Expert Review: Nordica Enforcer 94 Skis · 2022
This review is my honest opinion of the skis, which I purchased with my own money in December of 2021.
About this review: This review is my honest opinion of the skis, which I purchased with my own money in December of 2021.
The 2022 Nordica Enforcer 94 is a true all-mountain bruiser for all ski levels. Strong, stiff, and damp, this ski can be blast through any condition anywhere, anytime.
About the skis I own
- Model: 2022 Nordica Enforcer 94
- Size: 179cm
- Height: 5’10”
- Weight: 170lbs
- Experience: 25+ years of skiing
- When I bought these: December of 2021
- Days tested: 20+
- Mount position: +1cm from recommended
- Boots: Rossignol AllSpeed Elite 130 2021
- Boot Size: 26.5
- Bindings: Tyrolia Attack 14
- Where I’ve used it: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
- Terrain: Everywhere inbounds at the resort and some side country missions as well. Moguls, glades, chutes, groomers, powder
How they perform
What I was looking for
While demoing the Enforcer 94, I was looking for a solid all-mountain ski that can carve at high speeds and feel comfortable blasting through bumps, sliding through trees, and straight lining through packed powder chop.
Why I chose this gear
I work for a ski shop at the base of JHMR and was able to demo these whenever I pleased; it was my absolute favorite hardpack skis in our fleet. It had incredible versatility wherever I was skiing no matter how variable the conditions. My other favorite is the Head Kore 93. This is a lighter weight option but certainly not as damp as the Enforcer.
What I love about them
- Speed: This ski is very comfortable at high speeds and can boost nearly any type of skier’s confidence. The two sheets of metal and carbon mix keep this ski damp and chatterless—even when pushing 40+ mph.
- Edge hold: This ski has great torsional stability (side to side), and the edge won’t flutter away from me on choppy snow. With a well-tuned edge, this ski can hold an edge like a race ski.
- Turns: The predictable rocker profile of this ski allows for easy edge release and engagement, making turns feel natural yet powerful. This allows for a high level of trust and confidence in the ski when needing to make awkward transitions or last-second turns.
- Groomers: An advanced skier who knows how to lean a ski over on edge will be blown away by the race-like performance of this ski on a nice groomer. This ski possesses unbelievable edge hold and stability at even the highest speeds.
- Trees: This ski does a great job in almost all types of glades out West where one can be playful and fast. The damp feel makes rough corners and chattery run outs feel like butter.
- Moguls: Similar to its glade performance, the Enforcer can support even the fastest mogul skiers out there. The rocker on this ski prevents the edge from getting held up in bumps while the dampness feels as if I have literal suspension attached to my legs upon each mogul impact. Though the heavier weight of this ski could pose a challenge for a less advanced mogul skier trying to make quick transitions.
- Park/switch riding: The playful attitude of this ski makes it feel quite comfortable popping off lips and boosting kickers in the park. The energy in the tip and tail contribute to this and allow me to pop off the ground with ease when loading the tails with energy. If mounted forward, there is enough tail rise/rocker to ride switch.
- Backcountry: Although intended as a resort, all-mountain ski, there is certainly enough powder performance to support people chasing light storms in the backcountry. The spring corn missions would be a great option for this ski, especially for the aggressive skier.
- Durability: The Enforcer was one of the most used skis in our demo fleet and had minimal amount of damage compared with most other brands. The skis generally saw anywhere from 20–100 days of use.
- Stability: The two sheets of metal and carbon mix of the core keep this ski damp and chatterless even when pushing 40+ mph. This ski feels incredibly stable even in really demanding aggressive terrain when the conditions are brutal.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Powder: At 94mm underfoot, this ski is certainly not intended to be a powder ski. It does possess ample tip and tail rocker and can float just fine in anything boot deep or less.
- Weight: This ski is certainly not lightweight by any means and could pose a challenge for more beginner/intermediate skiers.
Favorite moment with this gear
Coming down a fresh groomer at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort one clear morning going faster than I ever have on skis before and feeling total control and confidence.
Value for the money vs. other options
The Nordica Enforcer 94 comes in at a very reasonable price point compared with some higher-end brands such as Kästle or DPS. It falls within that $700–900 range, as most retail brands with solid all mountain skis do, such as the Head Kore, Blizzard Rustler, and Völkl Mantra.
The Nordica Enforcer 94 is a perfect one-ski quiver for the intermediate to the expert skier that wants to explore the entire mountain at nearly any resort.