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Old 02-03-08, 11:01 PM
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indestructible glasses

so i crashed today(off camber wet slippery rocks) and basically fell on my face. my glasses (the frame) broke and gave me a nice cut millimeters from my eye. so what kind of glasses are indestructible i.e. wont cut me again in a crash. I've herd that oakly puts their products under extreme testing. any other ideas?
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Old 02-03-08, 11:22 PM
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Ryder Glasses?

(Just a little joke going back to some drama that occurred a while back.)
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Old 02-03-08, 11:24 PM
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Impact protective eyewear or racquetball eyewear.

You could look at various impact protective safety glasses or protective eye wear intended for racquetball (look for indication it meets the ASTM standards for impact). For example, Lab Safety Supply LINK

These may not be as fashionalble Oakleys. Losing sight in an eye is not too fashionable either, the Hathaway Shirt man's eyepatch notwithstanding.

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Ooh. I know this one. If you don't wear glasses, they can't break.
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Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
Ooh. I know this one. If you don't wear glasses, they can't break.
but what about when you fall and almost get a thorn in your eye
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Old 02-04-08, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by taylor p View Post
but what about when you fall and almost get a thorn in your eye
Answer:
Don't fall.
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Old 02-04-08, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
Answer:
Don't fall.
And don't ride where there are thorns.
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Old 02-04-08, 12:44 PM
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I've been looking at this website: http://www.safevision.net/

I'm in the market for some prescription safety glasses to wear in my lab (grad student) and all of the frames and lenses on this page: http://www.safevision.net/sportglasses/sportlead.html are Z87 approved. I think it's something like the ANSI approval in helmets? Sidenote, the company supplies some of the eyewear the military uses, I think it said like 2000 pair last year. I don't know how much force it would take, falling on your face imparts a great deal. The styles aren't bad either.
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Goggles are where it's at.
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Originally Posted by santiago View Post
And don't ride where there are thorns.
Good call. My in-livingroom-outdoor-adventure-simulation (which, as I'm sure we all recall, includes a trainer, some rocks and logs strewn about, a plastic snake, stuffed squirrel, etc.) has no thorns due to the danger aspect.
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Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
Good call. My in-livingroom-outdoor-adventure-simulation (which, as I'm sure we all recall, includes a trainer, some rocks and logs strewn about, a plastic snake, stuffed squirrel, etc.) has no thorns due to the danger aspect.
Ah yes, if I recall there was also a certain sling-blade carrying person who occasionally hit you with a 2x4. Now where was that picture again....
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I love my oakley gascans soooo much. Waaayyyyyy tooo much to go riding with them.
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Ah yes, if I recall there was also a certain sling-blade carrying person who occasionally hit you with a 2x4. Now where was that picture again....
Well, I was trying to add that to the simulation, however due to the fact that we couldn't agree on contract terms, I had to forego that piece. Instead, I hang a broken tree limb precariously above the trainer. The vibration of using the trainer causes the limb to drop from its perch randomly. It is a new and exciting edition to the simulation.
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Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
It is a new and exciting edition to the simulation.
Look into acquiring a high-speed piston that you can mount to the trainer, hook it up to a randomly timed actuator and you have a simulation of being launched over the bars because of the root/boulder that jumped into the middle of the trail.
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Oakley makes these military issue glasses.
My dad uses them as they are uniform regulation, meaning he can wear them in uniform,
if they break he gets free replacements.
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Originally Posted by pyroguy_3 View Post
Look into acquiring a high-speed piston that you can mount to the trainer, hook it up to a randomly timed actuator and you have a simulation of being launched over the bars because of the root/boulder that jumped into the middle of the trail.
Hmm, clever.
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Cheap glasses, in which the glass is help by a plastic rubber band, that way, the glasses will never break, they will just come off.
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Cheap glasses, in which the glass is help by a plastic rubber band, that way, the glasses will never break, they will just come off.
Umm, this is really bad advice. Any type of glasses cheap or expensive will break even if a rubber band is used. It just depends on the impact. I have been using something on my full face that I have a stockpile of for ages. It's a clear piece of plastic that you put over the opening of the helmet with Velcro, can't remember for the life of me what it's called, but has worked charms for me.
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Perscription sports glasses. I know a lot of people who used to spar with them, never broke even with a direct impact.
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Saftey glasses, the clear ones with the anti-fogging lenses are great.
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I'd say go with the ones that santiago is wearing in his signature. They didn't bust when looking at gastro, so they must be indestructible.
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have you checked out kroops.com?
something like jockey or skydiving eyewear, essentially a fitted piece of...lens?
looks comfy and probably won't break. i'm thinking of trying some soon.

also, maybe try shooting glasses? i have a set from uvex that fit over my smaller wire frames and provide great optics as well as confidence-inspiring sturdiness (unexpected whack in the eye area from a tree branch while descending, and I personally trust them a lot more now.)
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dont fall and you wont have that problem...i would get some oakleys i know from experience that they will not break
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