I have been skiing alpina race boots for over 15 years, all purchased from strands. Leif is one of the best boot fitters in the country, so I am confident he will always do a good job. I have the one 12 and have been skiing it for 3 seasons now. the flex is 120, and leif told me witha foam liner it should be up around 130. Love the boots except the buckles are a soft aluminum and will bend and wrap if you happen to take a fall. last season I brought them in and for no charge he inserted a flex adjuster that allows me to lower flex by 10pts with a turn of a screw. I think alpinas are overlooked. They perform as well as any langes or head boots I have tried at 1/2 the cost.
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