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Protect your eyes!

Postby DrakeS » Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:43 pm

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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http://kite2012.com/kitesurfers-protect-your-eyes/[/url]
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Re: Protect your eyes!

Postby dpca10 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:42 pm

If you are in the market for water sunglasses these are definetly worth a look.

http://www.kurtisusa.com/

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.
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Re: Protect your eyes!

Postby Captain John » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:00 pm

I wonder if the wind on your eyes is increased from any venturi effect around the frame?
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Re: Protect your eyes!

Postby yojimbo » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:58 pm

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:


http://www.bombereyewear.com/shop/nitro-bombs-n101-ps-p365/
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Re: Protect your eyes!

Postby guidoz » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:32 pm

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.
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Re: Protect your eyes!

Postby jowall » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:21 pm

I only wear these for dawn patrol at Sherman or when traveling. The neck leash means they will certainly not get lost.

http://surfshadesusa.com/

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Protect your eyes!

Postby mandyqiuxie » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:08 pm

Lost my black Oakley Frogskins at 3rd Wednesday :(
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Re: Protect your eyes!

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:00 pm

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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Re: Protect your eyes!

Postby Aloha » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:27 am

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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