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The Magic of Swix LF3X

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 by Matt Fox


One of the most common questions I am repeatedly asked is "What are you using to make so skis fast." I know this is kind of a general question but the answers and discussions that fallow are always different with a few underling constants. I have noticed through all the interactions of talking about what products I depend on and what I am testing on race mornings that Nordic ski racers are not using Swix LF3.

I use LF3 almost every week in some capacity....

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