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Night skiing: google lens color

post #1 of 18
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Hey, I know some of you regularly ski at night in beer league racing and such. What's the preferred google lens color? Clear? Any other gear tweaks for skiing at night? I'm thinking of signing up for some weeknight race training.
post #2 of 18
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Originally Posted by Jim in PC
Hey, I know some of you regularly ski at night in beer league racing and such. What's the preferred google lens color? Clear? Any other gear tweaks for skiing at night? I'm thinking of signing up for some weeknight race training.
GOOGLE lens? Is that one in which you can see any subject imaginable? Try clear. You can see for miles. (sorry, couldn't resist).
post #3 of 18
i have oakley wisdoms with the High Intensity blue lens and they work great in low light
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by Jim in PC
Hey, I know some of you regularly ski at night in beer league racing and such. What's the preferred google lens color? Clear? Any other gear tweaks for skiing at night? I'm thinking of signing up for some weeknight race training.
Jim,

From what I've read (and experienced), clear is probably your best bet. You could also try yellow which is usually next up after clear on VLT (visual light transmission). I personally wouldn't recommend going any darker than that, at least if you actually want to see what the hell you are doing .

-Craig
post #5 of 18
I like a clear lens for night skiing. My second choice is Scott's amplifier color which is a light rose color with a slight tint of purple.
post #6 of 18
Try the Scott Amplifier, I have used them for the past two years training at night.
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post #8 of 18
I like clear for night skiing.
post #9 of 18
Clear. Clear?
post #10 of 18
Note on yellow at night: Carrera's Ultrasight is polarized. Just plain yellow is better.
post #11 of 18
Its probably a matter of your personal preference. Try both clear and yellow. I like yellow (not polarized) better than clear.
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Rio
My second choice is Scott's amplifier color which is a light rose color with a slight tint of purple.
I finally tried these last season after hating every other color/lens option I could think of. They work very well for me.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by steve07982
i have oakley wisdoms with the High Intensity blue lens and they work great in low light
I agree with Steve. It's like somebody turned the lights on.
post #14 of 18
yellow or clear
post #15 of 18
Clear would be my choice...
post #16 of 18
Clear works for sure,,,,,but I also have a pair of relatively cheep goggles that I had to buy on a very snowy night. The shop rep told me to try them, I did, they are GREAT, much better than clear in my view.


I dont know the make right now--they are burried in my closest. The lense is DEEP PURPLE with a grey or dark blue tint. I know it sounds odd, but they really are good.

I do a lot of night skiing and teaching. Check out your shop. When I dig into my stuff I will repost.
post #17 of 18
I'm a big fan of clear night goggles or the Scott Night Amplifier stuff.

Speaking of googles, I love Scott. Inexpensive and durable in my experience.
post #18 of 18
Yellow. You won't loose the red gates because of a rose lens, you won't loose the blue gates because of a blue lens, and it cuts down on glare from the lights. They also bring out snow definition. I have several pairs of yellow lenses (one specifically for running slalom). I use them in all flat light, variable light, and at night.
Later
GREG
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