After a 4 year hiatus I bought another bike (KTM 530 EXC) so now I have to buy more gear including new boots. The last pair of boots I had were Alpinstars tech 6's (it was either a tech 6 or tech 8). Sure they were nice boots but even after a full year of riding/racing they felt only a little more flexible than ski boots. I vividly recall missing opportunities to grab a gear while coming out of a seated turns, difficulty down-shifting while descending hills, braking in certain body positions and other nuisances. They had a lot of plastic around the ankle joint which I believed made them so stiff. When I look at other boots i see the same stiff looking designs. So I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a boot with excellent ankle flexibility. I want full range of motion with minimal fatigue. BTW it's not a buckle, size or technique issue.