The Hannibal is Fischer’s 96mm powder-hunting, ice-carving powerhouse. The Hannibal is built on a high-tech Paulownia wood core with carbon stringers that extend from tip-to-tail, thus reducing the overall density of the ski and boosting the overall surface-area-to-weight ratio. The long-turn radius and Sandwich Sidewalls are unique features meant to ensure high-speed stability, surefooted steep-skiing performance, and impact-resistance that you're bound to appreciate whether you're skipping meadows or dancing down a narrow chute. An Aeroshape top-sheet further reduces mass for easy kick turns and low swing-weight. As a bonus, snow will have a harder time sticking to the parabolic top-sheet shape so your skis will start and end each climb at the same weight. The Hannibal is Fischer’s most advanced all-mountain touring ski that’s always hungry for powder.
- Paulownia wood core is the standard material for light skis that need to perform well on the descent.
- Carbon stringers are an incredibly light way to add power transmission and liveliness to the ski.
- Tour Rocker helps you float in deep snow and charge effortlessly through the crud.
- Air-Tec Ti core construction strategically removes unnecessary core material, adds a milled titanium sheet, and reduces weight for a lighter, wider ski that presents minimal torsional flex.
- Aeroshape features a sloping top sheet that minimizes snow buildup on your skis, removes mass for easier kick turns, and increases surface-area-to-weight ratio.
- Sandwich Sidewall allows for more secure edge-grip in technical lines by absorbing the small bumps, but it also increases high speed stability by dampening the ski when you decide to open it up.
- Comes with a copy of Silence of the Lambs when purchased by the dozen.
Update 2019/20: Fischer gave the Hannibal a shiny coat of paint, otherwise it's the same great ski as before!!
|Lengths (cm)||162, 169, 176, 183|
|Weight (pair)||2310g 
||Z-Hooks, flat tail|
||Rocker tip, camber underfoot|
||Medium radius, square tail|
||Sandwich sidewall with carbon stringers|
||Paulowina wood core with AirTec Ti|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||All-mountain backcountry skiing|
|Notes||Aeroshape top sheet sheds snow|
|Bottom Line||Easy and fun ski, a true all-rounder|
|Compare to other High-fat Skis|
Questions & Reviews
Eastern skier, but I do a hut-to-hut in Europe every year. Looking at two 'touring' skis that, statistically, look pretty similar. However, with you guys having skied them .. you may be able to point out some differences. The two skis are the Elan Ibex 94 and Fischer Hannibal 96. Both have similar turn radiuses.
Interested in edge hold, ease of kick-turning, and skiing in the varied types of snow to which I spend so effort climbing.
Age 68, 5' 9," 210 lbs, expert skier (whose feet are perpetually together) ...
Interested in any other thoughts you might have. ...
My primary type of skiing will be overnight trips in the Sierra this winter and spring, so ~30 lb pack most of the time. Boot is Fischer travers carbon and binding is Marker alpinist 12. 169 seems like the right compromise between pow and steep performance, but I worry they may be slightly more "sinky" in deeper snow with a heavy pack? 176 seems more familiar coming from resort gear, but perhaps more than I need for steep spring stuff? I typically ski ~175-180 at resorts, albeit with fairly rockered twin-tips (short effective edge).
Any thoughts on which length to go with?
What do you guys think? Seems like the hannibal is 100$ cheaper right now, which is like 200$ canadian!
I'd reccomend considering a slightly rearward mount. Could be partially due to these being longer than recent touring skis I've owned, but I find I have to fight the tail to finish turns in anything but perfect snow. On other skis--mostly resort skis--I've found moving the mount point back 1-2 cm to help this. Some may find the recommended mount point "quick and agile" or something else marketable.
Weight 150 lbs
Ski Hannibal 176 cm, G3 Zed/leashes
Boot Fischer Travers Carbon
Skimoco Type, breaking out of Type II, flirting with Type III when my wife isn't looking.
Thanks to the description of this ski by Skimo, at home in snow and able to hold an edge without crying uncle, I figured it would be worth a try.
For the first tour on this kit, myself and (we'll call him Dave) skinned up to Point Supreme and dropped in. The snow had been tracked out two days earlier but pretty much filled in due to some light snow and wind. Whoever was out there should be granted a farm subsidy. Nice work!
When dropping in, would it be be bigger, open turns or smaller, tighter turns. As soon as the first turn was finished a new turn was started effortlessly. This went on and on and on in moderately dense, loose snow approximately 8 to 10 inches deep. This ski is extremely easy to turn and stable.
From Point Supreme we went over to Rocky Point and dropped into steeper terrain and much deeper, dryer snow. This time turns were opened up and as speed increased I had this great idea to see if I could get the tips to dive. The tips were heavily pressured as thoughts of what kind of mess this could be flashed through my mind. Nothing exciting happened and a new turn was started with tips heavily pressured, repeat, over and over. Never did get a different result.
After Rocky Point, we followed the traverse back to above Albion chair and hit Clothesline/Powerline for a relaxing few turns. From there, it was a couple of runs off Sugarloaf chair to get into some man-made grippy firmer snow. This ski holds a nice edge on "Utah ice", carves nicely, doesn't roll over when finishing a turn and when softening a turn, the edge breaks smoothly.
To sum it up, Hannibal is a well mannered ski that has all the bacony, cheesy, turny goodness that any skier will have boatloads of fun on.
1. The 183cm is actually 97mm wide, not 96mm as listed for the 176. I assume that the other lengths are correspondingly narrower.
2. The edges are narrower than most non-race skis, at 1.8mm I believe. I assume that is to save weight, but that may make this ski less durable.
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