oogie: paul mcj
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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.
Stick Farm 2010
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.
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:
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.
May 21, 2018 7:36 PM
Was hoping to follow up on Dann's Harmony Fade Wind Jacket find at the Vault during F&F sale. Sadly, my local Vault didn't have any on hand. But still had a fun opportunity to check out some of the newer releases and colorways I hadn't yet had a chance to see in person.
Sadly, in the end, nothing to contribute to this thread. Wah!
May 16, 2018 5:41 AM
The Spyderco collection nicely fits into a countertop display ... for now.
May 12, 2018 2:04 AM
Congrats, Q. Woodland Camo + VR28 Black, along with the cool lens etching makes that a great Turbine combo.
May 9, 2018 3:34 AM
9 years later, and still love the Jawbone and Split Jacket!
May 2, 2018 3:56 AM
SI is still where it's at - Dann
Agreed, +1. +2 for Desolve Camo! Had a hard time holding back at the extra 10% off week.
Apr 11, 2018 8:18 PM
Haha, not sure if "off to storage" was the desired response for most of us when considering the 'Where do you want your collection to go?' question.
It is amazing to see the displays lined up wall to wall, floor to ceiling!
Apr 6, 2018 12:36 AM
I think I'll need some hands on experience to warm up to both styles. While I enjoy the Jawbreaker, I find most EV lens designs end up looking a bit wonky on me. Probably an issue of matching the curvature of my head?
Mar 23, 2018 5:37 PM
Can't we just reference it as a women's frame and ignore it like the rest of the women's collection?
Mar 19, 2018 8:08 PM
First reaction was "there was a hoodie?!?", but is sounding vaguely familiar now.
What a great event, though. It is always worth thinking back and acknowledging the effort that Oakley went through to organize and put on those few days for us. And the opportunity to gather and meet some online and new friends was priceless. I bet Rich is now fully capable of swapping his own Monster Dog lenses now. ;)
Despite the chatter to the contrary during the event, I think it is nearly safe to say that the great memories will have to last us.
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