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03-02-2014 08:19 AM
cav0011 I have the airbrakes with HI yellow, and yeah they are all you are going to need for a long time.

Also if you happen to have an oakley vault near you, they do build your own goggles there and you can buy parts if you happen to wear them out.
03-02-2014 07:16 AM
0kev_ Thanks for the advice its help me a lot in deciding.

After days of researching, it was my day off today so i decided I'll go and shop around and try on different goggles:

After trying on the Oakley Airbrakes (standard & asian fit), Oakley Crowbar (standard fit), EG2, and VZ fishbowl - I think the Oakley airbrakes (asian fit) is the best fit out of them all for me..

However the airbrake (asian fit) did not come with H.I Yellow so I'm thinking of purchasing extra lens separately - and of course, i would most likely wouldn't need to purchase goggles for quiet awhile if I was to do this right? (depending on where I would go)

Would suggest any good websites to purchase online (I'm from Australia) so shipping is always costly!

Cheers!!
02-28-2014 03:22 PM
extra0
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My smith iox came with a full sun, and a flat light lens. But i purchased for $25 - and really enjoy - a clear lens for night riding.
I bought a pair of smith IOX and hated them. They are retardedly huge and no matter what lenses I put in, they fogged. Also, their interchange system is not significantly faster than standard goggles. Glad they work for you, but it was the most infuriating/waste of time goggle purchase I've ever made...and they're expensive.
02-28-2014 01:52 PM
scottb7 My smith iox came with a full sun, and a flat light lens. But i purchased for $25 - and really enjoy - a clear lens for night riding.
02-28-2014 12:22 PM
surfinsnow
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the eg1 are decent goggles and, unless you have a particular reason, don't see the need for a "upgrade". Fisbowls are stupidly gigantic and Von Zipper quality is no higher than Electric. Oakley have a slightly higher lens quality and build, but the exponentially high price doesn't make up for it, imo. If you've got money to burn, you could go photochromic, but these lenses supposedly don't as well in extremely flat llght as the standard cheaper yellow lenses.

I've tried the interchangeable lens route and, although they're not difficult to swap, it is a relatively time consuming process. The more seasoned snowboarder frequently ends up with two sets of medium-lower end goggles, each with a different lens. When the light goes flat, just walk to the car and grab the other goggles...no time wasted fumbling with lens exchange.

I've got two sets of Dragon Rogue that cost me under $50 a piece (bought off-season)
Bingo. I used to have some really nice Oakley's (before they sold out to QS) with interchangeble lenses. Never once actually took the time to change the lenses. It always wound up easier just to have a couple of cheaper goggles in the gear bag. Then I got the Zeals. But I still always have three pairs of goggles with me…clear, yellow and the all-purpose Zeals. At the very least, I can offer a loaner pair to a friend in need.
02-28-2014 11:03 AM
extra0 the eg1 are decent goggles and, unless you have a particular reason, don't see the need for a "upgrade". Fisbowls are stupidly gigantic and Von Zipper quality is no higher than Electric. Oakley have a slightly higher lens quality and build, but the exponentially high price doesn't make up for it, imo. If you've got money to burn, you could go photochromic, but these lenses supposedly don't as well in extremely flat llght as the standard cheaper yellow lenses.

I've tried the interchangeable lens route and, although they're not difficult to swap, it is a relatively time consuming process. The more seasoned snowboarder frequently ends up with two sets of medium-lower end goggles, each with a different lens. When the light goes flat, just walk to the car and grab the other goggles...no time wasted fumbling with lens exchange.

I've got two sets of Dragon Rogue that cost me under $50 a piece (bought off-season)
02-28-2014 08:37 AM
Dago91
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Thanks for your feed back and reply! Really appreciate it..

Currently considering Oakley Crowbar (Asian-fit) Shockwave Fire/Fire Iridium.. however still have quiet awhile until NZ so i'm still searching for others in the mean time.
Hey ma not sure if you can order from whiskey militia, but they are selling the Asian fit airbrake for $110.00 US. huge discount something like 50%

good luck
02-28-2014 06:48 AM
Lamps
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Thanks for your feed back and reply! Really appreciate it..

Currently considering Oakley Crowbar (Asian-fit) Shockwave Fire/Fire Iridium.. however still have quiet awhile until NZ so i'm still searching for others in the mean time.
Since you're going upmarket consider airbrakes with hi yellow plus fire iridium.

That will cover high and low light conditions.
02-28-2014 12:31 AM
0kev_ Thanks for your feed back and reply! Really appreciate it..

Currently considering Oakley Crowbar (Asian-fit) Shockwave Fire/Fire Iridium.. however still have quiet awhile until NZ so i'm still searching for others in the mean time.
02-24-2014 03:26 PM
surfinsnow Hi-end Zeals. Photochromatic lens changes both color AND lightness/darkness depending upon light conditions. Last weekend we rode in dense snow, flat light, fog, wind-whipped white-outs, you name it. Never changed lenses, although my wife convinced me to buy a pair of clear lenses as emergency back-up (she has a lower model of Zeals). I never needed the clear lenses. Fortunately they were cheap $39 Smiths. I'm sure I'll eventually get some use out of them, but I've yet to encounter a day where the Zeal's didn't work great, even in low light.
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