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Old 10-31-2012, 12:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm new to this forum because I just recently bought my first board/setup a couple of months ago(sports chalet clearance sale, $350 for whole setup). I felt that I got good enough to warrant my own board.
Previously, I was nooby and was riding slow and stuff, so I didn't feel to have a need for a pair of goggles, but as I got better and faster, I noticed that my eyes would tear up pretty bad, to the point where I have to stop for a few min before going again. So I decided that it was probably time for me to get a pair of goggles if I wanted to get better/faster. The frame for my current glasses are moderately big and some of the OTG goggles don't fit.

My question is, are there any alternatives? I've seen people post that they used safety glasses on top of their glasses, and some people found OTG goggles that fit. I've also read that a lot of the OTG goggles end up fogging the glasses, and I'm kind of in a dilemma.
I want to try to buy the goggles, before season starts because its cheaper. Are there any special OTG goggles, that dont fog a lot?( I've heard of the goggle with a min fan on top, but thats too expensive). Or am I better off just wearing my glasses. My price range would be ~50, I can go a little higher if its good enough.

Any suggestions and help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

O, and I like to do mostly free-riding/carving. No rails, jumps,etc.

edit: and I forgot, but contacts are out of the question(my eyes are too sensitive to put contacts on, I've tried many times), and LASIK is also out of the question. Prescription goggles are kind of expensive, and I don't know if it'll be worth it, as my eyes may continue to get worse. thanks!

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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which OTG goggles have you tried?

I have a pair of Smith Knowledge OTG goggles which I've use for the past two seasons. While I did have some fogging issues it was mostly while standing still or exerting myself (hiking etc).
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I tried out the Smith Turbo fan series which are OTG and they worked extremely well. Basically a battery powered fan built inside the goggle that keeps your glasses from fogging up. You don't even realize it's running.

I wish I'd have bought them, but already had a pair of Smith Prophecy OTG that I purchased a month prior. Couldn't pull the trigger on 2 sets of goggles that close together.

I believe this is what I demo'd -

http://www.smithoptics.com/products/...urbo+Fan/view/
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I tried the smith knowledge OTG and thought they were huge and hideous...plus, I really prefer a spherical lens.

However, the trend in goggles is oversized and some of the new spherical models can and are designed to fit over glasses.

Of the large new spherical goggles out now, I do know the Oakley Canopy and smith I/OX are designed to accommodate glasses (don't know about the electric EG2, vonzipper Fishbowl, etc)

trying goggles on in a shop is recommended because you never know if they're gonna fit you without gaps (for instance, smith I/O don't fit my particular nose right)

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Old 10-31-2012, 05:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok, thanks for the replies so far. I guess my question should have been: For people who have OTG goggles and use them, could you name what model/brand you use, and whether or not the fogging is good/bad/bearable with it. I don't mind if it fogs when I'm standing, as long as it works well when I'm going down. I don't mind if its big or ugly, because I'm just using it for practical purposes

@luckyrva, thanks. I'll keep that in mind when I go to the store.

@Derp, The turbo fan is a bit out of my price range.. but thanks, I would probably get that if I had the money.
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With the Smith Knowledge goggles they would clear up as soon as I got moving. But there would sometimes be instances where you're riding for a good distance waiting for them to clear up.
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The SMITH OTG Turbofan series are the shit, why no one else is putting fans in their gogs blows my mind it's WORKS.......been in use for paintball and motocross for over 10 years.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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hi, so are there any other recommendations for OTG goggles? so far i have

1.Smith knowledge
2.Smith turbofan

I'ma go to the shop this weekend to try and buy one, the more recommendations the better. Surely there are more than 2 OTG goggles that are worth the money.
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It's unlikely you'll see a huge selection of OTG goggles in store unless they have an immense selection. You may also want to try on some of the larger sized goggles as well as most will probably fit as long as your glasses don't have huge frames (ie Electric EG2, Spy Platoon, VZ Fishbowls, Smith I/OX and the like)
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hi, so are there any other recommendations for OTG goggles? so far i have

1.Smith knowledge
2.Smith turbofan

I'ma go to the shop this weekend to try and buy one, the more recommendations the better. Surely there are more than 2 OTG goggles that are worth the money.
Well Smith just came out with a new version for it's TurboFan model.
Smith Products | SmithOptics.com

I realize those are likely outside your price range though.
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