I went through a plethora of different companies before getting a pair of dead money's last year. I have tried tecnica, salomon, lange, rossi, and yes full tilt. i find that nordica park and pipe boots are the absolute best boots on the market. no one can touch the technology they offer. their three piece and shell design is unmatched by full tilt. like you said, its based off 20 yr old molds. do you realize just hot far this industry has come in 20 yrs? its erroneous to even consider wearing full tilts. nordica has been a trusted brand since 1938. they are the king of boots. when you ride a pair, then you'll understand.
and i maidens. 2013, built on the same molds as the recoil, cept maidens have a urethane sidewall underfoot which makes them way more bad ass.