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.
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…
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…
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.
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?
- Blizzard Rustler 11, 192 cm (116 mm wide @ 192 cm length)
- Rossignol Black Ops, 186
- Liberty Variant 113
- Rossignol Super 7 RD, 190 cm
- Volkl Confession (186 or 193 cm)
- Blizzard Bodacious, 186 cm
Anyway, we look forward to getting the Enforcer Pro on snow and answering these questions.
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