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post #31 of 48
To bad Maui Jim doesn't make goggles. Hey may be I should call them. I love both my pair of Jim's.
post #32 of 48
the goggle tan is the shit. people can stare for all i care. it's like hey, i went and did something cool and you're dumbass has been back here at home doing jackshit.

I wear my goggle tan with pride.
post #33 of 48
Ok I confess I think the Goggle tan is cool too!! When I'm away from the resort area

MTT
post #34 of 48
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MTT
when the weather warents I too wear the A Frames. The blue ones with yellow lenses. I usualy wear MJ's skiing. You golf wearing MJ's. I can't they mess up my depth perception, I take them off when i hit, then right back on.


MTT
Although I haven't noticed difficulty with depth perception while wearing MJ's, I'm not sure I would care on the golf course...in fact, I might welcome the distortion as it would give me a legitimate excuse for hitting the ball 200 yards in the wrong direction...:
post #35 of 48
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jtq_99
the goggle tan is the shit. people can stare for all i care. it's like hey, i went and did something cool and you're dumbass has been back here at home doing jackshit.

I wear my goggle tan with pride.
Agreed, JTQ...although you may want to improve upon the sewer language and grammar a bit...
post #36 of 48
Goggle tan = Gaper.
post #37 of 48
I used to get a goggle tan when I ski raced. I rode a lift that went due south up a northern exposure. By the end of the season I had a smokin' reverse coon face going. Now I only wear goggle when it is snowing otherwise it is glacier glasses I wear sunscreen moreoften than I used to so my tan is not as dark as it once was. I like runniginto people with goggle eyes. It marks them as a skier.
post #38 of 48
Sunglasses preferred. Goggles on standby. Sunscreen check, Hero snow check (April 9):
post #39 of 48
i always put sunblock on after i got a severe burn out in utah.
i will put my goggles up on my helmet during the lift ride to try to even the tan out
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by xdog1
Goggle tan = Gaper.
No!! 1) Most Gaper's don't spend enough time on snow to develop a goggle tan. 2) Most Gaper's don't wear goggles, but IF they do, they also develop the tell-tale "Gaper Gap" between the goggles and helmet. 3) Anyone who spends enough time on snow to develop a goggle tan to be proud of should be well on their way to losing their Gaper status, if not, well, it's time to hang up the boots and take up something a tad bit less difficult!! Shuffleboard, anyone?
post #41 of 48
On the other hand the Google-Tan is the one you get the rest of the year from gazing longingly at ski sites on a computer screen (red eyes and white skin).
post #42 of 48
Hey whats a (Gaper) I might be one and not even know it?? Is it someone one the hill who decides to stop and take pictures right below the road crossing a groomed black run? Or is it the guy skinng on piste with full backpack sporting mettle axe positioned at head level> or is it the group of snow boarders who sit down 6X wide right below the disembarkment area of the chair.


MTT
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by MTT
Hey whats a (Gaper) I might be one and not even know it?? Is it someone one the hill who decides to stop and take pictures right below the road crossing a groomed black run? Or is it the guy skinng on piste with full backpack sporting mettle axe positioned at head level> or is it the group of snow boarders who sit down 6X wide right below the disembarkment area of the chair.


MTT
Wow, talk about a whole 'nother can of worms...The actual definition of a Gaper is somewhat subjective, but to me it's none of the people you described per se. A gaper is a SPORE, a TOURON, a FAWAC, etc. It's the guy skiing in jeans not because he can't afford ski pants, but because he doesn't think he needs them. The people you described could all be gapers, or they could all be meaningful contributors to the sport who are experiencing a moment of idiocy.

I think the best way to tell a gaper when you see one is gut instinct...You'll just know. If not, well, then you may be one! J/K
post #44 of 48
Sking in Bathing suit cuz I want the ladies to see my new tatoo= Gaper??

MTT
PS: did not really do it but thought about it.
post #45 of 48
My touque covers my forehead. The rest of my face that is not covered by goggles is covered by facial hair. Glasses do not cut enough wind to allow me to ski at a reasonable speed (refered to by others as "very fast") and also see where I'm going.
post #46 of 48
Maybe it's time for a new thread about why can't I ski fast with sun glasses? I seem to have no problem going as fast with my Maui Jim's as I do with goggles. Yet some friends can't see when they ski fast with sun glasses. Why is that?
post #47 of 48
Max:
It might be your definition of fast? I can ski fast enough to get the ski patroler to scream slow down from a chair overhead, But then you get to that speed where the wind back drafts behind the lens's and your eyes tear up so much that you cant see anything. (Skiing that fast without vision is not generaly accepted as a good idea) anyway a long departure from goggle eyes but fun anyway.

MTT
post #48 of 48
The last weekend we skied, April 9 & 10 we were skiing large SG style turns as fast as we could, down Wardance, the trail the race team train on. I had no problems with my Maui Jim's. Yet in cold weather in January with my Carrera goggles my eyes will water sometimes going real fast. I assume that is because the air is much colder.
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