Dann: Dann Thombs
Age: 41 / MA
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Around Summer 2002, I was spending money on nothing but bills for school and who knows what. My brother had just gotten Scars, to which my impression was "that's really dumb to spend all that money on sunglasses", but then I tried them on and really noticed the difference in quality. I'd never seen a lens be so clear before. My comment was Everything looks like the Autolevel function in Photoshop. What a nerd I am sometimes. At that point the Splice came out and my brother wished he had waited and gotten that instead. So one day when I was at a cookout playing hooky from work, the one shred of champagne taste that I had kicked in and I decided to get a pair

After that, I got a pair of minutes, but they were too girly and didn't look like the online picture, so I gave those to my sister and then got a pair of leather Mars, since they were so odd. That lead to a pair of 24k X-Metal XX's, and a Time Bomb. Then on and on and on. Once the site took off, it was all over. I think I had a dozen or so when that happened.

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1W
Nov 25, 2021 12:34 PM
Sometimes large images can cause problems. Try resizing it first. If that doesn't work, you could try sending it to me and I can see what might be going wrong. Thanks for helping out.
1W
Nov 25, 2021 12:32 PM
Welcome!
1W
Nov 23, 2021 2:18 AM
I was going to do one on the HNBL last Saturday, ut time got away from me. It's on my to-do list. Appreciate the comments. I wish I could do more.
1W
Nov 23, 2021 2:16 AM
Welcome to the site
2W
Nov 18, 2021 1:15 AM




Hey, the HNBL was finally released. I'm digging it.
2W
Nov 13, 2021 1:27 AM
Looking good Johnt. Good to see you around
2W
Nov 13, 2021 1:26 AM
Welcome, that's a healthy collection growth. I'm afraid it will only grow once you're here.
3W
Nov 10, 2021 7:46 PM
Thank you. I will correct
3W
Nov 10, 2021 7:46 PM
I have those two, so I'll let you know when mine arrive to compare.
1M
Oct 28, 2021 4:38 PM
Also from the bottom view, you can see a Philips screw. Usually they're either a torx or something a bit more discreet.
1M
Oct 26, 2021 6:03 PM
I'm guessing it's OO4054-18 vs OO4054-01. Polished Gold/24K Gold Iridium.
1M
Oct 25, 2021 3:25 PM
Welcome, great to have you here.
1M
Oct 25, 2021 3:24 PM
Welcome. Always good to have a display space for the collection. I know mine has taken over the office. Hopefully you enjoy your stay.
1M
Oct 19, 2021 6:00 PM
Welcome to the site!
1M
Oct 18, 2021 3:36 PM
Welcome. Good to have you here
1M
Oct 13, 2021 9:18 PM
Borrowed from the Zero line, perhaps?
1M
Oct 8, 2021 2:47 PM
Need them to re-release the Casing, so I can feel less worried about babying mine.
1M
Oct 6, 2021 5:21 PM
Ah, I should check posts before making a new thread. Very nice, in any case.
1M
Oct 6, 2021 5:20 PM
I'm sort of digging these:



https://www.oakley.com/en-us/product/FOF100297
1M
Oct 5, 2021 4:15 PM
Here's what I've found via catalogs:

1989:
Mumbo - Hybrid / V / 67 (no logo, wider nosepiece cutout since it uses the Blade pads)

1990:
M Frame Gen 1 - Catalogs from this year still show original 3 lenses

1991:
Current - Strip / V / Sweep / Heater / 67 / Hybrid
Coming Soon - Strike (Fall) / Slash (Winter)

1992:
Japan Catalog - Sweep / Heater / Hybrid / Strike
UK Price List - Still refers to Mumbo - V / 67 / Hybrid / Sweep / Heater

1993:
Flyer - Heater / Strike / Sweep / Hybrid

1994:
Price List - Heater / Strike / Sweep / Hybrid

1996:
Move to Gen 2 (Icon vs Thermo Logo) - Heater / Strike / Slash / Hybrid / Sweep
First time Slash appears, but I have several in Gen 1
Logo appears on bridge

1997:
Gen 2 Flyer - Heater / Strike / Slash / Sweep
Pro M Frame - Heater / Strike / Hybrid / Sweep
M Frame Baseball (Straight Stem) - Heater / Strike
M Frame Cricket (Vented) - Heater / Strike / Sweep (Gen 2 & Pro)
M Frame Golf (Same as Cricket, but sold in 3 lens array)

1998:
Product Lineup - Same as 1997 for the most part.

2003:
Pro M Frame & New M Frame (aka Gen 3) - Heater / New Hybrid / Hybrid S / Strike / Sweep

2005:
BTO / Built to Order (Precursor to OCE) - Same options as 2003, but also with Vented

Some Notes:
There is a gap in my material, but the New M Frame would have transitioned in 1999.
The Pro M Frame would be the only model to share the original Hybrid and New Hybrid due to that 2 year gap
Hybrid was a 'Hybrid' of V & 67
New Hybrid was a 'Hybrid' of Strike & Sweep (we assume since Heater is much bigger)
More or less, all lenses should fit all frames since there was no gap in production, but I wouldn't always guarantee it. That said, I've used the last remaining replacement lenses via OakleySI to complete a Gen 2 Baseball pair.
1M
Oct 5, 2021 3:42 PM
Awesome pickups!
1M
Oct 4, 2021 10:10 PM
I'll try to work on getting the new stuff added.
2M
Sep 30, 2021 2:49 PM
Love it
2M
Sep 28, 2021 9:01 PM
The Crystal Red was, oddly enough, a 2015 release. It suddenly showed up in Vault, so if I had to guess, they had worked out some of the frame material issues by then.
2M
Sep 27, 2021 9:06 PM
Reason being: the crystal frames don't flex as well. In order to get the elasticity inherent with most of the sport frames, there needs to be a greater nylon component, which is hard to do in a translucent frame. Once in a while you'll see a Crystal Red, but it's not common.
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