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Nordica Enforcer 100 GF

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Rating: 4.06 / 5
Price: $799.00
Year: 2017
Level: 2
Gender: Male
Waist Width: 100
Tip/Tail/Waist: 133-100-121
Lengths: 169, 177, 185, 193

Stability at speed: 4.23 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.96 / 5
Crud performance: 4.21 / 5
Flotation: 3.86 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.86 / 5
Overall: 4.06 / 5

The 2017 Nordica Enforcer, which debuted in 2016, returns unchanged for 2017. It's a highly successful model for Nordica, blending the easy-smearing looseness of a slight-twin profile with the burly, directional feel of a full-sidewall, metal-reinforced construction. Its 100-mm waist width, makes it a likely choice for everyday freeriding at Western resorts or soft-snow days in the East. 

Nordica's Freeski series includes six men's models of wide and midfat freeriders, with waist widths of 113 mm (Patron), 100 mm (Enforcer), 97 mm (Soul Rider), 93 mm  (Enforcer 93), 87 mm (Soul Rider 87), and 84 (the park-specific Bad Mind). The Helldorado, a metal-reinforced version of the full-fat Patron, was dropped from the collection this year, and two midfats were added: the Enforcer 93 and the Soul Rider 87. The top models are all proven tester favorites, and there's nothing gimmicky about the way they're made. All Nordica Freeski series models are classic laminate constructions with poplar/beech wood cores for durability and responsiveness, full-height/full-length sidewalls for powerful edge grip, and task-appropriate reinforcement (two sheets of metal in the Enforcers, for high-speed calm and edge grip; glass and carbon weaves in the rest, to keep them light and lively). All are twin-tips or slight-twins, with varying amounts of rocker for soft snow flotation and shock absorption, with camber through the midbody for edge grip and rebound energy. The Patron and the two Enforcers are powerful directional freeriders with medium-long sidecut radii (15.5 to 21 meters). The Soulriders are softer flexing, with tighter sidecuts and a more freestyle, bi-directional performance. The Badmind is a park and pipe model. All Freeski series models are sold flat (no binding). 

Mostly what the Enforcer is is hard to find—either in ski shops, because it sold out so quickly, or in the rack at the test, because someone was always out hog- ging extra runs on it. No. 1—by a lot—for the second straight year, it’s likely to remain elusive. Again, testers unani- mously and emphatically applauded the Enforcer’s freakish versatility. There’s no secret in the layup, which is as straightforward as it gets (wood core, two sheets of metal, full sidewalls). That leaves the shape, which is the perfect blend of camber, rocker, flex, and side- cut for crushing anything. Maybe best of all, it lets anyone in on the fun; you don’t have to be a ripper. Gleason: “The best of modern shape combined with proven materials. Strong yet easy. A standout.” 

Notes: The 2017 Nordica Enforcer, which debuted in 2016, returns unchanged for 2017. It's a highly successful model for Nordica, blending the easy-smearing looseness of a slight-twin profile with the burly, directional feel of a full-sidewall, metal-reinforced construction. Its 100-mm waist width, makes it a likely choice for everyday freeriding at Western resorts or soft-snow days in the East. 

Nordica's Freeski series includes six men's models of wide and midfat freeriders, with waist widths of 113 mm (Patron), 100 mm (Enforcer), 97 mm (Soul Rider), 93 mm  (Enforcer 93), 87 mm (Soul Rider 87), and 84 (the park-specific Bad Mind). The Helldorado, a metal-reinforced version of the full-fat Patron, was dropped from the collection this year, and two midfats were added: the Enforcer 93 and the Soul Rider 87. The top models are all proven tester favorites, and there's nothing gimmicky about the way they're made. All Nordica Freeski series models are classic laminate constructions with poplar/beech wood cores for durability and responsiveness, full-height/full-length sidewalls for powerful edge grip, and task-appropriate reinforcement (two sheets of metal in the Enforcers, for high-speed calm and edge grip; glass and carbon weaves in the rest, to keep them light and lively). All are twin-tips or slight-twins, with varying amounts of rocker for soft snow flotation and shock absorption, with camber through the midbody for edge grip and rebound energy. The Patron and the two Enforcers are powerful directional freeriders with medium-long sidecut radii (15.5 to 21 meters). The Soulriders are softer flexing, with tighter sidecuts and a more freestyle, bi-directional performance. The Badmind is a park and pipe model. All Freeski series models are sold flat (no binding). 

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