Featured Sponsored 2020 Nordica Enforcer 104 Free Review

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  1. SkiEssentials

    SkiEssentials Slashing Turns and Prices Pugski Sponsor

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    We've been having a blast testing these 2020 Nordica Enforcer 104 Frees! With these and the new 88, the Enforcer collection feels more complete than ever before. Take a look!
     
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  2. firebanex

    firebanex Getting off the lift Skier

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    I need a pair. 186cm please.
     
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  3. Alexzn

    Alexzn Ski Squaw Skier

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    So Nordica finally did what Blizzard had done with the Flipcore colllection from the very beginning: extended it to the full range of widths.
     
  4. GregK

    GregK Getting off the lift Skier

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    What’s the weight of the Enforcer 104 in the 186cm size? Similar mount point to the 110?
     
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  5. USCskibum

    USCskibum At the base lodge Skier

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    So, how does this compare/contrast to the Blizzard Rustler 10? Same “family” factory...what’s the difference in tip/tail rocker and target audience?
     


  6. GregK

    GregK Getting off the lift Skier

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    Rustlers made in the UA factory and Enforcers made in the Technica factory but yes, same parent company.

    Very similar rocker lines, profile and mount points(Rustlers about 1cm forward) on both of them. Biggest difference is the 2 full sheets of metal on the Enforcer vs 1 partial tapered sheet on the Rustler.

    Weight is around the 2200 gram range on the 185cm Enforcer 110, so guessing the Enforcer 104 Free in 186cm will be in the 2100-2150 range. The current Rustler 10 is in the 1850 gram range for the 180cm and has a slightly lower turning radius so it’s high speed stability and crud performance suffers compared to the Enforcer line. It’s a common complaint about the Rustler 10 so they are beefing up the Rustler 10 core for next year(plus 100-150 grams) but should still be lighter than the 104 Free.

    So the Rustler 10 should be lighter on its feet and the Enforcer Free 104 a touch more backbone still. Sizing is another difference as Rustler 10 are 172/180/188cm and the Enforcer 104 Free is 172/179/186/191cm. Being someone who likes mid 180’s skis, I like the Enforcer sizing better.

    Like the video mentions and shows the Enforcer 93 and 100 are more traditional shapes on tail rocker vs the Enforcer Free 104/110 which have more tail splay and are really twin tip skis. Rustlers and the Enforcer Free series both have an “all mountain freestyle” playful vibe and common to move the mounts forward on both for people used to twin tip skis. Both can carve a turn yet jump off side hits of the trail.
    If your skis are always on the ground, Enforcer 100 or Blizzard Bonifide would be more appropriate.
     
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  7. USCskibum

    USCskibum At the base lodge Skier

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    So, how does this compare/contrast to the Blizzard Rustler 10? Same “family” factory...what’s the difference in tip/tail rocker and target audience?
    THANKS!!! Based upon most of the reviews...would it be correct to say the Enforcer 100 is slightly “easier” more accessible than the Bonafide?
     
  8. GregK

    GregK Getting off the lift Skier

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    Correct.
    Bonifide has 2 full sheets of metal like the Enforcer but a bit stiffer and binding mount further back on the Bonifide.
    Used to be a bigger difference between 2 as the Bonifide a few years ago you really had to be “on it” and was less forgiving compared to the current version. Current Bonifide still rips but is more user friendly than before.

    Still find the Enforcer even more accessible to a larger range of abilities. Intermediate-Expert could enjoy an Enforcer as it rewards proper technique but is more forgiving of mistakes. Bonifide will be less forgiving of bad technique I think.
     
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  9. GregK

    GregK Getting off the lift Skier

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    Weight measured by BlisterGear at 2240grams for the 104 in the 186cm. Actually heavier than the 110 but it’s swingweight should be less with the lighter construction tips.
     
  10. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    The Bonafide is just more hard snow oriented with great off trail capability. The Enforcer is a tad more off trail biased. It depends on what you want.

    I found the Rustler 10 quite fun. If I was looking for a more off trail ski id pick the Rustler. For crud and harder snow the Bonafide kills it.
     
  11. Lorenzzo

    Lorenzzo Right On The Line Skier

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    +1 ^

    Fight On!
     
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