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  1. Hitech Vojtech

    Hitech Vojtech Oakley Enthusiast

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    Hi guys ,
    I really like the Badman but as many people the hinges are not so strong(not enough tension?) and doesnt hold the frames on my face very securely,
    Does anyone here on forum can remove the back movement on hinges to make them tighter on your head without the hinge actually having the movement to stretch back direction out of your head?
    Or can anyone remove the hinges completely and make it one pivot?
    Any info appreciated,thanks in advance :)
     
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  2. Barricade

    Barricade Oakley Enthusiast

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    I'd be curious too. I got rid of my pair because they kept falling off my face.
     
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  3. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    been there, done that. More hassle than it's worth.
     
  4. Hitech Vojtech

    Hitech Vojtech Oakley Enthusiast

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    do you thing would it be possible completele remove the hinge ?
     
  5. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    Yes, the hinges are removable. However you can't DIY tune up those hinges without first disassembling those hinges which is not advised unless you have patience like a zen master and possess the skills of using big tools on small objects akin to a watch maker. There's substantial risks involved that:
    A) you could lose the hinge installation screw
    B) lose the spring into another dimension of warp space fabric
    C) break the hinge altogether, or
    D) a combination of the above and in which case you're screwed because I'm down to 1 spare hinge

    But if you do wish to endeavour, you'll need remove the hinge, disassemble it, alter the spring tension, remake the hinge, and then reinstall them.

    A hacky method without disassembling the hinge itself would probably require adding foreign objects to the spring hinge mechanism to create extra resistance. I've not tried this and it's only a theory.

    If you want to alter the opening angle of the arm then you'll need to modify the hinge ring shape as the stoppers would dictate the angle of open before the springs activate.

    Good luck and hopefully your operation on BadMan won't result into a SadMan
     
  6. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    I forgot to add: If you want a tight fit and dislike the springs activating l'd just replace the spring hinge completely with a fixed hinge. Much less mucking about
     
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  7. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    o_O
     
  8. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    In simple frank language: stabbing blindly at your Oakley = bad bad
     
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  9. SiRacer420

    SiRacer420 Oakley Expert

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA mother******* SADMAN! HA
     
  10. jdd32

    jdd32 X Metal Workshop

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    I had a few too many drinks? :oops: