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Old 02-19-2013, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I know this has been beat to death but help me out. I use Electric EG2s with the standard bronze/silver chrome. Great for blue bird days but they suck (IMO) for flat light. I know that yellow or red tends to be best for low light yeah? I can get reds for about 20 bucks cheaper, is there any real improvement to the yellow? I'm mostly having problems picking up terrain features so I hit groves when I'm flat out and BOOM..on my ass.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In PNw, Smith blue sensor mirror lenses are the standard for flat light. Some days still suck though.
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So I know this has been beat to death but help me out. I use Electric EG2s with the standard bronze/silver chrome. Great for blue bird days but they suck (IMO) for flat light. I know that yellow or red tends to be best for low light yeah? I can get reds for about 20 bucks cheaper, is there any real improvement to the yellow? I'm mostly having problems picking up terrain features so I hit groves when I'm flat out and BOOM..on my ass.
In your specific goggle the lenses that let in the most light are 66% VLT - Blue, Orange, Yellow. The best is the straight up clear at 88%.
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I have a pair of Oakley Wisdom's with a HI Yellow lens and it works pretty well in flat light conditions. As wrathfuldeity mentions, there are some days where you can't see well no matter what you're wearing.
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In your specific goggle the lenses that let in the most light are 66% VLT - Blue, Orange, Yellow. The best is the straight up clear at 88%.
Any chance you have a chart? Where do the red sit?
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I have a pair of Oakley Wisdom's with a HI Yellow lens and it works pretty well in flat light conditions. As wrathfuldeity mentions, there are some days where you can't see well no matter what you're wearing.
I realize it's not a cure all. But I'll be damned if I'm going to let a 50 dollar fix impact my day. Especially on flat light days. Everything can be great besides the light and I wind up pissed off because I can't see shit.
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I have a pair of Oakley Wisdom's with a HI Yellow lens and it works pretty well in flat light conditions. As wrathfuldeity mentions, there are some days where you can't see well no matter what you're wearing.
and some of those days are epic....and it keeps the gapers away
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I would take yellow or orange over red...
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I primarily use yellow and orange lenses now in my eg2's. Orange on partly cloudy to sunny conditions and yellow for cloudy and snowy. When its a blue bird pow day and im in tje back bowls ill use fire iridium.
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I prefer yellow over red for low light but it would be at night that I would more strongly prefer the yellow so depends if you ride night time
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