Looks flimsy to me. I have some rogue flash benders for my flashes (similar idea) and they are a pain to use. Why you would want this functionality in a hood is beyond me
It does look flimsy. Never meant to be a protective tool of course. I do see the value of cutting off the flare.
Lens hoods two functions are shading your front element/filter to prevent flare and protection. The flexi-shade would do a good job of the former, but not do much if anything for protection. Lens hoods for wide angle and UWA lenses are so shallow they don't do much to shade the lens anyway, so protection is the main advantage. If your primary concern is shade, the flex-shade looks like a good option.
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