arab_pete: sir tobias reedley
south x southwest
October 13th, 2006 - 12 years ago (600 logins)Last Login10 years ago
Author, lecturer, traveler, bum. Philanthropist, rumrunner, and occasional hero. Pro-bono magi and exiled truffle poacher. References available upon request.
Aug 12, 2007 3:26 AM
open on Saturdays, but not on Sundays
Aug 7, 2007 8:13 PM
To further clarify a previous point...

There is no asian-fit Range. The geometry of the Range cut works for Asian faces, so no A-Fit sku's were even produced. Retail accounts who sell primarily asian-fit pieces just use the standard Range in their product mix.

As far as Asian-Fit Path or Pitch, you can probably wedge the lenses into the frame with some force, but it's not necessarily advisable. But then again, with enough force you can do all sorts of madness.
Aug 7, 2007 3:03 AM
Range is the only cut that is interchangeable. Path and Pitch are both different than their standard-fit counterpart.
Aug 2, 2007 12:54 AM
Mazel tov, sir.... mazel tov indeed.
Jul 27, 2007 9:04 PM
As sad as it is to see a collection go, I totally applaud the guy for selling it in order to go back to school. If there's one good reason out there to part with something you're passionate about, I think education and bettering yourself for the future is a worthy cause.

As such, I salute him.
Jul 25, 2007 3:26 AM
a haiku about being at INC:

stood in the lobby
felt the force of their passion
unworthy was i
Jul 19, 2007 2:53 AM
The A/P line is inspired by the MOLLE system of military gear.

The essence of the MOLLE system is that it allows the user to “customize” their gear. The economic benefit is that it allows military equipment buyers to buy a single kit in bulk, as opposed to a kit built for a rifleman and another one built for a radio operator.

All of the A/P pouches attach to Oakley bags the way MOLLE accessories attach, which is via a system of loops and straps and buttons. Any MOLLE accessories (such as pouches and pockets) will easily hook onto to the Oakley A/P bags.

There’s a pretty big market for aftermarket MOLLE accessories. If you go on eBay or browse any tactical supply retailers, you’ll find a large variety of MOLLE attachments. If they are available in black, they totally blend into you’re a/P setup. I personally attach several police-issue MOLLE pieces to my Large Rolling Duffel when I travel.

Look for MOLLE pieces that hold pistol ammo clips, and they’re about the same size as the A/P Dopp Kit attachments. There’s some great MOLLE pieces to hold walkie-talkies and cell phones as well.

Happy hunting.
Jul 18, 2007 10:40 PM
Those have been around for a while.

Hit up their website and see which other styles seem to suffer from parallel-inspiration.
Jul 18, 2007 10:33 PM
Just remember, kiddies... surfing drunk is NOT a crime.
Jul 18, 2007 8:27 PM

Don't ruin it!
Jul 18, 2007 8:21 PM
The allen-key on the wax comb is for the skegs/fins on surboards. Most surfboards use the FCS system of fins that you can pop in or out, and they have hex-bit screws countersunk diagonally to hold them in. Surfers who want to switch out their skegs need the "fin key," so the big trend with boardshorts is to include the fin-key with a wax-comb on new boardshorts. Quiksilver started doing it about 5 years ago and it kinda became the industry standard freebie.
Jul 18, 2007 5:52 AM
Vault in Carlsbad is about 45 minutes south of the oakley headquarters. It'll be closer than the cabazon one.
Jul 17, 2007 6:53 PM
Icon 3.0 pack has some newer/nicer features. The laptop compartment is better padded than before, there's an iPod/zune compartment on the top flap, differnent style of buckles, and a compression-molded organizer inside (instead of just the stitched webbing pencil holsters). Different zipper pulls, and a cell-phone holster on the front of the straps.
Jul 14, 2007 7:32 PM

Jul 6, 2007 8:00 PM
A haiku.

If only my words
were as crisp as my optics -
high definition.
Jul 4, 2007 8:03 PM
If it doesn't say "Micromachines", it's not the real thing.
Jul 3, 2007 7:59 PM
I always strip down to my birthday suit, climb up on the rooftop of my townhouse, put my Oakleys on my face upside down, and then belt out The Battle Hymn of the Republic with a phony Scottish accent. And then I gently tuck the glasses back into the microbag and resume my life as a normal productive member of society. Cheers.
Jun 6, 2007 7:41 PM
Coming soon to a Europe O-Store opening later this year...?

May 16, 2007 8:29 PM
Author, lecturer, traveler, bum. Philanthropist, rumrunner, and occasional hero. Have words; will travel. (References available upon request.)
Feb 28, 2007 12:34 AM
I would start by buying a used board. Get something inexpensive and spend the first month or so on it, until you have a feel for what works for you. The first month of surfing, you're going to thrash whatever stick you have. Might as well thrash a $100 board, instead of banging up a $500 one. New longboards are REALLY pricey, and I think it'll hinder your learning curve if you're out there worrying about damaging the new board. Start out with a medium-sized long board, probably 8' to 9'. Then once you feel "comfortable" on it (maybe a month), move on to picking out something nice. I'm partial to Hobie, myself.
Feb 27, 2007 9:55 PM
Looks good, Dann.... nice find.
Feb 21, 2007 7:21 PM
Has anyone in here tried using a bench grinder for lenses? You can by some VERY fine-grit wheels at any hardware store, and I've found it to be a bit smoother than using a Dremel. It's nice and easy to just lean the lens down onto the wheel. Also, you don't have to worry about torque-skips. You can't get any tight concave cuts, but it's pretty solid for most outside curves.
Jan 17, 2007 7:38 PM
I think the concern is more about people buying replacement lenses from M-Frames (which are likely to cost less than Radar lenses), and putting them into the Radars. Granted, the more enterprising fans among us will surely find a way to cut or grind them into the right shape, but it's a way to keep the average consumer from putting M's into Radars.
Jan 16, 2007 7:50 PM
The word on the street is that the lenses will NOT be compatible. Neither will Flak Jacket lenses work in HJ's. I s'pose there's something to be said for "planned obselescence."
Jan 16, 2007 7:48 PM
Oakley snowboard gear (aka "tech outerwear") tends to be fairly pricey, but I think it's absolutely worth it. From a performance and quality standpoint, it's every metre as solid as the other major manufacturers, but you also get to rock the "O" on the slopes. There's some gnarly pieces out there (like the one-piece stuff), but there's plenty of more toned-down stuff too.
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