Right now Marcus Hellner is preparing for the upcoming season with the Olympics as his main goal. It’s all as it use to be but, there is a big BUT, the Swedish x-country star has for this season changed ski boots and bindings to Alpina and Rottefella.
- A big decision if you have the Olymipcs in mind but it’s well thought out and it feels great, Marcus says.
After several years with another brand Marcus Hellner decides to change to Alpina and Rottefella. Last year’s world champion over 50 km, Johan Olsson, is one of many top racers that is using Alpina. Petter Northug another.
- I needed a change and so far it feels very good. Right after last season I started to test the Alpina boots and I must say that I got the right feeling from start with the new shoes and bindings. In classic technique I need to use less power to get the ski down and get the grip. With the Alpina ESK Pro I get the great feel in the skate technique that I’ve been looking for. It will be a couple of interesting weeks of training on really good snow here in Val Senales, Marcus says.
On the 7th of February there are the opening ceremonies of the Olympic games in Sochi and Marcus is looking forward to it. Both the individual races and the team relay, which he participated in at the World Championship in Val di Fiemme last year and won two silver medals.
- Last year there was something missing. I had to work hard the whole season and didn’t get anything for free. It was tough. So I made a few changes for this upcoming season.
- The new bindings and shoes is a big change. Then I’ve made some changes in the summer training as well. It’s still the same amount of hours but with a different set up that’s more concentrated to weight lifting and longer terms of interval running, for example mire running.
The Swedish XC-Team has been in Italy till the end October. The first snow has fallen and it’s lot of activity on the glacier. New gear has been tested and the technique has improved to perfection.
At the OutDoor, taking place in Friedrichshafen from 11 to 14 July 2013, Alpina presented the latest trekking boots collection and novelties. At the 20th edition of the trade fair, over 900 exhibitors from 42 countries, including the market leaders, presented themselves to their colleagues in the industry. OutDoor, the leading trade show absolutely sets footwear trends for the 2014 outdoor season.
ALPINA has innovatively applied its vast knowledge of skiing gear of champions to create outdoor boots that are evenly advanced and stubborn when it comes to reaching the top. They’re built from first-class technical solutions and durable materials so they make hard work look easy. This walking gear constantly provides stability, ensures comfort, repels water, and helps ventilate the foot. Trekking boots by ALPINA are able to transport their wearer everywhere, no matter how steep and how high the goal is.
One of the latets Alpina innovations VCP (Volume Control Plate), which allows for precise adaptation of the volume independently for the left and right foot, is now applied on almost every single Alpina backpacking, hiking and winter trekking boots. For the 2014 season, Alpina are making their products even more attractive through even greater functionality and generous comfort.
LIFE CAN BE SO COLOURFUL!
In upcoming outdoor boots collection special attention is given to the development and design of new women's backpacking and hiking boots. The message for the coming season is clear: Life can be so colourful! The dominant colours in the new collection for women include bright green, »lavender purple« and »ice blue«.
THE FUTURE EXPLORER TODAY.
New Alpina Approach trekking shoes deliver speed of movement, a lightweight construction, comfortable fit and superior protection and enables you to conquer demanding, technical terrains. Alpina presented new, bold colours of the new Approach model »Royal.«
XC World Cup 2012/2013
World Cup finale in Falun, Sweden.
Last weekend in Fallun, Sweden took place on the last races and at the same scene World Cup cross-country skiing finished.
Alpina racing team has achieved remarkable results and once again proved that the top cross-country ski boot Alpina ELITE PRO is the boot which belong to the champions all over the world.
The greatest success of the XC WC season 2012/13 is certainly a Big crystal globe won by Norwegian Petter Notrhug. With great performances and hard work throug the whole season and finaly with his victory on the last race in Fallun, he clinched the Overall World Cup title. Excellent classification overall has reached the VYLEGZHANIN Maxim (RUS) with the fifth place.
In the women's class, the best results overall reached Norvegian Heidi Weng on the excellent fifth place.
Alpina is really proud on superior Alpina racing boots, wich are the results of our own knowledge, long-term development of racing boots and close cooperation with top class athletes.