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HEAD Raptor RD 130

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hi, guys
What is sole length of this boot in size 24.0/24.5 ?
Thx.

PS. an additional question: I am looking for narrow, RD class boots ( my foot width is 92 mm ) but allowing upright stance, so with ramp angle probably less then 5 deg and forward lean less then 17 deg. Where I have to look for ?
Edited by Lobo - 1/28/10 at 10:48am
post #2 of 11
Why is sole length important?  It doesn't control fit.

Lou
post #3 of 11
the raptor would be 283mm but it has 5 degree ramp angle and 17 degree forward lean....but as lous says that is the external lenght and has no bearing on fit
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CEM View Post

the raptor would be 283mm but it has 5 degree ramp angle and 17 degree forward lean....but as lous says that is the external lenght and has no bearing on fit
 

I must know sole length of given size because I have to order boots on line. Have best fit in shells 275 mm long, 95 mm width with thin lace up liners inside but as I see Raptors are not an option with those angles.
Thanks.
post #5 of 11
As mentioned.  Boot sole length does not equal foot length so there is no reason to worry about sole length.  If you must order on line just order appropriate size.  As for ramp angle. not certain you will find a boot with less than 5 degrees in short sole length.\

Lou
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post

As mentioned.  Boot sole length does not equal foot length so there is no reason to worry about sole length.  If you must order on line just order appropriate size.  As for ramp angle. not certain you will find a boot with less than 5 degrees in short sole length.\

Lou
 

So, what is the most efficient ( DIY ) way to lowering boot's ramp angle ?
About size, I will order plug or semi plug 23.0/23.5 but, from my recent buys I know that shells of that size vary from 272 to 277 and for me the longer sole the better.
post #7 of 11
lobo,

not really sure what you want to achieve

lowering the ramp angle is fairly simple with a flat bed sander to remove material from the rear end of the base board...

*****IMPORTANT***** this will increase the net forward lean in the boot ...if you reduce the ramp angle to 3 degrees and still ahve a cuff angle of 17 degrees then you will have a net forward lean angle of 14 degrees rather than the original 12 degrees...do you have this much available ankle joint ROM

with all the money you seem to be spending on buying boots on line and self fitting you could have got to somewhere where you can get them fitted properly ... there is now a fitter in Aosta who only sells race boots and is Ex world cup boot tech...are we getting closer to you
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
CEM,
I was considering lowering ramp angle and reriveting cuff, but as I see now it will take a lot of effort and no guarantee that final result will pay off. What I want to achive ? I don't want to ski with my knees over binding toes. Probably I will be near Aosta next season, maybe this is good idea to be aligned by somebody who knows how to do it properly. Name & contact to that fitter ?
 
post #9 of 11
if you go to Aosta- see Stephano Marcori - one of the bestLange  WC alignment guys ever.
post #10 of 11
thats the guys name, i can never remember it... he is very very good  http://www.macoribootfitting.com/homepage.asp?l=3
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thank you ! Looks good
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