One of the most essential pieces to a good day on the hill is the goggles. On a few occasions I've attempted to ride without and found it almost impossible unless I'm just jibbing a small feature. Last season I bit the bullet and stepped up from some shitty Smiths to a pair of Crowbars after some encouragement (and maybe harassment!?) from some good buddies. It was super worth it and there wasn't any looking back.
Like most NS'ers, I'd like to look good on the hill, and goggles are a huge part of the look. When I first bought my Crowbars, they were plain matte white. Last season I found out that the Crowbar is a highly and easily customization goggle. With that In mind, I went to the Oakley store at Mall of America to see if they stocked any parts. They only had a small handful of parts, but they had parts, so I bought some.
From here you have a fully assembled goggle. To get new parts on the goggle you need to take the goggle apart. This video gives us a very thorough explanation on how to disassemble them:
Thanks to the guy who made the video! It made my life 1000X easier. The only thing I would do differently from the video is that I would remove the lens from the goggle first and then I would put it in the soft cloth goggle bag and put it in a safe place. It's a pretty strong lens but I've seen two of them cracked down the middle at the local shop because the owner got impatient with them and then attempted to get them warrantied..... Putting the lens aside is also a good way to prevent them from getting scratched. Patience is the key when working with the lens, the rest of the goggle is BOMB proof.
Parts of a Crowbar:
So basically once you have it apart, you can go and put it back together. You just need to reverse the whole dis-assembly process. Before you put them back together, maybe do a quick layout of the parts you want to use to make sure it all looks good.
I went and did an extra step during my assembly and I did a split colour strap. The video explains how to do it better than I can with words! I chose to do an asymmetrical black outrigger with a white/red logo strap on one side, and a red outrigger with a black/white logo strap on the other side.
Black strap/red outrigger:
White strap/black outrigger:
Now I have a totally different looking goggle, and if I hate the look or want to change things up for next weekend, I can! It only took me about 15 minutes to do the whole process of changing my goggles around and it was super easy. If you have any questions feel free to post up in here, and if you have a custom pair of goggles no matter what brand POST THEM UP! Know of any good places to get parts? POST THAT MOTHERFUCKER UP ASWELL!
I may look around on the forum and find a good thread on dyeing goggles and post that as a tutorial up in here if the OP consents to it. If you feel like making your own or already have one, throw it up in here so I don't have to :D