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  1. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    Off the top of your heads, what rather thin or smaller even wire like frames now come with a spring like hinge mechanism? I'm looking at the Tinfoil Carbon glasses and they look nice, they have "cam action barrel hinges"...can anyone comment on those as well? I like my square wire 2.0s, but looking for newer glasses that can take the new Prizm lenses. Thoughts? THANKS!
     
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  2. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    You can go to Oakley.com and sort by Prizm. Since most of the Prizm lenses are sports-specific you find a large variety of sports frames. The only wire with Prizm is a Square Wire with DPP.

    The TinCan/TinFoil use a barrel cam. It's a nice feature, but as with any relies on a spring to maintain tension. O Matter uses the spring of the frame, wires have to use other means. They've been out a while and I don't recall reading any issues.
     
  3. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    I will check out the TinFoil glasses tomorrow, and they do offer them in Prizm...not the carbon version though. BUT...I don't see why I can't get a carbon frame later have Prizm lenses installed in them...I just don't see replacement lenses being sold for them. O Matter is just far too much frame for me. The TinCan looks nice, but I think the half frame of the TinFoil looks a bit better. Have to pick up some lenses waiting for me at my store tomorrow...will check them out. Just curious if I was missing something else that had tension hinges. Thanks man.
     
  4. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    What about the "Conductor"? What is the difference between the 6 and the 8?? They have spring hinges as well. I don't see them with a carbon frame, but they are thin and are probably rather light. They do come in different color polarized lenses to. I will have to take a look at these as well. There are some really sick deals going around for the Ferrari TInfoil glasses, hope I like them because I can get them at a good price. I managed to get a nice Ferrari Blade NIB for $140, and I LOVE those glasses. Opinions on the Conductor? THANKS!! (I need to get some newer glasses aside from X-Metals)
     
  5. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Cam hinges work great, but I dont trust spring hinges. Never a happy ending in my experiences.
     
  6. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    Are the Square Wire 2.0s considered spring hinges? If so, I have 5 pairs...and they all work great. I have 3 that I use in rotation, and two stored with back up lenses as "back up frames". They are my favorite glasses. I got a couple pairs of Half Jackets that I plan to use for casual dress and when doing activities outdoors. I usually wear the SW 2.0s with a suit or more formal attire. So basically, I want to get new glasses that have the option for Prizm lenses or polarized iridium lenses. I like the Ferrari TinFoil...got the blade with +OO red polar ruby lenses, they are nice. Thinking of getting them in black also. I will know more when I see them tomorrow at the store. Anything else with spring type hinges that I should look at? Thank you gentlemen.
     
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    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    The "Wiretap" also looks cool. Small frame, spring hinges, polarized...sounds good. No carbon fiber option though. Looks light enough that it's probably not a must. I'll check it out though...
     
  8. DrtyHarry

    DrtyHarry Oakley Collector

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    Didn't like the Tinfoil or Conductor. Gonna get another black polar blade, got the Ferrari one. Fits perfectly .