Rudy Project with Josefa Idem, Alex Schwarzer and Andrea Barberi in Beijing

June 27 2008

Only 46 days to go until the Beijing 2008 opening ceremony and Rudy Project will be accompanying various athletes, including some members of the Italian teams, on this exciting adventure.

It will be helping Olympic champion Josefa Idem in canoeing, Alex Schwarzer in race walking and Andrea Barberi in athletics. The first two Italian athletes chose Sportmask Performance for the competitions: with its streamlined design and feisty look emphasized also by the racing format Rudy Project logos on the sides, SportMask Performance has ultra flat temples in Grilamid TR 55 LX and an adjustable nose piece in soft silicone, both of which guarantee total comfort. Large wraparound lenses ensure that side vision is distortion free and they feature a front spacer to improve lens ventilation and prevent fogging.

For his upcoming commitments Andrea Barberi opted for RydonTM, a model that blends top-level ergonomic characteristics with leading-edge materials (carbon, aluminum, magnesium, silicon and titanium) to create a product that's superlight (24 grams), versatile and big on performance. RydonTM is a unique carbon frame with temples in a revolutionary aluminum alloy used in aerospace applications (KynetiumTM) and is a combination of magnesium, silicon and titanium for sunglasses that are incredibly light (magnesium), durable (titanium) and flexible (silicon).

The model is also available with the ultra new ImpactRX vision-sun photochromic and antiglare lenses created with the most advanced optical technology and guaranteed for life. RydonTM eyewear's high levels of performance go hand-in-hand with an attractive and highly successful frameless design.

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