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SmithOptics Model?

I'm looking at the smithoptics goggles and there are so many different styles and models.. I don't know if these are just stylistic preferences, or if each type actually has its own different benefits? I mainly just freeride and jib, no powder (I'm on the east coast.). Any suggestions? Should I just get the goggles that look the best? Or does one kind have advantages over another?
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IO or IO/X. If you have a regular to large face, go IO. If you have a smaller face go with the IO/X. Definitely the best goggle in the Smith lineup.

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IO or IO/X. If you have a regular to large face, go IO. If you have a smaller face go with the IO/X. Definitely the best goggle in the Smith lineup.
thank you! may i just ask, why would you consider this to be the best?
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field of vision and ease of swapping lenses

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IO or IO/X. If you have a regular to large face, go IO. If you have a smaller face go with the IO/X. Definitely the best goggle in the Smith lineup.
I believe you meant the I/OS for smaller faces. The I/OX is the largest frame and the I/OS is the smallest.
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field of vision and ease of swapping lenses
they're the most expensive.. are there other models that have a good field of vision too?
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IO or IO/X. If you have a regular to large face, go IO. If you have a smaller face go with the IO/X. Definitely the best goggle in the Smith lineup.
You have that backwards. The io/x are the biggest goggles. Io are the mediums, then io/s are the smallest.
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I believe you meant the I/OS for smaller faces. The I/OX is the largest frame and the I/OS is the smallest.
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they're the most expensive.. are there other models that have a good field of vision too?
I mean, they're all gonna have decent FOV but the I/Os are definitely gonna have the best by far.

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I mean, they're all gonna have decent FOV but the I/Os are definitely gonna have the best by far.
what do you know about virtue, transit, and scope? I'm sorry i literally know nothing about this lol
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