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New (or expanded) Swix wax range - XF

post #1 of 5
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I am not sure if the XF range is entirely new or merely expanded but it seems Swix have a range of waxes they are labelling as freeride which seems a duplicate of the CH and LF range of waxes:

 

http://www.swixsport.com/eway/default.aspx?pid=278&trg=MainContent_6179&MainContent_6179=6117:0:24,3689

 

The only differences seem to be that the XF range does not contain dyes in the wax and they are missing the "7" in the range, otherwise they seem identical. Can anyone say for certain if there are any formulation or performance differences? If nothing else the dyes in the waxes can't help the glide so leaving them out may be a tiny improvement.

 

The only real difference seems to be that they are cheaper as well- at least on the skis.com site!

 

 

post #2 of 5

Think of the XF line of tools, vises and waxes as targeted to the Freeride 'cost conscious' segment and are economy grade products, not performance grade products.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Cheers Terry, it just seems odd that XF and Cera Nova both have their own range of hydrocarbon and low fluoro waxes with very similar temperature ranges and very similar prices, with the XF just 10% to 15% cheaper. The  only point of difference described in the Swix website is the lack of coloring in the XF range which I can only see as not a bad thing.

 

For all practical purposes what is the difference between the XF F10 and the Cera Nova LF10?

 

Other than the lack of coloring what is the difference in formulation that makes XF the economy range?

post #4 of 5

Durability is my guess.

post #5 of 5

Would the new XF range be the best choice when I use this tuning method?

 

 

It seems getting the right waxes is critical..

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