Sneak Peek: A Review of the New 2016 Nordica Enforcer Skis // Ski Reviews
Update: Nordica has kept the Enforcer unchanged structurally for 2017, although they have given it a graphics update and changed the name to the Enforcer 100. This helped make room for a new ski, the Enforcer 93, that takes the successes of this ski and reapply them in a narrower platform that leans more towards performance on groomed terrain. We took the time to review the new Enforcer 93 as soon as we could get on it last season. Both the Enforcer 100 and 93 sit at the top of the all mountain category for 2017.
That’s right, the Nordica Enforcer is back by popular demand for 2016! Reviving one of their most popular skis, Nordica has brought the all-new Enforcer skis into the modern age of ski design, adding some new features that might look very familiar to you. Take for example the inclusion of Nordica’s Hammerhead tip design- a profile that’s featured on the popular Patron skis.
I had the opportunity to ski the new Nordica Enforcer Prototype skis on a Saturday morning at Stowe Mountain Resort before heading into the office. I found myself pleasantly surprised. Not only by the 6-10” that fell overnight, but more importantly by the performance of the new Nordica Enforcer skis. For a ski with 2 sheets of Titanium embedded into the top sheet, these skis are surprisingly lively, quick and maneuverable. I tested the 185cm length which has a side cut profile of 134-100-124mm, and a turn radius of 18.5m. I normally choose skis in the upper 170’s to 180cm in length, so I was a bit concerned about skiing on a 185cm, especially with the two sheets of metal. Ultimately though, I became very impressed with the ease of use, liveliness and maneuverability. I tested the skis in everything from chopped up off-piste terrain, to the bumps, and of course on groomed terrain as well. I found that the new 2016 Nordica Enforcers handled all of it very well, even better then the original Nordica Enforcers.
As far as construction goes, the 2016 Nordica Enforcer uses Nordica’s Energy 2 Titanium construction with the ever so popular Powder CamROCK design for effortless float, turn initiation, and maneuverability all over the mountain. For those unfamiliar, Powder CamROCK is Nordica’s rocker profile that features Rocker in the tip, camber underfoot, and then some, but not a lot, of rocker in the tail of the ski. I really can’t say enough about how surprised I was by the performance of the new Nordica Enforcers, knowing they have 2 layers of titanium. In my experience, most skis that have titanium in the construction are not very maneuverable or easy to turn- they usually require a bit more work if you will. But that’s not the case with the new 2016 Nordica Enforcer skis. It’s actually kind of embarrassing, but I didn’t even realize the skis included 2 sheets of titanium until I began my research to write this review. Honestly it’s an unbelievably forgiving and fun performance from a ski that’s equipped with the metal necessary for the super firm conditions.
If I had to, I would be very confident grabbing a pair of these skis to use as my one ski quiver. They offer everything you need for any terrain and snow condition! You have camber underfoot, titanium, rocker design, and the ideal waist width to charge the entire mountain.
All in all, the new Enforcer is a pretty damn smooth ski. If you are an aggressive all-mountain skier who takes pride in making super smooth, powerful turns that flow with the mountain, then you need to give the all new 2016 Nordica Enforcer a try before your next purchase!
Written by Mike Aidala on 3/11/15