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  1. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    IIRC, Lux has a facility in McDonough, an Atlanta suburb, about 20-30 minutes south of the airport. Since Oakley is Lux owned, it makes sense.

    EDIT
    Oakley downsizing continues in O.C. with more layoffs expected

    Had no idea they were building something there

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  2. Jontoad

    Jontoad Oakley Expert

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    son of a... my favorite non metal frame goes metal? this might hurt the wallet...
     
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  3. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    Had no idea that they kept the original O on the original Holbrook in the new release. Maybe I'll get one pair. Lol

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  4. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    On this note, I'm bummed that this could mean I won't have have free fast shipping anymore lol. If they actually recover jobs as a whole (albeit in GA where they still leave the cut staff to dry), I really can't hate on it as a business move.

    I also can't judge the Prizm marketing just yet. It was weird introducing Snow to sunglasses, but at the same time, it could be trendy stuff to wear for people driving and just...hanging out...in the snow. Can't leave them snow people out.

    The example Max pointed out is weird, though. Would assume it's some sort of site/labeling error before a deliberate baiting attempt. Everything apart from the URL and navigation link indicated it's Black Iridium. It's priced like a non-Prizm pair.
     
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  5. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    Your loss, maybe my gain. UPS ground from metro Atlanta is two days or less to my house. USPS is similar sometimes depending on the routing.

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    NoFair Oakley Expert

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    The Prizm snow Radar EV and Jawbreaker are used a lot by cross country skiers and biathletes here so the market is there in some parts of the world. We snow people need love too you know (picking up a spare set of Prizm snow Canopy goggles today..)
     
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    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    A true testament to snow people in need.

    Meanwhile Q probably conspired for the whole operations relocation for his convenience. Disgusting thug is trying to keep whatever leftover Taco lenses exist in this Earth.
     
  8. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    Damn. I had no idea I was that maniacal!

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  9. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    We knew. :rofl:
     
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  10. max4321

    max4321 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Dann over on o-review gave an interesting take:
    "Might be some, but since the HDO patent lapsed, this is their way of having their own lenses be unique. The Sport lenses already moved over:
    [inserted from 2 lines above] That should be the start of the eventual Prizm takeover. The rest should follow R1 / R2 next year.
    Persimmon > Prizm Trail
    OO Red > Prizm Road
    Shallow/Deep Water > Prizm Fresh/Salt Water
    VR## > TR##
    G30 > Prizm Golf
    Lifestyle Lenses started with Prizm Daily which was the evolution of OO Grey. Prizm Daily is the lens name, but the base name will now be Prizm Universal. This will replace the standard grey on Black, Jade, Sapphire. Not sure what bronze will end up being for the non-iridium, Gold, and Fire.
    We also saw Goggles do the same. Previously VR28 was used in lieu of grey, so Snow Black Iridium was Black Iridium + VR28. Now the base became Prizm Rose, and the Black, Torch, Sapphire, & Jade have that."

    Which kinda makes sense when you think about it. For those not mad about Oakley, attempting to understand what all 25+lenses are and why there's no difference between +red and grey, but there is between +red and fire (as far as base color) isn't simple nor easy to remember and probably inhibits online sales. This way you know that all prizm universal sunglasses are the same to look through, just different colors on the outside, and I imagine the same will go for all future lenses. So prizm universal jade = base lens color(prizm universal)+external color(jade)