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Fischer skis 2016-17 alpine ski line

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September is right around the corner and the "latest and greatest" is beginning to appear on ski manufacturers websites.  I have posted the link to Fischer's 2016-17 Alpine ski line below since I'm a Fischer Fan.  Its about time to start dreaming of the upcoming ski season. Enjoy.:)

 

https://www.fischersports.com/us_en/alpine

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Are you familiar with the Ranger 90ti??

Are these good for 50/50 type skiing for heavier/lighter skiers??
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Sorry. I haven't  skied  the Fischer Ranger 90ti skis.

 

You many want to PM @dawgcatching He posts a number of detailed ski reviews here on Epic and his shop carries the Fischer Ranger line along with Blizzard, Kastle, Stockli and several other brands. You may want to share with him something about your height/weight, skiing style and conditions/locations where you would mostly use the Ranger 90ti.

Good luck.:) 


Edited by Lostboy - 8/27/16 at 2:47pm
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What does it mean when they say the boot has an "adjustable last"? 91mm - 99mm

https://www.fischersports.com/us_en/rc4-pro-150-vacuum-full-fit-4215

Does that just mean it can be grinded out by a boot fitter? Don't recall seeing that stated as a feature before.
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Lostboy - yup, definitely a Fischer fan too. Some of the best built skis in my opinion. Don't currently own any Fischers, but when I did I loved them.

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What does it mean when they say the boot has an "adjustable last"? 91mm - 99mm

https://www.fischersports.com/us_en/rc4-pro-150-vacuum-full-fit-4215

Does that just mean it can be grinded out by a boot fitter? Don't recall seeing that stated as a feature before.

 

Fischer is saying that with  its  heat and compression "Vacuum" process, the shells for that model can expand/compress within the range of 91mm-98mm. Fischer pioneered the "Vacuum" technology several seasons ago and has since continued to refine it by making improvements to the liners, compression/expansion process and some other minor tweaks.

 

Basically the shells are heated in an oven and then your feet are inserted and compression pressure is dialed in to your specifications after discussing your needs with the boot tech. The compression can be set very high to provide a very, very close fit or less so for a more comfort oriented fit. Your feet push against the heated plastic where more room is needed and the compression "shrinks" the plastic to conform to spaces and voids in your feet and lower legs to the shell top.

 

The amount of forward lean can also be adjusted by several degrees for  more upright or forward leaning boots.  The net result is a pair of shells that conform to the individual peculiarities of your feet/ lower legs with customized forward lean.The process can also deal with canting issues.The shells are then cooled down to set their permanent shape with your feet still in them.

 

To do a Fischer Vacuum boot well you still need a skilled boot fitter as it is not an "idiot proof" process. Last season, I had a new pair of Fischer RC4 Vacuum 130 shells done by Corty Lawrence at Footloose Sports a Mammoth Lakes.

 

I also have a pair of the first generation RC4 Vacuum 130 boots. The one change that I have  made is to  replace the stock liners with Intuition liners because I find them more toasty.

 

Yes, the The RC4 Vacuums can still be ground out and otherwise customized, if needed.  The "Vacuum" process takes a lot of trial and error out the the bootfitting  process and can provide a very precise fit. Several other boot companies have developed their own new versions of  customization including Salomon and Atomic and I'm guessing others.

 

See:

 

https://www.fischersports.com/us_en/technologies/alpine/vacuum

 

I'm not affiliated with Fischer so there may be a Fischer Rep here that can add more.


Edited by Lostboy - 8/27/16 at 8:22pm
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Makes sense. Thank you for reply.
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