2018-2019 Fischer Ranger 102 FR

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Luke Koppa reviews the Fischer Ranger FR 102 for Blister

Fischer Ranger 102 FR

 

 

Luke Koppa reviews the Fischer Ranger FR 102 for Blister

Fischer Ranger 102 FR

 

 

Luke Koppa reviews the Fischer Ranger FR 102 for Blister

Fischer Ranger 102 FR — Tip Profile

 

 

Luke Koppa reviews the Fischer Ranger FR 102 for Blister

Fischer Ranger 102 FR — Tail Profile

 

 

Luke Koppa reviews the Fischer Ranger FR 102 for Blister

Fischer Ranger 102 FR

 

 

Luke Koppa reviews the Fischer Ranger FR 102 for Blister

Fischer Ranger 102 FR — Bases

15 Comments

  1. Blister Member
    Steve April 22, 2018 Reply

    Compare also to Ranger 98ti and Masterblaster please.
    Thanks
    Steve

  2. bPlaTyPuS April 23, 2018 Reply

    Wow, that’s a rather heavy ski… 2100gr for a 102! Thought it would be a competitor for the new Icelantic Natural 101, but I think this last one is going to be much lighter.

  3. Blister Member
    JohnnyG April 23, 2018 Reply

    Will this be an SN108 replacement with a tighter radius? Tip and tail dims are very close, as is the length. These are lighter by 2-300 grams.

  4. Tyler April 23, 2018 Reply

    Only comes in a 184? Where’s the longer length? Ski will have to be outstanding to make up for it

  5. Ben May 11, 2018 Reply

    Can you compare to some stiffer twin tip skis like the Blizzard Peacemaker or Moment PB&J? I’ve been happy with my Peacemakers (186) but they are beat and this ski looked to be like a good replacement. I’ve skied my brother’s Ranger 108 in 188cm length, and really liked them EXCEPT for the tail which even with significant detuning stayed a little too locked into a turn for my tastes. In general I think a bit more running length in combination with a loose tail suits me and my style best, which is why I think I had a lot of fun on the Peacemakers. I would also say the ability to lean on the nose a bit sounds like a good feature here, I’ve been able to play with the mount point on the Peacemaker with demo tracks and I’ve settled on +2 cm (so -4 cm from true center) as a great tradeoff between skiing hard in a neutral stance and throwing them sideways in slashes, but on an occasional turn through firm snow off piste I would wish for more front support and drive in the tips.

  6. Jamie May 11, 2018 Reply

    Sounds like this could be a solid replacement for my QLab.Stiffer up front by the sounds of it but potentially more playful. Interesting!

  7. Blister Member
    Steve May 18, 2018 Reply

    What are a few of the better alternatives in your opinion for steep and big bumps in the 94-100 width?
    Thanks

  8. Blister Member
    Swisschris June 23, 2018 Reply

    Why can’t I find this on the Fisher website? Checked the US site in case it was US only but couldn’t see it there either?

    • Luke Koppa Author
      Luke Koppa June 23, 2018 Reply

      Hi Swisschris,

      The Ranger 102 FR is brand new for the 18/19 season, so it’s not currently available. It will become available this coming Fall.

  9. kb August 30, 2018 Reply

    Hi

    Would like to find a stable 50/50 ski. Raced in youth. Reference ski is Volkl Mantra M4 177cm that i thought was really good but too heavy touring with framebinding. Found this rather intresting video of this ski…. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VUvOcjJ-zVs

    Is this guy telling the truth ? Hi seems to be quite big guy but still talk about this like some supercharger ? Is it really this demanding? Confused…

  10. kb August 31, 2018 Reply

    Well… At this clip his style of sking seem to bee not so ”dynamic” so that may explain something..Still confused though..
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Fx8DiauME&index=2&list=PLxGeis82k-WGnyo5U0fBOY_wRT34cPpl1&t=0s

  11. kb August 31, 2018 Reply

    Ok. Think case is solved…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEHDECo_G7Y

    Pls. delete if somehow offending.

    • Blister Member
      Konsta October 17, 2018 Reply

      Well, Luke, too, recommended the ski to “high intermediate to advanced skiers”. And the ski has “fairly stout flex pattern and preference for longer turns”. So yeah, I think the case is solved.

      • kb October 17, 2018 Reply

        Yes. Highlights the important fact that you have to know a littlebit who gives the review. This is very good on Blister.

        The skitester in the video clearly prefers softer easier skis and that is very logical when you see other videos where he skis. I stumbeld over the video review and and that was not the picture I had got of 102fr from other reviews. In the video he make it sound like the 102fr is like a worldcup raceski.

  12. Matt September 20, 2018 Reply

    How would you compare Ranger FR 102 to Head Kore 105?

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