Advanced freeride skier
Craig's rating of this ski:
Considering his skiers profile:
"Powder bump runs with numerous face shots, creamy untracked pow turns, and even huge carve turns on empty groomed runs at the beginning of the day are my favorite. I am not a high speed skier."
Weight:82 kg180 lbs
My favourite freeride skis:
1. Blizzard Bonafide
2. Kästle BMX105
3. Liberty Genome
To all my reviews
Returns unchanged for second year...for good reason
I am writing quick reviews for 13, 2016-17 freeride skis I rode at this years SIA demo days. In the approximate 100mm underfoot skis I was able to demo, two stood out. The Kastle BMX 105 HP, and the Nordica Enforcer 100. The conditions were soft, with 12 inches over the previous two days. Some face shots in the bumps early on the first day, with cut up groomers to judge stability, and some skied off areas to test edges.
This was the first ski in my demo, and it set a high bar for all of the following 12 skis I rode. 185cm length ideal.
The Enforcer is stable at speed, comparable to the Blizzard Bonafide, perhaps slightly...lower dampening qualities and, maybe....slightly less stable through cut up terrain, but still excellent. Will require a longer term demo to confirm! Carving capabilities are very good at all turn radius, with very good edge hold.
Excellent, more forgiving tail, with less penalty in a back seat position, compared to the Bonafide. Larger sweet spot. High dampening qualities. Quick edge to edge.
Transitioned smoothly in and out of pow stashes. Average float for this width. This will be my firm snow ski for my local Vail Colorado area, replacing my aging Bonafide.
-demo bindings mounted standard. Demo bindings add weight, stiffness, and dampening to a ski, with their metal plates under both toe, and heel.
-edge angles and tuning to follow in next demo.
-flat tip did not seem to be a issue when diving into face of bumps.
-weight: moderate (approx. 2150 g/ski)
Nordica about the Enforcer
"The legendary Enforcer is back, one of the greatest all-mountain skis ever built. Sporting a new 100mm waist for versatility, a full wood core sandwiched between 2 sheets of metal for power and stability at speed, a blunt nosed tip to blast through crud, and a low rocker profile for full edge contact on hard snow conditions, the new Enforcer will lay down the law wherever you take it", says Nordica. As they list the Enforcer as a freeride ski on their website, but describe it as an all-mountain ski, it shows that even Nordica itself is confused by the awesome versatility of the Enforcer.