Nordica reported that for 2025 its Enforcer and Santa Ana ski collections, which have defined the brand’s all-mountain ski category over the past decade, got a revision.
“‘Every year we obsess over how we can improve the Enforcer and Santa Ana skis,” said Sam Beck, Nordica’s North American business unit director. “For many, these skis have earned the spot of the trusted go-to daily driver. The one you grab, and you know you won’t regret it. So, why are we changing them?
“We fundamentally believe we can always make things better, we can always push the envelope, making a ski that is more fun and more accessible, while at the same time bringing the same Enforcer and Santa Ana feel so many skiers have come to love,” explained Ethan Korpi, Nordica’s North American product marketing director. “We knew how we wanted the new skis to ski and what we wanted to improve, which resulted in new designs, constructions, waist widths, sizes, and rocker profiles.”
For both the Enforcer and Santa Ana, the most significant change was adding to the rocker height and depth of the tail shapes for ease of maneuverability regardless of speed and ability. The shovel radius for each model also increased proportionally, allowing the tips to interact with the snow for smoother and easier steering and when turning.
Nordica added its Pulse Core technology, a rubber elastomer layer, to the skis’ layup. The 2025 Enforcer uses the line’s construction of a wood core sandwiched between two sheets of metal, with an added layer of Pulse Core bonded between the top layer of metal and the wood core. On the Santa Anas, Pulse Core is bonded to the top of the wood core and underneath a sheet of Nordica’s Terrain-Specific Metal (TSM), a layer of metal tuned to each ski based on underfoot width and intended terrain use.
Said Korpi, “They have a much more unlocked feeling throughout the tail, easier to control, smoother and more playful with a larger sweet spot, but then again, they still have all the heart that we built into the original Enforcers and Santa Anas, and then some.”
Celebrating the Enforcer’s 10th Anniversary, it is available in four waist widths—104, 99, 94, and 89mm, sizes 167, 173, 179, 185, and 191cm. Santa Anas will be available in four waist widths—102, 97, 92, and 87mm, sizes 155, 161, 167, 173, 179.
Both collections will be available at retail on February 1, 2024.
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