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Re: About to buy new glasses for kiting...any recommendations

Postby Atte » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:41 pm

http://www.lip-sports.com/products/typhoon/ are the best ones to date and I have own a buch of different brands.

about sea specs and floating, if the water is not very salty they do not float, that also means they come of to easy, otherwise I would not have know about there lack of floating :bye:

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Re: About to buy new glasses for kiting...any recommendations

Postby t3rse » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:53 pm

http://www.surfshades.net/catalog/

The retainer at the bottom, with Smith prescription lenses. I'm on new sunglasses as my old ones are too scratched up from getting sandblasted, but I used the old ones for 2 years and never lost them.

Those typhoon's above look pretty good too..I just need prescription lenses so I buy my sunglasses locally and fit a retainer to them.

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Re: About to buy new glasses for kiting...any recommendations

Postby Laughingman » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:27 pm

Bushflyr wrote:Sea Specs.

Cheap, they work great, and I've never lost a pair. They've fallen off a very few times getting super rolled by waves, but they float, and I've always managed to find them again.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... =sea+specs
Did you even bother to read the OP? He is tired or loosing "cheap sunglasses" and doesn't look too goofy....
lindseym wrote:I'm tired of losing cheap sunglasses and they probably offer no protection. What do you all recommend? I want something that will stay on my head (backstrap), UVA/B, and doesn't look too goofy. i was thinking Kurtis brand.
Thx all,

BTW , Toby, what are you using these days ?

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Re: About to buy new glasses for kiting...any recommendations

Postby Toby » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:07 pm

Hi Lindsey,

There are many good glasses on the market.

Since many years I am using the Seaspecs. Works fine for me.

Just a tip:
get brown lenses...I had black ones and they make it harder to see the chop. Brown/yellow etc make it easier.
E.g. I use the "Sunset Specs" from Seaspecs, who have brown lenses.

Hope it helps!

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Re: About to buy new glasses for kiting...any recommendations

Postby Bushflyr » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:13 pm

Laughingman wrote: Did you even bother to read the OP? He is tired or loosing "cheap sunglasses" and doesn't look too goofy....
Sea Specs are cheap, ~$25 is a pittance not to fry my eyes. I've never lost a pair. When half the guys on the beach are wearing them I think they qualify as "Not too goofy." :-?

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Re: About to buy new glasses for kiting...any recommendations

Postby Laughingman » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:16 pm

Bushflyr wrote:
Laughingman wrote: Did you even bother to read the OP? He is tired or loosing "cheap sunglasses" and doesn't look too goofy....
Sea Specs are cheap, ~$25 is a pittance not to fry my eyes. I've never lost a pair. When half the guys on the beach are wearing them I think they qualify as "Not too goofy." :-?
Must be a translation error here...

He does not want cheap sunglasses! He is tired of losing cheap sunglasses, he wants something better.

As far as goofy is concerned, everyone on the beach could be wearing them, they still look goofy.

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Re: About to buy new glasses for kiting...any recommendations

Postby jeromeL » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:38 pm

Laughingman wrote:
Bushflyr wrote:
Laughingman wrote: Did you even bother to read the OP? He is tired or loosing "cheap sunglasses" and doesn't look too goofy....
Sea Specs are cheap, ~$25 is a pittance not to fry my eyes. I've never lost a pair. When half the guys on the beach are wearing them I think they qualify as "Not too goofy." :-?
Must be a translation error here...

He does not want cheap sunglasses! He is tired of losing cheap sunglasses, he wants something better.

As far as goofy is concerned, everyone on the beach could be wearing them, they still look goofy.
I think by cheap he meant the kind that offer no protection.
$25 is not cheap, you can get cheap glasses for less than $5 but they will probably fry your eyes. Not an expert on lens but seaspecs has decent lens that do the job to protect eyes.
That being said fit isnt that great for my head, especially with hood or helmet on. I have lost a bunch of lens crashing hard and they do offer replacement lens. I have like 4 pairs, with a bunch of spare lenses. So I am pretty happy with seaspecs considering price.

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Re: About to buy new glasses for kiting...any recommendations

Postby LetsFlyaKite » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:38 am

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Re: About to buy new glasses for kiting...any recommendations

Postby Laughingman » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:43 pm

jeromeL wrote: I think by cheap he meant the kind that offer no protection.
$25 is not cheap, you can get cheap glasses for less than $5 but they will probably fry your eyes. Not an expert on lens but seaspecs has decent lens that do the job to protect eyes.
That being said fit isnt that great for my head, especially with hood or helmet on. I have lost a bunch of lens crashing hard and they do offer replacement lens. I have like 4 pairs, with a bunch of spare lenses. So I am pretty happy with seaspecs considering price.
Where is SupaEZ when you need him....

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Re: About to buy new glasses for kiting...any recommendations

Postby Toby » Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:53 pm

Important is that the glasses have a big vision.
If the glasses are too narrow, your visibility is limited, and specially for kitesurfing you need a wide range up, down, left and right.


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