Expert Review: Nordica Enforcer 94
This review is my own honest opinion of the skis, which I bought with my own money in December 2019.
About this review This review is my own honest opinion of the skis, which I bought with my own money in December 2019.
The Nordica Enforcer 94s are durable, versatile, all-mountain daily drivers that have well-balanced flex and pop, and are great for intermediate to advanced skiers. They hold an edge with authority while remaining damp, smooth, and stable underfoot at high speeds and in the chop.
About this gear
- Model: 2018 Nordica Enforcer 94
- Size: 185cm
- Height: 5’10”
- Weight: 155 lbs
- Experience: 25 years
- When I bought these: December 2019
- Days tested: 80
- Mount position: 3cm back from true center
- Boots: Full Tilt Drop Kick Pro
- Boot Size: 27.5
- Bindings: Rossignol FKS Pivot 12
- Where I’ve used it: Colorado (Copper Mountain, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, Aspen Mountain), Vermont (Mount Snow, Jay Peak)
- Terrain: Powder, moguls, groomed trails, trees, terrain park
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was seeking a versatile, all-mountain ski that would hold up better than my park skis. I work as a Freestyle Ski Instructor 3-5 days a week and was really looking for a versatile daily driver that would last me season after season. I needed a pair of skis for the season to coach on, and another freestyle coach offered me these skis for a great deal.
Why I chose this gear
The Enforcer 94s seemed more sturdy with a stronger flex, slightly heavier build, and slightly wider underfoot than the Nordica Soul Rider 87s which are my current skis. I was on the hunt for a deal and the Enforcer 94s presented and proved themselves – definitely withstood everything I threw at them!
What I love about it
- Speed: These skis hold up extremely well at high speeds. They’re quite damp, no chatter, smooth, and stable underfoot.
- Edge hold: They hold an edge with authority whether on hardpack, ice, or groomers, or packed powder.
- Groomers: The enjoyably shaped carves have made these skis a favorite for me – not too short, not too long of a turn radius, but right in the middle.
- Trees: The Enforcer 94s are quite nimble in the trees and bumps alike, allowing me to pivot with ease while also absorbing those bumps in a zipper line like a champ.
- Durability: I really enjoy how these skis have withstood every bit of terrain I stared down during my first season in Colorado. No matter if it was choppy, half-skied-off snow, groomers, ice, jumps, rails, trees, or powder less than 18 inches, my Enforcers are still kicking!
- Stability: These skis stay smooth, damp, and quiet at high speeds and in choppy conditions.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Powder: Recommended mounting from the factory is about 10cm back from true-center. If mounted closer to the true center, powder landings turn into somersaults over the handlebars!
- Park: I’m a tad hesitant to hit big features switch (skiing large jumps, cliffs, or rails backward) on the Enforcers due to their partial tail rocker/partial twin tail build. I’d prefer a true twin over the Enforcers if hitting jumps switch is your jam!
- Switch riding: I cannot ride or land switch in powder due to the partial tail rocker. There’s not enough tail rocker to
Favorite moment with this gear
My favorite memory on these skis was stomping a Nose Butter Cork 720 on the “moment hip” on the side of a trail at Aspen Highlands in Colorado in front of my whole group of young athletes – it was awesome, the stoke was high!
Value for the money vs. other options
The Enforcers are definitely worth it, because of how durable they are. These skis absolutely hold up to the test of time without feeling too stiff or heavy! If you are looking at other options, K2 Mindbender 99TIs are similar but are slightly wider and slightly stiffer.
This gear unlocks all-terrain versatility, high-speed damp, and enjoyably shaped carves. To the adventurous hot doggers, a whole new world of skiing to get creative on!