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Since that day, Iâ€™ve taken a second pair to the blocks for EVERY SINGLE RACE in a pool, college and masters. NCAA 1993 and 1994. FINA World Masters in 2006. US Masters nationals 2015 in San Antonio. Even last weekend at a local 1500 scm meet, I tossed a spare pair under the block next to the pool JIC. Itâ€™s my ritual. Even at OWS and some tri races, Iâ€™ll have the spare tucked into the waistband until the race starts and either toss the spares at the shore or hand off to a Sherpa.
Wow, sorry for the bad race. I guess you're totally covered now by taking two pair every race now though. :)
"Anyone can be who they want to be IF they have the HUNGER and the DRIVE."
If you look at videos of the 1984 Olympics you'll see that almost everyone wore Hind Compy, while a look at the 1988 Games shows that at least 50% of the swimmers wore Swedish. By 1988, probably every single guy on my club team wore a pair of Swedish goggles.
TBH, I didn't wear those much in HS or college. I stuck to mostly the Speedo Sprint and the Hind Compy. I had one pair of Swedish goggles fall apart on me right before the mile final at NCAA's my sophomore year in 1992. I wrapped up my college career wearing Hind Compy. I still have 2 pairs of those, but those aren't being made anymore, so I am holding to those.
I've mostly worn Hind Compy and Swedish since about 2006, with variations of the Swedish (Montebara, Tyr Socket Rockets, arena Swedix) being all that I wear now. .
I still wear Hind goggles but Hind is now GH Sports and they have changed the goggle and they really arenâ€™t made by them anymore. Not as good as the original Hind. Hind was the inventor of the waterpolo caps.
San Luis Obispo, CA
Born a swimmer, borrowed a bike, laced up some runners, and the rest just fell into place for a solid MOP life.
Buy yours now or those are gone forever.
I like wearing the goggles with the string/tube, but one single strap around the head, and I cut about 1 inch below the side holes. I've found this method to be the most comfortable and stable for me. I think the most comfortable would be a single strap around the head, with a strap for the nose piece, but I like the string. For racing however, I'll go with the bungee and jack it down tight.
I'm going to see if I still have all those pairs of compys (some are lightly used, some are new). If I do, hell, I'll just give em to you if you want. Its the ones with the light-green band correct?
What a comforting feeling it was to change back to the Kayennes...
Is there such a thing in swimming for eye sockets, as in cycling for butts ( like we finally get used to it after thousands of hours) ? Cause now I don't think I'm fit for ''inner eye'' goggles...
Good luck.. I'm partial to them, but you've got to go with what works for you. If they're comfy, give them a fair chance in OWS or tri. How many times have you actually taken a shot to the eye socket?