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Delrin Panels – Now Available Worldwide

Delrin® Panels are now available for saddle makers worldwide to use on their saddles! Developed by the NASA space program, Delrin ®  is used throughout all aviation aircraft and in the medical field. The Original Ortho-Flex ® Saddle Company developed the panels using the Delrin sheets, which were the heart and soul of Ortho-Flex. Marketing…
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System II – A New Mounting System

The Original Ortho-Flex developed a breakthrough in the existing technology.  The System II or Mock II Patent (8/15/1991-USA) began in 1990. The System II offers a new mounting system for the panels, allowing the panels to conform to all three dimensions of motion dynamics.  Making possible an automatic fit, not only in the shoulder rotation, but…
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The System III and System IV – The Lesser Known Systems

The System III and System IV were good evolutions that needed to be taken a step further.  Their contribution to later Systems was invaluable.  THE EXTRA: System III In the quest for further progress, the Original Ortho-Flex developed this panel. It was designed to address fitting the most difficult horses to saddle; those with very pronounced shoulders,…
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Modifications, Extras and Variations

MODIFIED EXTRAS & VARIATIONS System VI or Mock 6, and the later System VIII or Mock 8 by the Ortho-flex Saddle Works Company. This system took the rivets out of the fingers of the Original Ortho-Flex System III.  Then replaced this design with a flower petal pattern in both the front and sometimes rear of the panel, resembling…
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