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Waist Width: 100
The Hannibal 100 is Fischer’s widest touring ski, designed to take on powder and other big mountain conditions head-on. It has a 131 mm tip, 100 mm waist, and 117 mm tail, dimensions that are quite similar to some of Fischer’s freeride skis. This ski is far lighter (1500 g) than those in other Fischer series, though, designed to give you an easy stroll up the mountain. It’s also got a long, 23 m radius (at 180 cm). If you’re a fan of touring but are in search of deep snow, cliffs, and chutes, this might be your best bet out of Fischer’s Tour series. For something similar but slightly skinnier and lighter, check out the Hannibal 94. This ski is part of Fischer’s Tour series, which specializes in the constantly evolving world of ski touring. Every model in the series features a variety of technology designed to keep them light yet powerful: Air Tec Ti and Aeroshape technology use lightweight materials like paulownia wood to decrease the skis’ weight (650 g – 1500 g, depending on model and length) and titanal strips to keep it stable at the same time. Tour Rocker lifts tips up, designed to get the ski up and over powder and other varied conditions while the tail stays relatively flat, designed to stay on the ground for edge control. For the most part, these skis are built to tackle off-piste terrain, and if you enjoy skinning up mountains as much as you enjoy skiing down them, this is the best series Fischer has to offer you. Fischer, based in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, was founded in 1923. Its U.S. headquarters are in Auburn, N.H.