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« on: July 11, 2009, 11:24 PM »

I'll be landing at LAX at 09:30 on August 6th, then flying out at 07:30 August 7th (with kite baggage).

Anyone got suggestions on how to while away the hours in an inexpensive way (Yeah, I know...it's LA)
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009, 10:27 AM »

1 Rental car.
2 Drive to Huntington Beach.
3 Visit Steve's CTR, Dave at the Kite Connection.
3a Buy a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses (Dave's an authorized salesguy)
4 Fly on the beach.
5 Watch the sand bunnies (they are the ones wearing bikinis).
6 Drive back to the airport a happy man.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2009, 10:31 AM »

I agree with Chilse. Might want to take out the part about the Maui Jim Sunglasses if you are on a budget  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2009, 11:03 AM »

Best glass you can get in a pair of sunglasses.

90% of the sunglass companies are just Ray-Bans under a different name. Not MJ. Or so I was told.  Cool

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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 01:09 AM »

To paraphrase Bernard Black "..are they magic sunglasses.  Do they give you some kind of dizzying high?"  Cheesy

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"Rent car, get a hotel room...or...buy some sunglasses,
rent car...buy sunglasses,
rent car..."  Undecided

I'm sold on the rest of the list - thanks guys
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 02:09 AM »

C'mon Kev, surely there must be a Spearmint Rhino nearby, or at least a Hooters
I really should have been going with you on this trip i can see  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 09:27 AM »

Maui Jim sunglasses are almost magic
(Just talking about the glass lenses, not poly)

1 You can order prescription versions
2 The glass is optically neutral while blocking more UV than other sunglasses
3 The lens remain correctly color balanced
4 You can get them in either 88% or 92% light reduction

On a personal note
1 I can see the patterns (black netting) of tinting in car windshields (very weird).
2 Objects appear closer and more distinct
3 I have done direct A-B comparisons with Smiths, Ray-Ban, Oakley.

There are several very good sunglass companies. Personally, I think Maui Jim stands just a little bit higher than the rest. By profession, I am an opto-mechanical engineer. So good glass is appreciated. Read their website. It's a bit mass appeal, but the boiled down technical stuff is there.
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 12:31 PM »

My Maui Jim's are prescription with the vari-lux progressive bifocals.
I wouldn't leave home without them.
John is correct - they are magical!
They have this thing that equates to a build in "squint" to keep you from do it your self.
I'll never go back to anything else.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2009, 03:32 PM »

Hey Kevin!

I'm taking the 'red-eye' to catch up with you in Miami. We are both gonna be tired puppies on that last flight.... Wink

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2009, 12:23 AM »

I can tell you that MJ's are the best sunglasses I have ever worn. They have something like 32 patents on their lenses. My eyes are very sensitive to light, and while I've tried Oakley, Ray Ban (used to be a dealer), Serengetti, Nike (used to sell them too), Suncloud (current dealer), Bole, and Smith's, MJ's is the only brand that after an 8 hour day or more in the sun, my eyes are not tired at all. ALL the others... I felt it at the end of the day. They all work great, but it's how my eyes feel at the end of the day that does it for me. I won't wear anything else. They are expensive, but ask yourself this...what are your eyes worth to you. FYI, contact me if you need a pair, you'll be glad you did!
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