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Thermoflex spotted on Ebay

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post #2 of 26
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
THROW AWAY THE FLEXONS?!? This sounds pretty strange coming from you, but then again, they are butt ugly.

Phil, can the thermoflex be reheated and fit to another foot? These liners seem to be rather short compared to the ones I have in my F-ONEs.
post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
THROW AWAY THE FLEXONS?!? This sounds pretty strange coming from you, but then again, they are butt ugly.

Phil, can the thermoflex be reheated and fit to another foot? These liners seem to be rather short compared to the ones I have in my F-ONEs.
These are Flexon Slaloms the skiboot equivilent of New Coke.
post #4 of 26
The Flexon SL represented Raichle's only major last or shape adjustment that I know of. Sales didn't do well and they returned the the previous last which they continued with to the end. Note the buckles. They were also a departure after which Raichle returned to its conventional bail buckle system.

Raichle later Kneissl often had some unusual colors. The particular Thermoflex liner in the Flexon SL model was very good. The boot itself might make a collectors item, a good flower pot or for ducks, geese and those with simular feet, a fine boot.

Edit: Yes the liners can be reheated a number of times. It is probably a safe guess that they were only cooked once or twice, if at all. They are not short in height.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
These are Flexon Slaloms the skiboot equivilent of New Coke.
OK the Slaloms are crap, mystery solved in part, but again I ask, can the Thermoflex be reheated anf fitted to another foot, and don't these ones look really short (as in not high enough)?
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
they are butt ugly.
Not to a 'Skins fan.

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These liners seem to be rather short compared to the ones I have in my F-ONEs.
That's partly 'coz the guy's foot is so hugeous and you can't see the entire cuff of the boot for shadows.
post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by comprex
Not to a 'Skins fan.

That's partly 'coz the guy's foot is so hugeous and you can't see the entire cuff of the boot for shadows.
Skin's fan, now that's funny!

As for hugeous feet, I would say only one of the wee people would think so.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by Lostboy
The Flexon SL represented Raichle's only major last or shape adjustment that I know of. Sales didn't do well and they returned the the previous last which they continued with to the end. Note the buckles. They were also a departure after which Raichle returned to its conventional bail buckle system.

Raichle later Kneissl often had some unusual colors. The particular Thermoflex liner in the Flexon SL model was very good. The boot itself might make a collectors item, a good flower pot or for ducks, geese and those with simular feet, a fine boot.

Edit: Yes the liners can be reheated a number of times. It is probably a safe guess that they were only cooked once or twice, if at all. They are not short in height.
Thanks, they may not be short for those Flexons, but I'm quite sure they are shorter than the ones in my boots which are a full two inches higher than the spoiler in the back (neither these Flexons nor the liners have a high back). Of course my liners were standard with my shells, and so were made specifically for them.
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
OK the Slaloms are crap, mystery solved in part, but again I ask, can the Thermoflex be reheated anf fitted to another foot, and don't these ones look really short (as in not high enough)?
Yes, they can be reheated.
post #10 of 26
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Oh, and if you DO win the boots. talk to the seller before they ship them, tell him to keep the boots and just ship the liners, it will save you a bunch in shipping.
post #11 of 26
would that liner that in a 321mm boot also fit a slightly larger 326mm boot do you think?
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Oh, and if you DO win the boots. talk to the seller before they ship them, tell him to keep the boots and just ship the liners, it will save you a bunch in shipping.
I had just that thought earlier, I wonder what he'd think.
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by SquawMan
would that liner that in a 321mm boot also fit a slightly larger 326mm boot do you think?
What I find curious, is that 11 1/2 inches is just over 29cm, which is as Phil suggested a size 11 or so, but my feet are 29cm and my boot shells are 335mm. So the boot soles are 14mm shorter than mine (and mine ARE Raichles) but the guy's foot is the same size? Is this likely?
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by SquawMan
would that liner that in a 321mm boot also fit a slightly larger 326mm boot do you think?
OK - First what boot do you have that's a 326mm?

Second - I swim against the tide on this one - I believe you're better off putting a larger thermoflex liner into a smaller shell instead of stretching a smaller one for a larger shell. As long as there are no wrinkles in the liner I believe you get a better fit. This is just my personal experience based on using 27.0 liners in my 26.0 shells. My 26.0 shells (301mm soles) feel too small with a 26 liner. Luckily I discovered that a 27 liner (fitted using neoprene toe caps or doubled-up sock toes) worked out better for me.
post #15 of 26
Here's another sighting (it was mismarked in auction title):
http://cgi.ebay.com/RAICHLE-RACING-T...QQcmdZViewItem
post #16 of 26
couple of Thermoflex's spotted on eBay with $45 buy now prices

smaller sizes

http://search.ebay.com/search/search...lex&category0=
post #17 of 26
You know that Raichle is shipping thermoflex liners alone, don't you?

At least the ones for their Snowboard boots. Price is around 100€, but if you bargain a bit you might even get em for 50€. Many people use them instead of other liners in many kinds of different racehardboots. They just fit so well, they might just stand over a bit at the top, as snowboard boots build higher than ski boots but otherwise I couldn't think of many differences.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by SquawMan
Good find. FWIW, the pink size 9's are worthless, it is the low level version. The 8's are a good find. If I already didn't have an extra pair.
post #19 of 26
Thanks for the heads up, Phil. I just grabbed the size 8's for $45. My previous spare pair went into my AT boots.
post #20 of 26
Oooooooo, I see Phil's "dream machine" on eBay.....come on Phil, you know you want it

http://cgi.ebay.com/GRAF-THERMOFLEX-...QQcmdZViewItem
post #21 of 26
Squawman- I thought that you were going to point him to these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Olds-...spagenameZWDVW
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by dp
Squawman- I thought that you were going to point him to these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Olds-...spagenameZWDVW

that was the second choice ;-)
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by SquawMan
Actually, that would be great to have. I have ried to pick one up from time to time but no luck. I have had good success doing liners in my oven so, as neet as it would be to have this, I don't really need it. Tempting though.
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EDIT: NOT mine and other usual disclaimers.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by comprex
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EDIT: NOT mine and other usual disclaimers.
If someone needs 28's those are a great choice!
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
If someone needs 28's those are a great choice!
At this point I really question whether a 28 would be the right size. I have discussed this with the guy I bought my Flexons from (who also has been using theromo flex for years), and he says he has always put 29s in these specific boots (which he kept for himself puting the original liners back in for sale). Also is the fact, that my feet are most certainly not 28cm in length, the longer one is actually closer to 29.5. .

I appreciate the thermoflex brotherhood giving me the heads up. The original liners are getting mor comfortable every time I put my feet in them, and I think I'll just try them out before buying something else; the Flexons are in the experimental stage, whereas my F-ONEs are just one season old and fit me perfectly. I've run up a world of debt this fall preparing for ski season, and my good sense is starting to get the better of me.
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