The Raptor is the best high end ski you have never seen. Designed by many time German National champion and coach, Willi Ellermeier, the Raptor is different. It is fast. It turns very sharp. It is not for the faint of heart.
The ski is available in 65.75” and 67.5”. The below review reflects the 67.5”.
General Feel: The Raptor wants to follow an early line as opposed to other skis that work best with a less aggressive path from ball to ball. The ski turns extremely hard and makes a lot of speed, but it is also relatively forgiving to skier mistakes.
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The design and development of the RAPTOR Profile Spoiler is based on strict hydrodynamics. The upper surface is slightly greater than the lower surface. The effect/result is that the water flows faster over the top surface than over the bottom surface. This creates lift and pushes more forward edge of the ski into the water, especially after the apex of the turn, resulting in a better finish of the turn, greater stability and quicker acceleration. The tunneled channel at the end of the spoiler prevents the tail from washing out. The RAPTOR Profile Spoiler is patent pending .