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Any reviews on forward wip flying mask goggles?

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Created by ArtemN 1 month ago, 30 Oct 2021
ArtemN
SA, 35 posts
30 Oct 2021 9:07PM
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Couldn't find any reviews online.
Anyone had a chance to try it out with a helmet for foiling?
Does it remain sealed on the inside during crashes? How is the hydrophobic coating? Any fogging issues?
Theoretically, if the goggles remain sealed, there is only one surface exposed to the elements, so the visibility/clarity should remain ~50% longer.

ArtemN
SA, 35 posts
25 Nov 2021 12:23PM
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ArtemN said..
Couldn't find any reviews online.
Anyone had a chance to try it out with a helmet for foiling?
Does it remain sealed on the inside during crashes? How is the hydrophobic coating? Any fogging issues?
Theoretically, if the goggles remain sealed, there is only one surface exposed to the elements, so the visibility/clarity should remain ~50% longer.


Scratched my own itch:

eppo
WA, 8616 posts
25 Nov 2021 9:25PM
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Please no.

greg87foil
96 posts
26 Nov 2021 6:45AM
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why

DukeSilver
WA, 337 posts
26 Nov 2021 4:28PM
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I thought Daft Punk split up.

pumpnjump
WA, 221 posts
26 Nov 2021 9:42PM
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Eye protection, don't understand why anyone would ask why, considering the widespread cases of melanoma here in WA! Polarised clarity on the water is incredible, we use these on kite race foils, I don't find them as good as Spex Amphibian Eyewear sold by sailnsurf, the foam nose piece puts pressure on your breathing and they fog slightly more than the Spex. Don't knock em before giving them a go, and think of protecting your eyesight from sun damage, we spend hell of a lot of time in the sun and increased damage from sun glare.

goggo
NSW, 210 posts
27 Nov 2021 6:46AM
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Bars optics, gold coast. These guys make great eye wear.
barzoptics.com/

Gorgo
VIC, 4691 posts
27 Nov 2021 11:58AM
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The advantage of goggles over glasses is the headband with no arms. The arms can make pressure points under a hat or helmet that cause pain. Wearing a headband over a hat or helmet allows you to easily push the goggles down around your neck if they get hard to see through from water, salt, overclouding or approaching darkness.

Whatever you wear you need to be able to drop into the water and rinse off any excess water or salt build up. Even the best coated lenses will at times need a rinse. I would be suspicious of goggles that seal too close and don't allow excess water to easily drain away.

Dried up salt on the outside can be wiped off with a finger. Water drops on the inside are a bugger.

My preferred eyewear are the Lips Typhoon and Surge glasses. The Typhoon are excellent but the Surge are a lot cheaper and almost as good. The Surge arms have a little bulge that creates a pressure point.

In 2009 I bought some Spex goggles but never used them. I dug them out a while ago and find them quite useful for non-bright sunny days where things are changeable. I sometimes start a session with the goggles but push them down half way through.

spexusa.com/product/spex-amphibian-eyewear-black/

Most of my sunglasses experience comes from kite surfing and foiling. Kite foiling in particular can have dry sessions and it's comfortable to be wearing a good pair of sunglasses. Riding high and fast with good vision is a lovely thing.

I use glasses a lot less wing foiling. Everything is closer to the water and falling is more likely. Vision is already obscured by the wing. Possibly more important is that I am working small wave faces and bits of chop and I really want to see what's going on. Water drops and stuff obscuring vision is really annoying.

I wore sunglasses yesterday and it clouded over halfway through. It was easy to take a break out the back, remove the helmet, stash the glasses around my neck and ride on. That's much easier than trying to do it in the water while managing a tiny kite foil board and kite.

JohnnyTsunami
9 posts
27 Nov 2021 2:10PM
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Just got some new fangled biking glasses to try with big coverage. Oakley sutro. This style is popular with road cyclists so there are a bunch of brands. I always wear a hooded wetsuit. Anything that wraps around so no glare from the side seems pretty similar to the specialized water sports glasses. I plan on keeping a bottle of rainx to spray on every session or two. Stuff works amazing when it's fresh.

I fear for my eyes more than splitting my face open.no helmet yet.

road.cc/content/review/259423-oakley-sutro-glasses

Goofcat
121 posts
27 Nov 2021 3:52PM
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For hours of no fog lenses, use a drop of Johnson's baby shampoo on the lens. Wipe it around and rinse off. No more fog!

Old triathlon racing trick.



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