Head RS 100 (2006)

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Rating: 3.30 / 5
Price: $840.00
Year: 2006
Level: 3
Gender: Male

Toebox fit: 3.40 / 5
Forefoot fit: 3.00 / 5
Ankle fit: 2.90 / 5
Instep fit: 2.60 / 5
Adjustments: 2.75 / 5
Closure: 3.40 / 5
Response: 3.40 / 5
Support: 3.30 / 5
Flex: 3.20 / 5
Steering: 3.40 / 5
Comfort: 2.50 / 5
Average Score: 3.10 / 5

Of the two Heads in the category, testers considered this the better match for most AMEs. Not only is it wider-100 mm across the forefoot-it's softer-flexing and generally more inclined to work well with soft snow and rough terrain. It's also more richly featured than the stripped-down RS 96. Head's clever Full Custom System, now in its second year, allows customization of the fit without punching and grinding. A plastic cradle that snaps into the shell can be removed-wholly or in part-to tweak the fit as needed. A shop employee can take the width from a C to a D-plus (or from 100 mm to about 103 at the forefoot) in a matter of minutes. And its performance? "Great boot," says Lawrence. "High energy, very precise."