• Salomon Gun 2006

      • Review by ESB on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

        The Gun is a perfect platform for the skier who isn't skiing pow all the time, but is skiing it a lot. If you're a super-duper backcountry hero, the Gun may be a bit on the soft side. But if you're a jibtastic rider looking to huck some cliffs and stomp hella powder landings, the Gun could be your new best friend.

        Performance

        It took me a while to get used to the way the Guns handle, but now that I've been on them a few months, I'm really starting to like them. I ride the shorter models at 172cm, which, in addition to a +2 mounting point, meant I was going over the handlebars quite a bit during the first few pow days.

        Now that I've gotten used to them, I can power through just about anything; despite being fairly soft, you can still charge with these skis if you're willing to grab hold of the reigns. I wouldn't recommend them if you're a supercharging speed demon, but for big pow hits and deep pow turns, these skis are on the money.

        Design

        Pretty cool graphics I guess. My girlfriend said she'd take my skis over me, so I guess they're pretty hot to the opposite sex!

        Value

        The Guns come with a flashy price tag, but they're worth just about every cent. Wait 'til the spring and get them on sale, you won't regret it.

        Characteristics

        The Gun has a fairly forgiving flex, and is softer than most of the skis I've ridden. The noses are great for buttering, and the tails (when you're mounted a bit forward like me) are perfect for powering through pow landings.

        Durability

        I've been on mine about 25 days so far, and 'nary a scratch on them. I'm a bit worried about them deadening through too much buttering and flexing, but so far they're holding up well.

        Ratings:
        • Terrain
          Park
          Pow
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Flex
          Soft
          Stiff
        • Camber
          Cambered
          Rockered
        • Pop
          No Pop
          Poppy
        • Stability
          Jittery
          Stable
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    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Gun
    • Manufacturer:
    • Salomon
    • Year:
    • 2006
    • Gender:
    • Male
    • At A Glance
    • Terrain
    • Park
      Pow
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Flex
    • Soft
      Stiff
    • Camber
    • Cambered
      Rockered
    • Pop
    • No Pop
      Poppy
    • Stability
    • Jittery
      Stable
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