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Ski style goggles ?

Postby consumer » Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:26 pm

Watching king of the air and noticed a bunch of riders now with ski goggles. Also know that racers use these.

Any recommendations on favorites ? There are some marketed for water sports under jet ski goggles.

Thinking of gift ideas! Thanks

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Re: Ski style goggles ?

Postby Da Yoda » Sat Nov 26, 2022 6:22 pm

Take a look a PWC goggles. I have seen some use these. https://www.personalwatercraft.com/blog ... ggles.html
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Re: Ski style goggles ?

Postby TheJoe » Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:19 pm

They are mostly wearing them while on the beach to keep the sand out of their eyes. I keep a pair of goggles in my van for the same reason.
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Re: Ski style goggles ?

Postby consumer » Sun Nov 27, 2022 4:34 am

Thank you Da Yoda and TheJoe

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Re: Ski style goggles ?

Postby Herman » Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:53 am

If you are trying goggles on, it might be worth also pulling them down to see how the feel just draped around the neck. It helps if they are comfortable in this position, may need to spin them 180 ………sooner or later you will need to pull them down for better vis. Particularly important if used without a helmet capture strap, as per ski helmet imho.

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Re: Ski style goggles ?

Postby universalflush » Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:07 pm

I have experimented with them quite a lot. I tried cheap ones like the basic one from decathlon for 15 EUR. The visibility is really good, but without a helmet they are not super comfortable and when you have a crash you will almost always loos them, so I tied them to my head. Now I'm using the regular decathlon water sport sun glasses for 30 EUR and I have to say they are better.

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Re: Ski style goggles ?

Postby Matty V » Sun Nov 27, 2022 6:27 pm

Forward WIP

best ones out there, come with two lenses, foam backed so they don’t cut into your face and drain really fast if you dunk them

Been using them for a year now

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Re: Ski style goggles ?

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Re: Ski style goggles ?

Postby Sun » Fri Dec 30, 2022 11:55 pm

Came here to say exactly what TheJoe said: these goggles are specifically useful in Cape Town when you are on the beach when it is blowing that hard. I’ve been a spectator many times, the ski goggles are the best way to go. However, they are useless on the water. The foam that keeps the sand out of your eyes does a horrible job of letting water out, so they fog up a lot.

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Re: Ski style goggles ?

Postby tegirinenashi » Sat Dec 31, 2022 1:09 am

The fogginess highly varies between the models. Perhaps, the best way to find a good one is to try bunch of $5 offerings from aliexpress. This one works for me:
https://www.aliexpress.us/item/2251832588188872.html
The other concern is that goggles with scratched visor are as bad as the foggy one, and goggles scratch easily from accidental contact with hard surface. Keep in mind that expensive goggles scratch as easily as cheap ones, and the fogginess also has nothing to do with the cost.


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