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2017-2018 Nordica Enforcer Pro

Ski: 2017-2018 Nordica Enforcer Pro, 191 cm

Available Lengths: 191 cm

Stated Dimensions: 143-115-132

Stated Sidecut Radius: 21.5 meters

Core Construction: Poplar / Beech / Balsa core + two o.4 mm sheets of titanal

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, 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.

Width

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…

Flex Pattern

Based on a quick assessment, I’d rate the stiffness of the tips as 6/7, and the tails at 8.

Pretty interesting — 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…

Tip Construction

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.

Comparisons

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?

Anyway, we look forward to getting the Enforcer Pro on snow and answering these questions.

Nordica Enforcer Pro

Nordica Enforcer Pro

 

 

Nordica Enforcer Pro

Nordica Enforcer Pro

 

 

Nordica Enforcer Pro - Tip Profile

Nordica Enforcer Pro – Tip Profile

 

 

Nordica Enforcer Pro - Tail Profile

Nordica Enforcer Pro – Tail Profile

6 Comments

  1. John February 6, 2017 Reply

    What about the new HEAD Kore 117 ? 180 and 189cm, way lighter and yet still burly

  2. Blister Member
    Tom February 6, 2017 Reply

    Appears to have less tail rocker than the Enforcer 110. Awesome!

    On my short list. Looking forward to your reviews.

  3. Albert Enourato February 6, 2017 Reply

    I would love to hear a comparison to the Nordica Girish which you seemed to like but never really followed up with a full review on.
    It is an awesome ski.

    I am also personally interested in the Head Cyclic which may also compare.

    Thanks
    Albert

  4. Oleg Shnayder February 13, 2017 Reply

    Hi,
    I am wondering to compare
    Salomon Q 115
    Line Supernatural 115
    Nordica Enforcer Pro

    How is the new Nordica compares to old Salomon or/and Line

    Thank you,

    Oleg

  5. Blister Member
    Tom February 28, 2017 Reply

    “…but how at home the Enforcer Pro will feel in crud and chop remains to be seen”

    OK, as an unapologetic resort skier, THIS will probably be the key aspect of your upcoming review, for me.

    And a comparison of the tails to the late, unlamented by you guys, Patron.

    TIA!

  6. Alex March 12, 2017 Reply

    I got to ski these today. Crazy fun. I own the helldorados which these are the unofficial replacement for. They are slightly wider but feel lighter, less rocketed especially in the tail, and have much stiffer tails than the helldorado. Despite the longer length( my helldorados are 185) and less rocketed tail they didn’t seem significantly longer and were still relatively easy to ski. While I have yet to find the speed limit on my helldorados, the enforcer pro felt smoother with the tips and tails flapping less than the helldos. I didn’t find much more than 2 inches of Manmade snow today, but these things were a blast.

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