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sparx35
October 7th, 2003, 05:11 PM
are there any other goggles available like barracudas that don't leave eye imprints,i have trouble finding$ for shipping barracudas so wondered if anyone knew of european brands that were good?i currently get my hound dog eyes from futura speedo's

jennyfer80
October 8th, 2003, 06:56 PM
swedes!!!!!!!!!!! my personal faves. i have at least 5 pairs, its fun to swim with different colors. i need to get some red ones. you gotta get them just right though to not leave marks......

try here:
www.kiefer.com
don't know if you have seen it yet but they have some decent prices for barracudas (ya know swedes only cost about $3-8 :) )

www. teamarena.com
i always see euro swimmers wearing arena so maybe you could find some of these where you live.

www.worldwideaquatics.com

have you tried looking on ebay? maybe you could find someone in the uk who is selling them.

sparx35
October 9th, 2003, 04:57 PM
i tried e-bay a while back,,no good,its the shipping from the us that kills it for most brands,i tried looking for arena's after your post but no luck yet,,i'll keep looking..are arenas good for leaving no marks?

MrEarl
October 10th, 2003, 09:27 PM
Goggles come in many different shapes, as do humans.

If goggles fit the contours of your eye socket, they'll seal with less pressure.

Try gently pressing (dry) goggles to your face. If they tend to stay put for a moment, they're probably a good fit.

Then, by keeping the straps adjusted for moderate pressure, marks should be minimal, at worst.

Shaky
October 11th, 2003, 12:19 PM
Originally posted by MrEarl
Try gently pressing (dry) goggles to your face. If they tend to stay put for a moment, they're probably a good fit.

Then, by keeping the straps adjusted for moderate pressure, marks should be minimal, at worst.

That works fine if you're just floating in a water aerobics class. But the first time you actually start moving through the water with any real vigor, you have to tighten the goggles, thus producing marks. Goggles that seal perfectly when still can leak when subjected to water current pressure from the sides or top, requiring them to be tightened.

The Swedes avoid the marks by moving the contact area to a different place. The Barracudas work by spreading the contact area out over a larger surface area, so that less pressure is on any one point. Both still have to be tightened well enough that the seal doesn't break under the stresses of actual swimming.

eliana2003
October 11th, 2003, 03:41 PM
Originally posted by MrEarl
If goggles fit the contours of your eye socket, they'll seal with less pressure.

Try gently pressing (dry) goggles to your face. If they tend to stay put for a moment, they're probably a good fit.

Then, by keeping the straps adjusted for moderate pressure, marks should be minimal, at worst.

I tend to agree with this logic. I swim aggressively and, now having found goggles that actually fit my face, I don't have to worry about goggles that leak terribly (unless I'm taking a turn wrong, or something). I also find that I don't have to pull the straps really tight, thus avoiding the to racoon-eye syndrome...

waves101
October 21st, 2003, 12:53 PM
If you can find them over there, try View Snipers by Tusa. I know they are available thru www.swimx.com but again the overseas shipping might get you. They are very comfortable and last the longest of any goggles I've ever owned (I've been swimming for 25+ years).

Good Luck.

Janis
October 22nd, 2003, 10:41 AM
Can't we try spreading the thought that goggle marks are a status symbol :D

mattson
October 22nd, 2003, 12:15 PM
Originally posted by Janis
Can't we try spreading the thought that goggle marks are a status symbol :D
We could have George Lucas do a little "Special Edition" editing to the Matrix movies. Instead of Morpheus putting his shades on his nose, he'll be pulling back some CG goggle straps. :cool:

hoganpsu
October 23rd, 2003, 10:44 PM
I like speedo sprints, I have been using those for years. They don't leave any marks on my face, and I wear them real tight w/ a double strap.