Fischer Ranger W98

A review of the Fischer Ranger W98 from the 2017 POWDER Buyer's Guide

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Price: $750

Lengths: 156, 164, 172cm

Dimensions: 130-98-120mm

Radius: 17M (@172cm)

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The Ranger W98 is a quintessential women’s do-everything ski. A step lighter and more forgiving than the men’s version, it opens up on wide turns, cuts through chalk, whips steep bumps, and can maneuver tight trees like a lady boss. Shaped with tip-and-tail rocker and traditional camber underfoot, the Ranger W98 sheds weight thanks to its carbon tip and Air Tec Ti—a milled-out beech and poplar wood core. Yet, titanium inserts keep the boards strong. For those who cranked up the speed, however, the 172-centimeter skied short. “It can take the heat of fast, tight turns,” says Michelle Nicholson, a Driggs, Idaho-based teacher. “It’s a ski that any lady could hop on and ski a day at the resort.”

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