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Nordica Enforcer Ti 2013 - length suggestion.

post #1 of 7
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Having trouble to decide which length, 177 or 185, I should choose.

I'm going to mount the Enforcers with Salomon STH 16.

 

Me: 42 years (skiing 35+), 5'11”, 185 lbs.

Boots: Lange, flex 130 (conformable liner with race tongue).

Quiver: Mythic Rider 178 (-08), Nordica Girish 185 (-10), Fischer 9+ 175 (-11).

 

I can ski both with finesse or charge hard (din 13 bindings are not an option).

Probably qualified as “expert”.

 

It's time to get rid of The Mythic Rider, a real crud buster without speed limit.

Is the 177 Enforcer going to “feel” like 178 Mythic, or will 185 be a better choice.

I will use the Enforcer as a “One Quiver Ski”, when skiing outside Scandinavia.

 

//HU

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Originally Posted by swe_ski View Post

 

Me: 42 years (skiing 35+), 5'11”, 185 lbs.

 

 

I can ski both with finesse or charge hard (din 13 bindings are not an option).

Probably qualified as “expert”.

 

 

185

post #3 of 7

Tough choice.  I am 5'10" 200lbs and ride skis from 178 to 196 depending on conditions.  What do you want the ski to do, be really easy to turn/nimble (177) or a little larger turn radius but more stable at speed (185)?  If it is a 1 ski quiver, for your skill set the 185 should be the winner IMO.

post #4 of 7

As suggested above, it does depend on your intended use.  Since you already have the 185 Girish you may consider that 'longer' space to be filled in your quiver, and the 177 might provide a more nimble ski to complement the longer/wider board.  Only you can make that call.

 

175 Progressor 9+

177 Enforcer (or the 185)

185 Girish

 

Nice quiver !

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the response!

 

I haven't had the opportunity to demo the Enforcers but my telemark skis; Line Influence 105 179 and Nordica Burner 178, make me believe I'm on the right path. 177 would the right choice, considering the quiver. Problem is I don't know the difference between 177 and 185.

 

What I want to know is if there is a great difference in flex and speed limit?

 

Is there anybody, who have skied the Nordica Enforcers 2013 in both length 177 and 185?

post #6 of 7

I've managed to demo both, although the 177 was the model immediately prior to the early rise tip, and the 185 was the first model with the (slight) early rise.  I'm a bigger guy (6'4" and 210lbs) and for my purpose (how and where I ski) I consider myself between those two lengths.  

 

The 177 (without early rise) was perfect for the local hill; a smaller resort with a lot of sometimes-crowded on piste runs which are tamed by the groomers but get cut up by lunch, and which regularly suffers thaw freeze cycles on the lower slopes.  Conditions were pretty sketchy at the time.  I tried the 185 (with early rise) a year later, in better conditions, and it felt like a lot more ski.  I liked the flex and turning radius of the shorter ski - especially in the icy bumps we had that day.  On our local hill you can't always open up a longer ski and let them really run, so the shorter length seemed more appropriate.  They're a pretty stout ski with a couple of metal layers, so the 177cm won't let you down at all.  I'd want to try the 177 with the early rise before I'd buy that ski, but I'd be happy to buy the regular camber 177.

 

There's been a lot written on the Enforcer on this forum lately, so try a search if you haven't already.

 

Hard to go wrong with either ski really.  It's just a matter of slotting the new ski into your quiver.

 

Best of luck.

post #7 of 7

If you can't decide, how about both?

i have 2 pair of the 185, one with the early rise and one without.

both are fantastic skis, now the hardest question is which pair on which day

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