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Old 04-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Smith Photochromic are as versatile as you can get
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Smith IO/X are the shit. Used mine over 30 days this year and not once did they fog. I have three lenses.

The red sensor mirror which I use most. If it's bluebird forecast where I know the suns shining all day I pop in my red-sol-x. If its white light I pop in the blue sensor mirror.

It's pretty easy to stick to one lens a day if you're not night riding.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:14 AM   #73 (permalink)
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I was using persimion in my oakleys a-frames for awhile. then accidently my buddy got me the vr50 pink iridium from oakley..im sold..ill prob use them for everything from here on out.
I was going to say exactly the same thing, we have extremely changeable weather and cloud here in Norway, although i don't use these, i know many that do, including my other half.

I actually have 5 sets of goggles, and generally check the weather beforehand, and if it changes significantly, then a 50 meter walk to the car and i change goggles not lenses...

Although that did get a bit harder this year as i bought the Airwaves, and that means changing lens, but i have all the lens for them, managed to get 40% off retail, so it made sense, and they are very easily changed...
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:21 AM   #74 (permalink)
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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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Old 06-10-2013, 07:25 AM   #75 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:55 AM   #76 (permalink)
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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...
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Some of mine... Haha









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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.
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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...

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Google...that's still around?

I do have an iPhone, thanks.
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