Ski Test: Fischer Ranger 102FR 18/17

Today we'll test a very interesting ski model: Fischer Ranger 102FR. The ski has two reasons to be that interesting. Firstly, Fischer never had any decent multipurpose freeride ski with a waist width of 102mm, and this is the first ski of such kind. Secondly, this ski looked very promising at ISPO 2018. So let's test the ski in different conditions.

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Ski Collection: Fischer Ranger 18/19 at ISPO 2018

Today we'll take a look at a very old ski collection. Not necessarily because we want to see how old skis develop further, but because we want to check out the newest ski in this collection. The collection is Fischer Ranger, and the new ski is Fischer Ranger 102FR.

Equipment Rewiev: Head Kore Boots

Head is now one of the brands who by circumstance or as a result of mere carelessness catches up with the rest of the industry when it comes to ski boots with both alpine and TLT compatibility. Only this year the company demonstrated such a boot. It is a part of Kore collection. Let's take a look at it.

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Ski rating: Frontside 2017-18

This category includes skis for those who prefer to stay within a resort’s limits but who has no boundaries in terms of terrain. Such skis must be stable and controllable on a hard or an icy piste. Things like vibration damping on a bumpy slope and universality in terms of technique are also of great significance. The skis must allow to easily swap carving on a hard slope with sliding in a soft snow.

3. K2 Marksman

Third place for being totally universal and comfortable.

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Ski rating: Backside 2017-18

This category refers to the skis for freeriding outside of a resort: no lifts, no pistes. The skiing is usually performed in fresh and deep powder. Such skis must be stable and independent from the snow quality. Another important aspect is manoeuvrability, which is very useful on a rough terrain that backside often provides. The skis should also be very light so that it is not that tiresome to skitour or to walk uphill with the skis hanging on a backpack. Backside skis should also be reliable and effective on drops.

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Ski rating: AllMountain 2017-18

AllMountain - the skis for those who are not lacking in skill to ski on any kind of piste. They must not be limited by the curve radius. Also, such skis have to be controllable on a bumpy piste, grasping on an icy piste, stable at a high speed, dynamic in quick turns, good at maintaining a curve, and comfortable during a sideslip.

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Ski rating: AllRound 2017-18

This category refers to the simplest and the most widespread skis, designed for recreational skiing: the style that does not imply any determined stylistics, skill, aggression or speed but sets enjoyment as the foremost goal. Skis for this style should be steerable, comfortable, manoeuvrable and independent of snow and piste quality: skiing must be enjoyable in any condition.

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Ski rating: Top 3 2016-17 Skis in eight categories

Selecting skis has always been demanding and complicated for all skiers. It is safe to say that it is not possible to ever finish this process, one can merely pause it. Because of the diversity of skis, it is not simple to find one’s bearings. We at Yourkimagazine decided to make your life much easier and chose the best skis in each category according to our opinion. The skis were rated according to the specific criteria for each skiing style; because, what is good for one style is not always good for another. All the skis that make up this rating were tested by the Yourski Team. This means that these skis are the best of the tested. Please note that there could be other very good skis that did not make it to this rating, as we could not test them. It would be unfair for our part to include there something that we did not examine ourselves.

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Ski rating: Backside 2016-17

This category refers to the skis for freeriding outside of a resort: no lifts, no pistes. The skiing is usually performed in fresh and deep powder. Such skis must be stable and independent from the snow quality. Another important aspect is manoeuvrability, which is very useful on a rough terrain that backside often provides. The skis should also be very light so that it is not that tiresome to skitour or to walk uphill with the skis hanging on a backpack. Backside skis should also be reliable and effective on drops.

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Ski rating: Frontside 2016-17

This category includes skis for those who prefer to stay within a resort’s limits but who has no boundaries in terms of terrain. Such skis must be stable and controllable on a hard or an icy piste. Things like vibration damping on a bumpy slope and universality in terms of technique are also of great significance. The skis must allow to easily swap carving on a hard slope with sliding in a soft snow.

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