Not only was Charles-Eric Dolce’s old ski boot given new life and purpose by making it the life of the party, it made its way to the upper echelons of ski society… Andy Parry.
With freeskiing going to the Olympics, it seems like part of the sport is starting to take itself a little bit too seriously and forgetting about the fun part of the freeski lifestyle. So, one hungover morning while on the ski lift, I started to wonder what my ski/party crew and I could build to represent our sport and bring that vibe back as much as possible. We decided to build a beer bong in a ski boot. To build this magnificent piece of art, we had to sacrifice an old pair of ski boots, invest gigantic amounts of money in a hardware store and spend countless hours building it. In the end, when we saw the result, we knew we had something very special in our hands.
I’m asking you guys at Full Tilt for a pair of boots because I feel that your company is all about that vibe, providing high performance equipment while not taking yourself too seriously. The picture shows the boot after 8 months straight of partying, Full Tilt’s very own Andy Parry at the IF3 while claiming his prize for the Line Traveling Circus and myself drinking from it.
Remember if you think you deserve boots more than Charles (winner above), then show us why and submit your own entry at Teton Gravity. Check out all of our RECENT WINNERS!
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.”
Remember if you think you deserve boots more than Aiden Parace (winner above), then show us why and submit your own entry at Teton Gravity. Check out all of our RECENT WINNERS!
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!
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.