skull.jacket: Steve Youngman
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I am just very very obsessive about a chosen few particular styles of a single brand of eyewear. Is the court-appointed psychiatrist really necessary?

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Apr 15, 2018 11:14 AM
It looks like Prizm Clear and Prizm Low Light are the same, at least relatively speaking. Perhaps they are similar in the way that football shild Grey and Shield Light Grey were lighter than their sunglass counterparts, but essentially filling the same spot.
Apr 3, 2018 11:34 PM
The Flight Jacket is crazy cool!!! There is so much going on with this design!
Apr 3, 2018 11:25 PM
I really like this thread. Thanks for keeping it going!
Mar 25, 2018 12:32 PM
Welcome aboard
Mar 5, 2018 8:59 PM
I fell for the Split Jacket and New Racing Jacket pretty hard. Very versatile, comfortable, and adaptable. Eight Split Jackets, six NRJV (with more on the way), and lots of lenses and spare parts.

I still have a soft spot for the more classic frames like Minute, Straight Jacket, Twenty, etc and have a small assortment of each. I have been meaning to add some Racing Jacket and Eye Jacket to the mix. The "vintage" models have a very appealing asthetic to them. Especially with the right frame color, the contours truly jump out. I don't wear these very often at all, but do enjoy them just the same.
Mar 5, 2018 8:43 PM
Everyone wants Mad Science until it's released. - Dann

And then everyone ignores it until it's discontinued!
Mar 5, 2018 2:49 AM
There are fake Jawbreakers, believe it or not. There are even a couple YouTube videos that demonstrate functionality and lens swapping between the real and fake models. These fake models are really only revealed on close inspection, such as lack of unobtainium on the earstems, inconsistent details or contours, etc. But the major stuff like jaw motion and earstem adjustability are all there and will fool someone who isn't looking at those finer details (I have even seen a fake Jawbone with a working jaw). Granted, many of the fakes are usually just painted to LOOK like they have separate components and don't actually move, but there are enough fakes out there that actually work so functionality alone is no longer enough to eliminate a fake.
Mar 2, 2018 12:04 AM
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Feb 20, 2018 5:19 PM
Welcome aboard
Feb 15, 2018 11:46 PM
Feb 13, 2018 5:23 AM
Welcome. Good to have you.
Feb 9, 2018 1:03 AM
If there's one hobby that's more inane than ours... - Dann

Always found shoe collecting somewhat odd, as ironic as that may sound coming from someone who maintains multiple odd collecting habits. Still, I do see their appeal.

I certainly would have hung on to a pair or two of the original Airwalk NTS, if I had been inclined waaaay back when they were everywhere.
Feb 3, 2018 6:59 AM
Jan 25, 2018 11:30 PM
Yep, that's the stuff! At least that was always my best guess considering all of its attributes. I figured I would eventually run into something that linked the two since it was most likely a licensed vendor deal once upon a time rather than a purely proprietary compound. But nada.

I think your quote is exactly what I had been looking for. Would you happen to know where I can find the document?
Jan 25, 2018 9:03 AM
Has anyone ever figured out what Unobtainium is actually made out of? I know it's basically a proprietary blend of rubber materials, and the formula itself of course has changed over time and across their various products. I'm just curious if there was ever a general consensus on what the basic ingredients are supposed to have been.

I think I may have ran into a likely candidate for a main ingredient which seems to have all the superpowers of Unobtainium and was around in the early 70s for JJ to get ahold of, but I never did find anything linking its use to Oakley.

Any ideas?
Jan 25, 2018 5:09 AM
Good to have you here!
Jan 25, 2018 5:09 AM
Jan 23, 2018 7:03 PM
Welcome aboard.
Jan 22, 2018 12:11 PM
Right here! Between that and Split Jacket, they are daily wear for me. They go far beyond novelty and are absolutely essential regardless of the occasion.

VR28 BIP, OO RIP, G30 IP, Black Iridium Polarized, Persimmon, & Clear on regular rotation. I do have a Prizm Trail but find I don't turn to it very often.
Jan 1, 2018 4:45 AM
Happy New Year everybody!
Dec 23, 2017 12:43 AM
Welcome aboard.
Nov 4, 2017 4:19 AM
That Speedtrap is definitely a "three-way" all right ... looks like a three-way between a Jawbreaker, a Wind Jacket 2.0 and a Canteen 1.0.

Not to mention the base price isn't that far off from the actual Jawbreaker. The usual motivation to rip off Oakley design is to offer the "comparable" model at a much lower price. While I don't entertain that option, at least I understand it from a consumer perspective, where one thinks they are getting a better value for their money. Here though, the only real selling point would be it isn't an Oakley branded frame, and that's pretty much it.
Aug 12, 2017 7:40 PM
Those look really sweet! Nice job! I especially like the camo.
Aug 11, 2017 1:29 AM
I will give it this ... I do like how both lenses contain etching. An odd thing with Oakley's lens engraving, in the past they seem to have really liked to only etch the lower left side of the left lens, and that seemed to be as far as they would go. Some of the newer lifestyle models moved the polarized etching to the top right, which is odd placement, but it is different. But even then it's only one lens or the other, not both. I have wondered what was stopping them from just straight up etching both lenses. Say for example, putting the SE model name or logo on the right lens, and then "polarized" on the left, etc.

So this is a decent little feature. Too bad it took them this long to finally get around to doing it. But still, i'll take it.
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