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  1. MasterO

    MasterO Oakley Enthusiast

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    I recently visited my local Oakley Vault in NY and had a discussion with manager regarding the madman x-metals and the new Tailends. I felt like the madman lense was very small while the tailend was larger and fit faces better. According to him they're the same size.

    That being said I'm getting I'm getting one of them but I was interesting in getting feedback about what others thoughts. Do you like both neither? How does the community feel about them especially the Tailends since they're the newer kid on the block. Does anyone own a pair? Let's avoid the obvious complaints of madman not being x-metals.

    Welp lets have at it!
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  2. Dieseltech

    Dieseltech Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I think the Tailend is my favorite Oakley new frame of the year. I really need one.
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  3. CDougherty09

    CDougherty09 Oakley Beginner

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    I bought the Dark Carbon/Ruby Iridium Madman online from Oakley. In the pictures it looked really good, on my face not so much. Not sure if it was the way the nose bridge went up or the ear stems, but the lenses seemed really close together and too small for my face. I returned them to Oakley and got the Fire Iridium Tailend. They look way better on my face. Don't seem so close together and I like them a lot. The only downside is they are not polarized - but they were half of what I paid for the Madman.
  4. supersharp

    supersharp X-Metal Connoisseur Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I have a madman, and have tried on the tailend. I prefer the tailend. It just feels more like a Mars to me. If you are going for an extreme look then the madman, but if you want a more classic look similar to the Mars, Tailend.
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  5. Ducman

    Ducman Oakley Enthusiast

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    as mentioned, I prefer the extreme look and went with the madman
  6. The Game

    The Game Oakley Collector

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    I went with the fire tailend. i just hope there will be more colors released, like a Ferrari version. I wanted to like the madman but couldn't
  7. raxx

    raxx Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have a madman with carbon/ruby and I like them, but I don't really wear them in public. I just wear them for driving. I plan on getting 1 or 2 pairs of tailend so I can wear something unique, but feel ok in public.
  8. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Even if the lenses are the same size, the Tailend just places them so much better on the face.
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  9. Cogsworth

    Cogsworth Oakley Beginner

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    I just ordered the Tailends in Ice blue after falling in love with them at the O store. They do look better on me than the Madmans, though I still plan on adding a pair of those in Ruby to the stable. They are both unique, with the Madmans being a little more out there so it depends on what you're looking for. I'm planning on wearing the Madmans out in public when I do get them, they're not THAT out there.
  10. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    The lenses are nowhere near the same size; tailend are bigger. Perhaps the frame size is the same; I'll check when I get the chance.

    I own and wear both of them. As mentioned, the madman looks more radical and is polarized, but the coverage is crap. The tailend is much more practical to wear, with great coverage.

    They both have spring hinges and they're both quite light. For customization, the madman frame is better suited for various refinishing possibilities.

    Though I like them both for different reasons, if I were to only get one it'd probably be the tailend, because of the better wear practicality. It's also half the price...
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