Originally Posted by beyond
My understanding is that the MX series has pretty long running lengths; they have no early rise and a fairly traditional tip. I'd bet, compared to the 177 Enforcer, the 173 is as long or longer in running length. The Enforcer will be less stiff, too, because it's aimed at softer snow. So I'd predict the Enforcer at 177 is an easier ski to bend than the MX at 173.
I don't get this at all. Nor do I get the pull back thing. Maybe that's why it feels long? I don't ski it that way. That pic is in the air! Failure to pull back there could've been bad.
It feels shortish to me. Well let's say normal to less for a 174. I even moved the demo back one notch to give more front. 3 Days on it, 2 at Jackson, 1 at Mad River
But even standing on it going to the lift line it doesn't feel long. It does have a slightly elevated tail of a couple inches.
Fwiw, demoed the new Enforcer in 185 or whatever it was. Had I more time I would've tried the 193 and I haven't skied a ski that long in years. Enforcer skis short. Bindings are seemingly pretty fore.
If looking for a 100mm ski you can't go wrong with the Enforcer unless you have specific requirements and needs. (like very aggressive crud and pow busting I suppose)
Though I didn't get to try it in soft snow.
Edited by Tog - 3/23/15 at 3:35pm