Salomon Pro Model Gun (2006)

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Rating: 3.90 / 5
Price: $775.00
Year: 2006
Level: 3
Gender: Male

Toebox fit: 2.50 / 5
Forefoot fit: 2.50 / 5
Ankle fit: 2.50 / 5
Instep fit: 2.00 / 5
Adjustments: 3.10 / 5
Closure: 3.70 / 5
Response: 3.90 / 5
Support: 3.60 / 5
Flex: 3.50 / 5
Steering: 3.80 / 5
Comfort: 4.20 / 5
Average Score: 3.60 / 5

For power, quickness and accuracy, Salomon's new Pro Model Gun owes a lot to the Course race boot, with which it shares common lineage. The Gun fits with Course-like snugness and precision, but its considerably softer flex makes it a much more sensible choice as a freeskiing boot. In other words, it's perfect for slender-footed experts accustomed to the precision of race boots, but no longer interested in anything so stiff. The Spaceframe construction-a honeycomb of relief holes on the lateral wall-gives it a cool look. But testers were more impressed with the way it skis. Wax calls it "relaxed high-performance: great for bumps, powder or groomers."