2020-2021 Nordica Enforcer 110

Blister reviews the Nordica Enforcer 110
18/19 Nordica Enforcer 110

Ski: 2020-2021 Nordica Enforcer 110, 185 cm

Available Lengths: 169, 177, 185, 191 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length: 183.4 cm

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 2182 & 2218 grams

Stated Dimensions: 140-110-129 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 141-109-131 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius: 18.5 meters

Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 70 mm / 48 mm

Traditional Camber Underfoot: ~3 mm

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -8.7 cm from center; ~83.0 cm from tail

Blister’s Recommended Mount Point: Factory Line

Boots / Bindings: Marker Griffon / Salomon QST Pro 130

Days Skied: 6

Test Locations: Telluride, Colorado; Snowbird, Utah; Aspen Snowmass, CO

[Note: Our review was conducted on the 17/18 Nordica Enforcer 110, which was not changed for 18/19, 19/20, or 20/21, apart from graphics.]

Intro

Since Jonathan Ellsworth reviewed the Nordica Enforcer 110, I’ve now had the chance to spend some time on it in a pretty wide range of conditions. And since I tend to gravitate toward more forward-mounted, more playful skis than Jonathan, we wanted to answer the question of how well the Enforcer 110 works for skiers who tend to take a bit more playful approach to the mountain?

Powder

I just spent yesterday at Telluride on the Enforcer 110, the day after a 12” storm that had deposited even more snow in some wind-loaded areas. This was some of the lightest, driest pow I have skied all season, and really it was some of the lightest I have ever skied.

Luke Koppa reviews the Nordica Enforcer 110 for Blister
Luke Koppa on the Enforcer 110 yesterday, Telluride Ski Resort, CO.

In uncut pow up to around 18”, the Enforcer 110 performed about as expected. I never experienced any tip dive, but I would definitely want a wider ski (like, say, the 115mm-wide Enforcer Pro) for really deep days.

The 185 cm Enforcer 110 felt plenty maneuverable to me in powder, but I think less experienced skiers might benefit from something a bit lighter, as I did notice the weight of the Enforcer 110 when trying to noodle around in powder through tight trees.

One of my first days on the Enforcer 110 was spent at Snowbird, where they had 6” of new, light powder that had fallen on top of the prior day’s 12” of heavy, dense snow.

While the Enforcer 110 definitely feels like a directional ski, it also has a notable amount of tip and tail rocker, and I could easily break the ski into slashes in powder. It’s not the surfiest ski out there, but it does not feel super locked in when skiing pow, either.

Luke Koppa reviews the Nordica Enforcer 110 for Blister
Luke Koppa on the Nordica Enforcer 110. (photo by Matt Prinster)

Soft Chop

Once the powder got chopped up and softer piles and formed, the Enforcer 110’s weight became much more of a benefit. My favorite part about pow days is the (potentially dangerous) confidence it gives me to jump off just about everything I can find. On the Enforcer 110, I could ski at speed through fields of soft chop and not have to worry about straightlining runouts after airs (as long as the chop was still fairly soft).

Firm Chop / Crud

While I could basically ski as fast as I wanted on the Enforcer 110 in pow and soft chop, I could find its speed limit once the chop had firmed up a bit (e.g. late afternoon on a pow day at a resort like Snowbird).

The Enforcer 110 still exhibited better stability in these conditions compared to lighter skis like the Liberty Origin 112, but when I was really trying to push the ski in firm chop, it did start to get knocked around and I felt the need to dial things back a bit. So just as Jonathan said, if maximum high-speed stability is your main priority, this is probably not your ski.

Luke Koppa reviews the Nordica Enforcer 110 for Blister
Luke Koppa on the Nordica Enforcer 110, Telluride Ski Resort, CO.

However, I’ve been skiing a lot of lighter 50/50 skis lately, and the bump up in terms of stability that the Enforcer 110 provides was definitely noticeable and appreciated in chop. And at the same time, the Enforcer 110 is still very intuitive, forgiving, and fairly playful.

Groomers

My first turns on the Enforcer 110 were on firm groomers that transitioned to softer slush by the bottom of the run. Right away, the ski felt very intuitive, and I was very pleasantly surprised by its ability to carve on firm snow. After getting on some more skis in this ~110-115mm-wide range, I can say that the Enforcer 110 is the best ~110mm-underfoot carver I’ve used.

It felt very easy to get the Enforcer 110 on edge and make both small turns and medium to large turns (which is right in line with Jonathan’s experience). On softer groomers, this effect was magnified, and I could get the Enforcer 110 up pretty high on edge.

Luke Koppa reviews the Nordica Enforcer 110 for Blister
Luke Koppa on the Nordica Enforcer 110, Telluride Ski Resort, CO.

At the same time, the Enforcer 110 is very easy to slide around — I had no problem breaking the ski free into skids if I needed to check my speed. I think this would be a great ski for beginners or intermediates looking to move from sliding their turns to carving, as it is a very good carver, but can just as easily be slid around.

On clean, soft groomers, the Enforcer 110 feels very smooth, but I still got some pop / energy out of it in deep turns. When the groomers became more inconsistent and bumped up, the Enforcer 110 remained predictable, but it did get knocked around at very high speeds.

Overall, I’ve been super happy with the Enforcer 110’s performance on groomers, especially considering its width.

Moguls

In moguls, the Enforcer 110 again felt very intuitive and forgiving. It’s pretty easy to pivot and slide them through troughs, and the tail felt supportive but not punishing. As someone who prefers to pivot through moguls (rather than bash through) with the occasional air in more spaced-out bumps, the Enforcer 110 provides a really good balance of maneuverability, forgiveness, and stability. Bigger or more aggressive skiers might want “more” ski, but I think a lot of skiers will get along just fine with the Enforcer 110 in bumps.

Mount Point & Stance

I have been happy with the recommended mount point on the Enforcer 110, and haven’t felt the need to move the bindings. The only reason I’d be tempted to move the bindings forward would be to get better performance in the air (see next section), but since I don’t spin that much, I’ve been fine with the recommended mount point.

While I could comfortably ski it from a neutral stance, I definitely felt like I got the most out of the Enforcer 110 when pushing into the front of the ski. At the same time, the Enforcer 110 was very forgiving if I got backseat. As so many other reviewers have said about the other skis in the Enforcer line, this is one of the line’s most defining characteristics — the Enforcers are pretty stable and can be pushed pretty hard, but they aren’t very punishing when you make mistakes.

Playfulness / In the Air

While the nearly-twinned rocker profile of the Enforcer 110 might suggest it’s some jibby pow ski, it still has a -8.7 cm mount point, isn’t a super light ski, and lacks a symmetrical flex. As a result, the Enforcer 110 does not feel especially light in the air. But that said, I could definitely still throw shifties, taps, and tweaks on the Enforcer 110, it just felt a bit more sluggish than lighter skis, or those with more forward mounts.

Luke Koppa reviews the Nordica Enforcer 110 for Blister
Luke Koppa on the Nordica Enforcer 110, Telluride Ski Resort, CO.

The tips / shovels of the Enforcer 110 are soft enough that I could pretty easily press into the them for nollies, but it’s definitely not the poppiest or most lively ski out there. The Enforcer 110’s tails are noticeably stiffer, so ollies off the back of the ski feel less intuitive.

While I wouldn’t be quick to recommend the Enforcer 110 to skiers that like to spin a lot and are coming from skis with mounts very close to center, I have been very happy with the Enforcer 110’s blend of stability, forgiveness, and playfulness. Again, as someone who doesn’t spin a lot but who likes to slash and pop off small side hits and jump off stuff, the Enforcer 110 is a really good fit for me, and I could happily ski it almost every day in a place like Colorado.

Bottom Line

During my time on the Enforcer 110, the word “nice” kept coming to mind. While it’s not the chargiest ski out there, it provides very good suspension in rough snow compared to lighter skis. And at the same time, the Enforcer 110 is quite forgiving and fairly playful. It’s just a really nice, dialed ski, and one that I think a lot of skiers will get along well with.

Deep Dive Comparisons: Nordica Enforcer 110

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28 comments on “2020-2021 Nordica Enforcer 110”

  1. Hey luke, this is a comment on the QST 130 pro’s that I saw you were on. It’s been hard to find any user feedback and they’ve been a boot that’s grabbed my interest since they came out, is it possible to give me some feed back on how they feel?

  2. I had Schizo’s on mine before putting Pivots on them. Played around with mount point and found +2cm to be so good. Eliminated some of that sluggish feel in tight trees you mention. Allowed me to ski them in a slightly more jibby style but while maintaining a traditional feel overall and still able drive tips. More fun in air. I would say any loss of floatation and stability is minimal. Just have to ski with a slightly more centered stance. At +2cm, I think this is truly a quiver killing ski. Ill be curious to see what you find bumping em forward a bit.

  3. I demo skied these for 4 days last week at Breckenridge in variable conditions. On a packed day, 8″ new day, the cut up day after and 0 degrees at -20 wind chill sticky snow day. While I found them heavy to carry they handled all of the conditions very well. They held speeds as logged by the app at high 40’s well and cut through all snows, crusts and ice. I could not demo the ON3P Kartel 108 that my friend skis and highly recommends. Has any one out there skied both? if so which one would you pick? as they are virtually the same price.

    • Having skied both, I think there are 2 main things that differentiate the Kartel 108 and Enforcer 110. First, the Kartel basically requires a more centered stance (i.e., not pressing super hard into the front of your boots / skis). Second, the Enforcer 110 is much better on ice. In soft snow, both skis are damp, stable, and fairly playful. The Kartel is a better option if you ski with more of a centered / neutral stance and / or prioritize playfulness, while the Enforcer 110 makes more sense for skiers who like to drive the front of their skis and / or will be using the ski on very firm / icy days.

  4. Maybe someone at blister could respond? I am faced with the same decision between the Kartel and enforcer for PNW conditions.

  5. Hi Luke,

    I have recently spent five days on the Mantra M5 at 184 in Mt Bachelor and had an awesome time with the recent snow and temps. The ski performs wonderfully and I am really excited about the ski on every type of terrain except for deeper snow conditions. I have 2013 Volkl Gotamas at 186, which have been my deeper snow skis. I like everything about the Gotamas except the full rocker. I have read many reviews on Blister and elsewhere and concluded that the Enforcer 110 at 185 sounds like a perfect upgrade. I ski all over the mountain (on and off piste, trees, bowls whatever) and love to lay them over on groomers. I would classify myself a high level advanced, like more directional skis and like to drive the fronts (I don’t ski the Gotamas as fast I I do the M5s, so overall speed is not necessarily what I’m looking for. More ease of use, deep snow and all rounder fat ski) . I am 5’10” 200lbs.
    (Helpful info: I demo’d the Black Crows Atris at 189 and did not like the fact that I couldn’t drive the front of the skis and they were super stiff under foot, which was exhausting on the groomers).
    Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  6. Hi Rocco,

    I think the Enforcer 110 would be a great option. It’ll float far better than the M5, and you can still drive it and carve it hard on groomers. The K2 Mindbender 108Ti might also be worth a look if you tend to ski a lot of deeper snow as it floats better, still carves very well, and is similarly forgiving. If you spend a lot of your time in tighter terrain, bumps, trees, etc., the Enforcer 110 is probably a better call as it’s a bit easier to pivot. But the Mindbender 108Ti is still pretty easy to slide around, and performs a bit better when things get really deep.

    • I just wanted to give you an almost two follow-up on the Enforcer 110 in 185. I have had the ski out at Steamboat during a 13″ dump and loved it. It is quite effortless and just feels GOOD. Next onto Utah at Park City, Deer Valley and Sundance, we had a mix of snow conditions and I pretty damn happy with this ski. It feels right for my skiing style. Easy to maneuver it tight spots and “holy shit” it can lay down a serious carve! Straight lining through crud the tips do get a little wild but I find leaning it on edge calms them down. Overall I am loving this ski. Thanks you!!!!!!!

  7. hi Luke
    as i am advanced on piste and intermediate off piste skier which one of these skis would u recommend : this one , armada arv 106, salomon qst 106 and rossignol soul 7. i want to improve powder skills do some jumping staff mainly on/off the piste not in snow park while also be able to ski on the groomer and chopped soft snow.
    its kinda big list of abilities so i need some advice which one will come closest to requirements.

  8. I’ve been looking at the 110s, I was a dyed in the wool skinny skier, skiing the whole mountain on 76mm’s, I thought wide skis were crap after trying Rossi sky7s but then bought some Head venturi 95s with 16m radius that float much better than the 76s and still carve a tight turn. Now looking for even more float offpiste without losing the carve radius.
    More interested in super quick turning than stability at speed so I’m thinking go shorter than recommended for my 1.85m height & 95kg weight, 177s? So hard to find demo skis at all, never mind choices of length.

  9. I ve just tried the Enf 110, and loved it. I came from Soul 7. Very precise on powder and good carver on groomed. Spins fine. A litlle bit heavy, but makes very confortable on crust. Far better than the Soul 7.
    Sorry for my poor english.

  10. Hallo
    I´m 178cm and 97 kg 54 year old rather good skier.
    What length do you suggest for me on the Enforcer 110.
    I have Enforcer 93 in 185 cm and like them very much.
    Or would the 104 be even better.
    And the same …lenght Soul 7 W for my wife
    164 cm and 68 kg.
    I WISH BRIEFLY ANSWERS IF POSSIBLE!

    • If you like the 185 cm Enforcer 93, I think the 185 cm Enforcer 110 is a safe bet. The Enforcer 104 could work if you want to use this ski on firm conditions, but I think the Enforcer 110 likely makes more sense if you already have the Enforcer 93.

      As for your wife, we think it depends. If she normally skis skis around the 164 cm length or longer, then I think sizing up to the 172 cm length makes a bit more sense. The Soul 7 is a pretty lightweight and tapered ski, which makes it feel a bit shorter than most narrower skis. If she typically skis skis around 158 cm or shorter, then I think the 164 cm is the way to go.

  11. I’m a Wisconsin skier and looking for a mountain ski for Utah snow days and the day after (2-3 trips per year). I’m 5’11 190lbs expert skier (ski patrol for 15 years, raced club in college) on piste but intermediate in powder (not much in the Midwest). My current skis are the 178 Volkl Race Tiger GS ski with a 17m radius for ripping groomers, 184 Atomic vantage 90’s for my all around ski. Love to carve fast but need some help in the powder…
    The Vantages work decent out west but I am looking for something for powder days and the day after. I was looking at the Enforcer 110 or the Rustler 11 to add to my collection. I’m a directional skier / carver mainly but having something that will help me in Powder and can maneuver faster in the trees would be good.
    Any thoughts on the Enforcer 110 vs the Rustler 11 or possible other options?

  12. Hello
    Your reviews are the best!
    I have a questions about the Nordica Enforcer 110 Free. I recently bought a pair of Enforcer 110 Free 185 with a Armada Shift MNC binding for general charging inbounds and shorter skitouring. After buying them I realized they were heavier than I thought and I discovered Blister gear review. Are they ok for shorter touring trips(3h) or should I sell them right away and buy something lighter? I haven’t tried touring them yet. For information I’m quite aerobically fit and have strong legs. My last ski was the old heavy 2014 Black Crows Nocta 188 which I loved when charging everything.
    Thanks

    • I’d be interested in this as well. I’m looking for a do it all off-piste ski, and was wondering if these would be worth putting some 50/50 bindings on for short tours.

  13. I have been skiing on 187 Bonafides for the last few years, and looking for some new skis. I live in Alberta and am planning on going a bit wider (in the 105-110 underfoot range). I am an advanced/expert skiier, tall (6’3″), but light (around 170lbs), and I generally ski pretty fast with long turns. I’m mostly split right now between the Mindbender 108 Ti and Enforcer 110. Judging by your reviews, it seems like, for at the same length, the Mindbenders are a bit more stable and have more float, but I’m wondering what your thoughts would be on the 191 Enforcers’s vs. the 186 Mindbender?

    • Hmm, if the 187 cm Bonafide feels like the right length for you, I think you’d want to go 193 MB108 or 191 Enforcer 110 (i.e., I think the 186 MB108 would feel pretty short).

      That aside, I’m confident the 191 E110 would feel more stable than the 186 MB108, given how close the 185 cm and 186 cm lengths feel in that regard. I’m also pretty confident the 191 E110 would feel more sluggish and demanding in tighter terrain compared to the 186 cm MB108.

      As for the 193 MB108 vs. 191 E110, I think pretty much everything we said about the shorter lengths in our Deep Dive of the Mindbender 108 would apply to the equivalent longer lengths. I.e., the MB108 would make a bit more sense for higher-speed stability and flotation, while the E110 would be a bit easier at slower speeds.

    • Colin,
      Although I am shorter and lighter than you, I also have skied the Bonafide for many years. They are my all time favorite ski in 30+ years of skiing. I am advanced/expert skier from north Tahoe and wanted a wider more soft snow oriented ski for those type days. Purchased the Enforcer 110 Free after also considering the Mindbender 108 and Icelantic Nomad 105. Big mistake not to demo before purchase and I am quite disappointed in my choice. Although the dampness and stability are pretty good (less than the Bonafide), I have found the Enforcer 110 extremely hooky in almost all snow conditions. Despite aggressive detuning, they are constantly fighting me into a short, quick turn when I want to make a GS or longer type turn. Only in deeper powder was this less of an issue. Also, they ski very short. Definitely size up if you are between sizes. I am cutting my loses and selling my Enforcer 110. My point is that if you love the Bonafide’s dampness, stability, and especially the ability to make any turn size and shape in all snow conditions you may be disappointed in the Enforcer 110. Demo before purchase.
      Cheers, John

      • John, I really like my bonafides and use it as my one ski quiver. What would recommend as good “second ski” for a north Tahoe skier? (Usually ski at Alpine meadows!)

        I love the bonnies, but sometimes feel like they are skiing me and like I want a little more width in fresh snow.

        I tend to like skiing trees, steeps and mix in some carving as well, but prioritize off piste for sure.

  14. I’d agree a bit with you, John, they seem more so to prefer shorter turns and I’ll probably try some detuning. Definitely different turns than a more directional ski. Here are my measurements and initial take on 185cm:

    141-110-131 mm
    76 mm/4 mm/54 mm
    183.0 cm
    -8.7 cm

    Conditions so far are much different than last year’s demo day where they felt MUCH like a wider 100 with more rocker. Now, I’d say they feel like a wider 104. Better planing than last year’s, more planted and heavier feel in the back half yet still have pop when loaded up a bit. The stack height of demo bindings may have exaggerated the edge to edge quickness, but these do feel a bit slower in that regard, however in ankle deep snow the maneuverability feels spot on. Suspension is notably more plush and they freaking rail hardpack, unbelievable high edge angles at slowish speeds and shorter turns for a ski this big! So, I was suspicious and emailed Nordica, yep they’ve got True Tip. I don’t have a scale, but emailed a shop who does…2400g per ski! I hope this helps anyone comparing options because I know it’s not always easy to find demos in this category.

  15. Blister’s reviews were indispensable to me in finding a new resort ski to slot between my 184cm Volkl Mantra (2012/2013) at 98mm underfoot and my 193cm Volkl Shiro (2013/2014) at 119mm underfoot. I’m 6’3” and 175lb and the 191cm length of the Enforcer 110 Free feels bang-on perfect for me. They give me a stable platform, plenty of float, and don’t feel like too much ski at all. My experience on the Enforcer is very consistent with the review and a lot of the user comments. I have two days on them so far at Mt. Hood Meadows.

    Day one was on about 9” of fresh powder. I used my Shiros in the morning to get a baseline. After a couple hours, I hopped on the Enforcers and was still very satisfied by their ability to float and pivot. I also gained greater stability/control at speed although I did find their speed limit while straight-lining some tracked out areas, just as mentioned in the review. I was STOKED on these skis that day. Overall, a more well-rounded ski for me and my home mountain than the Shiros.

    The second day at Meadows was a week or so later when there was no fresh snow and conditions were more spring-like and variable: mostly firm snow, some icy spots high on the mountain, some warmer soft groom near the bottom. I started the day on the Enforcers knowing they weren’t the best tool for the job, but curious anyway. They did allow me to make intuitive turns both small and large, but took a bit more manual input than a narrower all-mountain ski. I once again found their limit at very high speeds when the snow got a bit chattery. Then I switched to the Mantra after lunch and holy hell it was GAME ON! The Mantras, not surprisingly, were more stable, fast, damp, intuitive, and gave me better edge grip. They had no speed limitations at all. I can’t blame the Enforcer 110s on a day like this because that’s not what they’re meant for. It was just nice to test it out. Glad I still have my Mantras for days like this (which are many here on Mt. Hood).

    Lastly, I’ll mention that I was also considering the K2 Mindbender 108Ti, which I bet would have suited me quite well, but I chose the Enforcer and I’m quite happy.

  16. how does this compare to the scott punisher? Got my eye on this ski because it has the same crud charging rocker profile, but I’m worried this wont be as playful- thoughts?

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