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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

Guys,  what lense colors do you prefer in

 

1.) white-out powdery condition

2.) sunny day

3.) night skiing

 

Thanks!  Just want to get a head check and see what people like :)

 

post #2 of 23

1) The only time I wear goggles is if it is snowing, raining, or skiing fresh snow. I prefer yellow tint when it is snowing.

 

2) Dark,mirrored wrap-around sun-glasses. They keep the wind and sun out. 

 

3) I rarely ski at night, but if I do, I wear wrap-arounds with clear lenses. 

post #3 of 23

Amber/brown based for almost all conditions, but yellow at night.  I used to love Bolle's purple-based lense, but just can't find a goggle of theirs I like any more. 

 

I'm using Anon now.  TONS of options, and the lenses seem more durable than Oakley & Scott.

post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 

Thanks Guys!

 

Does it make sense to:

 

1.) For Colorado/Utah stormy weather :  Pink Tint... As light as possible

2.) brownish.

3.) Clear clear clear clear, 

 

Thanks!!!

post #5 of 23
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post #6 of 23

Oakley high intensity yellow for flat light works best for me.

post #7 of 23

1) Yellow or Blue - i'm favoring blue lately.  Ski at and around Crested Butte, CO

2) Rose or a dark Rose.  Smith Sensor

3) Night Skiing: Like under lights? Don't do it. If in the BC then I go for a clear or Yellow depending on the moon.

 

post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Que View Post

1) Yellow or Blue - i'm favoring blue lately.  Ski at and around Crested Butte, CO

2) Rose or a dark Rose.  Smith Sensor

3) Night Skiing: Like under lights? Don't do it. If in the BC then I go for a clear or Yellow depending on the moon.

 


:)  Perfect ,  Thanks!  Hows the Butte these days? :)  Hope you guys are gonna get dumped on this year.

 

Any of you guys use polarized lenses?  Going to go check out Spy, never had them, lets see what they haz.  

 

Thanks Guys!!!

post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by clustermagnet View Post

Guys,  what lense colors do you prefer in

 

1.) white-out powdery condition

2.) sunny day

3.) night skiing

 

Thanks!  Just want to get a head check and see what people like :)

 


1. sensor mirror from smith. 

2. Anything that is darker than sensor mirror RC36 from smith

3. clear or sensor mirror with a 900 lumens headlight.

post #10 of 23

1) Smith Sensor Mirror

2) Smith Ignitor Mirror

3) Clear
 

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Originally Posted by clustermagnet View Post

Guys,  what lense colors do you prefer in

 

1.) white-out powdery condition

2.) sunny day

3.) night skiing

 

Thanks!  Just want to get a head check and see what people like :)

 

post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 


 

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Originally Posted by ramzee View Post

1) Smith Sensor Mirror

2) Smith Ignitor Mirror

3) Clear
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by clustermagnet View Post

Guys,  what lense colors do you prefer in

 

1.) white-out powdery condition

2.) sunny day

3.) night skiing

 

Thanks!  Just want to get a head check and see what people like :)

 


 


 

Thanks!  I dont see the smith sensor mirror on their site....

http://www.smithoptics.com/products/#/Goggles/Snow+Goggles/viewall/

post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by clustermagnet View Post


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ramzee View Post

1) Smith Sensor Mirror

2) Smith Ignitor Mirror

3) Clear
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by clustermagnet View Post

Guys,  what lense colors do you prefer in

 

1.) white-out powdery condition

2.) sunny day

3.) night skiing

 

Thanks!  Just want to get a head check and see what people like :)

 


 


 

Thanks!  I dont see the smith sensor mirror on their site....

http://www.smithoptics.com/products/#/Goggles/Snow+Goggles/viewall/


you didnt look hard enough.

post #13 of 23

ironic ain't it.....  but seriously, there should be a sticky......   sensor mirror, ignitor mirror, that's it......  simple and easy

 

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206284 

post #14 of 23

I'm fixing to order a replacement lens and a new goggle off Backcountry this very minute.  I'm going to get a Smith RC36 as a replacement lens for my Phenoms.  Hardly used those last year since they were scratched.  I'm also ordering a Scope Graphic Goggle with a Sensor Mirror Lens.

 

I wish I could remember exactly which Lens both my Phenoms and Prodigy's came with but I cant.  I think they were Platinum Mirrors.

 

The RC36 is rated at 36% Light Transmission so I plan to use this on sunny days.

 

The Sensor is rated at 70% Light Transmission so this will be my foggy/snowing/night skiing goggle.

 

 

Back in the day, as much as I hated the goggle itself, I really liked the Oakley Persimmon Lens in my A-Frames for night skiing.

post #15 of 23

please reread post # 9, 10, 13........

post #16 of 23

Smith lenses:

 

1) Sensor Mirror / Yellow (cuts through the fog)

2) Sol-X Mirror

3) Clear / Yellow

post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 

ah, i figured it out!!!

 

:) 

 

Guys, anyone know the SPY's equivalent to the Smith Sensor Mirror lens?

 

Thanks!

post #18 of 23

yes, its called a smith sensor........   ugggghhhhhhhhhh 

post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by clustermagnet View Post

ah, i figured it out!!!

 

:) 

 

Guys, anyone know the SPY's equivalent to the Smith Sensor Mirror lens?

 

Thanks!


Spy is nerdy and Smith is cool.

post #20 of 23

Here's what we always recommend:

Flat Light or Snowy Conditions>Smith Sensor Mirror, Oakley Hi Intensity Yellow, or a lens which starts with a light rose base tint.

 

Sunny Conditions>depends on whether ypou are going to hit shadows or not, if not, a lens that hovers around the 15% to 20% VLT, if yes, then something that hovers around 35%. Also, reflective coatings are not just for looks, reflective finishes help your eyes feel less fatiqued at the end of the day.

 

Night Skiing>well we always recommend a lens with a light blue tint. Blue is the color that filters yellow or orange light best and that is the color that Halide lights glow. A light blue lens will really improve depth perception and improve contrat under the lights while night skiing. Shred's light blue lens is great and the Scott Night Amplifier work great.

 

Hope this helps!

post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by clustermagnet View Post

Guys,  what lense colors do you prefer in

 

1.) white-out powdery condition

2.) sunny day

3.) night skiing

 

Thanks!  Just want to get a head check and see what people like :)

 


1-Amber

2-Dark

3-Yellow

4 -Flat light not whiteout-Amber/Blue light blocker

 

Several different brands of each

 

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post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by clustermagnet View Post


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ramzee View Post

1) Smith Sensor Mirror

2) Smith Ignitor Mirror

3) Clear
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by clustermagnet View Post

Guys,  what lense colors do you prefer in

 

1.) white-out powdery condition

2.) sunny day

3.) night skiing

 

Thanks!  Just want to get a head check and see what people like :)

 


 


 

Thanks!  I dont see the smith sensor mirror on their site....

http://www.smithoptics.com/products/#/Goggles/Snow+Goggles/viewall/


Erm?.... http://www.smithoptics.com/technology/#/Snow+Goggle+Technology/SnowGoggle+Lens+Options/view/

post #23 of 23
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smile.gif  Perfect ,  Thanks!  Hows the Butte these days? smile.gif  Hope you guys are gonna get dumped on this year.

 

Any of you guys use polarized lenses?  Going to go check out Spy, never had them, lets see what they haz.  

 

Thanks Guys!!!





Heya. The Butte is having a stellar start this year. Mountain open tomorrow but the BC has been goooood so far. Avy danger is high right now due to winds instead of the usual uber scary weak layer of old rotten snow.

Here's an ongoing TR of some of the local crew. Strong work thus far http://tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204046
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