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  1. dragonvoi

    dragonvoi Dragonvoi knows xMetal. Premium Member

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    Soooo... too bad, dont be mad, man. - ImageUploadedByTapatalk1424912855.281855.jpg

    Soooo... too bad, dont be mad, man. - ImageUploadedByTapatalk1424912867.211449.jpg

    just saw this on facebook not sure if owner is a member here or not. but all i do understand is that he is from BRAAAAZZZZILLL!!! so take it with a grain of salt...
     
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  2. TheWannaBe

    TheWannaBe The O-Warrior Premium Member

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    Seems like a very clean break... Looks like a bracket that slides into the arm. Looks like a set screw might have fallen out? I dont see any bending or stress, dont see any break ether.... Has anyone torn one of these down yet? Where is the madman drop test?!?
     
  3. MachineHead

    MachineHead Oakley Enthusiast

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    I was just about to ask about the hinge design of the new xmetals. I noticed they're similar to the half x. I was hoping they don't break as easily but then I saw this post. bummer
     
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  4. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley R┼Źnin

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    Oh oh....
     
  5. Dieseltech

    Dieseltech Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Yeah that's not good.
     
  6. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Follow this simple rule with all my Oakleys

    "On the face or in the case"

    I dont see how they could snap if youre wearing them and also if they are in the case?

    I do see how they could've fallen off the face though, which is why I'm wearing my Badman with a dirtydog sunglasses strap.

    I do love the look of the Badman and Madman but there is no way they will not fall off if you do anything other than a brisk walk wearing them.
     
  7. SNAFU

    SNAFU Oakley Collector

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    I picked up a badman yesterday and returned it today, I liked to coverage and the frame suited my face but the ear stems / hinges stuck out to much for my liking. I only paid about $300 usd for them and they didn't seem worth that much had I paid full retail I would feel really cheated. They are certainly lighter but feel far more fragile compared to my juliets
     
  8. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I would say they are about as strong as a pair of Zero........ :)

    The quality of the Mild steel(?) under the earstems is truly shocking :(
     
  9. YakuzaFloralGangsta

    YakuzaFloralGangsta R1 Ninja Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I do agree on that. Even for a price of 300 $ a certain quality needs to be offer to customers.
    I think you still cannot compare them with the good old Juliets Mate
     
  10. joscejrod

    joscejrod Oakley Beginner

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    If oakley has released this year new "revolutionary" screwless frame construccion (tincan/tinfoil, for example), which makes the sunglasses feel much more durable, why do not use them in their more expensive and iconic frames (madman/badman)?
     
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