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Lisa777
November 21st, 2007, 10:27 PM
I really only use the Speedo "bug eye" goggles (Speedo Pro.)

http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/2874.htm

I have large eyes and have not found any other goggles that felt comfortable. Others feel like they press on the lower part of my eyeballs.

I was surprised to find the Speedo Pro was not in the 'competition' category on some web sites but rather the recreational or some other category. I wonder if there is anything as large as the Speedo Pro out there.

Thanks!

rtodd
November 22nd, 2007, 11:39 AM
I find the neoprene gasket much less effective the a silicone one. I think there is more chance for leakage and have them double as a necklace in a race. Maybe that is why they are recreational?...no diving?...not really sure.

lapswimmr
November 22nd, 2007, 02:30 PM
Foamy swim nurd clear Barracuda Standard . Big very comfortable , no red marks. They can be hard to get adjusted for some swimmers. I wear a bubble strap cap and its thicker on the edge because it has a sponge rubber seal . I push the cap back a bit where the goggle sits so the goggles dont sit on it as much which can break the goggle seal. If you dont wear a cap there a bit easier to get them to fit. They have two adjustments nose piece and double headbands and a repair kit costs only 6 dollars to keep them going with new foam.

Nathan
November 22nd, 2007, 04:08 PM
I only use Speedo's Speed Socket goggles. They're pretty much amazing.

mattson
November 22nd, 2007, 09:21 PM
I really only use the Speedo "bug eye" goggles (Speedo Pro.)
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I have large eyes and have not found any other goggles that felt comfortable. Others feel like they press on the lower part of my eyeballs.

I'm in the same boat. Posted about it in the thread Best Goggles for Deep Set Eyes? (forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=5836). I have gotten used to other "mid-sized" goggles, but the big foam goggles are still my favorite.

Swan
November 24th, 2007, 10:48 AM
I've been using the Aqua Sphere Kaimans for a few years now and I have never had a leak yet. To keep them from fogging, I put a drop (small) of Johnson's No More Tears shampoo (or the generic brand) on each lens and rub it around. After 75 days of this, the inside of the lenses will be scratched and it's time for a new pair.

Swan

Lisa777
November 24th, 2007, 02:10 PM
Thank you all for the replies. I do have both large and deep set eyes, making my eyes a harder fit. I haven't found any goggles that were smaller than the Speedo Pros that worked since they either would push on the bottom of my eyeball or my eyes would touch the lenses. I'm going to check out the Speedo Speed Socket goggles. They look like they are the same size as the Speedo Pros. I'm not sure about the Kaiman goggles. They looks slightly smaller and so I worry they won't be big enough. The Speedo Women's Vanquisher's also look to be the same size as the Speedo Pros.

Lap swimmer -- I'm not sure which type of goggles you meant. Would you post the brand name again?

I really dislike Sweedish goggles. I mean, I love how they look and I"m glad others like them and all but when I swam they only had very small ones and those would squish my eyes. I don't suppose they make them larger now.

Thanks to all of you! :)

markm
November 24th, 2007, 04:12 PM
i absolutely love my Speedo Air Seal goggles. the best designed goggle i have ever put my face. i buy them online at the Speedo store. mark

lapswimmr
November 24th, 2007, 09:13 PM
Barracuda Brand Standard model with clear lens. They also have smoke or blue and special colors and optical RX. The Standard is the big original one. The Medealist is a bit smaller/same type design.


http://www.skylinenw.com

ThomasK
November 25th, 2007, 11:47 AM
Swedish Goggles all the way. They are cheap (one-fifth the price of various Speedo googles here in Italy). They aren't always THAT comfortable (some days I get the red marks, most of the time I don't) but the are functional. About a third of the Masters swimmers here use them.
I like them too because I can change them more regularly than the more expensive pairs I used in the past.

ThomasK
November 25th, 2007, 11:50 AM
PS: Lisa777 - as for the size of the swedish goggles, I have found only the standard small ones so far but I haven't checked the catalogs or online either - FYI.

JMiller
November 26th, 2007, 02:09 AM
Yep, Swedish Masters is my preference...
I do buy different straps though, a more durable
plastic, and run them through... Easier to adjust
from training to racing...

mazzy
December 13th, 2007, 05:36 PM
Hi, I've currently 6 different pairs, (speed socket, vanqs, air seal XR, aqua racer, sprint, futura).
The vanquishers will be filled by a little bit of water when I push off the wall with the head in streamline position, looking down. the goggle will move a little bit also.
is it acceptable ? am I asking too much ? Speedo label it like racing type.
Look like that they're very popular on this board, but I find it a little sub par, the peripherical vision is dismail.
they're tight, I get marks on my face at the end of workout.

The Air Seal XR and Aqua Racer are better, no leak pushing off the walls, no move. I've no tried from the starting block, but look like they can get the job done diving.

The Aqua Racer are a poor version of speed socket, more confortable and great fit on my face, less low profile, the smoke version is too faint, look more like a clear version.

The latest version of Sprint what a Joke !!, pushing off the wall they'll get into my mouth, Amanda in 2004 had used a different version for sure, I can't think that an elite swimmer will use it in a big-time racer.

pwolf66
December 13th, 2007, 06:16 PM
I find the neoprene gasket much less effective the a silicone one. I think there is more chance for leakage and have them double as a necklace in a race.

Or in my case this past weekend, a racing bit. :thhbbb:

Paul

Edward The Head
December 14th, 2007, 10:53 AM
I have the same problem as the OP. I can't stand any other types of goggles then the Speedo pro. I've tried a number, especially since it's hard to find the Speedos. I end up giving them away. I just wish they were easier to find in the area, no stores carry them any more so I use mine for a year even though they are scratched and fog all the time.

Surfsalterpath
December 15th, 2007, 07:56 PM
tyr racetechs...
clear for indoors
mirrored for the summer

like the big eyes and inexpensive price
i do the shampoo thing and once I put them on I do not take them off till finished


but they do leave rings

GGS5T
December 16th, 2007, 10:23 AM
tyr racetechs...
clear for indoors
mirrored for the summer

like the big eyes and inexpensive price
i do the shampoo thing and once I put them on I do not take them off till finished


but they do leave rings

TYR Racetech for me too. They never leak or fog. Even during a two-hour session. They are the most comfortable goggles I've ever tried. I have a bag full of them.

david.margrave
December 16th, 2007, 02:38 PM
I like aqua sphere goggles. I originally got them for better visibility on open water swimming but also use them in the pool. They are kind of big and bulky though. I've had similar experiences with others here. I really liked the old speedo pros, found that speedo vanquishers leaked like crazy, etc.

Shaman
December 16th, 2007, 03:35 PM
I use Swedes.

geochuck
December 27th, 2007, 10:43 AM
TYR Racetech for me too. They never leak or fog. Even during a two-hour session. They are the most comfortable goggles I've ever tried. I have a bag full of them.

Ask big Ken which goggles he wore when we raced in the old days.

I raced against Ken many a time in Ontario we never wore goggles in those days. He was my main competition in Canada after he came from the UK.

geochuck
February 6th, 2008, 02:22 PM
I just bought 3 pairs of Speedo Professional goggles for 19.95 at Costco in Richmond BC.

LonghornbackinTX
February 6th, 2008, 04:25 PM
I still use Swedish goggles.