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Question Best Apres in Thredbo

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by bighoss, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah we do similar, we only have a short walk so can change goggles in less than 10
     
  2. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Takes under a minute to change lens. I don’t carry a spare often and I really struggle in low light. If I could find a photochromic that went clear enough....

    Oh and I have an aversion to crashing, so the lens is usually quite safe. The mirror lens are scratched up from normal use anyway

    Just changed DSNS lens for him in about 20 secs :D
     
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  3. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    My eyes aren't the best in low light conditions, so on days where it starts bright but I know will deteriorate, or I'm going to be out late, I will take a spare lens and change over
     
  4. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    had dinner last night at the Brazilian BBQ

    Food was great, staff were very friendly


    and that wasnt a vegan to be seen :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
     
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  5. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    same, swapped a couple times on Saturday and Sunday
     
  6. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, I have one jacket that has a pocket for a spare lens, and do carry it if wearing that jacket, if it looks like changing a lot during the day. Takes seconds to change, magnets.
     
  7. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    magnets? you gadget whore LOL
     
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  8. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Hey, these ones lasted two seasons (now have a bit of tape over a hole in the foam) and lenses are cheap as, so you can ditch them when buggered! Best ones I have had, and cheap!

    OT though.

    Good to see Donna in the photo! Her and Teddy turned up for Maccas sendoff @sastrugi
     
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  9. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, I know. Don't remind me. So many reasons we just couldn't get there that Thursday. But we are coming up for Mem Cup in Sept to make up for it.
     
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  10. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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  11. linked_recoveries

    linked_recoveries One of Us

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    Google-ise Anon's M2 / M3 goggles with Magna-Tech. The lens attaches with a series of strong magnets around the perimeter. Very quick to remove, even quicker to attach. Get the new lens anywhere near the goggle frame and they just latch on.
     
  12. Scoober

    Scoober One of Us

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    Yeh I have Anon's. My wife sourced a hard shell lens protector for the spare lens which i carry in my camel pack, very handy and keeps them nice and safe.
     
  13. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeah I saw them in the shop the other day, good idea but I'm not due for a new set just yet.

    Curious how good the magnets are in a yardsale
     
  14. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Avoid the yard sale!
     
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  15. linked_recoveries

    linked_recoveries One of Us

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    At the risk of further thread drift.

    http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/2013-2014-anon-m2-goggle

    "Of course, the quickness and simplicity of the M1 / M2 Magna-Tech system wouldn’t amount to much if a lens was likely to fall out during a crash. That’s true, but I have found no reason to think that this is something to worry about. Unless you pry at a corner of the M2’s lens, it’s very difficult to dislodge the lens, even intentionally.

    Each of the M2’s eight connection points (created by the eight magnets on the frame and eight on the lens) has a pull-force of 2.75 pounds. That means the total retention value between the M2’s lens and frame is 22 pounds. So unless you pull something in the neighborhood of 75 Gs, there’s no way the lens is going to work itself away from the frame.

    Even if you were to experience a serious digger / face-plant on hard snow, I would honestly still be surprised if the M2’s lens came completely free from its frame, especially given the kind of precise prying technique it takes to remove the lens by hand. If it did, I don’t think the whereabouts of your lens would be the first of your worries.

    In my mind, lens retention simply isn’t a point of concern"



    http://blistergearreview.com/gear-reviews/anon-m3-mfi-goggle

    "I stated my worry that the lens could separate from the frame in a hard impact. Low and behold, a few weeks ago I under-rotated a backflip, caught my tips, and put my face into the snow, hard. When I eventually stood up I had a concussion, and my goggles were full of snow, the lens had popped off the lower frame, allowed them to fill with snow, and then snapped most of the way back on, over the snow."
     
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  16. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gotta love Blister, good podcasts as well
     
  17. AJS

    AJS One of Us

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    M2 wearer here - have got 2 pairs with 5 lenses (orange, black, dark blue and 2 low lights). I always carry a swap dark/lowlight in the soft pouch in my goggle pocket, as my vision isn't that great without glasses (but not bad enough to warrant contacts) so I like to be able switch them to the conditions. It's super easy to do, even on a lift with gloves on as the magnets are so strong they align themselves. Only lost them once in a yard sale, it was a beauty! No issues though, collected it and swapped it for the dry one in the pocket (it was Snowmageddon Saturday and the lens was covered in pow). Standard stacks they're fine and had no issues.
    Can recommend.

    Back to topic:
    Best Apres this week: Poolside with Mumm Champagne went off Fri and Sat night.
    Dancing at Keller was bad (read great) as always.
    Mid ski schnapps were great at Black Sallees (when it was nuking on Sat) or Merritts, in the sun on Sun.
     
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  18. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Poolside is a lot of fun these days. All those years wasted looking at lonely bricks except for Carny week greasy pole or Blues and now it's pumping.
     
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  19. Hanz Onyawaif

    Hanz Onyawaif Hard Yards

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    My advice is to buy the same brand & model when you replace your goggles.

    I bought the same brand & model of goggles when my lens was damaged beyond repair. (Spy goggles) I was then able to put the 2nd lens (that was supplied with the new goggles) into the old frame.
    This gave me a set of Low visibility goggles & Bright sunlight goggles.

    Now instead of changing lenses I can just change goggles in no time at all.
    I've always had trouble changing the lens so the convenience always saves me 10 minutes.
     
  20. linked_recoveries

    linked_recoveries One of Us

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    You just have to find a strategic spot upwind of all the smoke. Poolside should be sponsored by Febreeze ...
     
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  21. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fire smoke or cigarette smoke? Our crew were onstage dancing yesterday, they were all smoking hot!
     
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    linked_recoveries One of Us

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    The fire pits. Spend some time poolside, come away with your clothing impregnated with smoke.
     
  23. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or, just impregnated!