Ski: 2020-2021 Nordica Enforcer Free 115, 191 cm
Available Lengths: 191 cm
Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length: 189.2 cm
Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 2346 & 2351 grams
Stated Dimensions: 143-115-132 mm
Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 144-114-134 mm
Stated Sidecut Radius: 21.5 meters
Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 75 mm / 50 mm
Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 5 mm
Core: Poplar / Beech / Balsa core + two o.4 mm sheets of titanal
Factory Recommended Mount Point: -8.6 cm from center; 86.0 cm from tail
Blister’s Recommended Mount Point: -8.6 cm from center
Boots / Bindings: 17/18 Lange RX 130, 27.5 and Marker Jester Demo Bindings
Test Locations: Chugach Powder Guides & Alyeska Resort, AK; Mt Bachelor, OR
Days Skied: 15
[Note: Our review was conducted on the 17/18 Enforcer Pro, which was not changed for 18/19, 19/20, or 20/21, apart from the name change to “Enforcer Free 115” and graphics.]
Nordica’s plan to expand the Enforcer lineup is one of the biggest No-Brainers in skiing. And in addition to the new-for-17/18 Enforcer 110, Nordica is breaking out the Enforcer Pro for 17/18, a ski that we are no less excited to check it out and see how much family resemblance it has to the Enforcer 100 and 110. It’s also worth noting that the Enforcer Pro is coming back unchanged for 2018-2019.
It’s worth noting that, at 115 mm underfoot, the Enforcer Pro is now the widest ski that Nordica offers — there is no more 127mm-wide Radict / Bushy Wayne.
We’re certainly seeing fewer 120+ mm wide skis being made (Salomon’s widest offering, the QST 118, is 118 mm wide), but it is fairly remarkable that Nordica’s widest ski (the Enforcer Pro) is only available in a 191 cm length, so 110 mm is the widest ski that Nordica is making in various lengths (the Enforcer 110, and the women’s equivalent, the Santa Ana 110.)
So given that the Enforcer Pro is the widest ski Nordica is making, it’s reasonable to wonder how powder-specific the Enforcer Pro is? Well…
The Enforcer Pro has a nice, solid flex pattern. It’s certainly no soft pow noodle, but neither is it some super burly “Pro” missile.
Width + Weight + Shape + Flex Pattern = Purpose?
Salomon’s only-slightly-wider QST 118 very much feels like a more powder-specific ski; the Enforcer Pro seems like it might provide greater versatility in variable conditions … but how at home the Enforcer Pro will feel in crud and chop remains to be seen. Of course, how at home the Enforcer Pro will feel in really deep snow remains to be seen, too…
Also very much worth noting: like the Enforcer 110, Enforcer 100 and Enforcer 93, the Enforcer Pro has the tip shape and construction of the rest of the Enforcer series, and not the old tip of the Patron. The spear / pancake tips of the Patron and Radict are a thing of the past, which is good.
This is actually a bit tricky; nothing is jumping out at me yet as the most obvious apples-to-apples comparison. I’d be tempted to say that the Line Supernatural 115 might be the most direct competitor, but we’ve spent limited time on that ski, and the Supernatural 115 does not return for 17/18.
I’ll spare the longer explanations for why these skis seem like good and less-good comparisons to the Enforcer Pro, but here are several skis that are at least in play, to get you thinking a bit:
Closest (Potential) Comparisons?
Less Obvious / Good Comparisons?
- Blizzard Rustler 11, 192 cm (116 mm wide @ 192 cm length)
- Rossignol Black Ops, 186
- Liberty Variant 113
- Rossignol Super 7 RD, 190 cm
- Volkl Confession (186 or 193 cm)
- Blizzard Bodacious, 186 cm
Anyway, we look forward to getting the Enforcer Pro on snow and answering these questions.
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