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11-19-2013 04:54 PM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by lorcar View Post
so fantastic thread
It seems the best are:
Vr50 Pink Iridium
Persimmon
HI Persimmon

but the CANOPY are not with vr50 Ping Iridium, but VR 28

Oakley Canopy da neve | Store ufficiale Oakley | Italia

is HI Persimmon better than Persimmon?

Which CAnopy would you get with just one lens? I read someone saying he uses Fire Iridium only, but I fear it will be not good enough in low light or late afternoon/foggy days
I pretty sure HI - high intensity - just means reflective on the outside, slightly reduces light transmission because it reflects more.
11-19-2013 03:45 PM
lorcar so fantastic thread
It seems the best are:
Vr50 Pink Iridium
Persimmon
HI Persimmon

but the CANOPY are not with vr50 Ping Iridium, but VR 28

Oakley Canopy da neve | Store ufficiale Oakley | Italia

is HI Persimmon better than Persimmon?

Which CAnopy would you get with just one lens? I read someone saying he uses Fire Iridium only, but I fear it will be not good enough in low light or late afternoon/foggy days
06-11-2013 08:53 AM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by [fly] View Post
I've got some cheapo Scott goggles with the brown lenses. They're great in any light I've had them in, up until dusk, then they absolutely suck in the dark or when the ski hill has lights on. I had half a thought of buying a clear set of goggles, or maybe some yellow or amber. Is there one color that's better than another for nighttime riding, under lights?
Yellow or clear is good for night, I prefer yellow, it seems to highlight shadows better.
06-10-2013 09:16 AM
whatupdet Google...that's still around?

I do have an iPhone, thanks.
06-10-2013 08:39 AM
Kevin137
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Originally Posted by whatupdet View Post
What are the benefits/disadvantages of the different colors? Hi-Yellow, Red Iridium etc.
Do you use an iPhone...??? There is an app called OakleyView

https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/oakl...389732071?mt=8

There may be others on websites that do similar, but you choose lens, light type of activity and you can actually see the difference...

Oakley Sunglass Lens Tint | Oakley.com

Or you could try actually searching for it on your friend GOOGLE...

06-10-2013 08:23 AM
whatupdet I should have known better because even on a cloudy day I squint because I have sensitive eyes so if I'm on a mountain with snow I'll be blind without them, especially if it's not sunny. For now I'm only going to have one pair, down the road I'll likely have more but for now I just need the best pair in the day which you're saying is the Oakley Canopy Snow Goggle Digi-Camo Black VR50 Pink Iridium? Those look decent.

What are the benefits/disadvantages of the different colors? Hi-Yellow, Red Iridium etc.
06-10-2013 08:04 AM
Kevin137 Some of mine... Haha









06-10-2013 07:55 AM
Kevin137
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Originally Posted by whatupdet View Post
Are goggles only recommended for people who snowboard often or are they still beneficial to the casual rider?

I was looking at a pair of Oakley Crowbar Crystal Blue/Fire Iridium goggles but maybe I'm just wasting my money.
No they are recommended for everyone,a few don't, but they are few and far between, and they are always squinting, which is not ideal, and if it happens to snow, you cannot see anything.

The lens of choice is you are only going to have one, in my opinion is the VR50 Pink Iridium, which is versatile in pretty much every condition if you only want one pair, quickly followed by the Hi-Yellow...

The problem is that light that is different to the designed use makes it difficult to see the terrain, or what is known as "flat light", this essentially means that everything is seen as 1 flat level, yo cannot see piles of snow cambers, etc, and can catch you off guard pretty badly...

I am a bit of a goggle fanatic, and never change my lens, i just buy more goggles with a different lens...!!! Until i bought the Airwaves though, as they are much like the Airbrake from Oakley, and very very easy to change with minimal effort, so if i am using the Airwaves i change lens, and have Red Iridium, Dark Grey, Persiommon, Balck Iridium, Hi-Yellow.

If i am not using the Airwaves and am using my crowbars, i have Clear, Hi-Yellow, Red Iridium, Black Iridium, and my gf uses the VR50 Pink Iridium... All Crowbars...

In Norway, the ligth can be extremely changeable, and with the short days, long nights, we go from day at 2pm to night at 3pm, so i found it easier to just change goggles initially as i was doing this every day it was easier and reduces the potential to scratch while fitting, the other thing is, is that i could buy the complete goggle for about 30 more than just the lens, so it made more sense, as you only needed to scratch or drop a lens once and that was the difference in cost for 2 or 3 frames... So cost wise it was beneficial as well...
06-10-2013 07:25 AM
whatupdet Are goggles only recommended for people who snowboard often or are they still beneficial to the casual rider?

I was looking at a pair of Oakley Crowbar Crystal Blue/Fire Iridium goggles but maybe I'm just wasting my money.
05-18-2013 08:21 AM
Epic I picked up the Smith I/O for next season, have green sol x for bluebird, blue sensor for overcast and ignitor for everything in between. Might pick up a red sensor if I find it for a good price.
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