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Rossi Sin 7 vs. Fischer Ranger 98ti

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Newbie here.
I was all set to buy the Sin 7's in a 180 and then I came across the Fischer Ranger 98 TI's. On paper they look kinda similar but I suspect the Rangers are less skittish than the Sin 7's.
I demoed the Sin 7's and liked them, although the tips did seem somewhat slap happy. I'm wondering if the Rangers might have the same characteristic. I haven't demoed the Rangers. I've read reviews on both but I'd like to hear a little first hand experience if possible.
This is my first foray into a fully rockered ski and I'd like to stay under 100 mm under foot. It'll be a one quiver ski.
I'm currently skiing on 176 Volkl RTM's. I'm 6' tall, weigh about 175 lbs, and ski in BC. I'm not a power skier either. I tend to ski light.
Any comparisons on the Sins or the Rangers would be appreciated.
post #2 of 6

The Sin 7's are a noodly ski. Much better options out there. For advanced and expert terrain I would try a wider ski that has a turn radius in the 18~20m range and tip and tail rocker plus camber underfoot. 

post #3 of 6
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Thx Mucho,

Last year I demoed the Soul 7's and they seemed too wide for my liking underfoot. I've got old worn out knees and rightly or wrongly felt that under 100mm might be better (myth?). I'm also looking for a ski that has some forgiveness built into it.
The Bonafides, Mantras, Monsters, and so on seem to be more ski than I'm looking for. Nowadays I very rarely ski like my hair is on fire so the hard charging skis seem redundant to me. I'm thinking my choice of category would be a level below the skis I mentioned above.
In any event that's why I landed here looking for advice. There's a ton of knowledge on this forum, that's for sure. In retrospect you're probably right about the Sin's. So I guess I'll have to get off my lazy butt and get serious about this. ;o)
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Originally Posted by MuchosPixels View Post
 

The Sin 7's are a noodly ski. Much better options out there.

 

Some people like noodly skis, there's nothing wrong with that.  Stiffer isn't better unless the OP likes stiffer, then it is.

 

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Originally Posted by Kanuk View Post

I'm also looking for a ski that has some forgiveness built into it.

 

Which it sounds like may not be the case.

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Kanuk View Post

Thx Mucho,

Last year I demoed the Soul 7's and they seemed too wide for my liking underfoot. I've got old worn out knees and rightly or wrongly felt that under 100mm might be better (myth?). I'm also looking for a ski that has some forgiveness built into it.
The Bonafides, Mantras, Monsters, and so on seem to be more ski than I'm looking for. Nowadays I very rarely ski like my hair is on fire so the hard charging skis seem redundant to me. I'm thinking my choice of category would be a level below the skis I mentioned above.
In any event that's why I landed here looking for advice. There's a ton of knowledge on this forum, that's for sure. In retrospect you're probably right about the Sin's. So I guess I'll have to get off my lazy butt and get serious about this. ;o)


I dont like those stiff skis either (Mantras etc). The middle of the spectrum is where the most fun is. I am fond of the Nordicas but there are many options. I like skis that are easy to turn and fun. I do not like to work when I ski. But I want a ski to be very versatile. The Sin 7 just felt blah. The thing is just because a ski is a certain width it is not going to behave a certain way. I have been on some >110mm wide skis that are more fun, easy and turny and fatigue me much less than some skis around 90mm wide. There are many other factors but turn radius is a big one. I searched for a one ski quiver ski for years and tested a lot of skis until I honed in on certain characteristics of skis that I really like and now know what to look for. Best way is to test. 

 

Again my recommendations come from me being an advanced skier, 6-2 180 lb and ski in-bounds all over the mountain but mostly advanced and expert runs, moguls, trees, powder, chow, crud, windblown steeps, steep groomers at reasonable speeds (under 40mph) etc. 

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Originally Posted by MuchosPixels View Post
 

Best way is to test. 

 

Agreed.  At the end of the day, there is so much personal preference involved that it's really hard to give/get recommendations IMO, unless those are for recommendations for skis to go demo as opposed to buy.

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