Touring ski technology has evolved rapidly in recent years as interest in backcountry exploration has exploded. Every company is chasing the same goals: How can we make this as light as possible for the uphill without sacrificing stability, power, and performance on the way back down? The Fischer Hannibal 96 Carbon has some darn good answers. One of the lightest touring skis on the market, the Hannibal 96 Carbon is also one of the stiffest and most responsive in the turns.
The secret is Fischer’s Air Tech Ti core construction. They mill channels out of a standard paulownia wood core to shed weight, reinforce it with TitanAl strips for maximum binding security, and then slap a meticulously engineered carbon laminate on top for excellent torsional stability and dampening. The result is a powerful, sprightly all-mountain touring ski that’s not too serious, not too silly, but juuuust right.
The Hannibal 96 Carbon touring ski’s flat tail gives it a directional shape overall, but the steep progressive rocker at the tip keeps you floating up in the driver’s seat. The ABS Sandwich Sidewall construction ensures edge grip in even the iciest conditions and most technical fall-lines. And the parabolic Aeroshape topsheet both sheds snow and facilitates kick-turns by shifting mass to the center of the ski.
- Sidecut: 127/96/114mm @ 176cm
- Turn Radius: 21m @ 176cm
- Tour Rocker: Progressive tip rocker, camber underfoot
- Weight: 1320g per ski @ 176cm
- Core: Milled Paulownia wood, Titanal reinforced
- Carbon strip laminate
- Sidewalls: ABS sandwich construction