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  1. Hyperion

    Hyperion Oakley Beginner

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    Since I just got BACK into my Oakley's after about a 5 year hiatus, I've been looking around for new pairs at great deals and recently picked up some Batwolfs for about $85 that I love. I then started looking around for other options and it feels a bit...minimalistic. Their top models pretty much all look the same with minor differences and some of their old standbys are a bit bland now. Where's the Over the Tops? Both figurative and literally. I'm trying to replace or repair my Why 3's and I discover the whole Why series is discontinued. I loved the Romeo 2's but now they've been replaced with Half X's which just don't look or feel the same. In fact they look like FAKE Romeo's with no hinges or bolts like the Juliet (which they still have, and I still don't like). The Oil Rig, Batwolf, and Antix look almost identical except the arms which lead most people to just go for the Batwolf or Oil Rig and forget the others exist, while the Frogskin, Holbrook, Jupiter, and Dispatch all look too much alike too. Even their wires are all a little too similar to pick between (and missing the frameless Why's I used to love). What happened to their crazy models, the Mars with leather wraps, the Over the Top, the Zero, the Penny, the Romeo, the Why, the MP3 models, those ones that looked like metal panels bolted together (but were really plastic), and all the other stuff I feel I should have missed in the last 5ish years?

    Is it me, or is Oakley's selection feeling a bit lacking lately? - oakley.jpg
    Like whatever THAT is.​


    Heck, the Gascan is still one of their best sellers and I've had mine for about 4-6 years, but everything else I remember from that time is gone. It seems they went for just a few styles that worked and are just giving you as many different color combo options to mix and match than ever before instead of giving you just different glasses. Is it just me? Is it just an off period for Oakley while they come up with new designs? Or am I just crazy and missing it? What other styles do you really miss? What's coming that you're excited for?
     

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  2. Hyperion

    Hyperion Oakley Beginner

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    Dear Mods, please delete this post. I don't know why it posted twice, there was a weird glitch and I hit submit and it took me right back to the same page and I hit submit again and it went through but there was two.