Originally Posted by Kingsix
The minimum standards for eye protection in airsoft are ANSI rated goggles. For people like Iskaryot that don't know what eye protection should be used for airsoft it is ANSI Z87.1 .ANSI stands for American National standards Institute Z87.1 is the impact rating. The goggles should be rated at ANSI Z87.1 or above. You cannot play with shop glasses or normal sunglasses and no offense your goggles look like swimming goggles. You better smarten up your act and read more post less, alot of your post as very childish and make no sense.
ANSI is the acronym for the American National Standards Institute, a nonprofit organization that serves as administrator of the United States private sector voluntary standardization system. The primary objective of ANSI is to promote and facilitate voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems. ANSI does not have authority to enforce such standards, but their standards are used by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to be sure that certain safety devices, such as eyewear, provide adequate protection for workers.
The ANSI Z87.1 standard sets forth requirements for the design, construction, testing, and use of eye protection devices, including standards for impact and penetration resistance. All safety glasses, goggles, and face shields used by employees under OSHA jurisdiction must meet the ANSI Z87.1 standard. The eyewear standard includes the following minimum requirements:
* Provide adequate protection against the hazards for which they are designed
* Be reasonably comfortable
* Fit securely, without interfering with movement or vision
* Be capable of being disinfected if necessary, and be easy to clean
* Be durable
* Fit over, or incorporate, prescription eyewear
Many manufacturers of sports eyewear and other protective eyewear not used in a work environment also comply with the ANSI Z87.1 standard. If you need protective eyewear of any kind, look for products that comply with the ANSI standard or consult with an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or optician before purchasing.
Manufactured in accordance with EU directive 89/686/eec and en166:2001
I know that you weren't trying to offend me, but I'd still like an apology. They are rated as safety glasses, in compliance with European standards because it is made in Italy. It is not fault of mine for not providing you with its safety rating, but since you called me out by name, I did.
You said my posts are childish and makes no sense. Please PM me the ones where I have confused or irritated you so I don't repeat my mistakes in the future.
Again, I'm new to airsoft, so I have lots to learn. I'm trying the best I can, but if I'm not learning fast enough, there's no reason for you to get mad at me. Even if I was stupid enough to recommend goggles that weren't rated for safety, you should not have used emotionally charged words such as "smarten up", "post less", "childish". On the other hand, if you patiently point out my mistakes, it would not only clear things up right from the get go so I won't repeat them, it would also help me learn.
After all, if I don't post my mistaken views that other people can rectify, I would never learn.
Lets both approach this from a mature manner =P
Edit: I hope I don't come of as angry or anything, just not in a good mood today with deadlines tomrrow