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Mr. Irrelevant
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08/11/2016 12:43 am  

couldn't find one of these out there already. looking to get some new goggs this year. currently have the Oakley Canopy and i'm thinking about the dragon NFX2. anyone have feedback on them? the quick-change tech seems pretty seamless but fiddling around with some in a store last week when i twisted the goggles the lens separated a bit from the frame. not sure if i did something wrong putting the lens in or what.

i like them from a style standpoint. have no experience with cylindrical vs. sperhical lens. can anyone dumb down the differences for me like im a 5 year old?

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Peter
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08/11/2016 1:07 am  

I have no input on those goggles, but living on the West coast I will never go back to non quick change goggles. I love my M2s...except when I hit my head so hard the lens shoots off haha


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08/11/2016 1:34 am  

have always been tempted to get some quick changing goggles, but still seem to just gravitate to buying cheap pairs of crowbars on ebay. can get a bunch of frames/lens/etc for little money.


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Mr. Irrelevant
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08/11/2016 1:36 am  

hah! yea you should definitely avoid that. my bro has the M2 and once was really confused why it looked so weird when he put them on...turns out a 2nd lens attached itself while he was getting ready. pretty good sign of how strong the magnets are.

 

sidenote - @peter did you have a different name on other EL versions. you're avatar is jogging my memory but not the user name

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08/11/2016 2:06 am  

[quote quote=3503]buying cheap pairs of crowbars on ebay[/quote]

100%

I've yet to find something I prefer over crowbars, especially for the cost. To me "frameless" is a misnomer since the frame is just behind the lens so it's the same FOV but they'll scratch easier if they tip over onto the lens. The wider FOV gogs are like maybe 10% more at best, but on the periphery and the back/forth comparisons haven't made a big impact on me. Quick swap lens would be nice, but whole crowbar goggles with spare lens can be found for pretty cheap so I have enough frames for all my lenses.

I've been considering trying prism lenses, but I need to do some in person comparisons before I jump on.

Side note: Iirc the Dragon X2 had the biggest FOV of any that I've ever put on. (not a fact, just my opinion)

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Peter
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08/11/2016 2:29 am  

[quote quote=3504] sidenote – @peter did you have a different name on other EL versions. you’re avatar is jogging my memory but not the user name [/quote]

I used to be ihriep. I used a few different avatars over the course of the 3 previous ELs

 


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Mr. Irrelevant
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08/11/2016 3:43 am  

ahh! i thought so. i knew you had to be a long time lounger

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08/11/2016 6:34 am  

I've been tempted to quick change lenses as well in the past but usually get turned off by how big and heavy they usually are to support the quick change mechanisms (the large size may just be due to the trend these days for huge ass lenses).

The NFX2 looked promising but the lever thing to switch out the lens just felt cheap and the mechanism as a whole just didn't sit well with me, though I'm sure it'll work just fine.

I'm currently on a pair of EG2s (do these still get any love?) and Oakley Canopies. EG2s with a bronze lens for sunny days and Oakley's pink iridium for everything else has been working fine enough for me that I don't plan on getting new goggs anytime soon.


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08/11/2016 6:41 am  

I have the NFX I love how big they are and they came with 3 lenses so I'm set, not quickest change but still pretty quick.


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08/11/2016 7:36 am  

[quote quote=3533]I’m currently on a pair of EG2s (do these still get any love?)[/quote]that's what I use. I have like 6-7 pairs cause you can get them on sale for like $10 more that what a lens alone costs. It's a lot easier to just bring a couple pairs and pick one than to change out the lens, but I'm lazy. I want a paid of dragon APX but haven't pulled the trigger yet and don't know if I actually ever will. maybe later this season...

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08/11/2016 8:37 am  

I do like Slim and have different pairs of goggles rather than bother with different lenses. The Airblaster amber baker lens or the anon amber mirror work for all conditions. On bluebird park days I'll use an all black lens on a pair of Anons but that's it. They suck at the end of the day with shadows.

I just pick up a couple pairs of cheap goggles whenever I can find them. I recently picked up a pair of dragon NFX and while they look fancy from the outside, the view from the inside is no different to way cheaper goggles, so I passed the deal on to a friend.

My goggles get beat up from hitting branches, so I just don't bother with Oakleys etc. Plus, here in Japan, the newest goggles are between $200 and $400!!! wtf!


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08/11/2016 3:22 pm  

Anyone using/tried Smith?? Any comments on quality, fogging, durability etc.

After a long time Oakley user i'll be looking for something else for my next purchase.


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08/11/2016 5:25 pm  

airgoggles.  love 'em.  rose blue chrome lens for most days, regular amber chrome for spring sun.  I 100% love everything about them.

also really liked the dragon D1XT, and was into EG2s when they came out.  other than that, nothing I ever "loved."


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Supra
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08/11/2016 6:00 pm  

[quote quote=3562]Anyone using/tried Smith?? Any comments on quality, fogging, durability etc. After a long time Oakley user i’ll be looking for something else for my next purchase. [/quote]

I checked some out since I have a Smith helmet...but I didn't like their fit much. Plus they're pricey, compared to anon's on sale or airblasters


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08/11/2016 9:38 pm  

[quote quote=3562]Anyone using/tried Smith?? Any comments on quality, fogging, durability etc. After a long time Oakley user i’ll be looking for something else for my next purchase. [/quote]

I have IO7s and Oakley Canopy. The IO7 quality & durability is fantastic. Last season at Whiteface I was just hanging outside the lodge midway up the mountain waiting for a couple friends. Some dude catches an edge on his skis and comes flying towards me, specifically my shoulders and head. He was a biiiigggg dude (height and weight) and figured my helmet or goggles were probably about to be fucked. IOs saved my eyes from getting sliced apart and took about half of the initial impact with my helmet taking the rest of it. Not a scratch on the lenses, though a small mild one on the frame, despite getting slammed by a pair of skis coming full force at them.

Lens quality is great view wise as well. There's a similar color to Airblaster's RBC that's fantastic. As for fogging, and maybe this is user error, I find I get a decent amount on the coldest of days around the top of the goggle where the lens meets the frame.

Changing lenses out is quick and easy too.

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