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  1. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    Fit wise.. finally here is the difference. Hammerstems fit TIGHTER to the head. I have long suspected this... now i know for sure.

    Hammerstem Vs Straight Stem For X-metals.. Juliet Etc. - 6736866481_61329c236e_b.jpg
     
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  2. SpliceD

    SpliceD B-)

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    I saw your pic, but i didn't believe it so i had to see for myself. The whole reason why my first pair of Juliets were the polished was because they seemed to fit better, but after taking pics of mine, i proved myself wrong too! :LOL:

    Not to knock on your frames, BriP, but yours may not be the best test since your earstem is a donor and might be shaped different. It's also possible your temple shocks might be older vs newer.

    I have two brand new pairs purchased direct from HQ within a 2 month time span. Neither pair has been worn. The only thing i did was make the polished frame Ichiro themed with brand new OEM green rubbers. The plasma/ice pair is untouched.

    You can see they're almost exactly the same as far as fit goes. There might be discrepancies if you factor in the nose bridge, but i think it's minimal. I also took a pic just like yours matching up just the orbital and you can see they're very close, unlike your pic. The bottom pair is polished and the top pair is plasma

    Hammerstem Vs Straight Stem For X-metals.. Juliet Etc. - 6737119621_d5ffdcc31f_b.jpg

    Here's two more with a ruler

    Hammerstem Vs Straight Stem For X-metals.. Juliet Etc. - 6737121135_20657de66d_b.jpg
    Hammerstem Vs Straight Stem For X-metals.. Juliet Etc. - 6737120355_469a144bda_b.jpg
     
  3. TOWSNBN

    TOWSNBN Oakley Beginner

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    it could be the very first picture had the arms adjusted. I some times bend the arms on my xmetals to create a tighter fit
     
  4. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    they werent bent, but ill check where it connects to the orbitals. maybe i didnt line it up well
     
  5. TOWSNBN

    TOWSNBN Oakley Beginner

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    the point being both hammer and regular arms could be bent or adjusted if they feel too loose or tight. the good thing about the hammers imo is not a looser or tighter fit. it is just that it us more comfortable on your temples than the regular arms because it bows out in that area