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    I was thinking of buying a set of bourkes and was wondering if anyone has the tinted version. If so how dark are they, I am looking for just show i use safety glasses duriong extricatoin and goggles during brush fires so I don't really need them to work. but I don't want them to be too dark in case I have to use them. thanks.

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    Tinted bourkes are a waste of money. Get clear bourkes into a fire or two and they'll be dark as well.
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    I'm thinking Mirrored...

    Now the question is Silver mirrored or Gold mirrored...

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    Default Not bourkes, but...

    http://www.edarley.com/darley/catalo...ory&linkid=396



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    If there's anything more worthless than clear bourkes, I guess it would have to be tinted bourkes.

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    I was at our local public safety store today, and as I turned to leave, there on the counter sat a pair of amber tinted bourkes.

    I chuckled out loud!
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    Why do people keep coming up with these threads about tinted bourkes? As already noted by some of my other fine brothers here they are worthless, even more worthless than the clear ones! Holy Crap don't buy tinted bourkes, if you really want bourkes get the clear ones. I have them and they are pointless, they are only good for the traditional look.

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    Ok I get it bourkes are useless. Thanks for the advice.

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    It is a matter of opinion. I like mine. They actually have been used sucessfully several times. Goggles are best for extrication though.

    Haven't seen tinted ones at all.

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    Yes...it is a matter of opinion... I have had them on different helmets and have had some helmets without them. I like them and use them when I have them. If they are mounted correctly they do very well.

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    I have bourkes on both of my helmets, work & VFD. Granted, they are pointless (if you haven't gathered that yet ) but I use them. I don't use them on "higher" risk incidents, I'll use goggles then, but I like them and will always have them on my bucket.

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    Exactly it is a matter of opinion, If someone wants to get them more power to them. Just because no one else likes them big deal.
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    As a former crash fire rescue firefighter at an Air National Gaurd base I want to comment on the helmet and face shield in Resq 14's post.

    The salad bowl helmet pictured with the gold coated face shields were being phased in to replace those God awful aluminized crash hoods we used to wear. The gold was on the face shield just like it was on the lens of the crash hood to reflect the majority of the heat of a flammable liquid (jp-4 or jp-8 jet fuel) fire.

    Tinted Bourkes or regular Bourkes for that matter look cool and awful extremely limited eye protection. Having said both of those things I have them on 2 of my traditional helmets.

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    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/product.cfm?pID=722

    Smoked bourkes at the firestore.com

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    And don't forget to get your nice Aluminized PBI Flip-Down Bourke Lens Protector to keep them pretty!

    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/product.cfm?pID=1542

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    Darn! According to that picture, the helmet isn't included!
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    1) Anyone who puts covers on their Bourkes should be stripped of their New Yorker.

    2) Quote the website: This protector is highly recommended for anyone involved with live burn fire training. A great item for Fire Academy Students. Keep your Bourkes looking like new!

    If your training burns are being held hot enough to melt bourkes, stuff ain't safe.

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