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Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby yumyumms » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:42 pm

My first year was 2010, I did alot of research before going to the burn, saw everyone raving about these white goggles that are used in dirtsports and what not.

I got a pair, brought them both in 2010 as well as 2011. Used them for a total of 15 min between the two burns combined. Turns out fine particulate dust does kinda make its way through the thin layer of foam around the goggles anyway.

You know what I brought both years that worked infinitely better?

Motorcycle shades.

Theyre made to fit snug to your head and have a layer of foam that goes around the eye pieces that fit much much better than ski type goggles.

Remember- bring at least two pair- one shaded or with reflective mirroring on it, one with clear lenses so you can see at night.
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby Bob » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:53 pm

Good suggestion, but where do you go to try on various motorcycle goggles?

In the summer, the sports stores sometimes have bins of last year's ski goggles for cheap(er). I like the venting, and you can just shake them out and brush them off as the dust accumulates. Suppose you can fit extra pieces of thin foam or felt in there if you want to block more dust.
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby moonrise » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:20 pm

Benn there, done this...hot glue will block any holes you're concerned about (I too have some motorcycle shade/googles, but my spares are ski type, all glued up).
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby Ratty » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:40 pm

I like the ski goggles too cause they fit over my glasses.
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:48 pm

I've never made goggles work for me. I don't even try.
I'm just really at odds with so much of the conventional wisdom of this board. I'm not even trying... *sigh*
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby danibel » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:02 pm

My boyfriend likes onion cutting glasses. They are smaller and fit snuggly to your face. Unfortunately they only come with clear lenses.
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby Ratty » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:41 pm

Something kinda fun in a storm... Snorkeling mask. It seals with a vengeance against your face and covers both eyes and nose. It would be fun to put a filter on a snorkel and use that too.
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Postby BoyScoutGirl » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:53 pm

And you can get snorkeling/SCUBA masks with prescription lenses. Though I don't know how well the plastic skirt would seal on very dusty skin...
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby Bob » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:21 pm

Maybe some people should plan ahead and get prescription glasses that fit over goggles.
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby Ratty » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:25 pm

I went around an entire day without my glasses. It gave everything an 'other worldly' tilt.
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby Rice » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:01 pm

I found that BMX goggles work fine over my glasses and work well in the more severe dust storms. (aka the 12 hr storm of 07), the 5 hour storm in 08 and assorted storms of 09 & 10...
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Re: Replacing Foam on Snow Cross Goggles?

Postby FeetOfClay » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:57 am

I scored a great pair of goggles at the Goodwill yesterday for $6....
my only question(s) are:
-should i replace the foam backing for sanitary reasons?
-how would i go about doing so?

the goggles have a foam cushioning betweeen goggles and face (about 1/4 in thick). tho these were second hand, the foam does NOT appear dirty or gross, but i hate the idea of sweating into foam that someone else may have sweated into.

i was considering pulling off the foam, buying foam at the craft store, using the pulled off piece to trace a pattern, cutting out new foam, and glueing on the goggles (but which adhesive to use?)....

or i could just soak the foam with lysol spray to disinfect, give a rinse, leave in the sunlight, try to kill any germs...

anyone ever replace foam on goggles?

EDIT: just found this link to how to do it: http://www.ehow.com/how_8769512_replace-foam-ski-goggles.html they recommend using hot glue, but in my experience, hot glue can sometimes melt craft foam....
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:29 am

I would just bleach them.
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Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:54 am

I agree, but makes sure to wash the bleach off so it does not eat the foam. if possible take the lenses out and see if a tattoo shop will run then threw the autoclave for you. That is the only way to be sure even though with porous fibers it still might be hard. I know with my hair and skin license anything porus has to be discarded after each use. Metal tools are the only exception and those are put into a sterilizer (autoclave). Honestly though the risk of catching anything is slim to none as most worms like tina pedis (thats on feet anyways) don't live long outside the body. But to be safe bleach them or go uber crazy and autoclave them.
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:01 am

yer killing me.


Dear Newbs...You are about to be exposed to every fucking germ on earth, in spades.


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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby Ratty » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:09 am

I have to agree with Simon. I was going to post something similar but didn't want to offend your delicate sensitivities. (Thank you Simon).Where do you plan to poop for a week. Those potties ain't no cake walk.

Stretch...I love your goggles.
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:11 am

Actually the toilet seat is the cleanest place in a bathroom as long as you do not hover. Urine is sterile, poop not so much. You can not catch AIDS, Genital Herpes(HSV-2) or STD's from seats. They die as soon as they hit the air. But you do have a risk of catching worms,scabies and Herpes-1 from things that come into great contact with your skin, such as a face mask ( i am unsure how long before they die, but ring worm on the face would not be fun or pink eye) so I was just giving her some info that would help her if she wanted to use it. Everyone has a level of comfort they like.
But honestly I'm not worried about germs at all. I once licked a hand rail in a Paris subway station to prove my point about germs to a group of prudes I was with.
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby Bob » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:24 am

If they came from anywhere near the Jersey shore, I'd opt for the autoclave.
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Postby dragonpilot » Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:31 pm

Check out your local Destination Harley Davidson or other motorcycle shops for a wide selection of try-onable goggles.
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Postby yumyumms » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:26 am

Yeah, what Dragonpilot said. I dont get motorcycle goggles, I use motorcycle shades, of course the goggles would probably work even better, but straps bug the $h*t out of me. The foam on those works better than goggles, theres also less distance between your face and the lenses. Those white BMX type goggles- those are the exact kind Ive got. Motorcycle shades beats them hands down, no question about it...

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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby AntiM » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:21 am

theCryptofishist wrote:I've never made goggles work for me. I don't even try.
I'm just really at odds with so much of the conventional wisdom of this board. I'm not even trying... *sigh*


I've yet to find goggles I can see through, fit over my glasses, don't steam up, or fit my face. Most just suck and the Buckys end up wearing them.
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby CrispyDave » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:50 am

Bob wrote:Good suggestion, but where do you go to try on various motorcycle goggles?

In the summer, the sports stores sometimes have bins of last year's ski goggles for cheap(er). I like the venting, and you can just shake them out and brush them off as the dust accumulates. Suppose you can fit extra pieces of thin foam or felt in there if you want to block more dust.


Go to your local Harley Davidson store or a motorcycle shop like Cycle gear.
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Re: Replacing Foam on Snow Cross Goggles?

Postby CrispyDave » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:52 am

FeetOfClay wrote:I scored a great pair of goggles at the Goodwill yesterday for $6....
my only question(s) are:
-should i replace the foam backing for sanitary reasons?
-how would i go about doing so?

the goggles have a foam cushioning betweeen goggles and face (about 1/4 in thick). tho these were second hand, the foam does NOT appear dirty or gross, but i hate the idea of sweating into foam that someone else may have sweated into.

i was considering pulling off the foam, buying foam at the craft store, using the pulled off piece to trace a pattern, cutting out new foam, and glueing on the goggles (but which adhesive to use?)....

or i could just soak the foam with lysol spray to disinfect, give a rinse, leave in the sunlight, try to kill any germs...

anyone ever replace foam on goggles?

Just LICK them clean... You will be fine..... :)

EDIT: just found this link to how to do it: http://www.ehow.com/how_8769512_replace-foam-ski-goggles.html they recommend using hot glue, but in my experience, hot glue can sometimes melt craft foam....
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby ZaphodBurner » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:35 am

RainX does a spectacular job of keeping dust and mud from sticking to the lenses. I use this stuff on my jeep windshield and headlights when we're out in mud. It's weird. A no-fog wipe and a flannel polishing cloth will help too.

You absolutely must have a pair of -clear- dustproof goggles because if a storm comes up at night and you're stuck out on the deep playa totally fucked out of your head, in a near-blackout, and you can't see through your dark lenses. No fun.

By the way, using saline solution or eyedrops in a dust storm is like flushing your eyeballs with concrete mix.
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby BBadger » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:25 am

ZaphodBurner wrote:By the way, using saline solution or eyedrops in a dust storm is like flushing your eyeballs with concrete mix.


Got that damn right. And if you did forget your goggles and have to squint your way back home, never EVER touch your eyes to remove a particle. You'll get shit in your eye instead of around it. It's almost amazing how little of the dust gets in your eyes while squinting; maybe it melts away or something. However, wiping your eyes is essentially putting all the dust shit that's on your fingers in your eyes, resulting in tears, and later concrete forming on your face.
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Postby Elorrum » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:28 am

Even in daytime, in a dust storm, dark lenses aren't much needed.
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Re: Better than goggles! Try these this year-

Postby RedHeaven » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:48 pm

I swear by these, and they go over glasses, also come with dark and light changeable lenses and are under $50

I dont have any probs with dust getting in the sides at all.

Oh, and I am so fucking stoked I got new glasses, I quit trying contacts....Cement eyes indeed....With these and my glasses I am going to be quite cozy.


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Postby westnileraven » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:00 pm

Hot glue for the ventilation pores! perfect!!
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Postby Gonzo Frothwood » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:18 pm

After my first year I just bought wrap around sunglasses and during dirt storms I BLINK MORE OFTEN.
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Postby dragonpilot » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:37 pm

Before I sit down in the JOTS, I wipe down the seat with the foam side of my goggles.
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