Fischer entered the relatively skinny Ranger 108 into our Pure Powder test to prove a point. If you build a ski with the right blend of camber, tip taper, and rocker, and then strip away excess weight, you don’t need the extra girth to float turns. Because they’re nimble and lightweight—see the carbon tips and tails—the Rangers excel in tight trees where you can pivot them at will, but run them on packed powder and the narrower waist enables a clean, natural feeling carve.
Swami gripe: They ski a bit short because of the soft and light tips. Size up.
Swami like: Mount them with alpine touring bindings for a bomber backcountry rig.
Overall: 4.6 Float: 4.6 Firm Snow Survival: 4.7 Dimensions: 140/108/130