Originally Posted by WhatIsHip
Any one have any opinions on the nordica enforcers?
OK......sorta seriously, you don't need more opinions, you need some focus. The thing that most contributes to 'railing gs turns on groomers and ice pick edge grip' is the combination of overall flex and torsional flex. Generally, stiffer in both attributes gives you those qualities. As WR has pointed out, those are detrimental characteristics in tight spots in the trees and in transitional conditions. So....you have to decide what you want because you won't get both.
Oh yeah..........the Enforcer. I've owned two Mantras and I just never really warmed up to it much. IMO, for a ski as wide as it is, it is not particularly good in soft snow and it's awfully big for hard snow. The problem as I see it is that the ski is just too stiff in the back half of the ski and you have to work it too much to finish off the turn. As a side note, I think that much stiffness without reasonable dampening makes the ski too harsh feeling for my tastes. The Enforcer is in a similar type of ski to the Mantra as is the Blizzard Atlas. However, both of those skis have a more compliant flex and hence are easier for my tastes in mixte salad conditions. Both will be more versatile than the Mantra in softer stuff. The Mantra would offer more stability at some point, I just don't ski fast enough to find that point on either of other two.