The Ticket Flex

flex name ticket
min order 6 (hexaflexagon)
min sides 5
right triangles yes
non-right triangles yes
no. of pats affected 3
bending or trimming yes

The following video shows an example of the ticket flex, starting at about 0:37. The inverse ticket starts around 0:16.

This flex is called the ticket flex because it consists of an inverse tuck, a couple pocket flexes and another tuck, which in flex notation is T'KKT. It can be used to get to an isolated state of the 5 sided hexaflexagon.

The following strip is for the simplest possible flexagon that supports the ticket flex. It requires 11 leaves and 6 pats.

Click on the thumbnail to get the full sized version. Cut it out and copy the small numbers onto the back faces. Fold the adjacent pair of 7's together then the adjacent 6's together. Continue by folding together the adjacent pairs of 5's, 4's and 3's. Tape together the two triangle edges with the dashed lines to make a triangle.

ticket flex minimal flexagon

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