Two in one and tons of fun.
What does every child want? To be free! That is why ALPINA DUO is such an ideal boot for young skiers. Its outer shell was innovatively designed to enable fast drying. But at the end of the day, when all the snow fun is over, the boot continues to impress. It can be easily opened, giving a free way to a gentle and warm inner boot made from soft felt and fun fur. Together with the rubber sole it assures countless moments of perfect fun.
Small ideas for big fun.
The JUNIOR collection is perfect for children taking their first steps and playing around in the snow, as well as for young racers on the way to their first personal victories. These boots have been designed with the attention, experience, and technologies once used for advanced adult skiers and then adapted for the youngest generation. The selection of many models is totally adjustable, all of them being easy to fasten or release. Ergonomically designed shapes are dressed with a soft, fuzzy lining that will make youngsters crazy about skiing.
For young racers Alpina made models AJ70, AJ60, GAP and LOOP. Especially designed shell and cuff material, optimal flex construction and high performance aluminium or nylon micro buckles characterize this professional model for young winners. The power strap gives the foot of the young skier firmer fit and thus facilitates easier tracking of the skis, contributing to the skier’s first triumph on the snow.
Besides, model named GAP and LOOP has a particularly attractive design and is a link in series of freeski spirit Alpina boots.
BOOM and ZOOM boot actually grows with junior. Adjustable Volume control plates allow accommodating the volume of the shell easily and quickly, yet extra durable Interchangeable PU heel and toe plates prolong the lifetime of the boot and assure permanent safety owing to OptiGrip sole design. A unique Boom and Zoom features, making all on-snow activities even more comfortable, is SkiWalk system, effective and simple as never before. It functions just by buckling or unbuckling the boot. Extra strong nylon buckles are very easy to use and are made of top-quality materials to provide best fit. The Comfort fit liner with thermo insulation protects kids from cold and gives a gentle sensation at the same time.
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.