Dann: Dann Thombs
Age: 37 / MA
May 17th, 2004 - 13 years ago (16,211 logins)Last Login11 seconds ago
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I ate a chili pepper and when I woke up, this site was here.
Around Summer 2002, I was spending money on nothing but bills for school and who knows what. My brother had just gotten Scars, to which my impression was "that's really dumb to spend all that money on sunglasses", but then I tried them on and really noticed the difference in quality. I'd never seen a lens be so clear before. My comment was Everything looks like the Autolevel function in Photoshop. What a nerd I am sometimes. At that point the Splice came out and my brother wished he had waited and gotten that instead. So one day when I was at a cookout playing hooky from work, the one shred of champagne taste that I had kicked in and I decided to get a pair

After that, I got a pair of minutes, but they were too girly and didn't look like the online picture, so I gave those to my sister and then got a pair of leather Mars, since they were so odd. That lead to a pair of 24k X-Metal XX's, and a Time Bomb. Then on and on and on. Once the site took off, it was all over. I think I had a dozen or so when that happened.

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Today 3:04 PM
Looks awesome.
Today 2:11 AM
I got the flyer today, so they may be just auto-enrolling accounts.
Today 2:08 AM
I recall the Hatchet and Why 8.x series being the first that I saw with the model numbers on the inside. So late 2004 was the end of serials, and sometime in 2005 began the SKU printing. I don't think I have any X-Metal from after 2004, so I can't verify any of the more modern Juliet's/X-Metal XX's.
Today 2:03 AM
Got this in the Mail Today:

Nov 21, 2017 3:41 AM
Every bit counts.
Nov 20, 2017 7:47 PM
Nice find. A small misstep on that Pit Boss photo though.
Nov 18, 2017 1:07 AM
I also heard there were 7 hand painted ones. They took the stock Black, painted the flames and then put them at Spectrum to see how they sold. I had one for a while, but couldn't really verify the story, so they didn't really remain special for me.
Nov 17, 2017 3:24 PM
We should make PDF backups of these articles in case the original sites drop them.
Nov 17, 2017 2:13 PM
Thanks, I would have assumed it was only just the color and branding which would have differed.
Nov 17, 2017 2:12 PM
I remember seeing the Time Tank bracelet when it was in the early stages at R&D around 2005. Was luck enough to get in before basically no one was allowed through. Was the Tread at that point still.
Nov 16, 2017 6:00 PM
Here are all of mine:

Nov 16, 2017 1:43 PM
Nov 16, 2017 1:43 PM
I have all of the colorways and some in Gen 1, others in Gen 2. All have the vent around the nose piece.
Nov 15, 2017 8:07 PM
Look forward to this.
Nov 15, 2017 7:39 PM
Nice pickup. Great pair, just shame about the high price.
Nov 11, 2017 3:30 PM
I used to listen to vinyl for the street cred back in 2001 or so, but moved more into the mp3 and streaming as the years went on. Decided to get a nice setup and move back into the physical copies of things. Probably a mortal sin to be connecting the turntable to bluetooh speakers, but hey, whatever tech does the job.

Nov 9, 2017 5:54 PM
I've archived them all into the same spot over the years, so more than likely, it's the ones we stumbled upon throughout the various oakley.com incarnations.
Nov 9, 2017 5:48 PM
Million images incoming:

From the Barricade Series:


Nov 7, 2017 6:01 PM
Nov 6, 2017 5:14 PM
Hah, I love how the PC##### still made it onto the label.
Nov 6, 2017 1:56 PM
Great Zeros
Nov 6, 2017 1:55 PM
I didn't, no. I'd have needed some special filters for that, but didn't have the equipment.
Nov 3, 2017 8:32 PM
Err, isn't that why they have the D class of patents, to cover design aesthetics. Seems awfully close.
Nov 3, 2017 7:58 PM
Let me know if you have any questions. I wrote the site from scratch, so it doesn't match most of the usual forum constructs. Most of your personal items can be accessed from the skull at the top left. The Collection Tracker is the biggest area that people use. You can either add items directly to it, or from the database pages as you browse. Wishlists and reviews can be curated there as well. Looks like you found the profile page and were able to add photos.
Nov 3, 2017 7:50 PM
Welcome, good to have you.
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