Fischer Hannibal 100 (2017)

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Year: 2017
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Gender: Female
Waist Width: 100
Tip/Tail/Waist: 131-100-117
Lengths: 170, 180, 190

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 (1,500 grams) than those in other Fischer series though, designed to give you an easy stroll up the mountain. It's also got a long, 23 meter 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. Fischer's Tour series, comprising seven backcountry skis ranging in width from 65 to 100 mm, specializes in the constantly evolving world of ski touring, from speed-oriented rando racing to powder chasing freeriding. Every model in the series features a variety of technologies designed to keep them light yet powerful: AirTec Ti wood cores are milled with empty channels to reduce weight; Aeroshape profile features a slimmer, lighter profile with a rounded top surface; lightweight materials like paulownia wood decreases the skis' weight (which ranges from 650 to 1,500 grams, depending on model and length), while Titanal strips, rather than full sheets, adds stability and durability. Tour Rocker get the ski up and over powder and other varied conditions while the tail stays relatively flat, for secure turn finishes. 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. Family-owned Fischer Skis is based in Reid, Austria, where all its skis (and many of those of other brands) are built. Fischer says its factory in Reid is the second largest manufacturer of skis in the world. -C.D.

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