When I was little I looked forward to when I would be old enough for my feet to stop growing for my first pair of nice fitting boots. My dad had a pair of Raichle flexons that he swore by so I tried them on one day and they fit so dagon well that I gave them a shot the next day we went out skiing. They fit so well that it wasnt until skiing on them for a few years that I looked for another boot with more cushion because most of the liner was packed down. I picked up some used nordics jah loves and they were more cushiony but man did my feet hurt after that first day. So Ive been back with the old trusties for a couple more years now. I ended up just putting another sole in there to help with impacts but now its a real trouble to get a comfortable and stiff fit. Those hard hits still hurt and one of the pivot caps is broken so my right boot doesnt clitch down properly. The 3 piece boot is my one and only. “Help me obi wan kenobi youre my only hope!”
-Austin February 2013 Show Us Your Boots Winner
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“I met Glen Plake in 1993 at a military Exchange in Germany. I was just thirteen and convinced my parents to drive two hours so I could meet my idol. That day at the store I bought my Raichle Flexon Comp boots and have been skiing with them ever since.” – Robert the December ’12 Show Us Your Boots Winner.
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Don’t forget to head over to TGR and enter in the Show Us Your Boots contest. With amazing results like this your crazy not to submit your entry!
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Aiden Parece got these boots for $5 at a ski swap, then attempted to make them appear like Full Tilts. Unfortunately they still looked like wannabes and felt like it too. Now that we’re sending him the real deal, Aiden won’t have to deal with shinbang any more! Check out his entry below!
“Here’s the “A” to the “Q” you’ve been asking; no I didn’t get them from my parents, I purposely bought these at a ski swap for $5. i bought them because once covered with pants, they look like FT’s, of course, being old and crappy, i get gnarly shinbang and bruises on every single toe. Q: what are the cuts in the tongue for? A: My attempt at modding them so that they could flex more. i wanted full tilts but i can’t afford them, so i settled for these, by painting the tongue and writing “FT” on the side, i hoped they would look like last years hot doggers, but that obviously didn’t work. I ride park everyday and am at 53 days so far this season. i can’t continue hitting 50′ and 60′ foot jumps with all this pain. Full Tilts are my dream! and i would loving to have a pair, i think it would be the best for my performance and progression in the park.”
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February’s winner of ‘Show Us Your Boots!’ over at Tetongravity.com has had these Raichle Flexons since before they were retro. Since 89′ Jason Bird has been rockin’ these Flexon Comps and now this father of three can breathe easy knowing he’ll be in some brand new Full Tilts soon!
Check out his entry below!
On 2/27/12 while at snowbowl in Missoula MT my velcro came off the power band strap. Bought these boots brand new at gull ski back in the winter of 88-89 i think. I am a father of three and new boots really are not in the budget for me. I was in the 7th or 8th grade when i bought my flexon comps. I think they are about a half size to small. I love the photo on full tilts page of the classic boot. I figured I would throw my old k2 gyrators in with the boot… keepin it classic! jbird
Remember if you think you deserve boots more than Jason Bird (winner above), then show us why and submit your own entry at Teton Gravity. Check out all of our RECENT WINNERS!
January’s winner of ‘Show Us Your Boots!’ over at Tetongravity.com has some pretty sick original Raichles which, we have to be honest, are dying to display in the office. So maybe Nick would be down to trade for some brand new Full Tilts?! Check out his below!
I got so excited to see you’ve brought my beloved Flexon comp boot back. I own the Flexon Comp VIP model which has special graphics to commemorate the 1989 Vail World Championship. I used them for over 12 years till I became too self conscious of the dated color scheme. By then the Flexon was gone from the market so I switched brands. Always felt the Flexon was the best ever but vanity kept me off them. The Full Tilt will become my next boot. Please enter me in your contest. I can also supply you more photos of the Raichle Flexon 5 and Flexon Slalom which I purchased in the last years of existence, but didn’t like. Too heavy and klunky.
Remember if you think you deserve boots more than Nick Pasyanos (winner above), then show us why and submit your own entry at Teton Gravity. Check out all of our RECENT WINNERS!
December’s winner of ‘Show Us Your Boots!’ over at Tetongravity.com could possibly be one of the most creative to date! Did Mitch Jensen just design next year’s boot for us?! Check out his entry below:
The original Hot Dogger.
Ski Boot Features:
Original 3-Meat Design
Medium #6 Premium Beef Frank tongue for maximized flavor
Whole Wheat Bun Bootboard absorbs messes
Stadium Brat Buckles for lightweight on-the-go eating
Classic Yellow Mustard Cables
Although it looks like I’m ready for this ski season, a long day on the slopes sure makes me hungry…and I’d rather have a boot that I wasn’t tempted to eat!
Remember if you think you deserve boots more than Carter Larscheid (winner above), then show us why and submit your own entry at Teton Gravity.
For 22 years Chip Clouse has been teaching people how to ski on Raichle Flexon Comp boots. For his belief and commitment to this design, we think it’s time for an upgrade! Now Chip will only have to break out those old Flexons on Retro day. Check out his entry!
Remember if you think you deserve boots more than Chip Clouse (winner above), then show us why and submit your own entry at Teton Gravity.