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Flexon's - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ?

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Since I got my $5 Bumble Bee's (can't wait to try them on snow), I've become interested in learning more about the beast. Which Flexon's models/years are the best of the bunch and what are the dogs? Thanks. A good link would be appreciated.

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You want at least the DD (Dual Density) tongue, it is two toned or if you are lucky enough to find the stiff race tongues. The lesser tongues fold like a cheap card table. do a search under F.L.o.A. Flexon lovers of America. you might find some good references there. 

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Some cool models came out under Kneissl ownership (same shells, but some new gadgetry).  Full Tilt has done some good things with the design like changing all the rivets to screws thus simplifying swapping out parts (however the Bumble Bees still use rivets I think).  They also added aluminum buckles and stiffer tongues.  Supposedly they're also using better quality plastics.  I broke a bunch of the dual-density tongues Phil is referring to and I don't think it was just the age of the plastic (some of them were only a few years old).  I think Full Tilt recognized the problem as they no longer are doing the dual-density tongues.

 

Dalbello also did some new things with the design in their Krypton series, but they fit slightly differently than the Flexon.

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