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Old 12-07-2009, 11:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I agree. Plus, the lenses better be sick. I can see it now....a $350 pair of goggles that fog over. Haha!
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree. Plus, the lenses better be sick. I can see it now....a $350 pair of goggles that fog over. Haha!

lol nice!

Seriously for $350.00 these goggles better let me see through the snow bunnies winter gear
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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this sounds like a bust to me. none of those features sound that useful. nightvision would be cool. a camera would also be cool.
i agree. i understand that my expereince differs from the experience of others but i don't see any benefit in having any of that information in front of my face at the cost of the distraction.

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Old 12-07-2009, 02:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I can't think of anything I'd want to see on a HUD that I wouldn't be stopping to take a peak at anyway, compass and GPS for example. Changing settings on a HUD (setting way points, etc.) would be a lot harder to do while riding, compared to siting in a car seat or airplane cockpit because you whole body is involved with maintaining system balance.

HUD seems more applicable to mechanical system issues needing to be continually monitored, such as RPM, Oil Pressure, Fuel, Speed, Altitude, Weapons Systems.

What do you need to see while you're riding other than a fog free lens? Calorie Consumption rate, VO2, Heart Rate, Blood Alcohol Level, Woodie Alert?
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I don't know, I think that a majority of us just haven't found a use or need for goggle HUDs because they're not available and will be expensive when they are. But I'm sure that once it comes out, people will get ahold of them, make intuitive changes, and before you know it it'll be something that's very useful. I'm just happy to see it starting to come around!
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The best suggested uses so far don't have anything to do with HUD, ie: night vision. Thermal imaging like FLIR in a light weight goggle would be excellent for search and rescue.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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It shoots 80 meters and in the store with the lights on you can clearly see it shining across the store. Seems like it will work well and if I really wanted to drop some cash they have ones that are as bright as a car headlight and shoot 200 meters but they are like $400. For $50 I'll try these and if they don't work well I have a headlamp that I can wear for other activities.

Also what does motorcycle experience have to do with riding on snow at night?
It means that I have experience zipping around at night at high speeds with single filament light sources, and know a little bit about what lights will work, and which ones are liable to run you into a tree on the side of the road on account of being so dim.
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It means that I have experience zipping around at night at high speeds with single filament light sources, and know a little bit about what lights will work, and which ones are liable to run you into a tree on the side of the road on account of being so dim.
I also ride motorcycles and have been for longer than I have been able to drive a car. Still don't see how you are comparing a headlight for a motorcycle that goes well over 100 mph and some LED lights that will be used for snowboarding. Huge difference in the headlight/lamp designs, the use for them and the speed at which both objects are traveling. I understand that a single LED bulb that shoots five feet isn't going to work which is why I got one that clearly shoots 80 meters. Yes, on a motorcycle if you can only see 80 meters when traveling over 100 mph you are in trouble. I don't know about you but, my snowboards do not travel nearly as fast as my CBR so I don't need to see as far.

For simple argument sake, lets say I am traveling at 15 mph, which is about 6.5 meters per second. Now if I have a 80 meters of visible light ahead of me that would give me about 12.5 seconds until I get to that 80 meters. I hope my reaction time is good enough that in those twelve seconds I can move out of the way of whatever object might be in my path.
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As far as the two wheeled comparison is concerned I'd be much more likely to compare to night riding on a mountain bike. A 3 watt LED like the one shown would be passable for emergency situations but if you plan to do any kind of serious riding you'll want something more like this (http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/16631-225_NITMD7-2-Accessories-35-Lights/NiteRider-MiNewt.X2-Dual-LED-Li-Ion-Bike-Lights.htm) with a lot more flood capability. I don't see the comparison to riding a motorcycle any more than a car. 300 wonkin lumens!
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Cool stuff...but what is the point? I can find my friends with a much less expensive walkie talkie. 40 $
My watch already has altimeter barometer and compass, I don't need that data unde my eyes constantly. Night vision? Really? How many times you ride at night again? The trail map? I have it in my pocket for free, how long does it take you to get familiar with a resort trail map?

How much painful will be to smash those instead of a regular pair of (already expensive) goggles?
I don't know, I ride to "get away" form all of it..not to be online also when I'm carving...

I'll pass.

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So, it looks like Recon Instruments is going to release snow goggles next year with a heads up display, starting around $350. I will so buy them, as long as the display info is actually somewhat useful.

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