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Old    CIREboardshorts.com (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-28-2010, 2:54 PM Reply   
I just shattered my lens on my sunglasses, 2nd time in the last month, and I am not paying $75 again to get them fixed. I'm moving on to another brand. Any recommendations? I need a pair that fit a big head.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-28-2010, 3:08 PM Reply   
Eric,

You you watch whiskymilitia.com? I've had some great scores there with Spy and Oakley.. Otherwise, Ilove my Von Zippers and my Fox shades, I've got over 20 pairs now.
Old    Jason Shehan (norcalbordr)      Join Date: Feb 2006       05-28-2010, 3:19 PM Reply   
Spy Dirty Mo's are sick! I also have the Fox Conditions and those are badass too.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-28-2010, 3:29 PM Reply   
I got 2 pairs of the fox " the meetings" and I love em. Gold and chrome....both with Iridium lenses.
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-28-2010, 3:34 PM Reply   
I fish as well as wakeboard and am aboard or off shore 6 days a week. Sunglasses are so important I write them off my taxes. (true) Catch a 4oz jig in the face when the hook pulls and you want good shades or go blind. Spend the last 2.5 decades in the Florida sun and you'll want the best for your eyes. As a marine surveyor I kinda relay upon my vision.

Maui Jim. That is all I wear.

Note** I have a pair of 580 Costa Del Mars that I keep for snow. Crazy good for snow glare but can't compare to the Mj's on the water.
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       05-28-2010, 3:36 PM Reply   
Did I say "relay"?

Friggn'n spell check
Old    Matt (MattieK27)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-28-2010, 3:52 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by baitkiller View Post
I fish as well as wakeboard and am aboard or off shore 6 days a week. Sunglasses are so important I write them off my taxes. (true) Catch a 4oz jig in the face when the hook pulls and you want good shades or go blind. Spend the last 2.5 decades in the Florida sun and you'll want the best for your eyes. As a marine surveyor I kinda relay upon my vision.

Maui Jim. That is all I wear.

Note** I have a pair of 580 Costa Del Mars that I keep for snow. Crazy good for snow glare but can't compare to the Mj's on the water.
I was getting ready to post Maui Jims as well. The optics are ridiculously good, plus they have a comfortable fit.
Old    Phil (mmobius2001)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-28-2010, 4:06 PM Reply   
i picked up the Oakley gas cans and i cant stand them, frames look good, but they dont fit your head worth a crap. everytime i look down to do anything they fall right off my face onto the ground/floor/water whatever.
Old    Ross Dantonio (ClutchIndustries)      Join Date: Feb 2010       05-28-2010, 4:07 PM Reply   
Scott USA is where it's at!
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-28-2010, 4:12 PM Reply   
Dave...I rock the Meetings too. I have the gold ones. So dope!
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-28-2010, 4:26 PM Reply   
^^^ you and I own way too much of the same stuff.lol.

Rotologs and matching belts, 51 30, and now sunglasses.

But I guess that means we both have rediculously good taste as well
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-28-2010, 4:42 PM Reply   
Spy clash are awesome. 2 pairs of those.
Old    benj_t            05-28-2010, 5:07 PM Reply   
get some SPYs!! www.spyoptic.com
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-28-2010, 5:17 PM Reply   
Hell yeah!

Check out the Von Zipper Stash. I love mine. I have these.
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Old    CIREboardshorts.com (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-28-2010, 5:26 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by baitkiller View Post
I fish as well as wakeboard and am aboard or off shore 6 days a week. Sunglasses are so important I write them off my taxes. (true) Catch a 4oz jig in the face when the hook pulls and you want good shades or go blind. Spend the last 2.5 decades in the Florida sun and you'll want the best for your eyes. As a marine surveyor I kinda relay upon my vision.

Maui Jim. That is all I wear.

Note** I have a pair of 580 Costa Del Mars that I keep for snow. Crazy good for snow glare but can't compare to the Mj's on the water.
Maui Jims are what I shattered. I love them but they charge $75 to replace the lenses. You drop them once and they are done. I have some Spys also and they are super durable, I want some more durable.
Old    CIREboardshorts.com (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       05-28-2010, 5:27 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by baitkiller View Post
I fish as well as wakeboard and am aboard or off shore 6 days a week. Sunglasses are so important I write them off my taxes. (true) Catch a 4oz jig in the face when the hook pulls and you want good shades or go blind. Spend the last 2.5 decades in the Florida sun and you'll want the best for your eyes. As a marine surveyor I kinda relay upon my vision.

Maui Jim. That is all I wear.

Note** I have a pair of 580 Costa Del Mars that I keep for snow. Crazy good for snow glare but can't compare to the Mj's on the water.
Maui Jims are what I shattered. I love them but they charge $75 to replace the lenses. You drop them once and they are done. I have some Spys also and they are super durable, I want some more durable.

Jrod- those VZ's are sick.
Old    Chris Barber (tylen01)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-28-2010, 6:04 PM Reply   
oakley flax jacket... best fit for shades I've ever worn.
Old     (tro)      Join Date: May 2009       05-28-2010, 6:41 PM Reply   
Maui Jim, Costa Del Mar, Flying Fisherman

in that order. you need nothing else. good luck with your search.
Old    Sippi (sippi)      Join Date: Dec 2007       05-28-2010, 7:13 PM Reply   
I used to go through costas but I got tired of EVERYONE around here having the same glasses. Oakley gascans are way to small for my face. I've had a polarized pair of Oakley hijynks (or however you spell them) for close to a year and I LOVE them. They stay on my face very well, and the polarized lenses are awesome. Three of my friends have tried them on and all went out and got them right after. Highly suggest those. And they look cool haha.
Old    Ed (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-28-2010, 8:45 PM Reply   
VZ or Hoven are my picks. http://www.hovenvision.com/
Old    Jordan (hockeysk8er222)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-28-2010, 8:59 PM Reply   
BOMBER!!!! My Nitros are sick. You want quality for cheap, I got em for 30 bucks and theyre polarized lens with a polycarbonate frame. They float, and when I dropped them off my roof(don't ask)...not even a scratch. Bombereyewear.com
Old    B Poser (bbr)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-28-2010, 9:59 PM Reply   
Check out Tres Noir. They are by far the best glasses I have ever owned. Nothing but quality, and good looks....plus not everyone else has them. I have two pair and will be getting a third here very soon. They are DOPE!

www.tresnoir.com


Oh and I gotta big ass head too! haha

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Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-29-2010, 12:08 AM Reply   
Just picked up 8 pairs of RayBan knock offs for $8 on ebay.... if they only last 2 weeks, oh well!
Old    Chris Boutwell (boutwell_43)      Join Date: Aug 2008       05-29-2010, 12:24 AM Reply   
Oakley Oil rigs.....good coverage. Just my opinion
Old    Ben Ax (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-29-2010, 5:41 AM Reply   
I love my Spy La Crosses!!!
Old    David Eggen (dave23)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-29-2010, 8:05 AM Reply   
I've got these Oakley Eye Patches and love them. The lens are huge, I wish the side arms were a little thicker to block out more sun from the sides. I had Oakley Gascan's and they were too small. Got a polarized pair on sale for under $100.

Old    Daniel Lorenze (dan_lorenze)      Join Date: Mar 2009       05-29-2010, 9:43 AM Reply   
Oakley Polarized, best lenses I've tried..
Old    Leo Donoghue (technarider)      Join Date: Jun 2006       05-29-2010, 9:38 PM Reply   
+1 on the EyePatch's have the same pair and work great.. got it for under 80 on one of the 1 deal at a time sites
Old    Nick Warhol (nwarhol1105)      Join Date: Oct 2008       05-30-2010, 8:20 AM Reply   
Oakley Dispatchs. Buy them.
Old    Nick Jackson (kkong72)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-30-2010, 10:30 AM Reply   
+1 for anything oakley
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-30-2010, 11:00 AM Reply   
no ones recommended a $10-$15 pair for the local gas station, yet??? maybe i'm the only one who breaks them or loses them a lot? anyway, that's what I roll with.
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-30-2010, 11:01 AM Reply   
oops, i see that Nick roll's cheap like me...must be a midwest thing
Old    Jeff (AIrwar209)      Join Date: Mar 2010       05-30-2010, 4:24 PM Reply   
Spy Cooper. I tend to stick with what works. I have four pairs now, I get a new color every season. The oldest pair I have still fits great and have scratch free lenses. Not too expensive either. Check em out.
Old    David Christman (lfrider92)      Join Date: Sep 2008       05-30-2010, 10:04 PM Reply   
oakley gascans. so comfortable. love them out on the water. drop them off the top of my hat ALL the time onto concrete, floors, anything. no scratches at all. thank god. i think i would cry. haha
Old    The SwAn (Swan)      Join Date: May 2010       05-31-2010, 6:16 PM Reply   
Harley Clifford has been wearing this new style called Holbrook. These could be a good option if your looking for new shades this summer.
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Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-31-2010, 6:33 PM Reply   
if they will make me wakeboard like harley i'll buy them . i have maui jim costa del mars and ray bans. they are all good.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-02-2010, 11:39 AM Reply   
My Anarchy's have lasted 3 years now.. and gone through a lot. I never would have considered them, but got some polarized for a great deal. They surprise me all the time with durability and scratch resistance.

http://www.anarchyeyewear.com/products/sunglasses.html

Whatever you get, I'm a go polarized or don't go at all. Physics teacher told me in high school if you don't wear polarized you could be doing as much damage as protection with non-polarized lenses
Old    Ryan (ryanw209)      Join Date: Jan 2010       06-02-2010, 6:09 PM Reply   
Oakley Oil Rig's
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       06-03-2010, 8:23 AM Reply   
Got a pair of Oil Drums I've had for about a year. Great shades.

Spy Optics: has anyone noticed the fit/shaping of the frames has changed? I can no longer buy Spy's with confidence b/c I'm unsure if they will fit my face. ANyone else noticed this?
Old    Kevin Geary (WakeboardNJ)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-03-2010, 10:02 AM Reply   
Ray Ban! I have been wearing Rayban's for a little over a year now and nothing I have had in the past compares. Optics, filters, comfort etc are all top notch. Yes everyone says they are old man sunglasses, but their new styles are fantastic. Check em out, you will be impressed.
Old    Jeremy (wake77)      Join Date: Jan 2009       06-03-2010, 10:09 AM Reply   
I don't know Nacho, I received a pair of Haymakers last fall and they fit me great, but my brother doesn't like how they fit his face.
Old    Seahawks #1 Fan Robert T (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       06-03-2010, 10:10 AM Reply   
but kevin you are a OLD MAN to these YOUNG BUCKS on ww. i know i know lol you looked at my profile and said well he's ancient!
Old    D C (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       06-03-2010, 10:44 AM Reply   
NATIVE!
Nobody's thrown it out there! I have a pair of Gonzo's. They stay on better than my Gascans, the optics are on the same level as well, but they are way more comfortable. I also rock a pair of Costa's, but the Native's come out more and more! They have a great warranty too
http://www.nativeyewear.com/
Old    MJ (mikejones)      Join Date: Jun 2009       06-03-2010, 11:16 AM Reply   
Oakly or Spy. My preference are the O-oil rigs.
Old    Matt Laird (Matt)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-03-2010, 12:14 PM Reply   
I love my polorized RayBans, but if im headed to the lake I stop a a gas station & buy a set... I have donated atleast 6 pair to the water...
Old    D.F.T.R. Josh (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       06-03-2010, 3:44 PM Reply   
Take a look at Arnette's, I just picked up the Infamous and they are super comfy and light! Not a bad pair of shades under $100
Old    Justin Mohlke (wakekid72501)      Join Date: Jul 2006       06-03-2010, 5:02 PM Reply   
I would definitely go with Oakley. I have a pair of Oakley Half Jackets that i customized. but if you are looking for something a little more stylish i would look at the Oakley Antix.
Old    Ian (epicwinnipeg)      Join Date: Feb 2010       06-03-2010, 9:41 PM Reply   
CIRE...

being that you only responded to one suggestion, the VZ stache, i'll chime in here. i have these in black and they are super fun and get a lot of play but they don't feel super solid. also have the vz fultons that are great and feel much better. still couldn't pick one over the other if i had to though. take a look at anon too. i have the allnighters but don't wear them much. their 'flasher' is along the same lines as the vz stache.
Old    CIREboardshorts.com (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       06-03-2010, 9:52 PM Reply   
There are so many suggestions above, I don't know what to do now. I have picked out a few I like and I will go to my local shop to try them. Whatever fits best will be coming home with me.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       06-04-2010, 7:53 AM Reply   
Von zipper!!
Old    Andy Nintzel (andy_nintzel)      Join Date: Sep 2004       06-04-2010, 9:21 AM Reply   
I am all about the S4's all polarized all the time.
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       06-04-2010, 10:13 AM Reply   
I've got some Oakley Fuel Cells on the way. Can't wait cuz I'm down to some really old shades right now. Plus, they have the patriotic "O" and case that you can get now. Too cool!

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