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  1. WraithEye

    WraithEye Oakley Beginner

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    I was looking on EBay to find what was out there in the Oakley world. I came across a couple of C Six posts selling for $25,000 to $35,000. I'm a huge X-Metal fan and really don't see the carbon fiber being a stronger frame, especially since the hinges are still aluminum. What are your thoughts?

    I think after Oakley moved their production to China, China's metallurgical process was so poor they could not produce the titanium. Oakley had to come up with the next "thing", and to help raise the hype to a flagship model and c six was it. I can't see 40 layered bricks being CNC milled and reinforced by aluminum holding up to a 300lbs. person sitting on them. My Juliets from 1999 have been sat on countless times, I am still wearing them today. I can only imagine what c sixes would look like after sitting on them. I understand the exclusivity of only producing 250, but really, is that the best Oakley could do. Then there was Badman and Madman, I have a friend who already broke his Badman frames in the center plastic part. The funny/weird thing is, he is not even sure how it happened, they were in his microfiber bag.

    I just wanted to hear thoughts on this.
     
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  2. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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  3. mjt42

    mjt42 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    i don't think the c-six was ever intended to supercede the x-metals. they are an 'elite' pair with their own place in the oakley timeline.

    the pairs you see on ebay are waaaay overpriced - a realistic price would be $7500().

    as for the latest attempt to recreate the x-metal range, oakley missed the target completely. browse the forum and you will find plenty of talk about the long awaited arrival of them and their dismissal as any sort of replacement. they have their own niche and i have them myself but they are what they are....




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  4. cyclerdoug

    cyclerdoug Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    This. Well said mj.
     
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  5. WraithEye

    WraithEye Oakley Beginner

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    I'm sorry, I just read through the dead horse thread. I'm new to this forum and have not read everything yet. But on the flip side, I did just finish surfing the entire internet last week!
     
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  6. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    I finished it last year ... Ends up the butler did it!

    Also, the search bar is your friend!
     
  7. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Also, they came out well before the move to China but who is counting the years
     
  8. TheWannaBe

    TheWannaBe The O-Warrior Premium Member

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    As if your any sort of authority on c-sixes frank...
     
  9. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I know pretty much nothing on that subject or pretty much anything anyway. :p

    All I know is how to ..... Well let's just go back to the Dark Ages. :spiteful: Times were GOOD!!
     
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  10. TheWannaBe

    TheWannaBe The O-Warrior Premium Member

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    awwwwe.... Simplier times.
     
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