Gearing up for far-out powder hunting missions? Bypassing Roman garrisons by doing a not-so-casual Alps traverse? The Hannibal 106 Carbon has your back. This plus sized beauty was built for powder, but skis like a low-fat when the good stuff up high turns into crud down low. Easy turning with incredible edge hold, the sandwich construction and ABS sidewalls increase durability as well as increase performance in tough conditions. When speeds hit mach-schnell the Carbon Tex technology adds torsional rigidity and significantly dampens the ride on harder snow. Starting with a classic paulownia wood core, the addition of Air Tec Ti technology provides just the right amount of pop while selective milling of the core reduces weight so the uphill is just as easy as the downhill. Because most of us have managed to ski into instead of around a tree at some point, Fischer has added a Titanal plate in the mounting area to keep your bindings where they should be—on the ski. The Hannibal 106's rockered tip allows you to stay afloat when enjoying those hard-earned powder turns, yet the flatter tail and medium turning radius let you open it up when you’re so inclined. In an epic search for the elusive powder ski that handles itself in sub-ideal conditions, the Hannibal 106 Carbon may be the needle in the haystack of high-fat skis.
- Air Tec Ti keeps weight down and reinforces the mounting area.
- Paulownia wood core creates a consistent flex and a lively ride.
- Carbon Tex helps add torsional rigidity and contributes to an extremely damp ride.
- Modern powder shape makes for easy turn initiation while skiing deep snow.
- Svelte weight helps you make lap after sweet lap.
- Integrated skin mounts make transitions a breeze.
- Sandwich construction with ABS sidewalls lends itself to durability and power transfer.
Update 2022/23: Fischer updated the topsheets this year.
|Lengths (cm)||171, 178, 185|
|Weight (pair)||2880g 
||Z-hook tip, standard tail|
||Tip rocker, camber underfoot, flat tail|
||Round tip, flat tail|
||Sandwich sidewall, ABS sidewalls, wood core|
||Paulownia, Air Tec Ti|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Backcountry powder hunting|
|Notes||Easy turning modern powder shape|
|Bottom Line||Lightweight powder hunting planks|
|Compare to other High-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
How do these Hannibal 106's compare to the Blizzard Zero G 105, the new Fischer Transalp 105 and the upcoming Voile Charger Ace?
Looking for something that floats well yet holds up in bad snow. Willing to accept some weight penalty. Thanks for any input!
Of those options, I would air towards the Transalp for dampness and a higher speed limit. The Hannibal will struggle a bit more in rougher snow, it's more of a lightweight powder hunter. The Transalp is very substantial for its weight, flexes quite stiff and has a partial layer of titanal for dampening. The Zero G 105 is a great all arounder, I would lean towards it for powder/softer snow/playfulness and the Transalp for power, speed, and dampness on crud/spring snow.
Weight 150 lbs
Hannibal 106, 171 cm
Boot Fischer Travers Carbon Sole 27.5 w/Palau Power Lt Liners
I went with the 171 cm length at the recommendation of Skimo which, has payed off while ascending steeper terrain. On the descent, the skis are quiet on wind impacted surfaces, carve easily when put on edge and float well in light snow. It is an easy ski to turn in all conditions and I would recommend this ski to anyone looking for a wider ski.
A waist of 106mm is the maximum width my knees can occasionally handle.
My dimensions are Sixty-seven inches tall and weigh 150 lbs.
Not an aggressive skier unless being chased by a bear or moose and I'm behind a slower skier.
171cm or 178cm? Any other recommendations?
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