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  1. Monkey

    Monkey Oakley Beginner

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    Hey everyone!
    So I was wondering how these pairs have held up for you guys thus far?
    Whether these frames fall under the "X-Metal" family, it has been known that there have been points of failure on the older models (flex couplers, rivets etc...). I was wondering if anyone else are starting to get "similiar" issues with these ones.
    I've been reading / watching up on some reviews about the frames and how some say that the point of failure *may* start where the torque screws are...
    Let's here how these frames are holding up for you guys!
     
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  2. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    so far, the fit hasn't improved from "complete and utter ****".

    I'll update as time goes on.
     
  3. Medusa50

    Medusa50 Oakley Expert

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    I will say the spring hinges are an improvement. They are very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The Madman draws a lot of questions and no one cuts me off on the highway. Thumbs up!:aggressive:
     
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  4. Neckcutta

    Neckcutta Oakley Beginner

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    Love my BadMan wear them all the time! BUT still scared of the spring hinges :errwhat:
     
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  5. OakleyTrader15

    OakleyTrader15 Oakley Collector

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    The spring hinges have already had a couple of updates since the first samples of Madman and Badman were going around. I would be interested to know for any heavy users how they hold up after 12 months.....

    I'm not trying to bash the build quality but am genuinely interested...
     
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  6. CrazyALee

    CrazyALee Oakley Collector

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    what do you mean by the spring hinges going through couple updates? What changes were made to them?
     
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  7. Monkey

    Monkey Oakley Beginner

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    The only reason I'm asking is because I'm planning to make a pair of Badmans into my everyday Rx pairs.
     
  8. motoGP_fanatic

    motoGP_fanatic Disciple of X-Metal

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    Badman going 5months, madman going 2 months,both still young to determine any extensive quality issue while regular usage, so far everything's fine, fit and weight are amazing.
     
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  9. X-Metal Beast

    X-Metal Beast Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I was very dissapointed when I found out that they're made of aluminum and omatter. No titanium, so should not be in the Xmetal family IMO. Bought a Badman BNIB for $290. Seemed ok, some good technology, but ended trading mine for a Juliet.
     
  10. OakleyTrader15

    OakleyTrader15 Oakley Collector

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    Bean, when Oakley makes a release, they can have revisions or updates to a product as needed...
    The spring hinge on the sample madman/badman was failing on early samples and this carried over to the first release of the products to the public. I purchased one of the early units for a friend and it failed, so after speaking with Oakley Customer Care, they told me about the revisions which I confirmed with a couple of internal sources.

    This is why I have a interest because I wanted to know how they are having long up for people that,actually wear them