Just went to ski pro today tried on a pair of Burton raptors ($170.00). The Size 9 fit amazingly, but I did not like the single pull quick lace system. I definitely like the double pull to adjust around the leg and around the top of the foot separately. How are the rulers compared to raptors? Burton lists them as a flex rating 6 opposed to a 5 for raptors. I like boots on the stiffer side.