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Not Just For Racquetball!
Aug 28, 2000 (Updated Aug 28, 2000)
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
User Rating: Excellent
Pros:Too Many to Count
The ten dollars I spent on my Ektelon racquetball/all-purpose goggles may very well be the best ten dollars Iíve ever spent. Letís start with their astounding durability. If you didnít know they were made of plastic youíd
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think they were constructed of titanium or kevlar. Theyíre that durable. To research this review for Epinions.com, I ran my goggles through a series of rigorous physical tests. I sat on them, dropped them, tossed them from a moving vehicle, and introduced them to my garbage disposal.* The goggles performed remarkably well, except, obviously, in the garbage disposal, where they didnít have a chance in hell. My garbage disposal is one of earthís great mechanical forces. Itís like a centrifuge. It can split atoms. It ate the chrome fender off my buddyís station wagon.*
Perhaps my favorite feature of the Ektelon racquetball/all-purpose goggles is how stylish they are. Believe me, you wouldnít be the first one to wear a pair of Ektelons out to some of the hippest spots in your city. What? The Boom Boom Room? You think Ektelon racquetball/all-purpose
goggles arenít popular at the Boom Boom Room on a Friday night? They were
made for the Boom Boom Room. Theyíre booming on my forehead right now as I write this. Boom Boom. Boom Boom Boom. Boom. But thatís the thing with Ektelon racquetball/all-purpose goggles: their usefulness knows no boundaries. Theyíre perfect for the rifle range.* In fact, anytime youíre using high-powered weaponry, on or off the range, I would recommend Ektelon racquetball/all-purpose goggles. For the same reason theyíre always dependable when dealing with a variety of explosives. I use them with great satisfaction at the go-cart track/batting cages. And I always wear them when Iím welding and/or using an electric hacksaw.
Another situation for which I often use my goggles is in conversation, i.e. to keep things moving when they get slow. Say Iím at the Boom Boom Room on a Friday night. Iím leaning against the bar, throwing back a couple of cold ones, and talking up this hot little number. Iím looking good. Iím feeling good. And Iím running like crazy through my most reliable conversation topics: my garbage disposal, my ant farm, my roommate/mom, my favorite search engines. Just when I start to fear I have nothing left to say, Iíll start to fiddle with my Ektelon racquetball/all-purpose goggles. Iíll pull them out and let them snap sharply back to my face. Iíll take them off for de-fogging. Iíll adjust the nose cushion.* Iíll wipe them on my shirt cuff for cleaning purposes. And then, inevitably, the hot little number will give me a look and whisper: ďSo you play racquetball?Ē Oh momma! Look out! Boom Boom! Hot tub! Give me air! Let me breathe! Boom Boom!
Personally, I donít know what else there is to say about Ektelon
racquetball/all-purpose goggles. I will say thereís a tight community
of racquetballers out there, and that the best way to meet them is to wear
your goggles at all times. Itís kind of like our secret handshake. Youíd be surprised how many people--on the bus, at the swimming pool, in the office, at baseball card conventions--introduce themselves because they, too, play racquetball. Itís a nice feeling, to know there are people out there who share your same recreational interests. So do yourself a favor. Go out and spend ten bucks on a pair of Ektelon racquetball/all purpose goggles. Youíll thank Leon.
* See Leonís garbage disposal review at: http://www.epinions.com/hmgd-review-155-124C8C35-3839ACDC-bd3
* With his consent.
* Which is what itís like to face Leon in a racquetball match.
* Indeed, they have a generous nose cushion.
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