Head Raptor 130 RS (2013)
Some experts still crave a boot that fits the way a ski boot should: tight. Despite its frontside inclination to crush everything into smooth-surface submission, the RS 130 is surprisingly agile through all manner of terrain and snow conditions. Almost every tester put it in the top three for performance, and its comfort scores were surprisingly good. It fits old-school short but with enough room in the toe box for all the piggies. "Surprisingly tight and comfortable. Exceptional power and snow feel." Notes: Frontside power is fueled by polyurethane, solid sole, four-buckle overlap construction. Flex can be left at 120 or pinned to 130 or 140 flex index and dual cuff adjustment allows for maximal lateral shaft alignment. Firm Performance Pro liner and Double Power Booster Velcro strap complete the closure package, uilizes twisty Spine Flex buckles.