Alex S.wrote a review of Fischer Profoil Hannibal Climbing Skins on January 17, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Background: I used these skins on Hannibal 100 skis around Lake Tahoe, Shasta, and Lassen over the past two seasons. I've previously used BD Ascension, G3 Tractor, and Voile skins.
Grip: I found these skins grip great in most conditions other than steep, icy tracks. Really though, only the G3s did better in terrain like this. Even weighting each ski with each step is important with these skins in order to get the "crownfoil" to bite and there is a bit of a learning curve on steeper tracks. It just feels different from traditional skins.
Glide: Seems better than nylon, only pure mohair glide better. The skins came pre-cut, and I haven't tried trimming them so that the edges are exposed. I might give this a try to get more control on brief downhill sections.
Glue: VERY sticky. In fact, you must place a sheet of plastic on the first segment of the skin before you fold it, because glue-to-glue contact is nearly impossible to break. The extra fiddle factor of remembering this was frustrating for me, so I removed the factory glue from the tail and replaced it with gold label glue. Now, I don't have to worry about the plastic sheets and I still have a great connection with my ski.
Nose clip: low profile and easy to use, including ripping off the skin without removing my skis. Great!
Tail clip: loosens up and comes unclipped easily. I've tried tieing knots in the strap and glueing the buckle, but I haven't found a solution for this yet.
What else? These skins don't absorb water and fold up flat, so I'm easily able to stuff them in the pack or under my jacket. Take care to really press the skin onto the ski, because the fold creases like to protrude slightly, letting snow in.
Overall: I don't hate these skins enough to get new ones for my Hannibal skis, but I wouldn't but them again. The funky glue, fiddling with plastic sheets, crappy tail clips and learning curve would keep me away.
But... I heard from a Fischer guy they are re-releasing a newer version of the profoil within the next year that may address these problems.