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    Is there a guide as to what tint your goggles should be in different conditions? Is there a general all round tint? When I'm in a store with black/grey/orange/yellow/pink I wouldn't know what to choose or is it all about looks? lol

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    When in doubt, stick with the beer variety

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    For oakley, at a high level...

    yellow tint - for low light days
    orange/persimmon tint - all around goggles (ie. if you only have one pair get these)
    Fire Iridium tints - bright days..

    more info on the oakley website

    have no idea how people with some Fire iridium lens can actually see in flat/low light days....

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    dark amber for bright sunny days and rose or lemon yellow for flat light and cloudy overcast conditions. I have Bolle dark amber and Bolle rose tinted goggles .. my ski pal uses an oakley goggle w the same tints but his have the interchangeable lens system ( this is the best option as you can change the lenses easily if there are changeing light conditons, I have to carry my other goggles if i want to switch) good lick
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    I have to laugh at all you people who use a different lens for each condition, you don't have too, there are at least two lenses that I have tried that are fantastic in bright sunny light and are without doubt the best you can get in very poor low light, and I am talking about the one same lens, no need to change anything over.
    Smith sensor lens, or Carerra Carbon C in a rose tint, I have used both under really flat light and also in brilliant sunlight and can't decide which is better.

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    Yep the Smith sensor is a great lens. I have used it in all conditions in Australia and Japan and other than blizzard conditions never had vision problems.
    How many days till it snows again?

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    yep, the sensor is great.
    has anyone tried the smith fuse and i/o?
    is the i/o worth the extra money?

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    Thanks all.... It seems there actually is an art and I wasn't so stupid after all.

    Paul - planning on dropping by on my way to Falls in August to get some skins. How much are the goggles your talking about? Got yellow tint at the moment but thinking rose may be the go.

    Also had a look at bags on your online shop. Getting a 160ish board and wouldn't mind getting a bag. Is it bad to travel with the +1's skis etc and boots in the bag also... Have you got bags big enough for that? I think I only saw a smaller one on your website.
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    The rose is good, a shade (haha) better than yellow.

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    Very good SA - I was wondering when someone would come out with it he he he
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    On the upside the world looks a whole lot better too

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    Now there's a thought. Perhaps when I complement (using that word very loosely) my +1 on the whole rose coloured glasses she won't yell at me if I buy her a pair too.....

    I don't know what all the hassle is with light differences and my goggles are anyway. When I'm actually using them my head is usually stuck in the snow after I fall over every 20seconds anyway lol.....
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    I got a set of Smith Prodigy with Sensor lenses last season as i thought they would be a good all rounder.

    Previously I had a set of Mirror tint Dragons and Rose Smith and would switch between them depending on conditions.

    After using the Sensor lense I prefer switching between mirror and rose as I find in sunny conditions the sensor are to bright.

    Also unrelated to the tint the sensor lenses which are supposed to be silicone sealed or something like that fogged inbetween lenses when I was in NZ which was annoying.

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    I also think the sensors are quite bright on sunny days, but for me, they are still comfortable enough not to warrant changing.

    Oakley goggles are for show ponies with Arc'teryx jackets!!

    [img]graemlins/outtahere.gif[/img]
    *insert witty comment here*

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    Originally posted by Total punter:
    Thanks all.... It seems there actually is an art and I wasn't so stupid after all.

    Paul - planning on dropping by on my way to Falls in August to get some skins. How much are the goggles your talking about? Got yellow tint at the moment but thinking rose may be the go.

    Also had a look at bags on your online shop. Getting a 160ish board and wouldn't mind getting a bag. Is it bad to travel with the +1's skis etc and boots in the bag also... Have you got bags big enough for that? I think I only saw a smaller one on your website.
    I just got more stock in today and now have bigger bags, I also have a good range of the goggles at around $90 to $200, but if you already have a yellow tinted Carerra Polar C lens, the rose is only 5% better and then only in really bad light, so it is not worth getting the rose lens if you already have the yellow polar C.
    Certainly drop by and I will see what you need if anything.

    [size="1"][ 16. April 2009, 07:45 PM: Message edited by: Paul Oberin ][/size]

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    I dunnow hich lens i got in my smith heiress goggles.... whatever is standard. It looks a bit pink and has a slight mirror finish...

    My eyes are sensitive to lots of sunlight so I tried to get a mirror lens in the US but no one stocked it. Prior to going over Time To ride tried to order it in and were told it wasn't able to be sent to Aus :( boooo smith!

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    What lens do you have now Podlette. the Visible light transmission for the sensor lenses is quite high at 70%, the only one higher is the clear lens at 84%.
    surprisingly the Yellow which most would think would be higher comes in at 68% VLT.
    The RC36 which is popular is only 36% so good in brighter light but not as good in low light.
    Platinum mirror is 25%, Ignitor mirror s 35%, and if you really want to block out the sun the Gold mirror Sol-X has a VLT of only 7%

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    I think you may have the Platinum lens in the Heiress, it has a VLT of 25% so the Sensor would certainly let a lot more light through, which might be uncomfortable for you on a sunny day, the only lens that has a lower VLT is the Sol-x at 10% and the Gold Mirror Sol-X at 7% but both of those are not made to suit the Heiress, the only other lenses for your Heiress have a higher VLT.

    [size="1"][ 17. April 2009, 10:33 AM: Message edited by: Paul Oberin ][/size]

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    Originally posted by John Deere:
    I also think the sensors are quite bright on sunny days, but for me, they are still comfortable enough not to warrant changing.

    Oakley goggles are for show ponies with Arc'teryx jackets!!

    [img]graemlins/outtahere.gif[/img]
    this show ponie can at least ride a bike without getting gravel rash

    I always carry a spare of goggles in my little backpack when I ski....hate having that "wet" feeling" against my skin ...hmm i sound rather precious...

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