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Jackson G.

Jackson G.

Jackson G.

Jackson G.wrote a review of on December 1, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The "Omni" evolved from Bataleon's acclaimed (and discontinued) "Undisputed" powder specific board. The major change is the Omni is significantly softer...this is good for most all mtn riders, but not so good for powder hounds that can't shell out for Bataleon's expensive Whitegold boards.

Another change is the inserts. They're in the same spot as the Undisputed, but Bataleon removed two of the inserts just so they can use the term "Backseat" inserts...it's a gimmick that actually removes one of the stance options the Undisputed had.

Finally, the base grind isn't as coarse as the Undisputed was. The Omni will still be fine for most in drier snow, but may be a little slower in wet snow.

If a lightly used Undsiputed isn't an option, the Omni is still a very good all mtn freeride that'll also float through some super deep powder, even on flatter mtns.

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Jackson G.

Jackson G.wrote a review of on December 25, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Tried them all, but kept the the Rogue because they fit my medium face best. The optics are excellent and rival any of the top brands. The peripheral vision is also very good...and only where you really need it (the sides).

I bought the version that includes the bonus yellow/blue ion lens. Dragon's website says they're only 35-45% virtual light transmission, so I was worried they'd be too dark for overcast/shadowed or storming conditions. However, the pamphlet that came with the goggles claims these lenses are actually 60-70% VLT. I think the website is wrong because I used them in a heavy snow storm and they weren't even close to being too dark.

The Red ion lens worked great in super bright sunny conditions. I didn't find myself squinting, at all....plus, they look great and are ultra reflective.

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Jackson G.

Jackson G.wrote a review of on December 8, 2012

4 5

kudos to VZ for making a great looking frameless goggle. Unfortunately, they dont quite fit my medium face. The foam is snug all the way around my face, but, in order to get my eyes on the center (horizontal) line of the lens, I have to pull them too far down on my nostrils. If you're buying online before trying, be warned these are really for a larger face. I returned them and got the dragon rogue which are truly medium fit goggles.

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Jackson G.

Jackson G.wrote a review of on December 5, 2012

5 5

Great looking goggle, super lens and incredible peripheral vision...but, mine had a poor glue job on the nose area of the face foam. The box also arrived unclosed. The goggles were bulging out, the bag on the bonus lens was already opened and the protective film was half peeled back. QC needs a little work.

...however, they worked great on the mtn. The "jet" version ($159) comes with a bonus yellow/blue mirrored lens for low light that worked great in heavily snowing/cold conditions. The vision was HD and they didn't fog at all. The red ion mirror (other included lens) was perfect in bright sunny/bluebird conditions. The mirroring on the red lens is super opaque, so no one can see your eyes.

For those who complain about the "halo" effect created by the ion mirror, don't worry about it. Seems to me that halo actually increases snow definition, so if you aren't staring at your hand all day, you won't even notice the halo when actually riding.

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