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      What's special with Oakley's new goggles?

      What's special with Oakley's new goggles?

      Posted by Simon Tjernström

      2020-03-16 19:08

      GEARCHECK. Flight Path is one of Oakley's new goggles for next season. The 2021 season. This goggle is about the same size as the Flight Deck but offers a more peripheral vision. Developed with downhill racer Aleksander Aamodt Kilde.

      Video Transcript

      Ah, hi, I'm all in. I'm working for Oakley as a tech rep and the Nordics today. Are we going to talk about our, some of our car technologies when it comes to lenses? And also I'm going to show you our two models in goggles coming up for next season. Stay tuned.


      so what are we going to talk about today? Today we're going to talk about golf goals. Uh, we have two new goggles coming for next season flight, that and flight tracker. So basically what we've been doing is, this is a new product pro model that we're working with. Alex Alec killed it, uh, is a downhill racer. So this is a new product, more towards the ski racing and more Alpine pow. Uh, and then we'll have flight tracker is more of a freestyle Goggle. So what we've done is with some new engineering, we've been able to actually, um, make the upper field of view 35% bigger, uh, keeping the frame on top to keep it soft and smooth towards the helmet. And then taking the frame off into Baron just to make feel of you. Bigger adults was to, uh, so this is new Goggle coming, some cool designs here on the edge. Uh, we also make it so it comes closer to your face then if maybe it's called goals. Also to extend the field of view if you want to. It's an exchangeable lens. It's exchangeable lens. All Oakley goggles. You can get all the lenses. Yes. We're not working with any magnetics or anything. We're using a rich lock technology. So it's easy to exchange. Um, if you're super fast it takes about six seconds.

      What about if you will look at trends moving forward? A lot of people seem to want to expand the field of vision. So, uh, tell me about the process of developing a new and then what's important. So when you're talking about field of vision, it's usually you want to sprinkle lens. It's very good lens is what we see here is more round lends. And then we have this Silicon NewCo lens, which is more like a flat Goggle. So when you want to extend a vision, you want to work spherical cause that's when you can extend the field of you upwards. In psych case, that's what we're doing in this call. So both of these models actually increases this increases field of view with 35% and before and it's about eight to 10. Uh, so that's what we're working a lot with just because when you're writing you want to be able to see as much as you can to decides.

      And also in this model, which is done more for a ski racing performance, uh, when you're in a talk or when you're in a position, when you're pretty low and looking up, you want, you need that big field of view. So what goes into designing a pair of goggles? These look a like with a semi frame, you can call it quite different from the most awkward goggles. He really does. Uh, I think this is like something new, something cool they've been working on. We had flight deck before, which is performing very well. It's the most solid Goggle. Uh, the trend has been going a little bit more towards cylindrical styles. Like the one we have with line minor. A lot of our athletes are wearing it, so they think this is just a new cool way to do it. Uh, like I said, you want to keep the upper frame, just your performance to keep it towards the helmet so it doesn't bounce and make noises.

      Um, and it's cool little details, but I think by far it is, is our best performance. Goggle Brevard up how many years would you calculate a Goggle is durable for a, if you take care of it, I would say you can wear it for, I mean we have people coming in, there's been wearing or for 10 to 20 years. Uh, so it's all about taking care of, I think the first thing usually is what's happens. You scratch the lens. If you take care of the lens, if you put 'em in a bag and you don't throw in your backpack, they can last forever. Uh, so it's just more about taking care of them. What kind of lenses do you use those goggles? So this is actually a prism lens. A prism lens prison are a contrast enhanced technology. Uh, we use prism in all of our products in eyewear, both sportswear and goggles.

      So the [inaudible] prisons are then used or manufactured to create a contrast. All the snow, we have them in different light transmission rates. So we have super low light lens and then we have lenses for Southern cloud, but they all have the same like technical base, theK , the contrast on snow. But the difference is how much light the led trio. So in the Nordics for example, we, we need light lenses. We, we would start between November until March. So you need a light lens, but you still want the contrast, uh, compare it to your skiing and I'll skew North America. You not as depending on letting light through the lens, but you still want the contrast. So the difference is, like I said, how much light comes through the lens, but they all have the same base technology. And that's actually what very showing here. If you want to take a look at it.

      Uh, this is something that we use to showcase prison. So what prism is, is that we work with different wavelengths of light. So this is all the lights that we can see with our eyes. It's everything from blue light to infrared. What we can actually visible see is everything from around 429 millimeters of light. This is super technical, but you can keep it easy, uh, until about six 40 ish. So what prism is, is actually reusing these different dyes that we develop to see that these actually blocked different wavelengths of light. So this is a replica of the sun and how our eyes are perceiving it. So now it's dark and now it's 100% visible light. So what these do is that they blocked different wavelengths of light, as you see. And then combined, if you combine all of these colors, it's going to look like this.

      So there's going to be the foundation of base or prism. You see where those dips are? That's prison. So all of our lands is going to have those dips. That's is where I started the least sensitive. So if we managed to block that light out and only let what we call good light in which actually important for eyes to see, you can create a contrast in different environment. And then depending on what lens we're doing a, it's like baking a cake. You use different amount of these dyes depending on what mailings you want to block. What about anti fog technology? Are there any news there or candidate dissolve? The truly I think you can be sold. Uh, I know that our product team is definitely working on it. Um, I think the future is going to be in having single answers probably. Um, but yeah, you had to crack the code of how to do it with the right treatment because now we're working with a dual lens combo.

      We have anti-fog treatment on the inside. Um, so I think what has been a problem before and when you're doing like single ends is for an example and you put, you need a different anti-fog treatment in the inside. It gets like smooshed out. Uh, so what they're trying to do is if you can implement it in the lens so the lens doesn't fall, so you don't have to actually have a coding, but you can implement it in the lens. What is the anti fog treatment? What does it consist of? Good question. Uh, the, I actually don't know. Um, I don't ha, I know that we're using something called F three. Um, the science behind it is way beyond my knowledge, but I don't know. I have to find out. We have to find a [inaudible].