Expert Review: Nordica Enforcer Free 110 Skis · 2022Published on 09/09/2022 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the ski, which I purchased with my own money in October of 2022.
Opening day - no matter the conditions, the Enforcer is up to a challenge! All photos courtesy of Mark Freytag
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the skis, which I purchased with my own money in October of 2022.
I absolutely love my Nordica Enforcer Free 110 skis and have been on this family of skis for over a decade. The ski is built for the advanced intermediate to expert. It shines in the deeper stuff as well as on groom.
About the gear
- Model: 2022 Nordica Enforcer 110
- Size: 186cm
- Height: 5’8”
- Weight: 155 lbs
- Experience: 30 years of living life on skis
- When I bought these: October 2022
- Days tested: 300+
- Mount position: True Mount
- Boots: 2019 Lange RX 130 L.V.
- Boot Size: 26.5
- Bindings: 2019 Marker Jester
- Where I’ve used it: All over Colorado, Vail Mountain is home.
- Terrain: Groomers, Powder days, Cliffs
How they perform
What I was looking for
I looked for a new all-mountain 1-ski quiver for my style in Colorado. Not having to swap skis depending on conditions, did it exist?
Why I chose this gear
I had been skiing the Nordica Patron line for years and was not keen on them deleting the ski from their lineup. So, trusting Nordica, I grabbed a pair of Enforcers and set them in my closet for a year. I finally mounted them and took some turns. I have never looked back. They will always be in my quiver.
I did look into other options as I was not thrilled about change; however, everyone seemed to be adding Titanal or more to the core. So I checked out Armada’s JJs, the Chetlers from Atomic, and Dynastar, all around 105-115 underfoot.
What I love about them
- Speed: For a ski 110 underfoot, the sidewall edge is strong and built to lay down these skis. They are “chatterproof” aka silent at speed.
- Edge hold: The Nordica Enforcers have burly, strong edges with layers of Titanal.
- Turns: These skis like having some speed behind them to initiate turns. Once moving, the Enforcers are a dream.
- Groomers: See above “chatterproof,” virtually silent on groomers. Solid edging and sidewalls create a smooth, stable ride.
- Powder: This ski is 110 underfoot, made to be in the deep stuff. That said, keep it moving. High knees and fewer turns needed on powder days. It is a heavier ski at 2,140 grams per ski.
- Trees: The ski does phenomenal in the trees as long as there is ample snow, like the powder comment, keep them moving.
- Backcountry: Backcountry, cliffs, yes. However, if one is talking about backcountry touring, absolutely not. It is great to get to the unexplored, deeper days of resort/inbounds sidecountry.
- Durability: I have a pair of the original Enforcers still in my ski quiver after five years, and the 22s have had minimal change. I am expecting another five out of these.
- Weight: 2,140gm per ski.
- Stability: It’s an extremely stable ski at speed. As discussed, this ski likes to move and is extremely damp/silent.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Moguls: This is a big ski for bumps. Keep the knees high and spot the line. The Enforcers will handle them with extra effort; just remember, it takes that extra oomph.
- Park: This isn’t a ski I would rock in the park due to its heavy/burly build. One should look elsewhere if this is their jam..
Favorite moment with this gear
I was out on a beautiful powder day in Blue Sky Basin of Vail, Colorado, and had been having lap after lap of my life. I trudged past Champagne Glades and kept hiking these Enforcers west. Finally, I turned to a steep face, a perfect opening between aspens, and got after it, drop after drop. I never felt that the equipment would let me down, and it did not—one of the best runs of my life.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Enforcer from Nordica comes in line priced with any other ski in its category, exceeding expectations, especially durability, as opposed to my days on the Armada JJs, Atomic Bent Chetlers, and Line Sick Day 104s.
I have had an absolute blast on these skis for years. If someone is aggressive and ready for any challenge thrown at them, this ski will meet and exceed one's wants and needs. So go big on them. They are built to handle it all.