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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 03:48 PM
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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.....

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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.

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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
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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.

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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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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.

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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.
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