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What colour/type of Goggles are best in very flat light.?

I have standard dark tinted goggles but I've been told at various times that amber is best - or yellow- or rose or clear are dedinately the ones to get

Which, in much respected snowhead opinion, is best??
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I've some vermillion O-frames that work fine for me, a good relaxed stance works pretty good as well Very Happy
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Generally something between Red and Yellow works best as it cuts blue light which aids contrast, different manufacturers have different colours, Mine are Bolle and also vermillion, but previous ones I've had have been orange and yellow, not much difference between any of them really
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Skiing in flat light is just awful, isn't it?! You may as well blindfold me!

However, saying that my browny/reddy colour Smith goggles worked much better than Mr Snowy's Oakleys in flat light as demonstrated by his ability to ski into a hole and do a spectacular somersault. He probably had his iridium lenses in at the time and were reflecting all light. Wink snowHead
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Snowy: OUCH I hate skiing in flat light. It's not so bad starting out in flat light, but when it changes suddenly, as it can, then the cautious me becomes the very tentative me and that of course is a recipe for disaster, and confirms Brian T junior's opinion that his old man is past it.

Oh well....
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Brian T, flat light as in a fogged in top of the lift when the bottom is clear (I wear Briko pink), or low-angle light such as twilight or night skiing (new to me this year- Light Amplifier lens)?
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My old Bolle (pink lens) goggles come out in crappy conditions. The yellow Oakleys are not too clever.
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I had often wondered over the quite specific talk of colours in adverts etc.

Last year in Meribel, I was skiing in what I now realise must have been flat light, and could not make out where the slope was going. Quite scary.
I went straight to a shop and having tried on loads found a pair with yellowish red lenses that made an almost miraculous difference. And they were in a sale!
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Comprex,
flat light as when conditions change such as fog, heavy cloud roll over suddenly.- I've never tried twilight skiing - sounds good though.
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I can recommend Oakley's persimmon (amber) lense for low/flat light, giving great definition. When it starts getting brighter I switch to their Fire Iridium lens. I also used both of these for many years of competitive shooting were optical clarity was paramount.
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Just wanted to back-up spyderjon, yellow lenses just illuminate the light available (like full-beam on a very foggy road) so it all reflects back at you. Oakleys Persimmon are the way forward, but there are obviously people who disagree. Having worked in a ski shop for 6 years over here, I think the best test is when there is flat light go down to your local shop take a couple of pairs outside and test them, its very difficult to tell under harsh shop neons!!
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The oakley Persimmon lens with the blue iridium coating works better than just the normal persimmon one IMHO (apparently the blue coating cuts out the glare). Unfortunately it also costs 40 notes more!!
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