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Here is a quite interesting article about kitesurfing and damages on the eyes. I´ve never used sunglasses before, but I might start doing it!
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If you are in the market for water sunglasses these are definetly worth a look.
Hands down my favorite water model. I have the Dukes. Pricey but as far as I know the only fully flexible, polarized, 100% uv rated glasses out there. With the amount of crashes I take I need something with 0 chance to break off in my eye. Designed to take surfing wipeouts so they stay on kiteboarding no problem. I'll be wearing them a bunch at 3rd now that the sun has moved into our site line as it does late season. By September I can't see ish in my port tack. Anyway if anyone wants to take them for a spin let me know. Great for mountain biking and sup'ing as well.
This article is spot on. My eyes were always getting fried, didn't realize that it could result in long term consequences. I have been on the hunt for a pair of decent looking shades, found these:
I am kind of sick of loosing my seaspecs, but I just keep buying them anyway. Buy 2 get one free, haha
seriously, I believe in eye protection. I like wearing them. I just loose them once in a while, cause I crash pretty hard and very often. Sometimes, when I don't wear them I feel like my eyes just get fried... don't know, its probably a good idea to wear something.
Someone needs to release specs that float....
Does anyone have tricks on how to keep the water off? Drives crazy having the droplets. Was thinking rainx or something
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NCK I checked that bomber sunglass link above - they float, they flex, they keep water off, are polarized and they're anti-fog etc.. Poke around that link if you haven't yet
The bomber's look interesting - I been trying the $5 mall hut special with rain-x on front and anti-fog on back & straps, but maybe I'll invest
The fried eye thing is true - I've seen people who have been living in Florida for years on the coast who don't typically wear sunglasses with their whites yellowed out. I think it has something to do with how the water scatters the UV / sun reflection that throw your eyes off
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