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Discussion in 'Oakley Sunglasses Discussion' started by southpaw01, 3/15/19 at 8:32 PM.

  1. southpaw01


    I think I'm pretty old school when it comes to Oakleys. I really like the metal frames. I have a pair of Pennys, A-Wires, A-Wire 2.0 thicks, Juliets, and Magnesium M Frames.

    I'm not a fan of the plastic frames.

    What are some good metal frames still made today? I'm looking at the Carbon Blades - thoughts? What is the frame material on the Carbon Shift frames?


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  2. Jmgarcia


    Metal Holbrooks
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  3. "TRUMP"

    "TRUMP" Premium Member

    Actually, if you were truly "old school" than you would be all about "plastic"(as you call it), and not metal.

    Omatter > xmetal(or any metal).....but that may be too OG for you.

    Back to your questions:

    Some good metal frames made today? There isnt many. Based on what you like id recommend a Gauge 8L or 8M and a Latch Alpha.

    Carbon Blades? Meh

    Carbon shifts are made out of CARBON fiber, oluminum, and plastic(o-matter).
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  4. the_owl


    @"TRUMP" is a big fan of the real Metals. Badman and madman. He has a few for sale I believe
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  5. "TRUMP"

    "TRUMP" Premium Member

    Statements like this make me question your existence

  6. the_owl


    What, I dont get a like for that? pfft. >IM WITH HER

  7. hondazcrxsi


    I agree: o-matter>metal but if you are really into metal frames, I would stick with the older models. The crap Lux is putting out today (both o-matter and metal) is not anywhere near the quality of the older stuff. The older metal frames are still quite easy to get secondhand.
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  8. Wicked

    Wicked Premium Member

    You got my like :)

  9. flyer


    This ^
    The only "new" frame I'd recommend is now almost eight years old... Crosshair.
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  10. oakman1992


    So far I would agree on the latch alpha seem to be a well built frame.

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