Racers with Alpina boots are showing good shape prior to the Nordic world championships in Falun and biathlon world championship in Kontiolahti.
Finn Haagen Krogh (NOR) achieved double win in Oestersund last weekend. On Saturday he won in the sprint in classic technique and on Sunday he won the 15 km race in skating technique.
Charllote Kalla (SWE) won the 10 km race in skating technique on Sunday and showed that she is in the great shape prior to the world championship in her homeland.
Stina Nilsson (SWE) won another podium with the third place in the Saturdays sprint in classic technique. Very successful weekend for Swedish team fulfilled Marcus Hellner (SWE) with the third place on Sundays 15 km race in skating.
On the biathlon world cup races in Oslo Gabriela Soukalova (CZE) together with her colleges won the gold medal in the relay race. In the men relay Dominic Landentinger (AUT) achieved the third place.
Serghey Semenov (UKR) won the third place in the individual men race on 20 km distance.
Our racers are in the great shape prior to the world championships and we can expect good results in Falun and Kontiolahti.
Swedish cross-country skiers Marcus Hellner, Johan Olsson, Charlotte Kalla, Stina Nilson, Emma Wiken, Sara Lindborg and many others compete in recognisable red Alpina ski boots, developed in Slovenia. The Alpina cross-country ski boots are also the firs choice of Olympic and World Cup winners in cross-country and biathlon.
The Slovene brand Alpina is a guarantee for high quality manufacture, innovative solutions and user friendly design. Alpina's programme of sports shoes includes cross-country and alpine ski boots, and shoes for outdoor activities like trekking and mountaineering. Alpina's most important product group is the cross-country ski boots, which has the leading market share in the world.
More promising innovations this year
In the beginning of February at the ISPO Munich 2015 international sporting goods fair Alpina again presented interesting new solutions, among which a new generation of racing ski boots Elite 2.0 and a new adult ski boot Elite are the most noteworthy.
When developing new collection of cross-country ski boots for the winter 2015/16, Alpina focused on the Elite Racing line, intended for racers at the highest level, and the Racing line, intended for demanding cross-country amateurs. Racers at the highest level can choose between two innovative models ESK 2.0 and ECL 2.0. The main features are the new "Active Edge Carbon" parts, which provide the necessary support and are also very light. The boots are much softer at critical points, which significantly reduces the chance of developing blisters. Alpina is the first manufacturer to integrate such a solution, which is a step ahead of the competition.
The best racers are excited
Another new feature is a sole composed of two pars, where only the tip and the heel are plastic, while the part in the middle is made of carbon, which further reduces the weight of the boot. Since the heel support and the lower part of the sole are made from a single piece of carbon, this increases torsional stiffness. Elite racers, who already tested the boots, love them and believe they are an important step forward for the company.
Comfort also for very demanding recreational athletes
The boots, intended for very demanding amateur cross-country skiers, have a refreshed graphic design and interior in order to increase comfort, to be easy to put on and take off, and are better insulated. Alpina designed a completely new line of summer boots for cross-country roller skiing, which is ambitious enough for Alpina to remain the leading brand in the world in the segment.
A grand entrance into the alpine skiing segment
Another important innovation in Alpina's collection is a new adult alpine ski boot Elite. With it Alpina is again one of the important manufacturers of alpine ski boots. Among many new features, Alpina point out three, which are unique in the world: a material with similar stiffness properties in warm and cold weather, a ski/hike mechanism, which can be adjusted with a ski pole, and InTemp control system, where users can adjust the temperature within the boot with an integrated heater. With appropriate adjustment the boots practically by themselves provide the right temperature for your feet and also wick away the moisture from sweating.
Jakov Fak has won double victory in the biathlon world cup events in Nove Mesto. On Saturday he won a men sprint and on Sunday he was the fastest also in the Pursuit race. Congratulations.
Also other racers who are racing with Alpina boots were very successful in Nove mesto.
In the single relay race Jana Romanova (RUS) ans Alexey Volkov (RUS) have won the race.
In the mixed rely Gabriela Soukalova (CZE) and Ondrej Moravec (CZE) have won the second place and Serghey Semenov (UKR) has won the third place.