Originally Posted by mtcyclist
The Enforcer is 100mm, Patron and Helldo are 113mm. Helldo has two sheets of Titanal, Patron has none, Enforcer has one. The flex patterns are all very different. If you want a one ski quiver, Enforcer is the way to go Neither the Patron nor the Helldo are much fun on a hard groomer.
The Patron did not feel wide at all on the groomers and was very easy to turn and put on edge and held on steep slopes. I have used it on days where it has not snowed in a few days and the hill is skied off. Worked great. IMHO one of the best one ski quiver skis for western resort skiing for an advanced skier in my size range. The Heldorado might be too heavy though for an intermediate/low advanced but I found the Patron dead easy to turn. The Enforcer might be the best compromise but generally I prefer wider skis for some reason. Either way it is a ski one must at least try. Nordica is making some awesome skis. There are other options obviously. I own the Moment Deathwish, made in the USA, and it is a superb one ski quiver for Colorado Resort skiing. Keep in mind I am 6-2 and 180 and an advanced skier but I do not like to ski very fast and prefer controlled medium speeds to all out blasting.
The width of the ski is only one design parameter of many and most people shy away from some wider designs when in fact they would be better off on them. I was one of those people. Always on 98mm or narrower skis though the wider ones were only good in powder. I was very wrong.
As an example I also tried the well reviewed Atomic Vantage 90 CTi and did not like them at all. Found the tips too light and soft? (a bit chattery) and the rear of the ski a bit too stiff, odd combination so it was neither great in the steep moguls or trees or the steep slopes above treeline. On intermediate groomers it was great but I look for more versatility in a ski.
I felt the Patron (and even the Deathwish) is a MUCH better Soul 7 type ski. Easy to turn and versatile like the Soul but handles crud and variable WORLDS better also hold a better edge on the steeps.
Regarding the order I think the Enforcer and the Patron are up there, the Heldorado I would not buy unless you try first. If you like skis that are stable but offer some pop and are easy to turn (and turn in a variety of ways and radii) the Enforcer and the Patron should do great. Again, there are other options as usual it is best that you try first.