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Old June 21st, 2004, 06:55 PM
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I'm actually thinking about a pair of the Silhouette glasses. I like the idea of the very thin temples. I've been wearing Oakleys for several years now, ones like these:



Though I've broken two sets of these, I've always been happy with them. I really like how I can just toss them on my baseball cap when I'm not wearing them. They're perfect for golf. But I tried wearing the Oakleys with my motorcycle helmet, and the temples are just too fat. My ears hurt after a few hours. Now I want some glasses with very thin temples, and I'm digging those Silouette Titans.

If you're paranoid about breakage, here's yet another eyeglass option for you:

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/pro_d...store&tool=all

Not as stylish as some of the other ones posted here, but no matter what you do to these, Snap-on will warrant them for you, no questions asked. I badly gouged my Snap-on safety glasses by accident and wanted to buy another pair, but our Snap-on guy handed me a new pair and refused to accept payment for the replacement. I was shocked. For what Oakley charges for its glasses, you would think Oakley would do the same thing.

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Old June 21st, 2004, 07:04 PM
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Old June 21st, 2004, 07:50 PM
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  #29  
Old June 21st, 2004, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by johnlee
But I tried wearing the Oakleys with my motorcycle helmet, and the temples are just too fat. My ears hurt after a few hours.

Absolutely! The pain gets so bad with my Half Jackets it gets really distracting. The problem does not go away with slimmer temples either. It just gets a little more tolerable. Granted, this is if your helmet fits right.

Recently a friend of mine turned my on to some polarized goggles by Oakley. Worked very well and no pain because no glasses. The only issue is that you may have to carry some spare clear goggles or lenses in your gear bag for when the light gets low. Now I carry two spare lenses and one in the goggle: clear, light tint, & polarized dark tint.
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 05:37 AM
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"That's right, Ice Man, I am dangerous."

Found a pair of half jackets last night for $170. I just couldn't pull the trigger ("I'm switching to guns!") on them for some reason. Maybe the plastic lenses or the fact that they are polarized, but nowhere near as dark as I am used to.

Maybe I'll just wear one of those wide brim straw beach hats with the green plastic visor built right in from now on..... There goes my whole Black Hawk Down - Delta Force persona right out the window.
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 09:59 AM
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Ron,

If you're getting into the gun thing, you might consider some Oakleys:











And it's only a matter of time before you get GS'd:

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Old June 22nd, 2004, 10:24 AM
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 10:43 AM
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Man, that picture is just so wrong.

First, you shouldn't be shooting into water. That's a serious no no. Projectiles fired through rifled weapons can react unpredictably with water and fling hither and yon. Don't shoot into water.

Second, that AK is below you. Not only is it a post-ban AK with hideous thumbhole stock, but it's an AK. It was probably made by some poor worker in China who was chained to his work station. I suggest an HK93, or an AR15 at the absolute minimum. In your state, go for the real deal M4. It's only $200 extra for the transfer tax.

Third, what kind of multitool is that on your belt? Is that a Leatherman or a Gerber baby food model? Pah! I recommend the SwissTool RS for a multitool. Better yet, get a Benchmade 710HS.

I also recommend dumping the tether on your sunglasses and earplugs. If you get some Oakleys with the rubber temples, you can wear your glasses on your baseball cap or your forehead and obviate the need for a tether. For your earplugs, just go with the disposable foam earplugs. If you lose them, who cares?
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 11:13 AM
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Oh shit! lol!

That's right, I should not have been shooting at the beer can floating in the water (see it in mid-air?). And your critique is cheerfully accepted. In fact the multi-tool is a Gerber type, and belonged to my Dad, so I use it for sentimental reasons as much as the very easy one-handed opening feature. The weapon, as you well know from last weeks thread (delighting many of the board regulars here) belings to a friend of mine. It and others like it (see gun thread last week) were what we had.

And you needn't worry about the tethered sunglasses, they broke remember?

And the tethered ear plugs make sense to me, dickhead.
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 11:18 AM
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 11:26 AM
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Nah, that would be the REEL me....
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 03:01 PM
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Oh boy...

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Old June 22nd, 2004, 04:32 PM
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"You screw up just this much, and you'll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong."
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 04:41 PM
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LOL, "Any of you boys seen an aircraft carrier around here?"
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Old June 22nd, 2004, 06:01 PM
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Real slick Mav... Yo, how about a beer to put these flames out with
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Old June 23rd, 2004, 12:22 AM
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