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Old 03-31-2014, 10:48 AM   #16
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Reinventing the wheel there.
Plenty of good eye protection available so there is no reason to ask yourself "Hey, I wonder if this neat idea will work in that one moment when my sight is on the line"
You have no idea what I am talking about.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:12 PM   #17
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You have no idea what I am talking about.
Oh, ok in that case yes I think they're an excellent option. Go for it.


Why even ask the question if you're only willing to accept one answer?
I do know what you're talking about, and IMO they are barely acceptable protection for Airsoft. I wouldn't even recommend them for that, but I definitely wouldn't use them on the bike.

The only benefit that they provide, even in Airsoft, is that they don't fog up. There are enough well established ways to overcome that issue on the bike without sacrificing level of protection.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:03 AM   #18
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I was running traps one winter when I was younger and my dad was following along. He was in his late 50's I was 17. We were riding three wheelers and going up a brushy trail. I ducked under a stick but he was riding behind me a didn't see it. It poked him in the corner of the left eye along the bridge of the nose and went in about a quarter of an inch. It bleed badly and he couldnt see out of it for a few minutes. I thought it had put his eye out. It scared me worse than him. I always wear safety glasses now but still think of this.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:22 PM   #19
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Cool2 There is no replacements for your eyes

I always use either clear or tinted safety glasses, for approx £3 it just isn't worth risking it. It's not only branches you have to be careful about, insects on a beautiful sunny day with the visor up will do just as much damage at speed.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:43 AM   #20
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Hi all ! Thanks for all the responses . I guess the lesson here is don't let your guard down .
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:13 PM   #21
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The other lesson here is you might not see it coming! Be prepared. Wear the gear!!
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:32 AM   #22
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I was riding with a group on hwy 170 in Big Bend one year and a sport bike rider lost it in a turn he slid off into the Mesquite brush off the side of the road, full gear but it tore his face shield off and ripped up his face and nose from the thorns and such. He luckily was not seriously hurt, but could have been and we were a long way from help. I see so many people riding with shades on at 70mph. Not good. D.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:47 PM   #23
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These are the type I'm on about

Costs £2.50

A lots less than your sight!
And they come in 5 shades, for all you fashion conscious folks out there.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:07 AM   #24
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Adding my voice to the safety glasses chorus. Your local Lowes/Home Depot/Ace/etc has plenty of styles & tints for relatively cheap. If I'm going to ride with my visor up, I have glasses on.

That being said, far too many times I've had bugs, gravel, sand, whatever fly over the windscreen and hit my cheek just inside the lower rim of the right lens. It's never the left side, and it's always right on the zygomatic, or just above in the tender eye meat.

I had a bug hit the corner of my eye at 45mph at night during my early riding days. Visor down or glasses on all the time.

To the OP, glad you can still see!
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:42 AM   #25
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I carry two pairs of goggles, one on the helmet, and the other in the convenient pouch on the handle bars. I never ride without them One set is tinted
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