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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Feb 16, 2019 1:24 AM
Feb 8, 2019 3:59 AM
Maybe she had to hand them back over to an Oakley rep right after her public appearance in them, kinda like when they carried out the trials on the Jawbreaker. If that's the case, then they are likely safe & secure right now rather than banging around loose in the world.
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Feb 3, 2019 5:07 AM
+1 for the Devastator. One of my all time favorites!
Jan 27, 2019 1:59 PM
I just got ahold of a Prizm Maritime and I find it has a similar issue. At first, the Jade Iridium (it is Jade, right?) seems pretty weak having the green hue only in the center while letting the purple-magenta Prizm base bleed through around the edges. Looking a bit closer, the Iridium actually has a violet hue around the edges; it just so happens the violet looks very similar to the Maritime lens base. So the effect is there, but it can be hard to distinguish without direct sunlight.

Kind of a shame since the Maritime otherwise performs quite nicely. Probably should have just gone with a Black Iridium instead, or even none at all.
Jan 27, 2019 5:38 AM
It depends on the lens. Prizm Snow is the worst. I thought they put in the wrong lens when I first saw it on a WJ2. Turns out they’re all like that, with it difficult to see the Iridium mirror. On the other hand, Prizm Ruby and Sapphire are gloriously mirrored. - Oak

Yeah, the Prizm Snow Torch was pretty disappointing. I thought since it was a deep red-on-red, that it was going to be a sweet combo when I saw it in person. As it turns out, the Prizm Rose seriously soakes up the Torch Iridium and ends up being a subtle effect at best.
Jan 27, 2019 5:04 AM
HA! Nice!

As usual for this type of article, it is quite obviously biased. For one thing, the misplaced comparisons jump right out at me; a plastic frame vs. a metal frame; a lifestyle design vs. a sports design; and (most noteworthy) a non-polarized lens vs. a polarized lens. And all that is beside the fact he keeps mentioning how Gatorz is awesome and Oakley isn't, yet ONLY mentioning the Magnum & Fuel Cell as if that's the only models the two companies make. In that sense, I strongly urge you to get rid of your stupid Prius and try out this Dodge Charger! Did you know there is another car out there besides just the Prius?? This Charger is the best!!! Dodge is amazing!!!! Screw Toyota!!!!

Now I totally understand the subjective nature of tastes, and if this guy prefers Gatorz over Oakley then that is totally fine with me. But if he is going to make comparisons, he would do well to at least make some attempt at objectivity in order to win me over. Is the Magnum a metal frame? Then compare them to a metal frame. Were your Fuel Cells polarized? I suppose not. Probably why the Magnums seem way better. Did your Fuel Cells fall apart on you? Well, what the hell were you doing to the Fuel Cells that they fell apart? (I put my daily wear Split Jacket through a lot and it's pretty banged up, but nothing has actually broken as of late; makes me wonder exactly what he is doing to his eyewear) About the only worthwhile thing in the piece was mentioning the Magnums are adjustable, whereas adjustable Oakley models are few in number so not many to compare to. But that was about it.

Whoever he is, he seems like the type to only notice something because he just so happen to stumble upon it by accident. Maybe if he had a bit more interest in the subject, he probably would have noticed the larger variety of Oakley (beyond just the Fuel Cell), and maybe even Gatorz as well, and he could have switched to them earlier. I am certainly a late comer to Oakley, but rather than preaching to non-Oakley wearers, I just sit in my shame knowing they were there the whole time and it was I who was .... well, wrong.

Or maybe it's just an ad Gatorz paid him to write. Either way, his opinion is fleeting. If he switched to Gatorz that easily, then it's likely he will drop them just the same. Only a matter of time.
Jan 26, 2019 1:28 AM
Thanks for the responses, guys! This one is kind of an oddball, no? Even the IRL pics i've seen aren't consistent enough to tell. I'll just have to make some time and do a comparison in person at my vault. It'll just be a hot minute before I can get over there.

Thanks again. I appreciate it.
Jan 25, 2019 3:13 PM
Stoopid question time!

I haven't had time to check this out in person yet, so I'm wondering if someone is able to verify this ...

According to the database, the Prizm Tungsten lens is listed as not have Iridium, so just the Prizm Bronze base and that's it. Can anyone confirm this? And since i'm asking, what about the Prizm Tungsten Polarized? Yes, that one is in the database as having Iridium, but why not confirm that too. Do either or both have the Tungsten Iridium?

Just want to be sure is all. Thanks.
Jan 21, 2019 5:35 PM
At this first glance, it's not bad. I like the new spin on the old design, and definite plus for the nosebombs - i'd be able to actually wear them! Yes the contours seem a bit choppy, and that goofy looking Trillbe icon still looks goofy, but overall I am definitely interested. I'm not holding my breath ... just interested to see where this goes. And hopefully, it goes in the right direction! LOL!

On a side note, it's still a bit cringe worthy Oakley is still calling the Cobalt finish 'Planet X'. Mistakes happen, and I totally forgave them with the EV Zero, but to still be doing it? Ugh! Whatever. I guess that's just what it's called now.
Jan 10, 2019 2:49 AM
Sweet! One more coin to add to the list! Not like I would ever be lucky enough to land one, but still very good to know it's out there.

Thanks for posting this. I am also a coin collector and this is where my two hobbies merge.
Jan 7, 2019 9:46 AM
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Dec 28, 2018 4:33 AM
Great to have you!
Dec 18, 2018 11:33 PM
Welcome aboard!
Dec 18, 2018 4:42 PM
I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas holiday, and a safe but festive New Year!
Dec 18, 2018 2:37 AM
Welcome! Looking forward to your posts!
Dec 16, 2018 11:38 AM
Trillbe Eyeshade Pro Squared?
Dec 16, 2018 11:35 AM
I'm really liking this thread! Thanks Oak!
Dec 15, 2018 5:57 PM
Dec 15, 2018 5:02 PM
Looks kinda like a low-res Flak Jacket with a modified nose bridge.
Dec 15, 2018 4:56 PM
just little find lens cleaning kit vintage(not sure may be 2006)

- syd42

That's a great little piece! I do like that accessory pouch. It has a very AP look to it. The spray bottle is really an item all its own. Pretty sweet!
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