James brown
Aug 6, 2006 5:06 AM
I suggested an area where it would be safe for new guys to post stupid questions without fear of being ridiculed or flamed.

I then realised that:

a. a whole area isnt required
b. its not just new guys that ask the odd stupid question

to get the ball rolling I will ask someone to tell me if the whole why 1 and why 2 frame was x-metal or if it was just x-metal earstems with o matter orbitals (like an o matter framed why 3).

Jamey Bishop
Aug 6, 2006 5:19 AM
Yep, they had O Matter orbitals and X Metal earstems.
Justin "The Mofoin' Man" Gandy
Aug 6, 2006 6:31 AM
I already have a feeling you'll be the one dominating this thread Matt... just a gut feeling...
Aug 6, 2006 6:35 AM
i agree Hoots
Jamey Bishop
Aug 6, 2006 6:48 AM
Pretty sure those are fakes.
Eric Arsenault
Aug 6, 2006 7:45 AM
I have a feeling this is gonna be Matt new thread to put useless crap.
i Q
Aug 6, 2006 8:18 AM
Let me add to the questions.

Is it me, or is the Humidor a bit wider than other Oakley shoes? That's what they seem like from the pics I've seen. So, are they? If that's the case, then Humidors are for me since every other O shoe I've tried on are too damn narrow to be comfortable.
Philip Barket
Aug 6, 2006 8:32 AM
I don;t know about wider, but in true O fashion the sizing is off. I was told to go one smaller for no socks and they were tight. I try my exact size, too loose. Even with socks. What gives.
i Q
Aug 6, 2006 9:50 AM
Yeah, it's a bit of a downer when you spot a shoe you like on the 'bay with your size, and when it arrives, it's a no-go. For me, I'm a size 9 but I've tried every shoe from a size 9 to a size 12 in 0.5 increments and they all didn't fit me proper.

Humidor (and possibly Habanero) look kind of wider, so I'm hoping that they show up on the 'bay with a reasonable price sooner or later.
Aug 6, 2006 11:30 PM
Stooopid question time..

Are my Xljs Lenes in the right or wrong way..??
as this foto shows...
someone says they are in the wrong way..is this true.??

Eric Arsenault
Aug 6, 2006 2:44 PM
Yep, you got them swithed.

Thats the normal setting on the XLJ lens:

Aug 6, 2006 3:08 PM
i keep trying to put them the Correct way but 1 of them wont go all the way in,,well i am abit scared of breaking them, so i will have to try again laters..
but thankyou for the answer so soon..CHEERS.!!

Edit..proof..Now in the right way round...CHEERS PEEPS.

Dann Thombs
Aug 6, 2006 6:15 PM
I really didn't know they'd fit in like that. Learn something new everyday.

And for the footer, that was just something I found on ebay. I try to include weird mannequins from time to time. I think those were listed as Oakley pony glasses or something.
Philip Barket
Aug 6, 2006 6:25 PM
Does someone have means of generating a replacement Ruby Clear lense for my OTT? Or can I buy someones Ruby Clear Polished White Riddle, from the London O Store?
That would work like a square peg and a round hole.
Philip Barket
Aug 6, 2006 6:33 PM
I'm not commenting on size. It comes down to Toric vs Spherical. Optical correctness and all. Base curves and the groove on teh frame to hold the lens in.
Sean Looi
Aug 6, 2006 7:51 PM
This is concerning the warranty...

IF- I have hammerstems fitted in my Juliets and send it for servicing. Will Oakley send me Juliets with earstems or with hammerstems?

IF- I send just the Juliet frames (without the earstems). Will Oakley replace the frame only or the whole thing?
Aug 6, 2006 11:34 PM
I dont know about the stress levels, it could be worth asking the Mr Oakley that aint me...Sir Jim Jannard...
or 1 of the oakley mad scientists.
But i am keeping mine in the correct way from now on until we find out the truth about the stress, if there is any.!!
Sean Looi
Aug 7, 2006 10:35 AM
They just replace the the entire frame with a "W" serialed frame. Non-hammer's.
What does the "W" stand for and why "W"?

How bout my 2nd question? What if I send the juliet without the earstems?
Eric Arsenault
Aug 7, 2006 10:41 AM
Sean: the W stand for warranty, the department where they take care of all the tuning and repair.

If you send them without the arms, they will probably returned them to you that way.

Hammerstems are only for polished Juliet so, its not like you could sent a carbon frame and they would put hammerstems on them.
Brian Johnson
Aug 7, 2006 5:25 PM
If you put hammerstems from a different model, like XX or Romeo, you'll probably never see them again. I doubt most of the warranty people would even notice the difference. They generally don't "service" frames, they just replace them.
Dann Thombs
Aug 7, 2006 5:43 PM
lenses aren't all plutonite (some are Lexan), and many have just flat lenses which are curved into a cylindrical shape like the E Frame and old O Frame. The iridium's are different too.
Brian Johnson
Aug 7, 2006 6:23 PM
a clear, single-layer or dual-layer lexan lens is pretty cheap to start with. think about the Football visors, they're huge blocks of plutonite, but only cost $40. I doubt the optics in them are that good, but still the cost is half what you'd pay for an M-Frame lens. most of the price for a Wisdom is the Iridium coatings. I've heard that the Fire football shields cost over $500.

As for warranty stuff, I'm pretty sure they're handled by people who don't get paid very well. They receive a box with an X-Metal, glance at it to make sure it's "defective" or whatever, then replace it. I've never heard of actual piece by piece replacements being done on X-Metals. They get handled like all the other frames: direct replacement (or a lens swap).
Aug 7, 2006 6:45 PM
OMG! is this actually a thread?
sees you
Aug 7, 2006 6:49 PM
I believe only the "flat" lenses for goggles are Lexan (E frame, L Frame...) Anything A frame or above are Plutonite & Pollaric Ellipsoid some are even polarized now. So, I think you do get more for your money with some goggles.
i Q
Aug 8, 2006 3:52 PM
Another stoopid question.

Is the finish on newer Carbon Juliets lighter than the older ones? I don't have them anymore but I could almost swear the newer was lighter in appearance.

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