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Discussion in 'Softgoods: Clothing, Helmets, Goggles, and More' started by David, Aug 12, 2019.

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    David "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" Skier

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    While doing some online research I found that Prizm, Chromapop & Vivid all use pretty much the same tech so it comes down to individual lens color, style & fit choice. Now that I've had the film in my eyes removed I need to wait for snow to see what I bees to do if anything. Last time I shopped for goggles Smith was my first choice but just didn't fit me. If I do need something different than my Giro Vivid's I'll be checking both the Prizm & Chromapop lines for sure!
     
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    blackke17 I'd rather be at Alta Skier

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    such a great topic- all the best days in the mountains are the ones when you cant see shit! - Personally i find yellow to be the best in these conditions. anytime i go to the mountains i will carry at least 3 sets of goggles with a total of 6 lenses.

    when the lights really flat i go to my trusty smith squad's with a true yellow lense - got some new smith Squad XL's on the way with a couple of Chromopop lenses that i hope will work just as well. we shall see. its an endless search for the perfect goggles.
     
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    Marker XLTL Skier

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    I've joined the 3/6 club. I found a new on-sale pair of Smith IOX with the Storm Flash Yellow included to compare to Oakley Hi Pink and Storm Flash Rose. Will report back.
     
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    David "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" Skier

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    What is the 3/6 club?
     
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    blackke17 I'd rather be at Alta Skier

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    3 sets of goggles with a total of 6 lenses
     
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    blackke17 I'd rather be at Alta Skier

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    yeah id like to hear how they are for sure! i love and own some IO/X's but dont have the Storm flash yellow
     
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    pchewn Out on the slopes Skier

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    I'm in the 1/2 club. One pair of Abom Heet goggles (heated for fog removal). 2 lenses Clear for night or whiteout or flat or fog. Dark for partly or fully sunny. Sometimes the visibility is very bad just because it's bad and no goggle (except perhaps night-vision or infrared) will help.
     
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    David "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" Skier

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    I'm in the 2/3 club.
    2 Giro Onset goggle frames
    1 - Blue / green / purple 15% VLT
    1 - Vivid Infrared 58% VLT
    1 - Yellow 84% VLT
     
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    Jacob Getting off the lift Skier

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    Am I the only one with 1/1?

    The Prizm Rose is just dark enough for me to handle the sunniest of days, and it's light enough for me to handle flat light and whiteout conditions. The HI Pink would probably be a little bit better for me in flat light and whiteouts, but I just don't like the hassle of carrying multiple frames and/or lenses.
     
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    David "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" Skier

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    No, I was in the 1/1 club until 2 years ago when my eyes started getting weird.
     
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    James, you sound like king Grump.
     
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    Gary Stolt Mr. Style Team Gathermeister

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    I've been ready this thread with much interest. I, too have difficulty seeing in low/flat light, it would seem more difficulty than other skiers. Congrats on the first eye.
     
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    David "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" Skier

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    Thanks. I had the second done the following week. The difference is very noticeable even though my eye dr said it wouldn't be. Other than skiing in flat light I didn't notice it but everything is brighter and crisper! Even highway signs and clouds are much easier to see.
     
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    I'm probably going to have my second eye done in October. I've been walking around with excellent distance vision in the "new" eye and OK near vision in the "bad" eye (which is not as bad as the first one was). I wear glasses most of the time, but it is very convenient to get by without them, and to have good close vision when I need it (or for reading in bed).

    So I'm probably going to go the "monovision" route, BUT still wear glasses most of the time (and wear one contact for distance on the near eye when skiing).

    Anybody see a flaw in this plan?
     
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    David "Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati" Skier

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    I'm dizzy just reading that...
     
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    mdf entering the Big Couloir Skier

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    I know because of my accidental experiment (from the year between eyes) that I can cope with mono-vision. And I do for windsurfing, for example.
    If I had done both eyes at the same time, I probably would have done both eyes for distance.
     
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    KingGrump Most Interesting Man In The World Team Gathermeister

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    No wonder you are so messed up. :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
     
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    Jenny Out on the slopes Skier

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    Do you think the Hi Pink would be blinding if the sun came out?
     
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    Kneale Brownson Out on the slopes Instructor

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    My brain has learned to ignore the floaters in my eyes, as well as the bit of light flicker that occurs in the one eye with a new lens, but I fear I'd not get used to one lens for distance and one for close in. I think I can read well enough with the distance lens to get by, but would want reader glasses for reading a book. My second surgery is on Wednesday. I've been delayed because my surgeon was traveling when I was available and I was travelling when she returned. Can't wait to have crisp vision and all the wonderful colors available through BOTH eyes.

    As I reported earlier, I've purchased the Ryder Face goggle with photochromic lens and found it fits great and I can see detail well in low light. Can't wait to take it skiing.
     
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    Jacob Getting off the lift Skier

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    I haven’t had a chance to test, but I’m guessing they’d be a bit uncomfortable for me. My old HI persimmon goggles were very nearly too light for me on clear days. And according to Oakley, the HI pink is a little bit lighter than the HI persimmon.

    If I had a chance, then I’d like to test the HI pink on a sunny day. But for now, I’m pretty happy with the Prizm rose.
     

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