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  1. ausoakley

    ausoakley Oakley Expert

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    So as most of you might know I had to sell all my x metals because of an operation I had. I'm regretting that decision now and had a question


    Is there something I can do to the ends of the ear stems so that there isn't a lot of pressure on my head?

    TIA
     
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  2. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Well you could always bend them so they flare out, but then everybody will think they're fakes... :D

    Really the only way most of them were designed for that sort of adjustment was through different size t-shocks; what sizes were you using?

    Also, some frames are better for bigger heads, some for smaller. Which frames gave you trouble?

    There's also the flex couplers - they were designed to give flex but would make a pair fit loose when they wore out. A pair in the need of a tuneup would put less pressure, if otherwise acceptable...
     
  3. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Were the shorter stems of the X-Squared better or worse in that regard @ausoakley ?

    If those are more problematic, then maybe an R1 or XX on the brink of needing a tune up with the lowest numbered t-shox, as Kronin suggests.
     
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  4. ausoakley

    ausoakley Oakley Expert

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    Thanks for that
     
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  5. ausoakley

    ausoakley Oakley Expert

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    I think the x squared is as big as I can go for such a small head/face. Thanks for the input
     
  6. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Trim the t-shox - kinda hollow them out a little- to allow the arms to pivot out a little more at the front of the t-shox.
    That will create more space at the back of the stem where it grips the head.
     
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  7. THE X-MAN

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    straighten the stems a touch
     
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  8. ausoakley

    ausoakley Oakley Expert

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    Thanks for all this info, I don't know why I didn't think of this before I got rid of all my pairs. I think it's time to regain my metals
     
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  9. SNAFU

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    No idea if they fit you or not but you could try a set a Penny's with the spring hinges I find they have a bit of "give" in them and don't have the same really firm pressure of the Juliet's.

    That and as mentioned above shave down the T-shox a little would probably work too
     
  10. Tsuius

    Tsuius Oakley Beginner

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    All X Metals are bendable especially the ear stems. You can adjust them to what ever works best on you (to a limit of course).
    Same goes for the rattling lens issues in some Juliets. Just give them a squeeze around the orbitals.