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12-09-2012 12:33 PM
Rookie09 I have a pair of Smith Phenoms. Came with ignitor lenses which is good for bright days (35% vlt i believe) and permission lens for low light and night (70% vlt). They work extremely well and I can't complain about the price. Only $35 for everything barely used!
12-09-2012 12:26 PM
NWBoarder I find that on a really bright day, the HI Yellow lets in to much light, which is kind of blinding for me. If it's bright, I'll use my A-Frames with the Blue Irridium. Works better for sun filtering than the HI Yellow for sure. The Blue Irridium works for most conditions, and the HI Yellow is great for the flat light, and night. For me, those are the only 2 lenses I need.
12-08-2012 11:37 PM
sneaky Alright, I'll be hitting Bear Mountain next week for day boarding. I'll need to choose a goggle before then. I mostly go night boarding so I thought hi yellow would be a good choice but I know it won't be so good for day boarding because of the sunlight... or is that not true? I want the best one for day boarding that isn't too dark, too much color, and pretty clear but at the same time blocks the sunlight. I researched a bit and thought Pink iridium works well. I also heard it works really well at night too so I probably won't even have to change my lens. Either way, just for the day.. what lens would you guys choose that'll work good for one day boarding and mostly night afterwards. If I have to get replacement lens, I'll probably do so later.

Fire iridium looks so sexy because of the mirror but I hear it's very dark.. How will intense yellow work in day? Is everything you see on the slope is yellow when you wear it? Anyways, please recommend for me. I'll be choosing a goggle online by tomorrow or the next day. Thank you.
12-07-2012 09:58 PM
Pixel8tedOne Another for Airbrakes. I'm running those with Smoke for day and H.I. Yellow for night. Another good lens is the H.I. Persimmon, going to pick up one of those soon.
12-07-2012 03:01 PM
NWBoarder I have a pair of A-Frames with the Blue Irridium lens, and I have a pair of Wisdoms with the HI Yellow lens. I'm covered whether it's sunny or flat.
12-07-2012 01:04 PM
poutanen
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Yea after spending a decent bit on all the gear to ride...now I gotta explain to my wife why I need like 4 pairs of goggles and at least another backup of everything else.
That's why having a stock comes in handy! I rarely need something RIGHT NOW... So I can buy gloves, goggles, jackets, etc. on sale and pay less than 50% of MSRP. Plus I usually buy last years stock to save money... My current low light goggles were $40 and I'm happy with them.
12-07-2012 12:39 PM
snowklinger
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Nope I'm that good lookin that I have to land on my face so the rest of my buddies have a chance!

True story: A few years ago when I still wore glasses, I was chasing my buddy down a medium grade run. My glasses had fogged and I hit a bump straight legged without seeing it! I went straight up, then rotated forward in the air and came down head first... Shattered my goggles pretty good. But they saved my face (for the most part... lol)

But yeah, bands stretch, goggles scratch, things break, I like having multiple pairs that I replace when they get old/damaged. Same with gloves, I never only have one pair.
Yea after spending a decent bit on all the gear to ride...now I gotta explain to my wife why I need like 4 pairs of goggles and at least another backup of everything else.
12-07-2012 12:18 PM
poutanen
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I usually replace goggles because they get all scratched and old and stinky. But part of your purchasing strategy for goggles is breaking them on your face? You must be uglier than we could have possibly imagined!!!
Nope I'm that good lookin that I have to land on my face so the rest of my buddies have a chance!

True story: A few years ago when I still wore glasses, I was chasing my buddy down a medium grade run. My glasses had fogged and I hit a bump straight legged without seeing it! I went straight up, then rotated forward in the air and came down head first... Shattered my goggles pretty good. But they saved my face (for the most part... lol)

But yeah, bands stretch, goggles scratch, things break, I like having multiple pairs that I replace when they get old/damaged. Same with gloves, I never only have one pair.
12-07-2012 12:03 PM
snowklinger
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I used to do a lot of night riding and the only thing I liked was a 100% clear lense... During bright sun I like Smiths 'Rose Copper' colour, and for low light I like Smiths 'Gold Lite' colour.

My point is I actually have three pairs of goggles. It's easier to replace a $40 pair of goggles if I land on my face than try to find a matching frame a couple years later if it breaks.



Until they wear off!!!

I usually replace goggles because they get all scratched and old and stinky. But part of your purchasing strategy for goggles is breaking them on your face? You must be uglier than we could have possibly imagined!!!
12-07-2012 12:02 PM
racer357 Pink Iridium is my favorite oakley lens and can be used at night if you resort has good lighting. I wore them at keystone last year day and night.
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