2023 Fischer Ranger 90 Skis
Fischer Ranger 90 Skis
The Fischer Ranger 90 is the narrowest offering in the Ranger line up, and is a very versatile, user-friendly ski that is approachable for many skiers. With a 90-millimeter waist, this ski excels on all front side terrain. Groomers, bumps, trees, steeps, even a bit if fresh, the Ranger 90 is both stable and secure. Its stability comes from a Shaped Titanal rib that runs through the ski, which provides dampness and stability with just the right amount of torsional stiffness. A poplar wood core adds stability and pop in and out turns, and you will feel the progressive edge grip really hold on firm snow. Sandwich Sidewall construction keeps the ski durable and strong and can take abuse and keep coming back for more. Intermediate skiers will enjoy how easy the 90 skis, and how it responds to input from the skier whether they are skiing slow, medium or fast speeds. The 90 gives you the confidence to reach your next levels performance, while growing with you every step of the way. Advanced skiers will also skiers appreciate the skis ability to carve and lay trenches on the groomers, while also attacking that zipper line in the bumps. For those skiers looking for to reach new heights or raise the bar on their own fun meter, the Fischer Ranger 90 will deliver for you run after run, day after day.
- Sidecut: 129/90/114 mm at 177 cm length
- Turn Radius: 17 meters at 177 cm
- Weight: 1850 grams at 177 cm
- Poplar Wood Core
- Shaped Titanal 0.5
- Sandwich Sidewall Construction
- Sintered base
- Ability Level: Intermediate to Advanced Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers • Park
These are all going to be excellent skis for the job, however I think you'll really enjoy either the Ranger 90 or the 2023 QST 92. The Ranger is an excellent balance of all mountain performance and groomer performance. The new ranger uses a shaped Titanal laminate giving it a little more backbone on groomers and icy hardpack while keeping it playful off the piste. The QST is lightweight but carries a lot of energy though the turn giving you a fun responsive ski on groomers while maintaining the off piste performance expected of a QST. I'm leaning more toward the Ranger for you but I also wouldn't count out the new QST.
You're in the right zone for sure. If you like the front-side with some versatility, I think the Ranger is a great choice. Can't go wrong with the Rustler, either--very well-rounded, but I suspect you'll appreciate the quickness and agility of the Ranger. I'd go that route.
it's full -width underfoot and extends forward to about mid-body and same for the tail. No metal in the very tips and tails of the ski.
The Ranger is not the on-trail carver/performer that the Kendo is, but it's a lot easier to wrangle for sure. If you value precision, power, and stability at speed, you're better off on the Kendo, but for more off-piste activities and a generally easier go at it, the Ranger still has plenty of performance to offer. If you're aggressive and fast, I'd lean to the Kendo, but otherwise I'd strongly consider the Ranger.
I am looking for a 100% dedicated tree/mogul ski - mostly New England , mostly non-powder days. I am just getting into technical terrain and want a ski that will be a lot of fun as I learn. I have multiple options for those unfortunate days that are spent on groomers, so don't need the "all-mountain versatility" that most manufacturers claim for most/all of their skis. Trying to wade through the sea of everything for everyone offerings to figure out what will work best for this specific need.
I had pretty much decided on the Blizzard Rustler/Sheeva 9 and then I saw your introduction to the redesigned Ranger lineup and the Ranger 90 seemed like a really good option - closer to what I need than the Ranger 94 FR. How does the new Ranger 90 compare to the Sheeva 9? I'm 5'4" 132 pounds - I'll be buying the 157/158cm.
The new Ranger 90 has better float than the Sheeva but the Sheeva is going to have more grip for those firmer days. The Handling between these two skis is going to be fairly similar as well. I think for strictly woods and bumps the Sheeva is going to edge out the Ranger slightly.
The Ranger 90 sounds perfect here. Its got a shaped metal laminate for those icy groomer days, but also a maneuverable ski shape that doesn't catch in slow speed turns and trees. Its a great candidate for a shift binding and makes for a killer 50/50 ski.
Have fun out there!
The Ranger 90 would certainly fit the bill for what you're looking for. I however would like to suggest the Atomic Maverick 95 Ti if you are okay with the Origin 96 weight. These come in a little lighter than the Origins and the Ragner at 1699 g per ski (172) and feature a dual metal laminate and just about as much tip rocker as the origin but with a flatter tail and a much longer running length. You also get Atomics HRZN tip which give this ski the versatility it needs to jump around the woods and moguls, float in powder, but also lock into turns on icy steeps. If you wanted to shed a little more weight you could even jump down to the Maverick 88 Ti. Either of these skis with a shift binding would work extremely well given your circumstances. Hope this helps!
I have both the BC 90 and 100, and that was more a matter of chance than choice. If I were to choose a complementary ski to the BC 100, I'd go with the Ranger, as it's way more front-side capable than the BC 90. Have fun!