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  1. MTBer

    MTBer Oakley Beginner

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    When comparing my Straight Jackets (newer model) to my old Fives from the 90's and my Twenties from the mid 2000's, it feels as though the O-Matter is now more "plastic" feeling than it was before, and maybe a little less flexible. Am I just imagining this?
     
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  2. Lumbergh

    Lumbergh Oakley Enthusiast

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    Yes
     
  3. Juleye Exclusive Eyewear

    Juleye Exclusive Eyewear http://www.juleye.nl

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    You are correct. In 2000 the composition of O-Matter changed to a less brittle and more flexible composition. There is a higher amount of nylon in the O-Matter nowadays.
    This is also the reason why older models are not safe to wear as they are quite prone to breaking.
     
  4. NiGHTSx2

    NiGHTSx2 Oakley Collector

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    Does anyone know if there has been a more recent change to the O-Matter composition? Some of the new 2013 models just feel different than other pairs. Style Switch is a good example. Maybe it's just the thickness of the frame or something...but the O-Matter feels different when compared to a Fuel Cell.
     
  5. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Could be source of product since production has moved to China. I would expect them to source local materials instead of bringing in regular supply from USA.
     
  6. FOHJones

    FOHJones Oakley Beginner

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    I hope not...
     
  7. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Does not mean that it negatively impacts quality. I'm sure the products still meet requirements, they simply may have moved to a foreign supplier of the same material.
     
  8. FOHJones

    FOHJones Oakley Beginner

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    As long as the material is the same, I don't mind if it comes from overseas. However, if they start using the same plastics as the fakes do, that's when I have a problem. Or if the level of quality starts to slide.
     
  9. rightcoastnj

    rightcoastnj Oakley Enthusiast

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    ill definitely say that just when comparing my frogskins - my marine fades feel distinctly different to my infinite heros which finally distincly different from the aquatiques. the aquatiques feel extremely cheap in my opinion.