Nordica designed the updated Enforcer 110 to suit the needs of someone who wants a wider ski but doesn’t necessarily want to work hard to drive the ski forward and keep it on edge. Traditional camber underfoot has the familiar edge-hold that’s ideal for groomers and variable snow, while the rockered blunt tip and tail and wide platform allow the ski to float through powder. Rocker in the tip and tail also makes starting and finishing turns smoother and easier due to the gradual transition to and from the effective edge.
In order to keep the Enforcer 110 lighter and more playful in soft snow than the 100 and 93 versions, Nordica introduced something they call Energy 2 Titanium Balsa, which adds balsa wood into the poplar and beech core, as well as two thin layers of carbon to help compensate for the now lighter core. Two strips of metal (titanal) help stiffen the ski up. While skiing the Enforcer 110 at Big Sky, I felt it had an inconsistent flex pattern when skiing at higher speeds. The tail of the ski seemed solid, but the tip was like a bull about to enter the rodeo: a lot of energy, but not quite sure what to do with it.
Nevertheless, the Enforcer 110 is a great ski for someone that wants a daily driver that is a little on the wider side. The rocker in the tip and tail makes it very easy to turn, and the camber underfoot is essential for everyday versatility. As long as straightlining is not on the agenda, this ski will make a lot of people very happy. --Dane Weister