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Old 12-11-2011, 01:41 AM #1
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Flexs and snowboarding

I have already decided im going to go snowboarding while wearing my flex frame, do you think the prizm chrome lense will help with the sun? i assume they are tinted but i would rather be safe than sorry
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:38 AM #2
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not sure but i think the difference with snowboarding lenses and paintball lenses is that paintball lenses dont protect against UV rays, which are strengthened by snow. of course i could be wrong, but hey, dye just came out with snowboarding goggles so check those out.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:19 AM #3
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Money is kind of tight, and i was think the prizm would protect from those, i already have a flex.
I may check those out anyway tho
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:54 AM #4
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The only lenses that I know of that are UV rated are Dye (and Proto) lenses.

The Prizm/Mirrored lenses will not protect your eyes. You will honestly be causing more damage to your eyes because the darkness will dilate your eyes more, causing more exposure to UV rays than without. This is why it's pretty hard to find sunglasses that aren't UV rated.

EDIT: Also Save Phace lenses and the Sly Profit thermal layer is UV and IR rated. Seriously: Amazon has UV rated snow goggles for less than 10 dollars shipped. Your eyes are worth it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:15 PM #5
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^ what he said. empire needs to get on the ball and make lenses with uv protection for the events and flex. I've been tempted to buy a proto mask just for the uv protection in summer.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:03 AM #6
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yeah I have the prizm chrome in my flex7s but i wouldnt recommend them in the snow.
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:47 PM #7
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When i was reffing outdoors this summer with my chrome mirror lens my eyes would feel so sun burned by the end of the day. i cant imagine the pain from snow reflections by the end of the day with a lens thats causing MORE damage then clear.

If youre set on trying them look into a nearby window tint shop and see if you can score some 5-10% tint scraps for free. Confirm that the tint is UV blocking first (believe it all is these days) and follow the mask tinting guide here. I tinted out my proteus lens to finish the season out and it worked great. couldnt see dick in the shade.cuz i used 2.5% tint on a blue fade lens.. but my eyes felt great end of the day.

oh and get boat bottoms if yer gonna wear a flex frame. youll look like a skiing terrorist :-D
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:48 AM #8
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oh god i would kill for boat bottoms
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:32 AM #9
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dude, get on amazon and find some snowboarding goggles. They can be had for under $20. Dont take non UV paintball frames onto the mountain
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Do you wear glasses?
Or Contacts?

Since 90% of both of those block UV rays, I wouldnt worry about it. Oh, and the 40 total hours you will probably spend snowboarding will not really hurt your vision in the long run, even without UV protection.

In addition, most polycarbonate plastics actually DO block UV rays. I/d worry more about not running into someone than my eyes
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