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Head raptor replacement

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I've skied on a pair of 28.5 Head Raptor boots for about 10 years now, and they've always been comfortable like a pair of socks until now. They are (used to be) around 130 flex.

The liners have finally started to fail, and started to rub my heels, so nearly left them in Val Thorens last week!

The boots have had no adjustments made to them, and the custom moulded foot beds seem fine still. So really I'm looking for a like for like replacement.
I've had a chat at Rivington alpine a few years ago with Graham while he equipped [b]@wigan[b] with zipfits. He mentioned they don't dare to change the shape of these boots, and a few manufacturers actually make the exact same shape.

So I'm really looking for which brands and models are still the same as my 07/08ish 285 Head Raptor 130s? I might actually be able to go for 280 as they're the same shell as 285, and my Scarpa tx pro telemark boots are 280.
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Out of interest Ronald... why not another pair of Raptors?

Sorry to state the obvious
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@dp, I'd have no problems with another set of raptors, but knowing which the other equivalent boots are might help bagging a bargain. Though 300 odd Euro isn't bad.
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How good are the shells? What about adding a pair of Zipfits? They'll feel like new boots, but a cheaper option.
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I’ve been skiing 28.0 raptors for what feels like forever now, at least 8 years and I replace them with another set of raptors each year. Personally, I get Colin at solutions for feet to make the usual modifications inside and then drop my zip fits inside them, this fills out the heel box which is a little too large as standard for me.

I think I need to get my zipfits re filled this year.

I was considering switching brands this season to see if there is another level to the fit that these boots give me but the way they flex suits my ankle movement so well that I don’t think I should.

The reason I was considered changing is that sometimes I think I’m hanging too much on the front of the boot and not standing tall enough.

Doesn’t really answer your question OP but I would tend to stick with what you know and buy another set.
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@rob@rar, 10 years and who knows how many weeks... Probably closer to two full time seasons worth!
Really not sure the shells are worth saving as they do age.
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@Dave SnowPros, helpful answer nonetheless, as you pretty much confirm the raptors haven't changed
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