Last weekend, 24th and 25th november 2012, months long season World Cup cross-country skiing began. As usual, the competition started in Scandinavia. The first scene was Gaellivare in Sweden, where Alpina athletes won great results.
Norvegian Peter Northug won 7th place, Russian Belov Evgeniy 8th, Lukas Bauer 10 th place.
First Women cross country race has given good results, the most successful was Norwegian Skofterud Vibeke W., on 6 th place.
XC World Cup season will continue in Finnland, Kuusamo.
Alpina proudly present new racing boot ELITE SKATE PRO, which represent next major leap in a long and successful evolution of Alpina’s racing boots for cross country skiing and biathlon.
They are an intuitive professional tool for top racing athletes and most demanding users, developed for maximum transformation of energy from a racer to the skies and excellent skies control. Straightforward design approach means that the boots are equipped with only essential parts. Because of this, they have excellent function to weight ratio and many innovative solutions.
For the demands of skate skiing technique boots have advance torsion stability system, which consists of several solutions such as innovative 45 degree lacing system and intelligent 3D shape of rigid full carbon construction stabiliser and cuff. Depending on the needs of different skiing techniques it is possible to remove cuff and race without it.
Performance ergonomics system enables closer position of the foot to the ski and with that a better balance and stability and a stronger, more efficient kick. Special attention is given to the good grip of the foot, especially in the heel pocket area. Better comfort is achieved with Ultradry material, which transforms moist away from the foot, and has a 3D shaped footbed and aluminium foil for better thermal insulation. The entire boot is protected with water resistant cover.
Design elements make the shoes recognizable from a distance and at the same time clever details can be observed from up-close. The product graphic also works as an excellent protective layer against wear on the exposed areas of the boot.
On Friday, 21 th and Saturday, 22 th September 2012, Alpina hosted on Rogla sales personnel from countries around the world. The main purpose of the annual meeting with the distributors is to present winter sports and trekking boots collections for the next season, which will be also presented at the biggest sports trade show ISPO in Germany. This year was attended by 36 participants from 17 countries.
Presentation of the collection was also enhanced with a pleasant hanging out while Alpina distributors can get to know each other and exchange experiences. They went back to business world with fres ideas, beautiful impressions and new information about the Alpina products.