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04-27-2013 08:01 PM  5 years agoPost 21
HeliNutAndy

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worcester, MA USA

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I still get mine from Wagner Tool Rental for $28 for a box of ten pairs
Nice I am in my 40's and this is the first time I bought an expensive pair. I never wanted to drop a couple of hundred dollars when I can get a pair of fishing glasses from the mart.

I just got back from flying and the Maui Jim glasses work well. I'll have to see if they last but I was able to fly 'through' the sun without squinting hard like I usually do. I have to say I am in love with the NX4. I am already looking for my next nitro I got started with all of this last spring and the NX4 has allowed me to do rolls, flips, and fly upside down within the last few weeks. Maybe it's the Vbar. Thx again for the help on the glasses. Time to clean up the bird a bit....

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04-27-2013 08:35 PM  5 years agoPost 22
MartyH

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I use the full size Zurich's in medium tint/silver coat. Used them in IMAC competition years ago and can continue a sequence right through the direct sun. From a materials standpoint they're a ripoff at $70 but in terms of how well they work, they're worth every penny.

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04-27-2013 10:36 PM  5 years agoPost 23
ZS-JAF

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Nazareth, PA

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Costa Del Mar
Costa Del Mar. They designed for fishing but they are all around the best sunglasses ever! I have a set specificly in my flying kit.

I have a 3D heli, I don't understand why it doesn't do 3D.

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04-27-2013 11:35 PM  5 years agoPost 24
ticedoff8

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What ever sunglasses you get, make sure they block 99% UVA & UVB rays.
UVA & UVB are the part of the sun's light spectrum that causes sunburns and melanoma (skin cancer).

If you get cheap sunglasses that do not block UVA & UVB, then you are going to have big problems as you get older.

With a dark tint on sunglasses, the pupil of the eye opens wider to allow in more light.
If the cheap glasses do not filter / block out most of the UVA / UVB, then you are basically sunburning the retina of your eye.

If the sunglasses do not have a sticker / label saying the block UVA / UVB - then they absolutely do not block them.

If they are cheap "knockoff" sunglasses, they may have the label - but if they are cheap knockoffs, then you cannot really trust them to block it.

If you are in doubt, take the sunglasses to LensCrafter (or your local eye doctor's office) and ask them to check them in their UV light box.

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04-28-2013 12:01 AM  5 years agoPost 25
LiveToDrive76

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Fort Meade, SD

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I bought a pair of wiley x glasses last year and a couple more since. They are around $60 a pair so they aren't too expensive and they seem to be good quality. I've had Oakleys, RayBans, Maui Jims, etc. but it seems the more expensive they are, the faster I break or loose them. I allways wear a ballcap also when I fly.

Erik

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04-28-2013 12:16 AM  5 years agoPost 26
JKos

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Redondo Beach, CA

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It is said that polarization lenses losses depth of perception.
I have not found that to be the case, personally.

- John

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04-28-2013 12:21 AM  5 years agoPost 27
Flying Brian

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St. Clairsville, Ohio

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I have 545.00 bones into my Costas. This is with a scrip installed as well. When it gets dark people have to tell you to take them off, as they are so perfect, and you forget they are on.

I'm not sponsored by them. I only support them!

"I just don't Listen" "

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04-28-2013 12:29 AM  5 years agoPost 28
LiveToDrive76

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Fort Meade, SD

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I have 545.00 bones into my Costas.
If t=1/cdi^$ where t=time it takes me to break them, cdi=chicks dig it factor, and $=cost of glasses. I would have them things broken or lost before I finished swiping the credit card.

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04-28-2013 12:44 AM  5 years agoPost 29
Flying Brian

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Oh no! These shades are a part of you. Even on very overcast days, I wear them.

I'm sure someone will agree here.....

"I just don't Listen" "

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04-28-2013 01:38 AM  5 years agoPost 30
ZS-JAF

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Nazareth, PA

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I fly with Costas clear or overcast. They are expensive so you have to have a system. Before the first flight put them on, after the last put them away.

I have a 3D heli, I don't understand why it doesn't do 3D.

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04-28-2013 02:20 AM  5 years agoPost 31
rspiegel

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Austin,TX South Buda

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Nice
Dark for Brights Sun = Walmart Safety Glasses = 5$
Yellow for Morning Grey Sky = Walmart Gun Glasses = 5$
Brown for Meduim Sky Walgreen's HD Sunglasses = 10$

The HD Glasses are GREAT.
Yellow is Great in Mornings.
Dark is just that Dark

All are cheep and replaceable.

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04-28-2013 05:36 AM  5 years agoPost 32
Down Low

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Calgary, AB

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Oakley Split Jackets here. ANSI safety rated and I can change lenses as I please in just a couple minutes. Currently I have polarized black iridium lenses and.... I can't remember their name, but they are an orange tint for overcast days.

Airtronics SD10G, SK540, Novarossi .57 3DS, Synergy N5c in the works

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04-28-2013 06:07 AM  5 years agoPost 33
RogerRabbit62

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Thuerigen germany

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girard ibanez
"It is said that polarization lenses losses depth of perception."
---> I did not notice anything like that. I wear those for flying, cycling, motorcycle and car.

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04-28-2013 02:14 PM  5 years agoPost 34
MartyH

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I just got back from flying and the Maui Jim glasses work well. I'll have to see if they last but I was able to fly 'through' the sun without squinting hard like I usually do.
The running joke is the Chinese copies are called Maxi Jems. Maui Jim's appear to be nice quality. I still like the dorky Zurich's the best because of the wrap around design.

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04-28-2013 06:58 PM  5 years agoPost 35
vortechZ230

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Welding Goggles for me...never any glare from the sun!.,the bad part is I look like a Idiot!...

Blue skies, Light Winds!

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04-29-2013 12:31 AM  5 years agoPost 36
Wave

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Illinois

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What ever sunglasses you get, make sure they block 99% UVA & UVB rays.
UVA & UVB are the part of the sun's light spectrum that causes sunburns and melanoma (skin cancer).
If you get cheap sunglasses that do not block UVA & UVB, then you are going to have big problems as you get older.
ALL polycarbonate lenses block UV.

If the lenses are made from polycarbonate then it does not matter if they cost you $5 or $500.

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04-29-2013 02:06 AM  5 years agoPost 37
Ronald Thomas

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Gainesville, Fl, USA

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I use a pair of Oakley Hijinks

Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!

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04-29-2013 02:10 AM  5 years agoPost 38
wargor

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Islands

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Nothing but Oakley's for me. Doesn't matter the frame just make sure to get polarized lenses. I have prescription Oakley lenses. Always have and always will. Most real pilots don't wear polarized because it's hard to read the LCD screens with polarized lenses.

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04-29-2013 02:15 AM  5 years agoPost 39
Flying Brian

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St. Clairsville, Ohio

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Let me ask question here: Do you buy cheapo helicopters, or state of the art equipment?

If you buy top notch equipment, then buy top notch glasses!

"I just don't Listen" "

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04-29-2013 06:48 AM  5 years agoPost 40
Girard Ibanez

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Tucson, Arizona (formally from Guam)

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I had a prescription Oakeys and returned them due to the distortions caused by the wrap.


Team Thunder Tiger
since 6/2005 to 12/2014

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