2022, 3:41 PM
HI Chuck!
I will never talk anyone out of buying more skis, even if they're similar. I do find the flex of the Pink to be quite different than that of the new 102--it's stiffer in the nose while the new 102 is damper underfoot, but more playful in the tips and tails.
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 14, 2022, 10:44 AM
To add to the question above (from Rej), any sense on how noticeable the additional weight is? I’ve been eyeing the 2022 due to their playful nature and ability to go from groomers to soft snow to playing in the woods - should I expect a difference with the ‘23 model?

Also, with the added weight, would you recommend these as a good pairing with Shifts for an uphill setup?

Thanks!
Question by: Nat on Feb 2, 2022, 12:59 PM
Hi Nat,

It's not much a of weight difference, a few hundred grams. The new model is a bit quicker edge to edge and a tad stiffer.

Shifts would be the ideal binding for this ski for an uphill/downhill do it all set up.

Have fun!

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Answer by: Dave Hatoff on Feb 3, 2022, 11:41 AM
How does the new version of the ski compare to previous one in chop? How about in powder?
Question by: Aaron on Feb 6, 2022, 12:48 PM
Hi Aaron,

The 2023 version has a bit more metal in its forebody, so its damper and will plow through chop better than the previous version. Its also a great floater, with its 102 waist width and rocker profile profile for the pow.

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Answer by: Dave Hatoff on Feb 8, 2022, 12:39 PM
Another Q comparing the new Ranger 102 to the Stormrider 102. I have an older 2016 Laser AX (with rounded tail) and the Stormrider Motion 85. I am a lightweight ( 5'6" and 140 pounds) advanced skier in the Rockies. Which of these skis would be better for those days of 12+ inches of powder spent in glades, trees and powder covered bumps? I currently use my Stormrider Motions but am looking for more float while retaining as much quickness and maneuverability as possible in a wider ski.
Question by: John M on Mar 12, 2022, 8:34 PM
HI John!
The good news is that pretty much anything in that 102 range is going to be great in 12+, snowy woods, and powder bumps. If you're looking to retain quickness and maneuverability, the Stockli is more precise and reactive while the Ranger is driftier and looser. While the overall performance of the Stockli is higher, smoother, and quieter, the Ranger sounds like a slightly better fit for your specific application. The question then becomes, whether you want that Ranger for the non-powder times as much as the Stockli, and for me, the answer would be no.
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 15, 2022, 8:11 AM
How would you compare the new Ranger 102 to the Stormrider 102?
Question by: DP on Feb 14, 2022, 5:27 PM
HI DP!
The quality and composure of the Stockli is just off the charts. This is a compliment to the Stockli, not a knock against the Ranger. I think the Stockli is a bit more consistent from tip to tail while the Ranger's tips and tails are lighter and more flexible to increase flotation and playfulness.
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 17, 2022, 3:19 PM
Hey - so cool that you guys had a direct hand in the development of this line, says a lot!

How would you compare this new 102 to the Blizzard Rustler 10?
Question by: Adam on Mar 6, 2022, 9:53 PM
HI Adam!
A very interesting process for sure!
The new 102 has a lot more in common with the Rustler 10 than the outgoing 102 FR. Metal placement is the big similarity here, with the plate extending up from the middle of the ski, but not all the way, leaving the tips and tails lighter, more flexible, and more maneuverable versus the Carbon nose and Aeroshape core of the outgoing 102 FR. This allows the new 102 to bend more appropriately with the conditions and terrain while keeping the underfoot zone stout and strong. Those tips and tails of the new 102 are a bit more flexible than the Rustler's, mainly due to the lack of carbon. This makes the new Ranger more agreeable to changing conditions and terrain, even within a turn, making it more supple and damp than the Rustler's slightly more choppy feel in the ends. Hope that helps!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 7, 2022, 12:57 PM
I am currently riding the Stockli SR 88 in 186 R21. Love the ski on trail but turning this ski off trail wears me out (I am not young anymore). I think i am looking for a shorter more flexible ski that is more manageable in the tress but can still hold up to the variable conditions on the groomer on the way back to the Lift. Also follow my kiddos through the park and catch a little old man Air (side hops knuckle air etc.) So what are your thought on the 102 as a second ski and do you or will you have it available to demo?
6', 230 lbs.

Thanks
Question by: Lars on Mar 14, 2022, 10:30 PM
HI Lars!
I think that 102 fits the bill quite nicely. Easy enough to chase the kids around while being sturdy enough to handle some rugged skiing for sure. I'd go with the 183 in that ski, and we likely won't see a demo until next year. Have fun!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 15, 2022, 2:37 PM
Hi, I'm looking for an all mountain ski to replace my Line Sakanas, I love how light and playful the Sakanas can be and also how quick and sharp they are on the groomers with their shorter turn radius. However I'm looking for a ski that can hold up better at speed or when needed cut through some mess and chop then the Sakanas do. I'll also prolly be putting a Shift binding on them to get 5-10 days a year to go into the backcountry. Does the ranger 102 check the box for an improvement over the Sakanas at speed while also offering the ability to turn well on the groomers and be playful?
Question by: Joseph on Mar 8, 2022, 1:51 PM
HI Joseph!
It sure does! If you could write it up for the Fischer catalog, I don't think they could do better.
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Mar 8, 2022, 3:38 PM
Hello!

The Ranger 102 or the new Rossignol Sender 104 Ti?
How does they feel? Have you tried the new ross?

I have the Hero Elite LT now, but i need more pairs.

Thanks for answer!
Question by: Mattias on Feb 23, 2022, 2:53 PM
Always more pairs!
Sender 104 feels like a more traditional ski while the Ranger 102 has a slightly more flexible shovel and tail while being stiff underfoot. The Rossignol likes to be rolled edge to edge on groomers, and plows through crud and chop while the Ranger is a bit more nimble. Have fun!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 23, 2022, 3:24 PM
I just tested those skis and completely fell in love with them. Do you guys already know when the 190cm version will be available?
Question by: Mathias on Feb 22, 2022, 5:18 PM
HI Mathias!
New product is arriving daily. We do not have a ship date for those skis in that size, but please check back frequently!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 23, 2022, 9:13 AM
Hey Team! What is the recommended mount point of the new Ranger 102? if it is the same as the previous version (-10CM) have you tried it out a few CM forward? I have the previous Ranger 102 FR mounted +2.5CM from the line (so -7.5CM) and just love the ski there as it made it a bit more playful, maneuverable and willing to slash around. Wondering if the new ranger will be accepting of that sweet spot (for me) of -8CM to -6CM. Thanks!
Question by: Stephane on Feb 22, 2022, 11:02 AM
Hi Stephane!
I think you can go the same route--I even found the tail of the new 102 to be a bit more slashy/smeary than the 102FR. My only caution is that the metal plate underfoot does line up with the mount line, so the performance may be a bit different. Have fun!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 22, 2022, 11:25 AM
For skiing outwest at Alta/Snowbird in the steeps and chutes in any and all conditions especially on a powder day that by noon gets skied off and becomes choppy and variable. Which ski would be you be happy on the Pink Ranger 102FR or the new Ranger 102? I have the Pink Ranger and really like it alot but I do prefer more directional skis as a whole like the Stockli's and Kastles. I'd like the ski that is the most stable but also turns quick and can get me out of trouble when catching a lot of speed in the steeps.

Thanks,

Chuck
Question by: Charles Proctor on Feb 16, 2022, 8:26 PM
HI Charles!
The new Ranger 102 has a more flexible tip and tail, while being a bit damper underfoot. it does feel more directional than the pink 102, allowing the ski to flex a bit more naturally with the terrain. I'd take a strong look at the new Ranger if you're looking to mix it up a bit. Have fun!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 17, 2022, 5:19 PM
Currently skiing Atomic Bent Chetler 100s... I love how light, maneuverable, and playful the ski is but feel like I can easily overpower it on firm groomers (especially in between storms). I've been wanting to get in to touring so thinking I'll retire the BC 100s from the resort and throw an AT binding on it, and get a similar ski that is maybe a little stronger on firmer snow (but still has the playful, maneuverable personality). I live in CO and ski it all... groomers, bowls, moguls, trees, you name it. I'm in between what I think are swiss-army knives that meet these needs, but need some other opinions...

- Fischer Ranger 102 (2023)
- Salomon QST 106 (I've heard the 2023 is a little more playful/light than the 2022, so I lean that way)
- Line Sick Day 104 (haven't heard anything about the new Blade Optic that is replacing the Sick Days)
- Liberty Origin 101

Any insight or thoughts on my dilemma here? I feel like I'm in data/info purgatory and may just need to see if I can get out and demo these bad boys. Thanks SE team!
Question by: Stuart Turner on Feb 16, 2022, 1:32 PM
HI Stuart!
There is a lot of stuff out there for sure. Check out our 2023 QST 106 review on YT to further the confusion! Great skis, and a whole lot of fun. New Ranger is very well-rounded but kind of non-descript. I think Origin falls on the softer side like the Atomic. Sick Day was a ton of fun, and I skied Optic 96 this morning--really awesome! Will get on wider next week. Also do not overlook Enforcer 104 Unlimited.
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 17, 2022, 5:49 PM
I'm curious how you'd compare this new version of the Ranger 102 to the Liberty Origin 101? I read some prior comparisons on your website between the past 102 FR and the Origins but how does the new Fischer 102 change that? Thanks!
Question by: Casey on Feb 14, 2022, 2:33 PM
HI Casey!
I think we liked the more twin-tippy Ranger 102 FR comparison to the Origin, and while the new Ranger 102 has some good tail splay, it's not as much of a twin tip in the freestyle sense like the Origin. I'd say there's more freestyle influence in the old 102 FR, and that's what drew the comparison.
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 17, 2022, 3:31 PM
If you owned the Stockli Laser AX’s, SR88, and Kastle FX106HP and wanted to add a ski in between those skis would you ad the Ranger 102 or the Stockli SR95?
Question by: Charles Proctor on Feb 10, 2022, 7:50 PM
HI Charles!
Can I say SR102? I think the 88 and 95 are on the close side, and if you've got a 102 on your list, I'd just complete the Stockli/Kastle circuit. I think 102 makes more sense (Ranger or Stormrider) than any 95, really. Hope that helps!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 11, 2022, 11:29 AM
Hey, I'm trying to pick a new all-mountain ski and I'm torn between this one, the ranger 96 and the salomon qst 98. I'm expert and ski quite aggressively in the Alps, but I also like to do short carving turns on hard groomers. What would you advise?
Question by: Mael on Feb 10, 2022, 9:42 AM
HI Mael!
The Ranger 96 is the key to it all. I think the 102 is on the wide and rockered side for short carved turns on hard groomers, and the QST feels similar. I'd go with the 96. Have fun!
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Answer by: SkiEssentials Expert on Feb 10, 2022, 1:20 PM

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