Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Best pair of safety goggles for badminton?

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by GTAveteran, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. GTAveteran

    GTAveteran Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    markham
    Contrary to rackets where it's extremely subjective as to what racket is "the best", if one pair of safety goggles for badminton are decent for one person, it is good for everyone else.

    What pair of safety goggles leads to the LEAST refraction in vision, best field of vision, and best fit? Thanks
     
  2. 12etsam

    12etsam Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Canada
    srsly? i dont think u need goggles
     
  3. GTAveteran

    GTAveteran Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2008
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    markham
    for my province we do
     
  4. DonnyGan

    DonnyGan Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Logistics
    Location:
    Singapore, Tampines
    can oakley do the job?
     
  5. allanQ

    allanQ Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    logistics
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    why not check out the goggles they use for squash ... it was once compulsory for squash but now it seems they are slacking on the rule
    one of my fren got hit in the eye while playing squash and was blinded for 2 weeks ... he was lucky apparently coz even the doctors could not do anything and asked him to hope for the best
     
  6. mirko

    mirko Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2008
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    germay
    try these:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Danstevens

    Danstevens Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,545
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Nottingham, UK
    Karakal do some.

    [​IMG]

    I would say that eye protection is much of a muchness, most brands will do perfectly fine eye protection so it'll just be down to availability and personal choice.

    EDIT:Sorry, that's a rather large image.
     
  8. Kelvin

    Kelvin Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,638
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Canada & UK
    if i remember correctly ektelon still manufactures and markets a line of sport goggles, along with a friend who is sponsored by black knight wears black knight goggles.

    i haven't seen them at too many retail locations, but the best location I remember seeing in Canada online, was tenniszon.com

    As for finding best fit... that is subjective...
    Not all of us have the same sized or shaped heads :p
     
  9. colekwok

    colekwok Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Fixing people
    Location:
    London/HongKong

    Best field of vision, clarity, zero distortion and protection? It has to be Oakley M-frame or Radar.

    Not cheap, but the best you can get. Ballistically proven for military use. :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. chanman87

    chanman87 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Banker
    Location:
    Toronto
    yea
    i've seen an ontario player wear these
    they look quite nice
    and OAKLEY has made a name for themselves for eyewear
     
  11. colekwok

    colekwok Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Fixing people
    Location:
    London/HongKong
    The good thing for Oakley's sport lines is, you can switch the lenses so that you can also use it outdoor.

    One thing to notice is that, not many Asians have the high nose to wear them properly. So better try to see if it fits first.
     
  12. what07

    what07 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    914
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Pharmacy Techinician/University student
    Location:
    Toronto
    My school has the Victor sport goggles. Pictured above but problem is the rubber thing sometimes covers your version and they fall off pretty easily. Anyone know protection eye wear that you could wear over glasses??? Contacts don't really work for me and most of my team.
     
  13. colekwok

    colekwok Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Fixing people
    Location:
    London/HongKong
    There is one very good alternative to the Oakley or Bolle.

    Bolle used to make some RX adaptors to their shades, but I just could not find them anymore. There is a Taiwanese airsoftgun company, Guarder, which makes a safty shooting sunglasses array called the C2.

    [​IMG]

    You can use the RX adaptor for normal corrective lenses. There are plenty of these around, good protection and not expensive.
     
  14. jonnylaris

    jonnylaris Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    belfast
    why the hell would you need safety goggles to play badminton ? lol, its not paintball!
     
  15. tgx78

    tgx78 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver BC
  16. colekwok

    colekwok Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    450
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    Fixing people
    Location:
    London/HongKong
    For some simple maths of kinetic energy in Joules, which usually is the power measurement in airsoft and paintball guns.

    Paintballs, roughly 2-3g in weight, with CO2 as the compressed regulated power source, it travels at around 90-100 m/s. i.e. Kinetic energy = 12.5J (Ek = ½ mv2)

    For the KE of a smash, let's say, shuttle weights at around 4.9-5.0g, travelling at speed around 250kph (70m/s) for pros during smashes. Kinetic energy roughly = 14.6J on impact.

    Of course, I have yet to see anyone got permanant eye damage during my playing years, but these are the options that you can buy.
     
  17. Athelete1234

    Athelete1234 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    2,074
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Canada
    That was the best time to pull out that clip:D:D

    It's required for Ontario badminton competition to wear goggles, or glasses with a permission note.
     
  18. Ar Dan

    Ar Dan Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Property Management
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Not to worry, certain models of Oakley's sunglasses are now offered in Asian Fit. http://oakley.com/search/asian+fit
     

Share This Page