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Rudy Project - Racing Blue Lenses - what's the word?(4 posts)

Rudy Project - Racing Blue Lenses - what's the word?KSC
Sep 20, 2002 7:44 AM
I had to buy a new pair of glasses recently & went for the Rudy Project Kerosenes. Now I need a lower light lense - I've used yellow and red lenses before, but what's up with this racing blue lense? Anyone use it, is it any good? On their site, they seem to indicate the "racing red" helps focus by blocking out blues and amplifying reds. Does that mean blue brings things out of focus by amplifying blues and blocking out reds?

They came w/ smoke lenses, should I just stick with those and use yellows for lower light? Or do reds make a big difference?
re: Rudy Project - Racing Blue Lenses - what's the word?str8dum1
Sep 20, 2002 8:12 AM
blue is for the really bright light. stay with yellow or clear for low light
re: Rudy Project - Racing Blue Lenses - what's the word?KSC
Sep 20, 2002 11:40 AM
Yeah, looking at their web site though they have "Laser Blue" and "Racing Blue". Laser Blue is supposed to block a lot of light, Racing Blue they claim is for "variable weather". I'm mostly wondering then how the blue and red differ when both are categorized for variable weather conditions.
re: Rudy Project - Racing Blue Lenses - what's the word?jwarrenod
Sep 20, 2002 4:10 PM
As a rider, RP dealer and an optics expert (I make my living bending light and fixing eyeballs as an optometrist) I love my Racing Blues. I've got grey polarized, racing blues and racing reds. The racing blues are great for all light conditions other than really hazy days, then the racing reds are best. The grey polarized are great for skiing and being on the water.

I wear the racing blues about 85% of the time I ride and wear my kerosenes. I also wear Graals from time to time and like all 3 lenses that they have to offer.

JW