2023 Nordica Enforcer 104 Free Skis
2023 Nordica Enforcer 104 Free Skis w/ Tyrolia Attack2 14 GW BindingsSale Price $734.95 Regular Price $974.95
Nordica Enforcer Free 104 Skis
Nordica Enforcer 104 Free takes its initial design and performance from the award-winning regular Enforcer Series. When it came out a few back, we knew it would be a Ski Essentials tester favorite, and we continue to be impressed with each new model year. These skis continue to turn heads, as do all of the Enforcer skis, with the 104 as a versatile freeride option for a wide variety of expert skiers. For eastern skiers, the 104 serves well as a powder ski or a soft snow day, but it's surprising how well it performs on firmer snow and how great it carves. For western skiers, or for those who live in snowier spots, the 104 is a great daily driver or one-ski quiver as floats as well as it carves, and does everything else in between as well. Built with a wood core and two sheets of metal, these skis hold up to adverse conditions and terrain quite well, and the more dramatic and playful rocker profile allows for fantastic flotation for when the snow gets deep. Its playful but still powerful so it can blast through crud or mank. East, West or abroad, the Nordica Enforcer Free 104 Skis will deliver for expert skiers who want to rip the entire mountain, no matter where the adventures take them.
- Sidecut: 135/104/124 mm at 186 cm length
- Turn Radius: 18.5 meters at 186 cm length
- Wood Core
- Dual Metal Laminate
- Powder Rocker Profile
- Carbon Tips
- Moderate Tip and Tail Taper
- Turned-up Tail
- Ability Level: Advanced and Expert Skiers
All-Mountain • Big Mountain • Park
Go for the 186 cm length. Due to its build, plenty of ski for you and the shorter length will give you better maneuverability and less swing weight.
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I think that sounds like a good length for you. It's pretty stable, so there's no real need to size up in order to gain performance. Have fun!
Advanced level. Is it ok to buy 191 lenght?
It is okay, it's more about preference than stats. I'm 6'2 225 and I prefer the 186, but that's just me.
If you want more stability at speed you'll most likely need to look outside the freeride category at some other skis since the 104 free is one of the more stable options for a playful freeride ski. One ski that quickly comes to mind is the Rossignol Black ops Sender Ti. This ski is somewhere in between an all mountain charger and a freeride ski but is considerably more damp and stable than other skis in the same category. One other ski that's more in the all mountain directional category is the blizzard Bonafide. The Bonafide is a heavy duty charger that excels at maintaining grip and composure at even the fastest speeds. It's a little more narrow than the 104 free at 97 undrefoot but this adds the the stability of this ski. I would say check out the Sender Ti for something similar to the 104 free or check out the Bonafide if you just want to go fast.
The 172cm is going to be the sweet spot for you. According to your height, weight and skier ability, the 179cm might be a little too much ski for you. The 172cm will help get to the advanced level that you're going after! Hope this helps!
I would go 179 cm if I were you. The 104 Free is pretty manageable in longer lengths with the amount of tip and tail rocker. You could ski the 172, but I don't expect you'd have any issues whatsoever on the 179. You'll get better float, better stability, etc, without the ski feeling noticeably more demanding than the 172.
The Unleashed 98 would be a better option for you especially with moguls and trees. The 104 Free is an awesome powder ski that is a daily driver for a lot of people out west. Both respond to variable conditions really well. and for sizing, Unleashed 98 (174cm) and Enforcer Free (172cm). Hope this helps!
Both will have the same amount of flex, but the Enforcer 104 has the edge on being able to carve with different turn shapes. The shorter contact points help with playfulness so you can shred the entire mountain. Hope this helps!