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  1. Slow_Buffalo

    Slow_Buffalo Oakley Beginner

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    After a few beers at the beach last weekend I was feeling incredibly relaxed and decided to go for a swim wearing my well-used Holbrooks. The lenses were already pretty beat so I wasn't too worried, but I didn't anticipate a wave ripping them right off my head. Unfortunately, that's exactly what happened...

    I immediately dove under but couldn't see anything, I felt em brush up against my leg about 3 seconds later and immediately went under to look again. I must have spent 20 minutes doing the shuffle out there trying to run into them again, but they were gone.

    I'm sure they'll wash up eventually and someone will have an authentically worn out Oakley frame. Meanwhile I'm having to daily-wear a pair of freaking Mars, people look at me like I'm from Mars which will take a bit of getting used to. It'll be nice to adapt and not give a **** about weird stares in the long run.
     
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  2. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    That sucks man, but a bit of advice; don't go swimming with the Mars.
     
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  3. Jontoad

    Jontoad Oakley Expert

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    that sucks man. i have a pair of beater holbrooks i use at work i would probably use at the beach. i have been meaning to get some rope thingies for them for those type of activities. even if they are beaters it sucks when you loose them like that.
     
  4. Tgus

    Tgus Oakley Beginner

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    I wish I had pair Holbrooks
     
  5. TheWannaBe

    TheWannaBe The O-Warrior Premium Member

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    It's been brought up before but it could be worse! A member a few years back lost a carbon c six in a lake... So bright side :)
     
  6. SiRacer420

    SiRacer420 I've got a few Oakleys

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    Wear those Mars with pride!
     
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  7. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    I have the exact same story, only with a pair of Juliets... :(
     
  8. Artwebb1986

    Artwebb1986 Oakley Beginner

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    That sucks.

    I grabbed the floaty tube that the dive shop sold to put on my square wire 2.0's when i used to seadoo incase they ever fell off. Problem is the glasses were too heavy that you couldnt see the damn things floating in the lake unless you were right on top of them. So not the most practicle thing but i cut a water noodle about an inch thick and fed the tube thru that first then to the arms. And boom could actually see them floating :)
     
  9. Slow_Buffalo

    Slow_Buffalo Oakley Beginner

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    I'll be honest I appreciate the Holbrooks more now that they are gone. Swapping out my black iridium lenses for mirrored orange or something would have been sick. At least I didn't lose a pair worth $$$ like some of you guys. @kronin323 I'm surprised a pair of Juliets would fall off in that situation, but I guess if the wave hits you at the right angle anything can happen.
     
  10. Rusty M

    Rusty M Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    If you don't like wearing the Mars I'll trade you my holbrooks for your mars. :lol: But for real sorry the wave took them!