oogie: paul mcj
Seattle, WA
December 18th, 2004 - 14 years ago (16,765 logins)Last Login2 hours ago
First Oakley purchase in July 1991 (Blade). Been going pretty strong since then. Thought I was a big Oakley stud until I found this place. Collection doubles in first year, doubles again shortly thereafter - and the addiction is complete. I like Oakley, like a few others here.

Can't say enough great things about o-review and my respect and mutual support for the members here. Some of the greatest 'pay it forwards' are done right here, among friends.

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Stick Farm 2010

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Mar 13, 2019 5:10 AM
Definitely go for the 80+ TV, Rich! Especially if you are living in the 60ish size right now, the difference in screen size is so awesome. I finally made the move to 4K a couple months back, and I’m this close to buying Saving Private Ryan for the 3rd time.
Feb 27, 2019 2:09 AM
Welcome! For some reason, the Double Payload bag was first to come to mind, so that must be what you’re looking for!
Feb 22, 2019 6:37 AM
Had this one on preorder for a full year - and finally received this week. Very happy with the final product, though.
Feb 12, 2019 5:23 PM
Reminds me when we were putting HJ lenses in Romeo2 frames. Wonder if these flak jacket lenses would also fit the R2?
Feb 5, 2019 5:18 PM
Hopefully not too limited in distribution. I was feeling a bit Debbie-downer on these between the use of the Eye Jacket name and not sure I care for some of the style features. Was falling back to a "try on before passing judgement' approach, which hopefully isn't too difficult to find and try on.
Jan 26, 2019 1:51 AM
I would have said that Prizm Tungsten is an iridium lens. But like plenty of prizm iridium lenses, the iridium isn’t all that reflective.
Jan 14, 2019 8:03 PM
I recalled a number of threads on the Canada knife ban topic from the Spyderco forums. Oak's rant reminded me of the topic, so I went searching those old threads from Spyderco to see if there was any resolution or best practices to successfully get a knife you may want. Unfortunately, it doesn't really seem to have any official solution in place - just the random risk of being seized/refused.

As if the universe wants us to open Amazon packages with our bare hands?!?
Jan 10, 2019 11:26 PM
Agree with Oak - best of luck in getting your business off the ground, Dan!
Dec 22, 2018 1:37 AM
Agreed, that Skull/Stanley Cup is incredible!
Nov 10, 2018 1:29 AM
Ha! Lesson learned is I should have had a beard while it still had a chance to be a uniform/dark color. With all the top-tier beards around here, my little scruff is hardly worth noticing.
Nov 9, 2018 2:00 AM
Some indirect support for the re-release of the eye jacket.

Oct 22, 2018 7:27 PM
Wish I had prizm bronze for a fair comparison, but my experience with prizm tungsten has been very positive. I really like the contrast, particularly with brightening up the color green. All said, I would highly recommend the prizm tungsten.
Sep 19, 2018 11:56 PM
The Pilar is a cool little blade. It's been one of the few non-Spyderco purchases I've made. The BladeHQ exclusive was too cool and I had to grab a 2nd (orange G10, acid stonewash blade).
Sep 19, 2018 11:53 PM
I recall Bumblebee as being my first Transformer ever. The way his wheel/arms would drop anytime I lifted the car became an endearing trait. I might be tempted if you can tell me Bumblebee's arms are flimsy floppy like the original!
Sep 15, 2018 1:24 AM
What else ya going to do in 2019? Go for it!
Sep 14, 2018 7:59 PM
It seems odd the amount of etching on the Wind Jacket lens. The SR initials on the left side of lens appeared weird enough. But then it looks like there is a whole sentence etched on the right side of lens.
Enough disruptive etching reminds me of the tennis STPL eyeshade emerald lens.
Aug 7, 2018 7:54 PM
Wow, super impressive. I'll take a look through my little packet of photos and pop cards from my first HQ visit (1996 or 1997? - I just remember that Spectrum O-Store had just opened), I remember I also walked away with some business cards and letterhead. I'll see what I might have.
Aug 7, 2018 7:39 PM
Anything with the hollow point hinge gets high marks from me!
Jul 31, 2018 11:11 PM
Almost embarrassed to admit, but I think this is my fav of the new releases Oak has shared. Oakley has a pretty strong record of successfully rolling out shield versions; and styles like Antix, OilRig and Turbine Rotor are all great examples. Considering I like the Double Edge just fine, I imagine the Ridgeline will work as well.
Jul 19, 2018 2:12 AM
The sizeing decisions are being made by the product teams in Milan Italy.
- Defenderoftheo

This team in Milan really needs to get a grip with the obese reality of the American male population!
Jul 6, 2018 5:10 PM
Congrats, the BMX Chrome releases are amazing!
Jul 6, 2018 2:15 AM
Just arrived today. This model (Spyderco Native 5) has become a favorite of mine, and I finally pulled the trigger on this version. Most of Spyderco’s carbon fiber handles are a laminate over G10, but a handful are full carbon fiber. This is a Fluted Carbon Fiber, linerless handle. Being the first full cf handle I have, the look and feel is pretty amaze-balls.

Jul 4, 2018 2:21 AM

Same pair, 9+ years earlier:
Jun 28, 2018 5:35 PM
I enjoy going into the lego store whenever going to the mall (reminiscing about stuff I had when I was a kid), but I have yet to buy a modern lego set. That will change if the below beauty ever gets made. It was custom made but submitted to lego ideas to possibly become a retail set in the future. It got the needed support in a matter of weeks, I'm crossing my fingers it gets made in the future.

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/138271 - mtedenajimenez

Took a couple of years ... but looks like a lot of 'mature' lego fans will be excited!


Jun 26, 2018 7:07 PM
another opportunity for space's ultimate hunters to be beaten by humans:
- Oak

Haha, love it! Never really thought about it that way. There are A LOT of movies that could be picked apart with that concept. Except for Independence Day; blind luck has to favor Will Smith and the nutty professor.
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