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  1. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Love 'em or hate 'em, the new madman and badman have been getting a lot of attention. A large part of the controversy has been due to Oakley's decision to call these things "x-metals", which truly they are not.

    Some people, including me, have been coming up with nicknames to call these that differentiates them from "real" x-metals. I think it'd be good for the forum to come to an informal consensus on what to call these, and then voluntarily follow it (though there's always some dissenters...)

    Here's the nominees:

    neXt-metals - originally coined by me, so far enthusiastically taken up by MJLSr and some others
    faux-metals - coined by digi7alph0enix
    o-metals - coined by slasher32, I actually like this one better than my "neXt-metals"; simple yet descriptive...
    not-metals
    new-metals
    other-metals

    Please vote for your favorite. If you have another one to nominate, please post it. To get it added to the poll, I ask that it follow these guidelines:

    - be concise: it should be something quick and simple to type.
    - be descriptive: something that captures the difference between these and "real" x-metals.
    - not be too derogatory: a little critical is fine but something like "crap-metals" is a bit too much.
    - must contain the word "metal" so that we don't get so far away from the original name that people will have a hard time understanding what it being referenced.

    However, if you want to post things outside of the above criteria as a joke, feel free. Movie sequel title ripoffs are a good source, such as:

    x-metals: Part Deux
    x-metals: The Desolation of Smaug
    x-metals: Attack of the Clones

    Thanks!

    EDIT - added:
    less-metals
    nu-metals
     
    Last edited: 2/24/15
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  2. Arron1980

    Arron1980 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Less Metals
     
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  3. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    XO-Luminum or XO-Wires

    That's what they really are. They're Wire frames with O-Matter. Or O-Lumimum frames with O-Matter. The word "metal" doesn't belong in the name AT ALL as the materials are more akin to Wires or the old O-Luminum line.

    A more derogatory name would be PlasticX
     
  4. Arron1980

    Arron1980 Oakley Enthusiast

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    X metals ransid aluminium
     
  5. Frogskins

    Frogskins Oakley Expert

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    neXt-metals, all the way!!!

    Down with the Republicans!

    Cast your vote!

    United with O we stand!

    sorry ...

    got carried away ...
     
  6. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    They're, uh, X-Metals.

    I think people are making a big deal out of this.
     
  7. Arron1980

    Arron1980 Oakley Enthusiast

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    OXOs
     
  8. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Oalloymium
     
  9. del518

    del518 I have a few pair.....

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    That's silly! That's like saying the Metal T shirts they released around the holidays should not be called Metal T shirts because they are not made of metal.

    My take on calling them X Metal is due to the fact that it is a frame style/concept, more than what they are made out of. I think this is what Brian Takumi referenced as well during the NYC Collector's event.

    We can all agree or disagree and it sparks good conversation/debate. Whether we like it or not.....Oakley calls them X Metal.
     
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  10. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Plastalloy
     
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