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Head Raptor 140 RS (2018)

2018 High Performance Boot

Brand: Head

Model: Raptor 140 RS


Specs

Gender

Male

Level

Expert

Number of Buckles

4

Flex

140

Head does its best work in the top-shelf Raptor series. The race-ready 140 RS, a near-unanimous favorite, is as close to a pure plug boot as it gets, with a super-snug 96-mm width for instant response and brick-like 140 flex for power at speed. But the fit is sculpted, so a narrow-footed guy won’t need to spend hours with a bootfitter. The cool-looking Spineflex buckles were controversial, but the extra-beefy elastic Booster Strap was a big hit. “Very impressive skiability,” Walzer said. “Sensitive, quick, solid, precise.”

See more Gear of the Year for 2018 here.

See all of the SKI Magazine Official Selections in the Men’s Performance Boot Category here.