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  1. will brown

    will brown Oakley Beginner

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    Hey All, thanks again for the great site......
    Quick question from the experts here.I am looking at buying my first pair of metals. I have visited the three stores and vault we have in our area with no luck. I dont plan any trips in the near future so i wanted to ask opinion. I have several pair of Hijinx, Monster Dogs and Fuel Cells,so If i am reading correctly,these are larger framed and I have a larger head....What do you feel would be the best place to start as far as appropriate sized metals?
     
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  2. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    Not an expert but would recommend r1, XS,XX
     
  3. Nortika

    Nortika Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    For a larger head, I would look into trying a Romeo or a XX, unfortunately you will have to get them off eBay, Craigslist, here if someone's selling, Since they don't make them any more.
     
  4. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Buy em here......only place I trust
     
  5. Supero100

    Supero100 Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Romeo 1 or XX are your best bet; the XS has a somewhat large lens but fits narrow heads.
     
  6. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    If you fit comfortably in a Fuel Cell, then fit wise i would say XS. From a collector's standpoint, R1 or XX.
     
  7. will brown

    will brown Oakley Beginner

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    As far as comfort goes, Hijinx are my absolute favorite. I tolerate (maybe too harsh of a term) my monster dogs and fuel cells.
     
  8. discostu

    discostu Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    +1 for X Metal XX, R1 or Juliet. Sometimes I find a Hammerstem Juliet (bent arm on polished varieties, as on the XX) can give a little more clearance. I have a largish head and wear a Juliet no problem. Good luck!
     
  9. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    if you have a high nosebridge, the Romeo2 is a fantastic fit. youll probably find the XX will overall fit best, the romeo a close second, but tends to win due to its "cult classic" status. XSquareds do fit tighter than it looks, but you can get thinner t-shocks to compensate for that (either custom or cut a juliet one thin). I do like the Xsquareds more and more- was truly a worthy last hoorah of the xmetal line.

    youll also be surprised by how accomodating a halfX is, and theyre a cheap place to start (although having no flex couplers, are the "runt" of the xmetal line.) Forget about he penny lol. and the juliet is just a slightly smaller version of the XX (fit around the head is the same, its just how big/tall the lenses are)
     
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  10. Bavs

    Bavs Oakley Beginner

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    XX all the way.
    best pair of Oakley's I've ever owned.
    perfect if you have a "high bridge".