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Flexons to be Produced Again

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According to Ski Canada magazine, the original Flexon molds are now being used to produce Flexon clones under the brand name "Full Tilt". Five models will be produced, using the original buckles and cables, with interchangable Flex-Tech tongues.

According to the magazine, the only difference from the original Flexons is that all models come with Intuition Custom Liners.
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Originally Posted by Curtis View Post
According to Ski Canada magazine, the original Flexon molds are now being used to produce Flexon clones under the brand name "Full Tilt". Five models will be produced, using the original buckles and cables, with interchangable Flex-Tech tongues.

According to the magazine, the only difference from the original Flexons is that all models come with Intuition Custom Liners.
SKI RACING mentioned both the Full-Tilt Flexon and the Dalbello Kyrpton in their current gear edition. According to the article, the Full-Tilt Company toyed with the idea of updating the boot and and solicited long time Flexon loyalist Seth Morrison's assistance. Morrisson, thought they were best left largely unchanged except there should be more available tongue stiffness options and the company finally agreed. The liner with a tongue that was found on the last of the Kneissl Flexon models is being abandoned in favor of the traditional Themoflex style wrap liner. They may be using some different shell plastic. That's about it,m I think.

Personally, I think that the buckle and cable system is a great concept. Light, quick and easy to adjust. The way they are designed, they don't get clogged with snow like many conventional buckle systems. I've been pretty lucky as far as not having had much of a problem with buckle breakage but it is a very common complaint. Maybe they should work on stronger cables and more durable rachet buckes. Anyway, I wish both them and the Dalbello Krypton the best.
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That company being his main sponsor, K2.
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That company being his main sponsor, K2.
Yes. But interestingly, the article also mentions that previously Morrisson skied for about two weeks in the boots that one of his sponsors produced and then abandoned them and the $'s for the Flexon. During the past Olympics, quite a few mogul skiers were in Flexon's including the Gold Medalist though there were no sponsorship dollars to be had from Kneissl which had stopped making them. That was owing to their financial reorganization that saw the divestiture of Kneissl's bootmaking division.
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Ive asked this before but have not gotten a response, what is so amazing about these boots?
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Ive asked this before but have not gotten a response, what is so amazing about these boots?
if you have to ask.....

Low volume
Light weight
Smooth Flex
Laterally Stiff

It is one of those boots, either they work for you or they don't, if they do, your foot will love you. The Krypton is an updated more powerful version and worth the difference.
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