Joining Team Blue Shark

While the twitter world heard about it a few days ago, I haven’t written about it here on my blog yet. I am pleased to be joining the team at Blue Shark Optics. I have been a fan for years, stopping by the booth and picking up a new pair at the WSoP every year, and every year they get better. This year’s crop feels perfect and I am a huge fan of the new Horn Sharks that I received a few months ago.

To be a member of a team that includes Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer, Jonathan Little, Hoyt Corkins, and my pal Chad Holloway, is a fantastic opportunity. If you see me in a card room, I will almost always have at least one pair of Blue Sharks with me for you to check out. If I am in Minnesota, IChris Fox Wallace in Blue Shark Optics will usually have two pair in my truck. I chose the two pairs of Blue Sharks to have as demo models because I think they represent the two extremes.

The Hoyt Corkins Signature Model is a very modern style, with a lightweight half-frame and a medium sized lens. I don’t usually wear glasses, so I look for shades that I won’t notice once I am wearing them, and the Hoyts do a great job of that. If you usually wear a baseball hat, and you want ultra light frames, these are probably your best option.

The Horn Shark is my current favorite. I would have been happy with the Hoyts, and was happy with them for almost a year, but as soon as I got the Horn Sharks the Hoyts were relegated to back up status. The Horn Sharks are almost as light, with a much bigger frame because they are all plastic. They wrap around and have large lenses that don’t let any light in from the outside that might cause glare and they are ultra comfortable. I can wear them all day without my eyes bothering me at all. The big, full coverage, design also keeps my eyes from drying out, which can happen during a long tournament day in the desert air in Vegas.

The Horn Sharks also come in bifocals by the way, you can order them at 1.5x or 2x reader power for when you are looking at your cards and they will still be normal when you are looking across the table. My vision is pretty good for now, but I’m not getting any younger and I can see how bifocals would come in handy.

I’ve created a new category on the blog called “Blue Shark – Tells” which I’ll be using to post some new stuff related to live tells. I’ve done a lot of work with live tells in the past in seminars and really enjoy talking about the subject. Human behavior and body language are fascinating to me. I am always reading about the those two subjects, and this deal with Blue Shark will be a great excuse for me to spend even more time learning about them and writing about what I learn. I’m hoping to make a new instructional post on reading your opponents once a month, and you should feel free to remind me if you don’t see a new one for awhile.

A heartfelt thank you to Kerry and the rest of the BSO Team. I look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.

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  1. #1 by robowolfman on April 29, 2014 - 8:57 pm

    Congrads on join the BSO crew. Looks like all your great play and hard work is paying off.

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