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Fischer Speedmax Classic Plus Ski

WHAT: A complete cross-country skiing setup

WHY: It is the total package 

Cross-country skiing does not have to be a walk in the park. For those who consider Nordic-style skiing to be less exciting than downhill, just head to the Fischer website to see these skis in action. Considered the top Nordic racing ski, the Fischer Speedmax Classic Plus ski is the company’s fastest, thanks to its lightweight 80-percent-air carbon-fiber core and carbon laminate, cold-base-bonding process, prewaxing, and computerized flex control. Tips and tails are made from carbon, giving a lighter, better swing weight with each stride. 

Matched to these stellar skis are Fischer RCS Carbonlite Classic boots, known for their light weight, flexibility, and support. Fischer Xcelerator Classic NIS bindings and Swix Northug poles complete the package, which is available through cross-country-ski.com for $1,498.

fischersports.com; swixsport.com

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