NewsFischer Announces New Centrix Boots

FasterSkier FasterSkierFebruary 10, 2004

CENTRIX
Fischer announces a complete new series of performance boots called CENTRIX. These state-of-the-art boots were developed for World Cup athletes and demanding racers to maximize their skating and classic performance.

WHY CENTRIX? Fischer’s overall design goal with Centrix is to maximize power generated by the skier to the ski. The key to this concept is fit. Energy can only be transferred into forward movement on cross-country skis if your feet are securely supported inside the boot. If your boot does not fit properly you no longer have full performance because energy will be wasted in stabilization. This is why we have developed Centrix, a boot system designed to the anatomical shape of the foot to provide the highest performance possible.

The Centrix System provides a unique connection between your foot and your ski. The foot is so well supported that each movement is transferred into efficient forward speed. The ski reacts immediately to each kick, each push off, and each command.

For 2004/05, Fischer’s new Centrix technology is available in 4 Skating models, 2 Classic, 1 Pursuit and a Combi model. Look for the boots at Fischer cross-country ski shops beginning Fall of 2004.

Centrix components:

*Integrated Footbed System with Anatomical Last
Supporting the natural position of your foot is the most important objective of every sports shoe or boot today. Fischer’s Integrated Footbed System with the natural rounded mid-sole and orthopedic shape has a self-centering feature to ensure the foot is ideally positioned in the boot during each kick or push-off. This position allows uniform pressure distribution so that your feet are warm and comfortable, ready for your best performance.

*Frame Sole Construction:
The Frame Sole Construction of the boot complements the Integrated Footbed System by providing addition support for improved power transfer, control and foot protection. The rigidity of the material varies according to the discipline (skate, classic, or pursuit).

*Twin Skin Concept:
The ergonomic shaped inner boot offers excellent foothold and features an anatomically shaped molded toecap and heel counter. These caps provide consistent shape and volume for the best possible fit for the life of the boot. Tape Lacing …while new to cross-country ski boots represents the best way to distribute forces from laces to footbed to ski. The outer skin provides additional protection and insulation.

Centrix boots are currently being used by World Champions Tobias Frederickson and Marit Bjorgen, and by Continental Cup Overall Winner David Chamberlain. A limited number of early-edition Centrix boots were distributed to elite U.S. racers and coaches in January. Keep your eye out for them at upcoming races and marathons.

Centrix boots will be available for racers to preview and ski at the American Birkebiner on-snow demo February 19-20.

For more information, talk to you local Fischer Race Center or visit www.fischerskis.com early summer.

Source: Fischer Cross-Country 2004/05
Concord, NH
February 9, 2004

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