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Fischer Ranger 108
Buy Now — $949.00
FISCHER IS ON A MISSION TO REMOVE THE COMPLEXITIES FROM YOUR LIFE… well, at least when it comes to selecting which skis to ride on a given day. The new Fischer Ranger 108 answers the call—no need to reach for powder planks or your frontside faves based on the conditions, just grab the Fischer Ranger 108 and get out there, no matter the snow quality.
“We wanted to simplify the line, and the Ranger 108 really embodies that mission,” Fischer Athlete and Former World Champion Freeskier Kyle Smaine said. “It’s truly an all-mountain charger, but it still hits playful and versatile landmarks so that you don’t have to make tough decisions about which skis to ski every day. You can just wake up, grab your favorite setup and go out and ski as much as you can.”
In recent years, the Ranger line was split—the FR skis were playful, twin tip boards while the Ti skis were more directional, on-piste flat tail carvers for the ex-racer type. Fischer athletes were craving a ski that combined characteristics of both and the new Ranger 108 quenches that thirst like a gulp of ice cold water.
“A ski like this was definitely missing in our line before,” Smaine said. “This ski checks a lot of boxes for a lot of people; it does everything so well. You’re not making any sacrifices in stability for ease or vice-versa. It’s a ski you could take on the Freeride World Tour or it could easily be your everyday ski at pretty much any western resort.”
The Ranger 108 gained playfulness on its 107 Ti predecessor via a calibrated Flex-Cut under the binding area to optimize flex of the poplar and beech wood core. The Freeski Rocker profile helps you easily initiate turns but also releases the ski at the end of a turn if necessary.
Fischer also reduced the overall amount of Titanal in the ski, concentrating the metal reinforcement underfoot—enough to provide stability, durability and edge grip for demanding freeriders.
“It has a really good balance of maneuverability and stability where you can charge but the tail also releases,” Smaine said. “If you get into a sticky situation, or if you’re like me, and want to ski in the trees a lot, you can ski it 30 to 40 miles per hour and when you need to shut down some speed, you can easily schmear this thing and stay in control.”
Ultimately, the new Ranger 108 has all the hard-charging characteristics you need to hold an edge in hardpack conditions but the ski really shines making big-mountain powder turns and busting through cut up snow, a homage to Fischer’s design home in Austria.