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PeteS
05-15-2006, 03:17 PM
Some of the guys at our site started wearing goggles or floating sunglasses when skiing the course in the mornings and evenings when
the glare is intense -- our course runs east/west.

My question is which type would be the most safe for use. My fears are somehow being cut or impaled in or around the eye by the lense or frame during a hard "faceplant" type fall.

The floating sunglasses were of interest to me, because my theory is that they'd "blow off" during a hard fall before any damage could take place. The goggle type had a larger surface area, which may be better for absorbing a blow as well.

Because it has to do with the eyes, I'm really evaluating my decision of which type to get. Any thoughts or opinions on the subject would be appreciated. I've attached a few links to types of products I'm debating between:

http://overtons.com/modperl/overtons/detail/pdetail2.cgi?r=detail_view&item_num=35536&fcat=

http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog/Sunglasses__Goggles/Body_Glove_Trickster_Polycarbonate_Floating_Sungla sses/index.asp

http://overtons.com/modperl/overtons/detail/pdetail2.cgi?r=detail_view&item_num=33274&fcat=

http://www.bartswatersports.com/catalog/Sunglasses__Goggles/Aluminum_Colored_Water_Sport_Goggles/index.asp

Mi.mc
05-15-2006, 03:20 PM
Maybe UMP can help you on this, personally i can't stand things on my face when i ski.

starman205
05-15-2006, 03:50 PM
Check into rec specs. They are normally used for sports such as raquet ball and other impact sports. The advantage to them is that they have impact resistant lenses and the frames are cusioned by silicone pads on the bridge of the nose and sides of your head adjacent to your eyes. They are however not the most stylish goggles around. I had mine made with my prescription and ordered the gray polarized lense. They are great any time of day on the lake. The downside is that they do not float but I have solved this with a safety tether that I made from a PWC dead man tether. I will take a picture tonight and post it. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY they do not impale your eyes in a hard faceplant fall as I found out this past weekend.

http://www.sporteyes.com/recspecs.htm

starman205
05-15-2006, 03:53 PM
Another link to check out.

http://www.libertyoptical.net/products_main.asp

PeteS
05-15-2006, 04:00 PM
Check into rec specs. They are normally used for sports such as raquet ball and other impact sports. The advantage to them is that they have impact resistant lenses and the frames are cusioned by silicone pads on the bridge of the nose and sides of your head adjacent to your eyes. They are however not the most stylish goggles around. I had mine made with my prescription and ordered the gray polarized lense. They are great any time of day on the lake. The downside is that they do not float but I have solved this with a safety tether that I made from a PWC dead man tether. I will take a picture tonight and post it. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY they do not impale your eyes in a hard faceplant fall as I found out this past weekend.

http://www.sporteyes.com/recspecs.htm
Thanks you for the input. The Rec-Spec Splash looks interesting. On your fall, did he goggles blow off upon impact, or stay on your face?

Do you find that the grey lense offers enough protection from the glare off the water?

starman205
05-15-2006, 04:02 PM
Pete,

They blew off. If not for the safety tether they would be at the bottom of the lake!!! :wavey:

starman205
05-15-2006, 04:04 PM
Pete,

To answer the glare question, yes they do the polarization of the lenses take care of it. :)

rodltg2
05-15-2006, 04:04 PM
pete, let me know how they work. we have the same problem at our lake. this time of year its ok, but soon it will be bad after 530pm

ted shred
05-15-2006, 04:10 PM
I have some called sport specs, that I got from a place in Redding Ca. I think it was called Daniels opptical. I have had them for 20 years ,and they work great. Kind of dorky lookin though.

starman205
05-16-2006, 11:06 AM
Here's a picture of how I tethered the Goggles to my Life Vest.

divetravis
05-17-2006, 10:59 AM
My wife and I have been using Spex goggles for years, we hate to ski without them. We have two pairs, one with grey lenses for bright sunlight and one with amber lenses for low light conditions. The lenses can be replaced. They have a frame that is fairly soft and the lenses actually mount out a small amount from the frame so that they drain and do not fog. They do float, sometimes when you crash they will come off other times they will stay on, there are no sharp corners or edges to poke you in the eye or injure you.

Link to Spex (http://overtons.com/modperl/overtons/detail/pdetail2.cgi?r=detail_view&item_num=94459&fcat=)

PeteS
05-17-2006, 11:38 AM
Thank you very much for your reccomendations & photos. I'm still thinking about what to do, but both options look great. Thanks again.

starman205
05-17-2006, 11:45 AM
I would have gone with SPEX except that hey couldn't make them with a strong enough Rx for me. I liked the fact that they float. :wavey:

ski_500
05-19-2006, 02:52 PM
I was skiing with a guy last week who had some of the specs goggles. He runs the course at a competitive level (38 off @ 34mph). He used to get prescription lenses, but now he wears the goggles to protect his contacts.

mitch
05-19-2006, 06:15 PM
I've worn spex Rx for years. They work great

Upper Michigan Prostar190
05-19-2006, 06:20 PM
I wore some when I started skiing in April. I guess they are reallly not for me. I dont like them, they get water spots all over them, and I cant see well. I got the gladiator brang from overtons. decent goggles, but I just dont care for the concept.

plus everyone teased me here for wearing them :cry:
;)

88 PS190
05-19-2006, 09:20 PM
boo hoo.

Its just one of those things, they're functional, and sure help when you catch a face full of water through a turn. which is never very fun.

but they are not fashionable...