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Blizzard Bonafide vs Nordica Enforcer

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In the market for a new all mountain ski. I demoed the Blizzard Bonafide in 180 and the Nordica NRGY100 in 177. I thought the Bonafides were great, solid ski, great response, handled everything I threw at it. I liked the NRGY100s as well, but not as much as the Bonafides. They seemed a little more squirmy and not as firm and responsive as the Bonafide, but still a very good ski.

So then I learn about the Enforcers. Unfortunately, I won't have a chance to demo the Nordica Enforcer this season, but reading from all the postings everyone seems to love them and that they are a firmer ski than the NRGY 100. I would usually just wait until I could demo them, but have found brand new Bonafides for $500. Should I wait to try them or pull the trigger on the Bonafides?

Thanks in advance.
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In the market for a new all mountain ski. I demoed the Blizzard Bonafide in 180 and the Nordica NRGY100 in 177. I thought the Bonafides were great, solid ski, great response, handled everything I threw at it. I liked the NRGY100s as well, but not as much as the Bonafides. They seemed a little more squirmy and not as firm and responsive as the Bonafide, but still a very good ski.

So then I learn about the Enforcers. Unfortunately, I won't have a chance to demo the Nordica Enforcer this season, but reading from all the postings everyone seems to love them and that they are a firmer ski than the NRGY 100. I would usually just wait until I could demo them, but have found brand new Bonafides for $500. Should I wait to try them or pull the trigger on the Bonafides?

Thanks in advance.

You struck oil, stop drilling. If money is a concern, you will not find a similar price on the Enforcer until this time next year...do you want to wait another whole year before you buy new skis? Plus the $200 you will save will pretty much cover the cost of your bindings. 

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Hey Everyone,

 

Just joined Epic Ski.  I love the info that you all share on products, etc.  I am looking to buy a set of new All Mountain Quivers.  I am 59 years old and 6' 1'' and 220 lbs.  I haven't been skiing for 8 years.  I used to ski Mammoth 20 days a year with my son when he was young but I have gone through some major cancer stuff.  Looking to get back on the mountain with him.  He is on the US ParaOlympic Ski team.  My past level was advanced to expert (paranoids, scottys, cornice, st. antons, etc.  Now just probably intermediate to advanced.

 

I have been looking at your articles on Nordica Enforcer 100 and Blizzard Bonafide 98 as an All Mountain ski.  Please chime in and let me know your thoughts on what I should be looking at to buy.  I would be a fast cruiser.  NO BIG MOGULS, NO DEEP POWER.  Mostly front side piste but some easy off piste if available.  I used to ski with Cordy at Footloose in Mammoth.  He is a crazy man on skis!  Thanks for your help.

 

GS Old Guy

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Hey Everyone,

 

Just joined Epic Ski.  I love the info that you all share on products, etc.  I am looking to buy a set of new All Mountain Quivers.  I am 59 years old and 6' 1'' and 220 lbs.  I haven't been skiing for 8 years.  I used to ski Mammoth 20 days a year with my son when he was young but I have gone through some major cancer stuff.  Looking to get back on the mountain with him.  He is on the US ParaOlympic Ski team.  My past level was advanced to expert (paranoids, scottys, cornice, st. antons, etc.  Now just probably intermediate to advanced.

 

I have been looking at your articles on Nordica Enforcer 100 and Blizzard Bonafide 98 as an All Mountain ski.  Please chime in and let me know your thoughts on what I should be looking at to buy.  I would be a fast cruiser.  NO BIG MOGULS, NO DEEP POWER.  Mostly front side piste but some easy off piste if available.  I used to ski with Cordy at Footloose in Mammoth.  He is a crazy man on skis!  Thanks for your help.

 

GS Old Guy

This thread is kinda old ... May be it should be better if you just started a new thread than hijacking an old one... But just in case you couldn't because you re new... I skied both and it is a tough choice... Bonafides still is the winner as a charger but the Enforcer has quite a different feel, like more crisp, lighter...

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Hey you should ask Cordy! That man knows his stuff and would be a great resource, as I'm sure you know. He's my bootfitter, and I trust him. I know he was skiing bones. I'm not a good recommendation though because I'm 5'7 and 140lb, and I love my bonafides.

 

Just call him up.

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Thanks!  Yes I called Cordy the other day but he was off.  I haven't talked with him in a long time.  He used to be my boot fitter as well.  Knows his stuff.  I will reach out to him and see what he thinks.  Thanks again.

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