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2009-11-29 2:00 AM

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Subject: Can you restore goggles??
My Aquashpere Kaimen (sp?) goggles are leaking after a year of use. The same thing happened with my previous pair. Now granted I had not been rinsing them out in fresh water......but is this to be expected? The plastic is no longer soft.......it is more like a dried out ju jube than a nice fresh one!!! Yeah......a candy reference!

Anyway to "restore " them? Or is this just how long you can expect a pair to last? Would rinsing after use extend the lifespan of my goggles?

Thanks.


2009-11-29 2:05 AM
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Those goggles need to say hello to the rubbish bin.
2009-11-29 8:19 AM
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ENP - 2009-11-29 3:05 AM Those goggles need to say hello to the rubbish bin.


x2.

Sorry, but the patient can't be revived.

I've never used the goggles you're talking about, but I do know that I rinse my Vanquishers really well after every use, and they last me a couple years before they need to be replaced.  I usually manage to leave them in the locker room before they wear out.

2009-11-29 4:37 PM
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a year of high usage sounds like a great lifespan for goggles.. I have the same goggles Helen.. Kayenne

love em to death ! well maybe not that much.. 
2009-11-29 5:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Can you restore goggles??
I usually go through a pair per year..  This year was 30K yards...  for me usually the fogging gets me.. Even though I use anti-fog, after about 600 yrds, it still happens..  That's when I head to the Tri Store.
2009-11-29 6:52 PM
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Aaaargh....thougt I would just pop by my tri store and pick up a new pair. Nope. They do not carry them anymore. Nor does anyone else here.
Can anyone recommend a good place online to buy new Aquaspheres?? In the meantime I shall use the leaky goggles as my excuse for my crappy swimming!!

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2009-11-29 6:56 PM
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I get all my gear from wiggle in the uk

2009-11-29 7:04 PM
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I just checked wiggle and they are out of stock.. I only just got my set from them a few weeks ago
2009-11-29 7:41 PM
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aquagirl - 2009-11-29 6:52 PM Aaaargh....thougt I would just pop by my tri store and pick up a new pair. Nope. They do not carry them anymore. Nor does anyone else here.
Can anyone recommend a good place online to buy new Aquaspheres?? In the meantime I shall use the leaky goggles as my excuse for my crappy swimming!!

goggles, suits and an assortment of other stuff from www.swimoutlet.com

 

2009-11-29 8:33 PM
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The only goggles I know of that can be repaired are the Barracuda Standard/Medalist/and B300
Repair kits new foam and straps are about 6 dollars.
2009-11-29 9:06 PM
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1yr without any care sounds like a good investment to me.

Icome get a good 1.5yr for most of my pairs (depending on brand). But I do rinse them everytime I shower after a swim, & try to never touch the lense. They discolor long before I need to toss them. When the outer edges begin to bend & start giving issues with sealing is when I toss them.



2009-11-29 11:09 PM
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I've been going through amazon.com to find the best prices, just ordered several pairs between the kids and I.
2009-11-30 5:26 AM
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When you buy new ones, buy 2 pairs.  Keep both in your bag in case you loose one, or one breaks.  When you are down to 1 pair, replace the extra one.  In addition to always keeping 2 pairs for this reason, I also have them for different light conditions during OWS. (One clear, and one with dark tint).
2009-11-30 5:53 AM
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I go through 2-3 pairs a year as they either don't seal well or fog up badly and I use same type as you Helen.

I keep a collection in my mesh into the pool bag so my kids can use them if they come along. I probably have 10 pairs of them some at home but normally 2-4 pairs in my swim bag, I guess maybe I should start throwing the bad ones out.

You get a year out of yours which is lot more than I do and we swim about the same frequency.
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