oogie: paul mcj
JoinedDecember 18th, 2004 - 14 years ago (16,983 logins)Last Login14 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.
Stick Farm 2010
Aug 10, 2019 6:14 AM
So easily reminded of how much there is to love about the Hijinx/Antix designs. I feel a bit bad that pretty much all my pairs of Hijinx were either artist or customs (hydroprinted, cerakote) ... I didn’t leave myself any solid basic stock colorways.
Aug 4, 2019 5:51 AM
Thanks guys. I’d be interested in the black iridium, but unfortunately the gold split jacket lenses were sold a bit before your post. Let me know if anything else would work.
Aug 4, 2019 5:49 AM
Looking for a set of Jawbone / Racing Jacket lenses. Would prefer some Iridium colorway, but generally flexibility on which lens color. Condition should be free from scratches, though I may not hold it against anyone for one of those annoying pin-point nicks on a lens.
I have a few other lens options to offer up to see if a trade makes sense:
Split Jacket (Gold Iridium)
Fuel Cell (Emerald)
New Straight Jacket II (Black Iridium)
Half Jacket (G30)
Half Jacket XLJ (VR28)
Aug 1, 2019 3:45 AM
Thanks for checking ... or to anyone else who may have spare JB/RJ iridium laying around. Not sure how I ended up with just some yellow and orange low-light lenses to put in a frame.
Jul 31, 2019 5:18 AM
I’m sure I’ve shared above that I started getting into pocket knives around the start of last year. For the first 16 months or so, I pretty much just picked up Spyderco knives that struck my fancy. Some of Spyderco’s recent releases haven’t really been my thing, so I started checking out the offerings from a few other brands. Below are a few of my recent additions from Three Rivers Manufacturing, GiantMouse, ZT and Benchmade. Overall it’s been really enjoyable to add some different handle materials, metals, styles and finishing touches to the knife collection.
While I keep telling myself that most any of my knives could suit me well the rest of my adult life, I’ve learned there is no knife to rule them all out there. There is often something unique to appreciate about each knife.
Jul 8, 2019 4:44 AM
Super cool. I remember having some email exchanges with Trevor back in 2013 and sporadically over the coming years. It’s great to see that he has seemingly been able to create a business out of this.
Jul 2, 2019 11:11 PM
Super cool! Any idea on distribution - what stores might receive these?
Apr 25, 2019 5:25 PM
They must have skipped Texas when doing market research.
Apr 24, 2019 7:41 PM
The first thing that came to mind - the Chevy Avalanche was ahead of its time!
Mar 22, 2019 12:35 AM
Can't believe 10 years have gone by! And to think I already thought the copilots were representing a pretty 'mature' group compared to the stereotypical Oakley fan. Thankfully we haven't aged at all...
Mar 22, 2019 12:28 AM
Ha, I was just reflecting on my love-hate-love relationship with the Gascan. A great release that transitioned into a bit of an overused or burned out model. But compared to my lackluster impression of a lot of the newer models, the Gascan is just a solid style and really enjoyable.
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!
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