If you love carving and exploring every single trail a mountain has to offer, you’ve come to the right place. The Nordica enforcer may be just what you need. Whether you’re a natural or just outgrowing your beginner skis, you’re in for a treat.
The Nordica Enforcer will leave your mouth watering and your hands itching for your wallet if you fit the description above. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but let’s just say reviewers adore these skis for a reason. Sure, there are areas where they aren’t the best. Nevertheless, if your style of skiing fits with the Nordica Enforcer’s strengths, you’re going to fall in love with these skis.
Overview of the Nordica Enforcer
The Nordica Enforcer is an excellent all-mountain ski. With models ranging from 93cm to 115cm in width, the set covers skiers that prefer groomers or powder. The Nordica Enforcer collection is widely praised for its excellent carving, smooth ride, and forgiving nature.
With the Nordica Enforcer series, you can expect stability and maneuverability. The series gets shaky at high speeds on crud, but that’s the only time you’ll find the Nordica Enforcer unsteady. At every other speed, the Nordica Enforcer will plow through crud and give you a smooth and steady ride.
How the Nordica Enforcer Handles
in the Snow
There are a few areas where the Enforcer absolutely glows. And when it doesn’t glow, it still holds up with its competition very well.
Repeatedly, the Nordica Enforcer is praised for its tremendous ability to carve on groomed snow. The skis can hold a turn with ease. Along with that, the Enforcer effortlessly enters and exits turns. You can swiftly change the shape of your turn and switch from side to side with these skis.
When looking at the selection of the Enforcer suite, Nordica Enforcer 93 is the perfect choice if you’re looking to stick to groomed snow. Their narrow width makes them extremely nimble on the slopes. For intermediate skiers, you’ll find the agility to feel natural and forgiving. And for the experienced skier, you’ll find these skis will handle anything you throw at them. They’re powerful and love to be on their edges.
Whether you enjoy carving and making fast, wide turns, or charging straight down the mountain, the Nordica Enforcer won’t let you down. The build has high stability and gives you a smooth and sure ride on the slopes.
Even in chop and powder, the Nordica Enforcer Pro will stay stable. The only downside with stability is that you can’t expect to go extreme speeds in chop and get a smooth ride. If you want to stay at a medium speed, however, the Nordica Enforcer will serve you well even in the roughest conditions.
The thinner models of Nordica Enforcer lack in float when in deep powder. However, if you know you’ll be in powder a lot, you can choose the Nordica Enforcer Pro 115. It won’t be a beast in deep powder, but it will get the job done. And the Enforcer Pro will feel at home in low to medium powder.
The Nordica Enforcer 110 will carve through low powder and slush like a champ, while still performing great on groomed snow. A perfect choice for someone who loves powder, but also enjoys days at primarily groomed resorts.
You won’t be able to go crazy with these skis. The Nordica Enforcer has a little bit of pop and flex, but it wasn’t made to stay in the terrain park. However, the Nordica Enforcer 93 will allow you to get creative due to its maneuverability. If you’re seeking an all mountain ski that’s meant for the terrain park, stay tuned for the CT 2.0.
The Nordica series will cost you around $500 to $900 depending on where you buy them from and which model you purchase. Their price fits the skis well and honestly, it's a bit low considering the performance they put out. You get high tier performance for a mid-tier price, making them an exceptional buy for any intermediate to expert skier.
Models and Specifications
There are four models of the Nordica Enforcer: the Nordica Enforcer 93, Nordica Enforcer 100, Nordica Enforcer 110, and Nordica Enforcer Pro (115). Each model differs just enough in their preferred conditions to give you a healthy variety of options.
The Nordica Enforcer 93
Perfect for resort skiing, the Nordica Enforcer 93 lives to carve. It provides a smooth and stable ride, and transitions in and out of turns at your demand. It turns on a dime and shreds like there’s no tomorrow.
This is an excellent ski for someone who spends most of their time on groomed conditions. It’s “reliable and consistent” at high speeds so that speed demons will feel at home on it. On days where the conditions aren’t the best, the Nordica Enforcer 93 handles chunder and ice very well.
The Nordica Enforcer 100
The other three models of Nordica Enforcer were made to follow up on the success of this model. So you could say this is the OG Nordica Enforcer. It very well may be the “true” all mountain Enforcer. The width is narrow enough to finesse groomed slopes but has more width than the 93 in order to handle loose snow and low levels of powder.
The Nordica Enforcer 110
The Nordica Enforcer 110 is an ideal pick if you’re planning on encountering frequent slush and powder. It will carve well on groomed slopes but steals the show on loose snow. You’ll get ok performance in deep powder, but you’d be better off with the pro 115 model.
The Nordica Enforcer Pro 115
For the powder fiends, the Pro 115 will feel at home in medium powder. It still performs well in groomed and deep backcountry conditions but shines in resort powder. The width will provide you enough float to navigate powder while bringing you the reliable smoothness and maneuverability Nordica Enforcers are known for.
The Closest Alternatives
There are a few other all-mountain skis that hold up well against the Nordica Enforcer. The Volkl Mantra M5 stands the closest to the Enforcer, with its ability to bomb through crud at high speeds. The Blizzard Rustler 10 doesn’t have the turning capabilities of the Enforcer but makes up for it in its ability to readily handle soft snow and slush. Finally, the Faction CT 2.0 provides the playfulness that the Enforcer lacks, while still giving you access to the entire mountain.
The Volkl Mantra M5
In the same vein as the Nordica Enforcer, the Volkl Mantra M5 is a ski that can be loved by both intermediate and expert skiers. The skis handle well whether you’re skiing slow and deliberate, or charging aggressively at high speeds. Like the Nordica Enforcer, you’re also able to hold tight edges in the Volkl Mantra M5, and you’ll feel at home whether you’re on-piste or plowing through crud.
The Blizzard Rustler 10
Tight turns, soft snow, and playfulness is the name of the game for this pair of skis. The Blizzard Rustler 10 is perfect for those who enjoy short turns and a lively ski style. In fact, you may be let down by this pair if you prefer larger and wider turns. The ideal condition for these skis is soft snow, although they will perform well on groomed snow too. They handle crud well but lose some stability at high speeds. Overall, the Blizzard Rustler is a good pick for active and playful skiers.
The Faction CT 2.0
For those who enjoy the terrain park but also wish to explore the entire mountain, the CT 2.0 will be their pick of the litter. These symmetrical skis are made with the terrain park in mind. You’ll feel at home hitting jumps and grinding, while still having the ability to take a break on powdery slopes. The CT 2.0 lacks stability at high speeds, but this sacrifice provides a healthy pop, lightweight design, and comfortable landings at the terrain park.
Pros and Cons
The Nordica Enforcer is a beast at carving, whether you like sharp or wide turns. Unlike the Blizzard Rustler 10, it’s effortless to pop in and out of turns of all sizes with the Enforcer. You won’t be able to hit the terrain park the same way the CT 2.0 can, but the Enforcer makes up for this by giving you a silky smooth ride on rough terrain. The Enforcer also handles slush and crud very well, but can’t charge through rough terrain at the high speeds the Volkl Mantra M5 can.
You get an expert level ski for a medium price when purchasing the Nordica Enforcer. And even though it’s an expert level ski, intermediates will be able to grow their skills on these skis due to their forgiving nature. When wielded by an advanced skier, the Enforcer is a robust set of skis that will take you across the whole mountain.