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2021-02-08

KEVIN ROLLAND, THE LATEST ARRIVAL IN THE IZIPIZI FAMILY

The French glasses brand will be at the skier’s side for the 2021 World Championships and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

He is one of the most successful freestyle skiers of all time.
Bronze medallist at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, nine times medallist at the legendary X-Games—including five gold medal wins—holder of three crystal globes, and a world champion... at just 31, Kevin Rolland has dominated the half-pipe skiing discipline for over 10 years.

A French prodigy of twin-tip skis, he has continually pushed the boundaries of the sport, whether on the world competition circuit or in his creative videos that spread across the web like wildfire.

In the heart of a season full of exciting challenges for the World Championship silver medallist—who is back following an injury sustained on 30 April 2019 after a heavy fall while trying to set a new quarterpipe world record—IZIPIZI is extremely proud to welcome La Plagne’s golden child into the Happy Riders Pro Team.

Rolland joins a family of freeskiers with an impressive history of skills and medals. These include the young slopestyle specialist Lou Barin; the Canadian who’s as fast on the slopes as she is with her wit Sophie Lechasseur-Gavaggio; the all-rounder with boundless energy Franck Bernes; and the princes of Belleville Valley, freeriders Victor Galuchot and Kevin Guri, both as creative on the snow as they are in their video productions.

These outstanding riders are all much-loved ambassadors of the IZIPIZI sports range, which launched in 2017 and today includes three models: SUN NAUTIC (polarized lenses that are as suited to yachting as they are to the golf course), SUN GLACIER (glasses designed especially for snow sports) and SUN SNOW (the adult & junior ski mask). Every one of these models reflects IZIPIZI’s deep-rooted commitment to creating technical, designer and high-quality products while staying happy at every turn!

Kevin Rolland is delighted to embark on this new partnership, explaining, “Since the start of my career, I’ve been used to skiing, filming and training with friends. It’s a bit like working in a family, and that makes things so much easier and nicer. I immediately saw that IZIPIZI shared the same values and mindset as me, and was about having as much fun as possible, on the slopes and in life in general. But I was only sure about partnering up because the products meet my needs as a high-level athlete. In my sport, visibility and protection are vital factors in performance. That means I need the best technology to help guide me to victory.

Quentin Couturier, IZIPIZI’s co-founder adds, “As huge fans of skiing, we’ve had a close eye on Kevin’s career right from the start. We’ve cheered on his victories, and gasped at his fall two years ago... We could not be prouder or happier today to welcome him into the IZIPIZI family. Especially as he faces some great challenges over the coming seasons, with the World Freestyle Ski Championships in March 2021 and the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022. As well as his immense talent on the slopes and unrelenting perseverance, we also love Kevin’s creativity and personality, which both are both perfectly in line with IZIPIZI’s values.

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