What do paddles and sunglasses have in common?
This might seem a strange thing to you, but I have been selling sunglasses online for many years now and it is an interesting business.
One of the things I like best about this business is that I have an opportunity to talk to a lot of people, many are pilots like myself.
But, I digress.
Our Core Product Lines
One of our core product lines are replacement parts for Randolph Engineering sunglasses. Many times a pair of Randolphs get damaged - a lens is scratched, a temple gets bent, or another non-warranty issue arises.
Thats where we come in.
Let's say you have a great pair of Randolph Aviators that you love. You take them off, set them on a car seat and someone sits on them.
All at once you have temples that are bent or broken. Now what?
These parts are easy to change out and - viola! - your sunglasses are like new again!
But What About Paddles?
A couple of days ago I received a telephone call from a prospective customer referred to me by Randolph Engineering (yes, they DO refer people to me!).
He is looking for a pair of replacement temples, but at the start of our conversation he starts talking about paddles!
It took me a minute to understand that what he was looking for were temples. But even when I figured that out I still didn't understand exactly what he was looking for.
After a few minutes of confused conversation I finally figured out he needed replacement bayonet temples for his sunglasses! He thought they were called paddles!
But, he is not the only one!
I have had temples described to me not only as paddles but arms, straight things, arms with a hook at the end (Skull Temples) and many other terms.
It turns out that many folks just don't know what the parts of a pair of sunglasses (or just plain glasses) are called.
Take a few moments and check out our post "Sunglass Frame Parts".
I guarantee you will not longer be confused!
In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!
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