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02-06-2011 03:42 AM
paras @JoEr & Qball: Okay I see what you mean. I think I'll end up choosing the Green Sol-X mainly because I'll get more use out of it on those bright days - unless I can get both at a good price Thanks for the tips guys!
02-06-2011 02:17 AM
simon.ad hey i see you have the platinum mirror and i was wanting to buy that, is that the really chrome/mirror looking lens?
02-05-2011 06:03 PM
JoeR
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Wow, awesome advice guys!

@JoeR: I think I may be confusing the meaning of "flat-light" - I thought flat-light is when light appears to come from every possible direction.
Sort of, but the point is that it's dim, not bright. You probably wouldn't feel "blinded" in flat-light conditions, at least not at first, even with no goggles at all. Bright sunshine and flat light are almost opposites, so one lens is not going to be really good for both.
02-05-2011 01:54 AM
Qball If it's sunny the sensor won't be dark enough and you'll be squinting all day. Flat light is when it's overcast/foggy and it's difficult to distinguish any details in the snow surface. Basically really really bad flat light conditions = whiteout.
02-05-2011 01:40 AM
paras Wow, awesome advice guys!

@JoeR: I think I may be confusing the meaning of "flat-light" - I thought flat-light is when light appears to come from every possible direction. I used to board mainly at night. The last few times I went in the day, there are no shadows and everything is evenly lit. If that's what you mean by flat-light, I guess my sensor mirror is failing me, unless there's too much light getting through for my eyes to handle.

I'm definitely wanting to get a pair of the Green Sol-X. Curious as to how much 'blue' (if any) it reflects...cause it's a rainbow green...saw some blue reflection on the sides.

Definitely going to check them out at the store.
Appreciate it
02-04-2011 03:58 PM
qwezxc12 FWIW, I like the Igniter for sunny days, and the Sensor for overcast/flat conditions... which in the NE is too often, unfortunately. I don't swap lenses... I picked up a second pair of Phenoms with the Sensor lens at TJ Maxx for $39.00
02-04-2011 01:26 PM
Qball
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i have all 3 of them and the sensor. I normally just use two out of the 4 manly the greenx sunny days then my sensor flat,cloudy, snowy and night conditions. Sensor is normally on my IO for 80 percent of the time. I mainly ride at night. Platinum and ignitor i cant see too much difference.
I have the platinum, ignitor, and sensor. I use the sensor most of the time because it's usually cloudy and crappy in the NW. I don't really like the ingitor, none of the details really pop like they do with the sensor and if it's too bright for the sensor, the platinum is better than the ignitor.
02-04-2011 01:03 PM
drunkinmonk i have all 3 of them and the sensor. I normally just use two out of the 4 manly the greenx sunny days then my sensor flat,cloudy, snowy and night conditions. Sensor is normally on my IO for 80 percent of the time. I mainly ride at night. Platinum and ignitor i cant see too much difference.
02-04-2011 12:58 PM
buggravy I've got all of the lenses in question, and I'd recommend either the Platinum Mirror or Green Sol-X for a bluebird/mostly sunny conditions lens. The Ignitor is probably the best general purpose, but since you've already got the Sensor I'd go with either of the 2 I mentioned above.
02-04-2011 12:40 PM
Qball I use the platinum mirror for sunny/partly cloudy day but also work fine on overcast days if there's no fog. The sensor mirror is best for flat light stormy days
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