4,000-foot lines might not satisfy your taste for human flesh, but they'll definitely take care of your skiing jones, and if you've put in all the work yourself on the Fischer Hannibal 94 Ski, all the better. The little brother of the Hannibal 100, Fischer's flagship big-mountain touring ski, the 94 gives up a few millimeters of width, so it won't be quite as floaty, but it also drops a few ounces, so you'll beat your fat-skied buddy to the summit and get first tracks every time. Apart from the width and weight (and graphics), the 94 and 100 are identical, with a lively Paulownia wood core that's been created with Fischer's Air Tec milling process, which gives the wood a honeycomb structure that cuts weight without messing with the ski's flex or durability. Carbon stringers give the ski some snap and stiffness, while a thin Titanal layer keeps things damp and smooth without putting unnecessary stress on your hip flexors.
You're probably touring for fresh turns, but you always encounter the unexpected in the alpine. The Hannibal's ABS sidewalls, underfoot camber, and torsion-resistant Aeroshape design keep the ski's edging power on point, while the Tour Rocker (a raised tip, basically) gives you the ability to float through pow and roll over manky, variable snow. Fischer finished the Hannibal off with a relatively flat, square tail, which gives you some extra stability when you're railing turns and provides a secure spot for skin attachment.
- Paulownia wood core with Air Tec milling
- Tour Rocker (rockered tip)
- Sandwich construction with ABS sidewalls
- Carbon stringers and Titanal laminate
- Aeroshape design
- Sintered base
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- Q & A
I'm 5'9", 150 lbs and am considering these skis. Not a super hard charging skier, particularly BC, and am considering the 170mm length, although seems like I may be between the 170 and 177. Advice? Thanks!
I am 5'8" 168lbs and have used the 177cms extensively. Great ski. Remember you are talking about less than 3 inches of difference. With that said, I would go with the 170cm if you are skiing tight couloirs or trees, and the 177cm if you are in more open terrain and deeper snow. Again the difference will not be huge. In general go with the longest ski you can comfortably ski with.