2022 Fischer Hannibal 106 Carbon Skis
Fischer Hannibal 106 Carbon Skis
There's just something about a super-light touring ski that can rip on the downhills. These days, we're inundated with options in the alpine world, and the backcountry and alpine touring choices are not that far behind. Now that the companies are catching on and offering something for everyone, the "problem" compounds, and now it's hard to know, once again, what type of touring setup you should get. Fischer's Hannibal 106 is a great choice for the skier who spends most of their time in big, open terrain with gobs of fresh snow. The shape and weight have a lot to do with it, and most of the skiers who will like the Hannibal 106 aren't doing much more than a run or two at a time. Versus lighter, more skimo-style setups, the Hannibal 106 is a lighter version of an alpine ski, so it tips the scale more towards the downhill performance side of the equation. That's fine for those skiers who are either making an early morning lap up the resort or who are heading out for a shorter tour. Thanks to all of Fischer's technology that they use for their alpine skis, a lot of that performance filters into the Hannibal 106. Built with light weight paulownia wood, air tec, and carbon laminate, the skis are on the light side for sure, but still have the beef and energy to totally crush any big mountain line.
- Sidecut: 138/106/122
- Turn Radius: 22 m at 178
- Weight: 1450 g per ski at 178
- Paulownia Wood Core
- Carbon Tex Build
- Integrated Skin Attachments
- Tip and Tail Rocker
- Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers
Big Mountain • Powder • Touring
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The 2002 Fischer Hanibal 10i does have a pretty pronounced rockered tip but a pretty flat tail. That being said this ski will ski a bit shorter than its marked length, not longer. We measured the amount of rocker/splay in the tip and you are losing about 4 mm of edge contact with snow. So, in reality the 185 cm will ski more like a 181cm ski.
One last point, whenever you are dealing when any kind of tip and tail rocker, edge contact will be sacrificed a bit, but you gain flotation, pivot ability and smearing ability in contrast to hard snow full edge contact. In the case the Fischer 106, you get the best of both worlds with the a pretty flat tail to finish your turns and the rocker to help initiate them when the snow gets on the firmer side. For a 106 waisted ski, it carves and skis better than most in its waist class on hardpack conditions thanks to its damp build and torsional rigidity.
Hope this helps and think snow!