What's the big deal with Lifetime FlexFloat Decoys?

What's the big deal with Lifetime FlexFloat Decoys?

Posted by Dan Miller on Oct 21st 2021

If you've followed Superior Decoys over the last few years, you may know we love our Lifetime FlexFloats. They now come in Painted MallardFlocked-Head MallardBlack DuckWigeonGreen and Blue-Wing Teal, and will soon be available in Pintail and Canada Goose. We get hit with a lot of questions every time the subject comes up, so it's time to answer (or try to answer) all of them at once. 

1. What makes them so great?

This is a loaded question, but it's a combination of factors. Intense realism, soft bodies, extreme durability, and superior motion are some of the top points in answering this one. 

2. Are they really unsinkable?

The EVA Foam material Lifetime Decoys used to manufacture these products is inherently buoyant, meaning if you chop it into 50 pieces, all 50 pieces will float. These decoys don't rely on an air pocket to maintain flotation, so shot will only damage the cosmetic nature of the decoy. They truly are unsinkable. 

3. Do they stay upright in heavy chop? Even with keel weights removed?

Yes! FlexFloats ride heavy chop better than any production decoy. The dual keels along with the body cavity create the perfect balance between motion and stability that the famous Suc Ducs failed to master. The swim keels provide great motion, while the body cavity creates a vacuum on the water that prevents tipping. 

4. Does the paint hold up on the EVA Foam material?

Our decoys have been left outside for years without issue, and they've never been bagged. We also may or may not have shot a couple of our decoys. One of the benefits of softer material is limited damage when decoys come in contact with one another or another object. They absorb shock well, and paint stays on. None of ours have faded so far. 

5. Are they self-righting?

With the keel weights installed, your decoys will self-right every single time. If keel weights are removed, they'll land right side up about half the time. If they land upside down without the keel weights, they will not self-right. Fun fact: With a single keel weight installed, your decoys will self-right approximately 85% of the time (we do these exciting experiments so you don't have to).

6. Do they really weigh that much less?

All of the FlexFloats are lighter than the competition, by a long shot. Remove the keel weights, and your weight is cut in half again! The heaviest part of your decoy haul will be your anchors of choice

7. Are there any cons to these decoys?

They're a bit more expensive than the average decoy, and without the keel weights, they don't self-right. These aren't the average decoy, however, and removing the keel weights is typically done for walk-in hunts when decoys can be placed instead of thrown. 

Did we miss anything? Send us a message via our social media or the contact form online, and we'd be happy to update this! 

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