Remember when there was only the Enforcer 100? Seems like a long time ago, and in that time, it hasn’t changed because it doesn’t have to. It’s still an amazingly versatile ski that simply does it all at a high-performance level. We’ll change up the format a bit and start with tester James Stewart’s adept and concise review of his 185: “What’s to be said that’s not already been said about the Enforcer 100? It has a huge sweet spot, and a great balance of versatility and hard-charging stability.” Built with the same wood core and two sheets of metal, the Enforcer 100 remains at the top of a highly-competitive field of all-mountain skis that all try to claim that they’re true one-ski quivers, but there aren’t many that live up to that claim quite like the E100. Now flanked by an army of Enforcers of different widths and shapes, the 100 stands strong as the original, the one true Enforcer, and it still manages to live up to the hype.
Annie MacDonald loved her 177 cm test length ski, scoring it 5’s for stability, quickness, versatility, and overall impression. “This ski rocked! You could stomp on it and rip GS turns but also jump into some quick turns—super solid, super fun, super ski! I think this would make a lot of skiers happy in a variety of conditions.” One of the most consistent compliments that we hear of the Enforcer 100 is that it’s so quick for having two sheets of metal, and it’s good to see that this has not been forgotten, at least by Annie.
Nifer Hoehn has a fun perspective on her 177 as well. “These are the skis I would buy. Excellent hold when I laid them out—loved the weight and the energy throughout the turn. Super-versatile ski and the underfoot width makes it super all-mountain. Loved the tip—easy to engage the turn and some good pep coming out of it, but still felt like I was on something solid. Love these!” Great info and it’s easy to see the passion people have for this ski as it churns its way through the annals of ski history.
Parker Herlihy was on the 185 and felt it was proper for his size and ability. Mostly 4’s on the scorecard for Parker, including the versatility, and overall impression categories. He calls the Enforcer 100 “versatile, reliable, enforceable! For east coasters, this is an every-day ski. It makes any turn shape. With roughly the same tip as the E104, it’s pretty floaty!” We’ll definitely see some good compare/contrast input with the Enforcer series, and it’s always a worthy debate!
Another 185 tester, Brooks Curran, loved the forgiveness and had a super-high overall impression of the skis. He calls it “the staple of an all-mountain freeride ski. Stiff enough to rip up hard and chunky snow, smooth enough flex and sidecut to keep from feeling harsh, and just enough rocker to keep it afloat in a bit of east coast pow.” It’s always impressive to think that these skis have remained unchanged for a few years, and skiers still are saying the same wonderful things about it.
It seems like Nordica keeps finding ways to make skis more fun and versatile and playful all at the same time. The Enforcer 100 is a beacon in this all-mountain category, as it sits atop a highly competitive field of skis. Advanced and expert level skiers will surely have the most to gain from the high-end construction of the skis, and if you’re looking for one pair of skis that does absolutely everything, this is a good place to start and finish your search.