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post #1 of 21
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anyone have any first or secondhand knowledge of these big guys? Any ideas of what size frame they are? Small, med, large...

The look sweet but I cant find many reviews or info on them.

http://www.biglines.com/blarticles/3..._goggle_review
post #2 of 21
Wonder the same thing....I do like the looks...even if I think their helmets are garbage.
post #3 of 21
The lens is great. Very sharp. Frame is big but seems to fit many faces well. Attachment of the lens to the frame may be suspect for powder days but never had any customers complain. Field of vision is exceptional.

Lou
post #4 of 21
My favorite goggles i have ever owned. Perfect in every way.
post #5 of 21
These are not just large, but HUGE. A friend has it and likes them. Another goggle in the same style is Smith I/O, the frame size is a bit more reasonable in my opinion; you get interchangeable lenses with those as well.

Alex


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Originally Posted by PowderChef View Post
anyone have any first or secondhand knowledge of these big guys? Any ideas of what size frame they are? Small, med, large...

The look sweet but I cant find many reviews or info on them.

http://www.biglines.com/blarticles/3..._goggle_review
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
Wonder the same thing....I do like the looks...even if I think their helmets are garbage.
Why do you say that? I was thinking of getting one.
post #7 of 21
Tough topic, do a search, the argument went on for many days and many pages following Scott Macartney's crash.
post #8 of 21
...... And Scott Macartney still swears it saved his life.
post #9 of 21
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...... And Scott Macartney still swears it saved his life.
.......And from what I understand POC has changed their design since that incident...if it was so great it would not have to be changed. Scott got lucky. People fall out of planes and off of buildings and sometimes walk away. Unfortunately there is no practical way to see if had he been wearing a different helmet if he would not have been rendered helmetless, unconscious and sliding down a steep icy slope on his bare head. Rule #1 a helmet is supposed to deform on impact but be retained by the user, not fall apart....accidents are almost never a single isolated impact incident.
post #10 of 21
here we go again...

those googles look hella goofy.
post #11 of 21
Yea I wont go any further with RR as its pointless- I imagine he feels all design must remain static at its first incarnation.

Back to the Lobes...

Watch out with the lens as the replacements cost $75!
post #12 of 21
We agree to disagree.

Cheers!
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
.......And from what I understand POC has changed their design since that incident...if it was so great it would not have to be changed. Scott got lucky. People fall out of planes and off of buildings and sometimes walk away. Unfortunately there is no practical way to see if had he been wearing a different helmet if he would not have been rendered helmetless, unconscious and sliding down a steep icy slope on his bare head. Rule #1 a helmet is supposed to deform on impact but be retained by the user, not fall apart....accidents are almost never a single isolated impact incident.
Yes but aren't all helmets useless then unless they're made like motorcycle helmets? And also what design are you talking about? POC makes like a half dozen models. I was thinking of getting the Receptor Bug.
post #14 of 21
The design I was referring to is the top of the line model. From waht I have read on some ski racing forums, in general those POC helmets look great but are as fragile as eggs. Drop one off your desk and it will crack.....seriously. Check the Skiracing.com forums.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
The design I was referring to is the top of the line model. From waht I have read on some ski racing forums, in general those POC helmets look great but are as fragile as eggs. Drop one off your desk and it will crack.....seriously. Check the Skiracing.com forums.
Great. Thanks for the info.
post #16 of 21
The helmets are designed to break. Breaking the shell reduces the deceleration forces to your brain.

Simple really. If a strong unbreakable helmet is your priority then POC design is garbage. If on the other hand you like survival then spend your money on POC.

Lou
post #17 of 21
Lou with all due respect, helmets like modern cars are supposed to absorb impact (crumple zones), while retaining their user/passengers. In cars this is often called the safety cage (not to be mistaken with a roll cage). The idea is to absorb the initial high energy impact while still being robust enough to survive and therefore protect the user from the nearly always present secondary, tertiary, etc. impacts. A helmet that if dropped off a kitchen table cracks, or falls apart such that it is no longer retained on the users head...is a POS and is no better than those styrofoam units you can buy for $5....which mind you do offer some protection, but certainly not the level of protection of $300+ that the top POC helmets command.

I could buy a helmet 100 fold better constructed, made of carbon fiber and kevlar, that is fire retardant and has a nearly bullet proof built in shield and willl pass every international safety standard and survive and protect in a motorcycle crash at 100mph for less than their junk.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
The helmets are designed to break. Breaking the shell reduces the deceleration forces to your brain.
i'm with lou on this one. and i've practically got a PhD in ******* up my head. i have 5 concussions to my name. i've split a bike helmet in two. i've packed out 3 ski helmets before. i've been told by neurologists, "why weren't you wearing a helmet?" "i was" "oh... well if you hadn't been then you'd still be in the hospital right now (a month later)." let the helmet do the breaking. you'll be better off for it. if i didn't honestly believe that, i'd either be brain dead or just regular dead by now.
post #19 of 21
Please lets not start this all again- I have sold hundreds of POCs (we are among their largest dealers) and a grand total of 5 came back cracked to date from gate impact. In any case POC will replace them under warranty so whats the problem? They have also improved the design even further. So stop bashing a product with a factual foundation. And get back to the question about the Lobes.......
post #20 of 21

Just some clarification on POC helmets. They don't crack if dropped off a table. I've got the POC Super Skull Comp helmet and have taken many a spill on my head without damaging the helmet. I can't even begin to count how many times I've dropped the helmet without any damage and/or crack.

 

As for the Lobes, best goggles I've ever used. They look like they are huge but in reality there not - it's just that the lens is attached to the outside so it appears to be much larger than they are. I've got a dark lens for daytime skiing and a clear lens for night skiing. 

 

Combined, the Skull Comp Helmet and Lobes lens is the best setup I've ever had......

 

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post #21 of 21

You are posting on a dead thread, do you realize that?

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