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  1. TheWannaBe

    TheWannaBe The O-Warrior Premium Member

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    Was in an O-store today to pick up some ruby big taco lenses and the manager told me the big taco line is being discontinued. He didnt knownif it would be replaced but knew the frame and lenses would be out of production by the end of the year, if not sooner. So stock up in lenses fellas!

    Side note, ran into a great forum member while there :) always fun to meet forum people!
     
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  2. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Hopefully that entire class of glasses is being retired. Seems like those came out just to fill the gap; much better stuff coming out now. Garage Rock, Offshoot, etc.
     
  3. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Yeah except those lenses are among the few that work as donors for custom cuts for nearly every other model
     
  4. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    Considering that the Offshoot is the shield version of the Big Taco, I assume that it is coming to an end?

    I can only hope for some blowout sales for both. Lol
     
  5. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Offshoot still current trough summer at least. Not sure what's happening past that.
     
  6. Teetogreen

    Teetogreen Oakley Collector

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    I have one big taco. The end is near!
     
  7. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    They tend to keep replacement lenses available much longer after a frame is discontinued. So regardless of whether BTs are discontinued or not, I find it unlikely that replacement lenses would also be discontinued so quickly afterwards.

    And who knows what all else is coming - badman hasn't released replacement lenses yet, but they will. And they might be just as broadly suitable.

    But, aside from being suitable donors for a lot of frames, the other advantage to BTs is the wide variety of available colors. And, if discontinued, the color selection could constrict quickly. And there's no telling if the Next Best Thing will have the same color variety - badmans are all polarized, for example, and they release less colors in polar...

    Time will tell. But too early to panic yet, IMO...
     
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  8. I can't help but wonder what Oakley thinks about the disproportionally high volume of big taco lens sales vs frame sales.
     
  9. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    I would guess if they even paid attention to it at all, they would quickly figure out what's going on. Apparently there are some at HQ that pay attention to here and o-review, FWIW.
     
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  10. TheWannaBe

    TheWannaBe The O-Warrior Premium Member

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    I wish they would do an annual lens release for old x metal frames just for like a month every year. Produce a few hundred pairs of lenses in each color for each metal frame. If they don't sell by the next year then don't make more till they do sell out. Just seems like it would be inexpensive enough to do this and would make a lot of people really happy. Same with rubber sets. I mean what's it cost to make these lenses? 50 cents?