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Old 05-23-2014, 10:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The original WhipperSnapper (Elite) relied on the same lens retention system we currently have in the spectra lenses- flared tabs that inserts through smaller holes in the frame.

When JT started getting serious competition from other competitors, they Upgraded they game by designing a new lens that would be easier to get in and out of the WhipperSnapper / Elite frames but, be just as, if not more secure. The solution was the T-bolt (at least that's what I think they were called), it had longer tabs without flanges and holes through them. The lens was a bit easier to get in and out of the frame but, now you needed a screwdriver. If you lost a T-Bolt you would technically be at risk of goggle failure. However, the tabs were a weak spot and breaking them would make the lens unusable.

JT went back to the flanged tab design and JT users have been effectively stuck with it until the Empire Flex (aside from the Axiom and the QLS masks that were great lens systems stuck with crap bodies).

For future use, any Elite system lens would work fine.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info everyone. I'm glad to see that the lenses are relatively inexpensive compared to other brands. I still have some 1.25" foam insulation laying around which is almost the same size as the ear foam. Looks like it'll be a relatively inexpensive rehab.
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Kevin did a really good JT Dictionary thread here:
NEW! Official JT Mask Dictionary!
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Kevin did a really good JT Dictionary thread here:
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Nice read. Thanks!
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