CU Belay Glasses... wow!


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Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 22, 2008 - 10:31pm PT
I just received my new CU Belay Glasses a few days ago and got a chance to try them out today at the Gorge. As promised, here's my unbiased semi-professional opinion with a shot of them in action.

They are great I must say. Super clear image. Exquisite workmanship. Lightweight. And the "looking noble carrying case" is well, pretty darn cool too.

Everybody who tried them on thought they was the shiznit as well.

I didn't even have to bend my neck to freak out during the leader's sketchfest....

Mar 22, 2008 - 10:59pm PT
You should have had that rope around your waist as a hip belay to freak em out, just like ole TM, used to do.
The user formerly known as stzzo

Armchair climber
Sneaking up behind you
Mar 22, 2008 - 11:05pm PT
I didn't even have to bend my neck to freak out during the leader's sketchfest....

nick d

Trad climber
Mar 22, 2008 - 11:09pm PT
I am waiting until they come out with the kaliedescope version!

Trad climber
Mar 22, 2008 - 11:09pm PT
Don't need em; I keep my eyes shut.

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2008 - 11:18pm PT
A hip belay like all of us back in the day!

Good idea though. I'm getting tired of "holding people" while they "practice the moves". Maybe the hip belay will change their minds about practicing too much.

Damn, you're still a genius WB!

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Mar 22, 2008 - 11:48pm PT
what tha?
pimp daddy wayne

The Bat Caves
Mar 23, 2008 - 12:07am PT
sick dude

Trad climber
Varied locales along the time and space continuum
Mar 23, 2008 - 12:20am PT
Lookin' something like a cross between a Rutger Hauer and Christopher Lloyd character, John! I suspect that's a good thing. :-)

Those puppies are 97.50 Euros... that's about $150.... they'd better be crystal clear at that price.


Social climber
So Cal
Mar 23, 2008 - 12:25am PT
I'd need to modify them with a flap of black tape for when Woody is leading.


Trad climber
Apple Valley, California
Mar 23, 2008 - 12:53am PT
Since I already wear glasses
I wonder if they make a version that you can
wear with glasses, you know like the clip-on sunglasses????


Trad climber
St. Paul, MN
Mar 23, 2008 - 01:24am PT
Any review on the flipside at the bar afterwards?

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Mar 23, 2008 - 02:01pm PT
Do they have the warning "objects may appear closer than
they look" on the glasses? (Sort of like the warning
on your passenger-side mirror on the auto. . .
Jay Wood

Trad climber
Fairfax, CA
Mar 23, 2008 - 02:45pm PT
Does the sketching leader look, in effect, upside down?

Oh, I see- w/ double reflection it corrects.

OK, what about that statement on the car mirror?

"Objects are closer than they appear" --- Do you find that to be true?

I don't. If I look in the mirror to see if there's room to change lane right, and see a car, it might look like there's not enough room, but when I turn my head and look, there is actually more room- the car is further away than I thought.

So the true statement would be 'Objects in mirror are further than they appear'.

Agree/ disagree?

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2008 - 03:13pm PT
Nothing is upside down. Rotating your head makes the rock "tilt" like a rocking boat or something. If you look straight on and face directly towards the rock, then everything looks "normal" - just like you were looking straight up at the climber.

Climbers are pretty much the same size as in normal vision but the whole scene is slightly "cropped" - and amazingly you can see quite a bit around the climber.

The image is completely crystal clear, I mean it's clean.

They did a pretty damn good design job on these babies I have to say. They even put my name on them - JOHN in orange letters.

Mar 23, 2008 - 03:54pm PT

Mar 23, 2008 - 07:51pm PT
Hahahahaha LOL

Trad climber
Mar 23, 2008 - 09:11pm PT
I'm cryin', here. . . .


I can't see!



Dingus Milktoast

Mar 24, 2008 - 10:03am PT
Damn bachar I was just telling my kids how I don't like to look up too much anymore.... cricks my neck in a very weird way.

Those glasses look made to order. Do that have a 'down and left' model? That's actually the worst for me.


Social climber
My Inner Nut
Mar 24, 2008 - 10:27am PT
Funny, Ouch.

yeah, the glasses thing. I am wondering about bright days that require sunglasses, personally...

Cool idea, though!
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