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So i have tried out a few different colored lenses for sand riding and wanted to get others opinion on this subject.

OK to start out the colors that I have tried are the standard clear, amber, and a grey.

Clear: Night riding, other then that I find them useless for anything else.

Amber: I love this color for the sand, the shadows stand out a lot more then the ones that I have tried out. They are shaded enough to keep the sun out of your eyes and cut down on the glare of the sand.

Grey: Great when riding on a bright sunny day, these are much darker compared to the amber lenses i have.


That's just my opinions with colorized lenses, I want to hear others opinions and try out different colors while riding.
 

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I have been meaning to get colorized lenzes for quite some time as I have always used clear. Like you said, no good on bright sunny days.
 

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Recently I have been using yellow lenses for really sunny days. Helps out great on the sand.

Enhances the shadows enough, I have a problem with depth perception on the sand.
 

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I've used peach color lenses with perscription sunglasses for sand dunes. I have switched to blue lenses with the same sunglasses, and they seem to be better in the dunes. Just buy a few colored lenses and see what works best for you.
 

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I dont know if they make them for goggles but in the military we used photochromic lenses in our Oakley's that where orange. They would transition from dark to light depending on the light outside and fast. They also showed shadows way better or the depth of them I should say. Kind of hard to explain. I am not sure if they make them in goggles or what else but I do know that they are not cheap.
 

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I have Black Iridium lenses for my Airbrakes. These are great, dark enough in the sun but still light enough for overcast. They really help enhance the sand and see what's out there.

I have clear for night and they came with grey. The grey are good for the sun, but the Black Iridium are my favorite so far. I know blue is supposed to be good also.
 

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Blue is what I have found to work the best in the sand.
 

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I have blue as well, I like them. I think this fall I will be getting a variety of colors. It seems like I end up going through mud in the spring, have to take off goggles to see then they get scratched...it sucks, lol
 

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i need to try the blue. they just need to be dark enough for me in the sun. I get blinded by the light too much if the lenses aren't dark enough.
 

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i need to try the blue. they just need to be dark enough for me in the sun. I get blinded by the light too much if the lenses aren't dark enough.
Yep, I wear blue lenses in OTG with my prescription sunglasses. BUT, look what happened.
 

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I dont know if they make them for goggles but in the military we used photochromic lenses in our Oakley's that where orange. They would transition from dark to light depending on the light outside and fast. They also showed shadows way better or the depth of them I should say. Kind of hard to explain. I am not sure if they make them in goggles or what else but I do know that they are not cheap.
Looooove photochromic lenses. Haven't seen any available for mx goggles the past couple days I've been sorting my helmet/goggle set up, but I have a PC lense on my Bell Star helmet for my bikes. I'll never go back. Such a genius design, and convenient as hell.
 

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Yep, I wear blue lenses in OTG with my prescription sunglasses. BUT, look what happened.
Been meaning to ask how you're doing. Going to be back in riding condition anytime soon?
 

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Been meaning to ask how you're doing. Going to be back in riding condition anytime soon?


THANKS for your concern.


Oh yeah, I'm riding, just can't stay away from the dunes! Did the rally in May, Winchester and Florence are my favorites. Planning on the rally 2016. I sent my front shocks in to 'Works' for heavier springs and valving. I got the call today that they're done. I redid my plastic, graphics, and other upgrades. So, yes, the bike is almost ready.


BUT, there's always a 'BUT'. My left shoulder still hurts. For over a year, I've been to the gym 3 times a week, 3-4hrs each day trying to build strength and muscle. That includes therapy and many trips to doctors and ortho. Finally, they diagnosed that I have a torn rotator cuff. A referral back to the trauma center at Harbor View in Seattle and they said they don't do that. Now I'm waiting on another referral to U.W. Physicians. I may have to wait for surgery till after the rally.
 

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THANKS for your concern.


Oh yeah, I'm riding, just can't stay away from the dunes! Did the rally in May, Winchester and Florence are my favorites. Planning on the rally 2016. I sent my front shocks in to 'Works' for heavier springs and valving. I got the call today that they're done. I redid my plastic, graphics, and other upgrades. So, yes, the bike is almost ready.


BUT, there's always a 'BUT'. My left shoulder still hurts. For over a year, I've been to the gym 3 times a week, 3-4hrs each day trying to build strength and muscle. That includes therapy and many trips to doctors and ortho. Finally, they diagnosed that I have a torn rotator cuff. A referral back to the trauma center at Harbor View in Seattle and they said they don't do that. Now I'm waiting on another referral to U.W. Physicians. I may have to wait for surgery till after the rally.
Working out your shoulder for over a year with a torn rotator? That's toughness right there.
 

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Hey Dezperado, I had a torn rotator last year. Took about 9 months to heal. Never got it checked out because no health ins. But I still have the tell tale bump where my left trap meets the clavicle and shoulder joint, from the slight separation. It was a gym injury. I finally found out, after it healed back enough to work shoulders again, what I was doing that Initially aggravate it. Upright bar pulls. It impinges the socket, leaving no room for anything to properly move. So after researching this, I started doing this excersise with dumbbells. They allow the wrists to naturally turn inward a bit at the top, releaving the pressure. Since doing this I haven't aggravated the injury at all, and I like to train hard.
Just some personal experience here. I don't know the extent of your injury or how you typically train (other than 3-4 hours a day), but maybe it could help. Btw, do you do multiple sessions in a day, or is that consecutive?
I try to keep mine around 2 hours, sometimes 2.5 like today on legs, and I include a dilluted intra drink like PowerAid for carb, small sugar, mixed with amino acids. Sometimes I include some protien during if my body needs it. One of my main interests is not to let my body switch to catabolic.
 
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