2022-2023 Fischer Ranger 102

Ski: 2022-2023 Fischer Ranger 102, 183 cm

Available Lengths: 155, 162, 169, 176, 183, 190 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 181.2 cm

Stated Weight Per Ski (183 cm): 2050 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 2057 & 2061 grams

Stated Dimensions: 138-103-128 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 137.5-102.2-127.8 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (183 cm): 19 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 70 mm / 34 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 4 mm

Core Materials: beech/poplar + titanal (1 partial layer) + fiberglass laminate

Base: sintered 

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -10 cm from center; 80.6 cm from tail

Ski: 2022-2023 Fischer Ranger 102, 176 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 174.4 cm

Stated Weight per Ski (176 cm): 1950 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 1880 & 1916 grams

Stated Dimensions: 137-102-127 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 136.3-101.2-126.1 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (176 cm): 18 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 66.5 mm / 35 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 3.5 mm

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -10.1 cm from center; 77.1 cm from tail

Dylan Wood reviews the Fischer Ranger 102 for Blister
Fischer Ranger 102 – 22/23 Dark Top Sheet
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[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]

Flash Review

Blister Members can read our Flash Review of the Ranger 102 for our initial on-snow impressions. Become a Blister member now to check out this and all of our Flash Reviews, plus get exclusive deals and discounts on skis, and personalized gear recommendations from us.

What Fischer says about the Ranger 102

Deep-snow skiers benefit from the wider size, and this ski also has a smooth ride on groomers. Its excellent ride quality comes from a calibrated Flex Cut and Titanal reinforcement exactly where needed. Agile, stable, and easy to steer, the Ranger 102 is the ideal skiing partner for enjoying a wide variety of skiing.

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the 183 cm Ranger 102:

Tips: 6-6.5
Shovels: 6.5-8
In Front of Toe Piece: 8-9.5
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 9.5
Tails: 9-8

And here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the 176 cm Ranger 102:

Tips: 5.5
Shovels: 6-7
In Front of Toe Piece: 7.5-9.5
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 9.5
Tails: 9-7.5

These two lengths of the Ranger 102 feel pretty similar around and behind the bindings, though the 176 cm is significantly softer at the tips and shovels.

Stay Tuned

We had several reviewers ski the Ranger 102 at the Blister Summit and you can read our Flash Review for our initial impressions. We now have two lengths of this new ski for long-term testing, so let us know of any questions you have and stay tuned for updates.

2022-2023 Fischer Ranger 102, BLISTER
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7 comments on “2022-2023 Fischer Ranger 102”

  1. The difference in flex is very interesting, I wonder if the 190 is stiffer still. I’d thought the ski was softer than I’m looking for but perhaps it isn’t

  2. According to 21/22 (pink/blue) version:
    Very different flex in shovels, different (more directional) shape, no carbon… may be good ski, but all we need is the older Ranger 102, though.
    Last time, when I was so concerned, was when Salomon stoped the excellent QLab from production.

    • Yes, Fischer is no longer using “FR” to indicate Ranger skis with more twinned-up tails. So far, from what we’ve measured, the new Ranger 102 and 108 both have about as much tail splay as the old Ranger 102 FR, while the new Ranger 90 and 96’s tail splay is more similar to what we measured on the old Ranger 99Ti. The Ranger 116 has a pretty curved-up tail, too.

      • It may admittedly make for a somewhat niche Blister Summit panel but ski naming conventions! Clearly I will not buy the Fischer 102 now because they have removed the FR designation ;) In all seriousness many of the name changes seem not to have been properly thought through, so that when a range addition comes along they suddenly realise they have to change all the names – I am looking at you Dynastar and Rossi. Maybe the Panel could be more properly focused on brands and how the plan their ranges e.g. how far out did Fischer have this range update planned etc

  3. Really interested in the 102FR (21/22) comparison to the 102 (22/23). Main point of interest is the edge hold, how do they compare? In my experience, after two seasons on the 102FR the only weakness was edge hold on firm snow. They did everything else: easy to slash, easy to initatiate a turn, carve great, float great. Just turn up the edge hold without loosing everything else and you have true love.

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