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  1. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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  2. CarGuy

    CarGuy Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    No promised pics in either thread!
     
  3. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    :behindsofa: My bad, will fix that!
     
  4. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    Here are some pics... The link to the full set with additional context is at the bottom of this post.

    Every picture you see where the nose is not on the stopper the glasses are resting on the lenses, so pretty much sll of them less the C SIX, which is close. The Gascan was the next nearest, but still not a good fit IMO. I have not tried an R1, XX, X Squared, etc... maybe I will soon? At this point a 4.0 riser 'compatibility matrix' seems like a waste of my time as most are a FAIIL! :punish:

    - The closest thing I could find that 'fit' was the C SIX, which was ok if centered, a little to one side or the other and it was resting the backs of the lenses on the stand.

    - You can see the Juliet, a Carbon Vette, is way off
    - The R2 barely fit on the stand at all = scary
    - The Tron Gascan was close, but still resting on the lenses
    - The Tron PB was not as close (someone mentioned their PBs fit well... this one does not)
    - The Carbon Blade is not a good fit for these (actually what I wanted these for, my CBs... <sigh>
    - Again, the C SIX was the only one of these that actually fit without resting on lenses if it was perfectly centered

    Recommendation: Nice to have one or two to show, maybe a single to take pictures, but don't toss out your current orbitals just yet. Also look at the extended pics and you'll notice they 'lean' a lot more than other stands. I don't like that either, another "-1" unrelated to the fit at the nose/lenses.

    Lenses-sitting-on-the-arms-of-a-4-0-riser-not-a-good-fit-for-ANYTHING! - 4.0 Riser Main Photos01.jpg Lenses-sitting-on-the-arms-of-a-4-0-riser-not-a-good-fit-for-ANYTHING! - 4.0 Riser Main Photos02.jpg Lenses-sitting-on-the-arms-of-a-4-0-riser-not-a-good-fit-for-ANYTHING! - 4.0 Riser Main Photos03.jpg Lenses-sitting-on-the-arms-of-a-4-0-riser-not-a-good-fit-for-ANYTHING! - 4.0 Riser Main Photos04.jpg Lenses-sitting-on-the-arms-of-a-4-0-riser-not-a-good-fit-for-ANYTHING! - 4.0 Riser Main Photos05.jpg Lenses-sitting-on-the-arms-of-a-4-0-riser-not-a-good-fit-for-ANYTHING! - 4.0 Riser Main Photos06.jpg Lenses-sitting-on-the-arms-of-a-4-0-riser-not-a-good-fit-for-ANYTHING! - 4.0 Riser Main Photos07.jpg Lenses-sitting-on-the-arms-of-a-4-0-riser-not-a-good-fit-for-ANYTHING! - 4.0 Riser Main Photos08.jpg Lenses-sitting-on-the-arms-of-a-4-0-riser-not-a-good-fit-for-ANYTHING! - 4.0 Riser Main Photos09.jpg Lenses-sitting-on-the-arms-of-a-4-0-riser-not-a-good-fit-for-ANYTHING! - 4.0 Riser Main Photos10.jpg

    More pics @

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/mjlsr/sets/72157645093889236

    Enjoy! (or not, I didn't really, more disappointed than anything)
     
  5. Oakleyezed

    Oakleyezed Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Try folding the temples and/or placing them on the stand backwards.
     
  6. Nortika

    Nortika Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    That would be disappointing, those stands were not really made for x-metals, the only ones I use are the metal ones for my x-metals. The new stands do look awesome tho.
     
  7. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    Good ideas, but I have tried those things already...

    - Folding the arms in is generally not a good fit, unstable at best - especially for the X-Metals.

    - Most glasses are too heavy to sit backwards, even the carbon Blades @ 3/4 oz are not a good fit - it becomes clear that the design of the frames are not intended for weight distribution in that manner.
     
  8. MJLSr

    MJLSr Oakley Expert

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    I'm not sure what the stands were 'made for'. That is why I did not go through each and every X-Metal.

    I first saw them in the Carbon Blade promo, but even the CBs do not seem to be a good fit?

    What do they fit well?

    In comparison the black orbitals fit just about everything.
     
  9. Oakleyezed

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    Sounds like they are perfect fit for the suggestion box/trash bin.
     
  10. Rustpot

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    Lots of web thickness at the peaks. Time to break out a grinding wheel and do a little modding.

    Looks like the stem of the stand the nosebridge sits on is about 1/8" too short. They probably fit lifestyle pairs with flatter profiles like a dream.