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01-08-2013 04:20 AM
irrballsac
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Originally Posted by J.Schaef View Post
Well hot damn. You'll fit right in now. Goggles aside, you probably wont regret much. I actually found the phenom to be a little larger field of view than my old I/O.

I am on a set of I/Ox this year, and they are fairly large. Best goggle I have used to date. Very fog free.
I upgraded my phenoms to the Io/s. I've only gotten to ride with them once so far, but they were badass. I never had issues with blind spots, or any hidden terrain. I love the swap-ability of the lenses too, although haven't had to use it yet.
01-08-2013 02:17 AM
J.Schaef Well hot damn. You'll fit right in now. Goggles aside, you probably wont regret much. I actually found the phenom to be a little larger field of view than my old I/O.

I am on a set of I/Ox this year, and they are fairly large. Best goggle I have used to date. Very fog free.


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Originally Posted by jtg View Post
So I ended up going with gore-tex everything and a very lightly insulated pants/jacket. Even with that, I'm still finding it a little warm after a few runs so far, but not too bad.

The biggest thing was actually the goggles...I didn't expect to upgrade those, but my RC36 lenses (36% VLT) had me riding on brail most of the day. Just got some blue sensor mirror (70%) and love them...big visibility improvement in flat light. I went with the smith phenom frames to save a bit, and I kind of regret not going with the I/O and getting a larger field of view. Not too happy about the blind spot area on the phenoms, but I'll manage.
01-07-2013 07:11 PM
jtg So I ended up going with gore-tex everything and a very lightly insulated pants/jacket. Even with that, I'm still finding it a little warm after a few runs so far, but not too bad.

The biggest thing was actually the goggles...I didn't expect to upgrade those, but my RC36 lenses (36% VLT) had me riding on brail most of the day. Just got some blue sensor mirror (70%) and love them...big visibility improvement in flat light. I went with the smith phenom frames to save a bit, and I kind of regret not going with the I/O and getting a larger field of view. Not too happy about the blind spot area on the phenoms, but I'll manage.
12-23-2012 09:02 AM
jackthelad
Goggles for BC

The Red Iridium/Persimon Airbrakes i bought
will they be good for whistlerBlackcomb,
should i get a spare clear lense? or feel free to suggest
John
12-22-2012 07:46 PM
walove Grundens work for those days with snain
12-22-2012 05:04 PM
NWBoarder I rock and Airblaster Ninja Suit for my base layer. I may or may not throw a t-shirt on over it. Then I have a 25k Columbia Titanium series jacket that is a 3 in 1. Usually I just need the shell, but if it's really pouring, or really freezing, I'll zip in the extra jacket. I have some 20k Ripzone pants that have been going great for 3 seasons now. Last season I did use the Nikwax wash-in waterproofing refresher. Made my gear function as good as it did on day 1. I highly recommend it if you've been riding the same outerwear for a while. As for goggle lenses for cloudy days, I use my Oakley H.I. Yellow and it is great. I really haven't found a better light for the ultra grey, ultra flat light we get out here in the PNW.
12-22-2012 04:48 PM
J.Schaef I think that smiths gold and blue sensor are both pretty close to a persimmon lens.

I haven't seen a persimmon lens in their lineup. At least not for the goggles I own.....
12-22-2012 04:25 PM
pdxrealtor
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Originally Posted by J.Schaef View Post
Try picking up a blue sensor mirror lens, or maybe a gold sensor mirror. Both the blue and the gold are 70% VLT, where the red sensor is 60% VLT.
Thanks. Have the blue and it's the best so far in flat light. Wolfy was talking about how good the persimmon is and I'd like to try it because I like red tint better than yellow.

However... can't seem to find any persimmon smith lens..
12-22-2012 04:07 PM
J.Schaef Try picking up a blue sensor mirror lens, or maybe a gold sensor mirror. Both the blue and the gold are 70% VLT, where the red sensor is 60% VLT.
12-22-2012 03:48 PM
pdxrealtor
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Flat light is a horrible problem here and the Persimons lenses seem to provide the best contrast on our gray days.
Got a link to that persimmon lens???? I can't find it. The closest I could find that looks similar was the red sol-x or the red sensor.

When I was out on Thursday the mountain was socked in and the surface was shit. The red sensor doesn't cut it for me in those conditions.
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