waterski sunglases/ goggels

gsm_petergsm_peter Posts: 717 Crazy Baller
Our course is located so we sometimes get the sun straight in our eyes.
Grateful for tips and advices on brands and where to get them?
The one I found was not comfortable.
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  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,337 Mega Baller
    edited April 2014
    I just wear impact resistant wraparound sunglasses and a strap. Sometimes the fish get to keep them. Current glasses are Optic Nerve - not super expensive and they had a discount at one of the ski races I was at a couple years ago.

    http://opticnerve.com/products/products/neurotoxin-2.0

    All Optic Nerve products meet ANSI Z80.3 stands for optical clarity and impact resistance.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • wtrskiorwtrskior Posts: 704 Crazy Baller
    I wear smith polarized glasses. Awesome value, they last, work great, look cool and aren't a budget breaker.

    Need a nice wide brim hat pulled down for the glare too.
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    edited April 2014
    Of you want floating safety rated glasses, bombers are cheap and good. I put the stretchy lace through the holes on the back of the arms, and haven't lost a set since.
    bglasses.com/h-bomb-bomber-safety-glasses-floating-sunglasses.htm

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  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,337 Mega Baller
    Looks like they have a few types that are polarized. What is the lens quality like?

    http://www.bglasses.com/bomber-glasses-polarized-floating-sunglasses.htm
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,726 Administrator
    Bombers are what I use. The lens quality is not awesome but they are cheap and you do not notice once you turn in for the gates. I only lose them at tournaments.

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  • WishWish Posts: 7,615 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited April 2014
    Walmart Berkley Polarized rap around amber lens fishing shades and a strap. $6.00.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • WishWish Posts: 7,615 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    They are amber but lighting was dark.
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    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • xratedxrated Posts: 506 Solid Baller
    I see Dragon is out with a floating line of glasses now. Haven't worn a pair from them for years but I did like the ones I had.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,726 Administrator
    I get 10 of 15 pairs of Bombers for the cost of one pair of Dragonz. I do lose at least one pair a year and since they are cheap I store them in my front boot. For me it is important because I need then to keep my contact in.

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  • hammerskihammerski Posts: 22 Baller
    edited April 2014
    I've been using seaspecs for about 10 years, they have vents that keep the lens clear, they're polarized, float(I zip tie a piece of colored neoprene on the strap to make em easier to find in a crash). They also make prescription lens as well. Put a little rain x on em and they're awesome :) www.seaspecs.com
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  • CommuterfisherCommuterfisher Posts: 83 Baller
    Seaspecs.com. Never used them for waterskiing but after losing my Ray Bans on a high speed jetski wipeout, I switched to their jet specs. Never lost them.
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  • DanEDanE Posts: 858 Crazy Baller
    @Horton Went to Bombers website, so many to choose from. Does it matter what color on lens to help with glare?
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,337 Mega Baller
    @Horton which ones are you using? Their website could use some help, but I'm not finding any that float, are polarized and have the impact resistant lenses. Probabally not as big a deal waterskiing, but I've appreciated not having the lenses in my sunglasses explode from a gate in the face on snow.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,726 Administrator
    edited April 2014
    I tried these out and they were ok
    http://www.bglasses.com/z-bomb-bomber-safety-glasses-floating-sunglasses.htm
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    Most of the time I ski in these
    http://www.bglasses.com/h-bomb-bomber-safety-glasses-floating-sunglasses.htm
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    I only use the clear and I do not know about the polarized - they make them so dig around the site.. They ANSI Z87.1 1989 OSHA Approved

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  • WishWish Posts: 7,615 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    In 20yrs of wearing some type of glasses, polarized does help cut glare for early morning/late evening sets a great deal. Makes a big difference.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • JdubsJdubs Posts: 105 Baller
    Thanks guys. I live where all 4 lakes all run east/west and ski evenings otherwise known as glare:thirty. Just bought myself a couple of floating polarized Bombers and a couple of pairs for my kids too. Price is cheap enough to be guilt free if they get lost in a yard sale.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,726 Administrator
    I'm sure you can find better sunglasses but since I wear the clear I can't find anything better

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  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,337 Mega Baller
    I ordered up a pair of the F105 and HF105 glasses, I like my glasses pretty dark. I didn't see any polarized that had a safety rating on them, but I've already got a set that is. For $15 a pair I'll just toss them in the boat since the kids can't seem to ever remember their sunglasses when we go out.

    Thanks for the tips, never heard of these before.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • PorkfightPorkfight Posts: 180 Baller
    Just ordered some polarized Nitro Bombs. Floating sunglasses is a great idea. I don't plan on wearing them while skiing but I really hate jumping off the boat into the lake trying to race my sunglasses to the bottom.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,726 Administrator
    For none skiing applications I am not claiming these are great high fidelity glasses.

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  • MarcoMarco Posts: 1,407 Crazy Baller
    How long does it take to get used to the water spots on the glasses? The few times I tried polarized goggles, they were completely distracting.
  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,337 Mega Baller
    I guess I never noticed it, there are usually water drops on my glasses when I'm driving the boat too. The course that we use in the mornings runs east/west and I find squinting and looking directly into the sun much more distracting.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
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  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    @Marco‌ While the water drops can be really distracting at times during the setup, I never notice them beyond one-ball. Rain-X anti-fog helps the water to shed. I'm recommending anti-fog cause you're not supposed to use regular Rain-X on some plastics. Having said that, I used regular Rain-X on my Bombers for a year before noticing the Rain-x plastic warning, but I didn't notice any damage to the glasses. Since the anti-fog doesn't stop them from fogging up in cool weather anyway, I may go back to using regular Rain-X on the Bombers.
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 26,726 Administrator
    @Marco‌ it takes a ride out two. Dirty glasses drive me nuts until I pull out for the gates and then all I see is Balls.

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  • MarcoMarco Posts: 1,407 Crazy Baller
    Thanks @Horton and @Skijay. I might just have to give polarized glasses a try again. Our lake is east/west, and the evening sets can be blinding. The Rain-X is a great idea!
  • BulldogBulldog Posts: 1,001 Crazy Baller
    Another vote for the rain X! I have used it on both plastic sun glasses and motorcycle helmet face shield both worked great with that product.
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  • oldjeepoldjeep Posts: 3,337 Mega Baller
    The bombers showed up today, quick shipment. I'd be interested to hear what the others who bought them think about them before I give my impressions.
    Chuck P
    Not a mechanic but I play one at home
  • PorkfightPorkfight Posts: 180 Baller
    Mine just showed up, according to my fiancé.
    Apparently, they had just run out of the Nitro Bombs I ordered. They immediately sent me an email apologizing and asking if I'd like a pair of the updated Nitro2 glasses or a refund. The email went to my spam folder where I found it over a week later. They immediately upgraded me to the more expensive glasses, free of charge once I responded.

    I get home from work tomorrow morning, so I haven't seen the yet, but I can say that their customer service is terrific.
  • SkiJaySkiJay Posts: 2,314 Mega Baller
    I skied three sets in the pissing rain today (guest's last day) in my yellow Bombers. They fogged a bit, the Rain-X helped, but heavy rain was no deterrent. I love my Bombers.
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