Pros: Stability, quick edge to edge, grip, fun
Cons: the base p-tex seems soft, mount point on 185 seems forward
Ok, Im just a beater - but figured I'd give this a go - I don't sell skis or have any financial interest - I find that I like Nordica products and ski their boots
Nordica Enforcer v2.0:
Length Tested: 185
Dimensions/Turn Radius: 133-100-121 and 18.5tr
Camber: Early Rise Tip & Tail w/camber
Binding: FKS 14
Mount point: boot center on the suggested line
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: Ajax and Snowmass
Number of Runs: 2 days
Snow Conditions: Full on Spring
Demo or Own: Own
Age: Old enough that I have to fib on the binding din sheet
Height/Weight: 6'2' and 183
Ski Days/Season: 25-30
Preferred Terrain groomers,off-piste, I'm a 50/50 person
Always like the Nordica Enforcer, Girish too. In a dreamworld would have had the Enforcer w/ a Bonafide tail. Wide flat was great on groomers but was a little troublesome for me sometimes off-piste.
Bought a pair of the new ones based on reviews, mounted them up and headed to ASE. Skied first at Ajax and then Snowmass (was staying in town). Let me first say that I have been skiing the Cochise mostly all season with a handful of days on the Double Helix - so that is my frame of reference.
These are noticeably lighter than the Cochise or old Enforcer for that matter.
Softer too - but nice medium flex
Mount point is more "centered"
Very smooth and quick edge to edge, short radius slalom and long radius GS turns are no problem and ski does what you tell it. Figured with the mount point and kind of "new school" shape, you would want to ski this thing more "centered" - and you can, but it doesn't really exhibit any "old Enforcer" tendencies until you get into the cuff on the boot and bend the ski a bit, and then it gets FUN.
It does have a kind of weird 2 personality thing going though - it "skis short" if you don't pressure those cuffs ie. a heel pusher - however, once you start driving it - in seemingly gets "longer" and skis its length.
Spent the first part of the AM lapping some groomers waiting for the reef to thaw. Then just kind of went where ever. I did find that I needed to detune the tips back to the contact point - they were a little grabby for me in the bumps. I should have maybe done the tails too. I noticed that these were "different" than my Cochise skis in the off-piste. just a bit more precise and I am guessing this has to do with the tune on them. Let me explain, I can dive into almost anything on those Blizzards and break them loose, if needed, like anywhere. They are really "pivoty" too. The Enforcers wanted to lock into a turn off-piste and sometimes it was hard to break it loose and pivot the other direction. This could also have to do with the conditions, grippy, manky slush. I think also, for me, it has to do with the amount of tail behind the binding - these are mounted more forward than my more traditional Cochise and "old" Enforcers (v2.0 in the center - all 3 are 185's) - I kept getting hung up and it was "different" behind the boot.
Didn't really get to test its crud busting ability (originals sweet spot), but it will slay some slush. :)
Overall just fun
Nice, fairly damp, metal laminate ski
Better for skiers that like to drive their boot cuffs
Easy to lay over and engage the length of ski in the turn
Never wished for anything longer - very stable going fast.
Quick - man, this thing will turn
I thought it was pretty light for a ski with 2 sheets of metal (unscientific "how heavy to they feel dangling on the lift" method)
Seems like Nordica might have used the "old" Blizzard soft p-tex - some really bad gouges on 2 days of skiing
Tail just seems..well...long. There, I said it, at the recommended line
For me - id rather ski 1,000 vertical ft of bumps on my Cochise than the Enforcers v2.0 - again, could have been the out of the wrapper tune - might just need to ski better, might just need less manky snow.