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  1. BHarry

    BHarry The Eclectic Collector

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    I posted my first pair of Badmans in the general Oakley purchases thread. This time thought I would move to the X-metal thread. I know it's not fully agreed upon but Oakley calls them X-metals :idk: and I don't think there's going to be a neXt-metal section anytime soon...
    I do like the fit and feel of these and this is the color way I liked from the beginning.
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    I just had to add something made with titanium...:behindsofa: I feel Bad, am I lost??? - image.jpg I feel Bad, am I lost??? - image.jpg
     
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  2. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    It is the better looking of the new neXt Metals duo and certainly very comfortable.
     
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  3. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I also like the nose bridge attachment with the top bolts, which gives a nod to the Romeo 1.
    I'll be having a pair for sure..... I'll see how much they are when we hit the Florida Outlet Mall or maybe even inside Universal :)
     
  4. Joe306sc

    Joe306sc Oakley Beginner

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    Do you think aluminum in this a metal line was purely for cost savings, or is there really a benefit to aluminum over titanium I am not seeing? Nice collection by the way...
     
  5. BHarry

    BHarry The Eclectic Collector

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    Thank you. Yeah, I think the material/fabrication cost was the major factor in the change. These are much lighter than the true X-metals, but I think that would be about the only benefit to the aluminum.
     
  6. dingo ate my baby

    dingo ate my baby I should Work at Oakley

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    Make sure its a o store not a vault, as vaults don't carry them.. I was at the 4 in Orlando area.. 2 vaults and 2 O-stores..see if you can use f&f too,maybe ?
     
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  7. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Cheers, thanks for the info! :)
     
  8. Nortika

    Nortika Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Nice!
     
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  9. thisguy

    thisguy Oakley Expert

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    Great color combination on this pair. They are really light and comfortable. I like the comparison shot with the XS.
     
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  10. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    Great pairs bro.
     
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