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  1. Oaks & Dawgs

    Oaks & Dawgs Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Okay first off, please forgive my metal ignorance. Now that that's out of the way....I'm curious how are you supposed to refer to the x-metal xx verbally. Do you say "x x" or do you call it "x-metal twenty?" Also, what are t-shocks and why are there different numbers?
     
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  2. Slojack

    Slojack Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    I say X X. T Shocks allow you to customize how tight the ear stems "squeeze" your head. Higher the # tighter the fit.
     
  3. mjt42

    mjt42 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    i have always called it a 'double ex' but there are probably 101 (maybe not that many) ways of pronouncing it. sometimes people refer to them as 'a' xx and other times 'an' xx which indicates different pronunciations....

    sorry i cant be more definitive but i dont think there will be a definitive answer....


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  4. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Big Julie's
     
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  5. mjt42

    mjt42 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    can't beat a pair of 'Big Julies'....


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  6. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Because Oakley essentially made an omatter frame called the "Twenty" they stamped the nosebridge with the Roman numeral " XX "which refers to the number 20. The X Metal XX is referred as "X Metal XX" only because asking for XX parts is distinct as to which one you want parts for.


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  7. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    I've always said "ex ex" and others I've met have said the same (except for some random guy once who recognized the pair I was wearing and asked me about them, hesitantly calling them "twenties").

    And yes the "XX twenties" or "twenties" typically refers to the o-matter XX, at least among the enthusiasts.

    We could start a new trend, though, and begin referring to them as "Dos Equis"... That's what a friend of mine calls his 2nd ex-wife, to differentiate from his 1st ex-wife... when his 3rd wife becomes an ex, she'll be "triple X"...
     
  8. Oaks & Dawgs

    Oaks & Dawgs Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I have a pair of o-matter twenties and that's what I refer to them as. I figured it was "ex ex" for the metals to help differentiate.
     
  9. Oaks & Dawgs

    Oaks & Dawgs Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    So what part of the glasses are they?
     
  10. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    The little rubber pieces where the stems meet the orbitals
     
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