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Fischer Hannibal 100 Review


There are a lot of choices for AT skis these days, but we are stoked here at 8kpeak to see Lou Dawson at Wild Snow pipe in with his industry review:

"I truly do enjoy these skis, having been on them quite a bit last winter and now with a few days this season. They’re different. Not as solid feeling on the down as our full-on alpine skis that tour (Chugach & BMT, for example). But they have a cool silky feel that actually reminds me of Fishers I skied on decades ago. Perhaps that’s caused by more metal in the ski, or perhaps just the particular culture at Fischer, (or perhaps I’m imagining things?) but these guys are nice. You’ll find them to perform well as a wider plank for powder touring. They’re playful on hardpack though as with many touring oriented skis you’re not going to be entering any slalom races. A 180 cm version weighs around 1300 grams, good. " 


Check out Lou's take on all the skis at https://www.wildsnow.com/17894/wildsnow-ultimate-backcountry-ski-quiver-2015-2016/ 

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  • 8kpeak.com

    Thanks Jack! Your comments are in line with almost all people that we have given the Hannibals a ride. It’s a fun line of skis!

  • Jack

    Got a pair of 180 long and 100 wide Hannibal’s from you guys about a month ago. I’m 5’ 10’’ and weight in at 165 lbs soaking wet. After a 3 day yurt tour earlier this winter I began to look for a lighter replacement for my Coombacks that were sturdy enough to endure the vagaries (long approaches and every condition imaginable from top to bottom) of what the Northern Rockies have to offer. Found them in these Hannibals!! Want quick turns? Yep. Want to stand em? Yep. Damp enough to to handle wind blasted hard stuff and/or frozen chicken heads. Really light underfoot on the climbs, but powerful and steady on the descents. Tip rise seems just right and the moderate amount in the tails helps finish off the turns. I took a chance on these sticks and glad I did. I hadn’t been on a pair of Fischer’s since the 70’s. Seems like Fischer found a niche with this ski.

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