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    Best Goggles???

    Just curious what people think the best competition goggles are?


    Also should you wear different goggles for open water swimming?

    Thanks for your advice!

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    Re: Best Goggles???

    You might get a lot of responses as goggles are probably the most individualistic choice out there for swimmers. I like the Speedo GCG Plus; I might try the Aqua Sockets when my current sets of goggles die, but these have served me well.

    I wear the same goggles pool and OW. Ideally, you'd want to wear something in OW with a better field of vision, but I haven't been willing to expand my repetoire yet.

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    Re: Best Goggles???

    WOW, that's like asking the best ice cream flavor! What stays on & feels best to you is the answer.

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    Re: Best Goggles???

    Swedes!

    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_goggles[/ame]

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    tyr socket rocket!!!

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    Speedo Hydrospex. They are the only ones that I can fit my big eyes into. The Swedish goggle manufacturers discriminate against us big eye people. I tried to Hydrospec Biofuse and they only seem to be good a few meets. I tried to new Baja ones and they tend to uncomfortable every so often.

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    THe Hydrospex is what I use in practice. I just don't feel like a torpedo when racing in them though. I want to feel like a rocket! Hahahah It makes no difference though I'm sure but I used to use Swedes but they have been killing my eyes especially in the long events.

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    Re: Best Goggles???

    Jim

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    Right now I wear these. They are sweet.

    http://www.speedousa.com/product/ind...132044.3132054

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    I prefere swedish, but they take getting use to if you have'nt used them before. Low profile, very cheap, but can rake your face if you hit the water wrong or get socked in the face by another swimmer.

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    Re: Best Goggles???

    Quote Originally Posted by magyarjuli View Post
    Just curious what people think the best competition goggles are?


    Also should you wear different goggles for open water swimming?

    Thanks for your advice!
    For OW I find U.V. light protection a must.
    For pool swimming I have switched to clear goggles so I can see, especially for diving.

    Otherwise, I guess ppl wear what fits and stays on.

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    Re: Best Goggles???

    If you happened to be without goggles in open water, would you swim with eyes closed or open underwater?

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    I am fond of the speedo vanquisher goggles. I wear them because in my old age (haha) I am too much of a baby to go back to wearing the swedes. Need that extra cushion--plus I have a pair of metallic ones for outside.

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    I wear Vanquishers in practice, and Speed Sockets to race with. The Speed Sockets fit closer to the face and the seal tends to dig in a bit. That's why I don't use them for practice. But they stick like crazy in for racing.
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    Re: Best Goggles???

    Quote Originally Posted by hofffam View Post
    I wear Vanquishers in practice, and Speed Sockets to race with. The Speed Sockets fit closer to the face and the seal tends to dig in a bit. That's why I don't use them for practice. But they stick like crazy in for racing.
    That is funny I am exactly the opposite. Speed Sockets for practice because they don't leave goggle eyes for me but I can't dive in with them and keep them on. I use the Womens Vanquishers for racing.
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    I got tired of expensive goggles breaking, getting lost or having weird things happen to the gaskets. So, I went swedes about 2 years ago. It takes about one week to get accustomed to them but then you want no others. They are indestructible, cheap, come in a wide variety of colors and shades for wherever you swim.

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    I feel bad now. Just found out that the goggles I like/wear (speedo sprint) are "recreational." They just seem to stay on my face the best.

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    Re: Best Goggles???

    Goggles are highly individualized. Used to use the arena youth goggles, but I am now exclusively a Swedish wearer in pools and in open water. The others are right. After the week adjustment period, I don't want to wear anything else.

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    Re: Best Goggles???

    Quote Originally Posted by ddl View Post
    If you happened to be without goggles in open water, would you swim with eyes closed or open underwater?
    While I have not been in your situation, where I have needed to swim without goggles, I have spent many days playing in the surf during my lifetime and I do open my eyes. I think it hurts less than chlorine. To answer your question, I would open my eyes.

    On another note, I swam my first practice with new TYR socket rockets metallized and I am impressed. They did not fog up at all. I have been using the standard, clear, socket rocket, and they fog up. Maybe it is new goggles, who knows.

    I prefer socket rockets over the swedes because there is rubber socket lining which is comfortable.

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    Re: Best Goggles???

    Montebarra Swedish goggles.
    Took me two practices to get used to, years ago.
    Love 'em. Stay nice and snug, and at $4.95 I don't care if I lose them! Mirrored ones are more expensive at $12.95 I think.
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