Waxing and care of cross-country skis
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Waxing and care of cross-country skis by M. Michael Brady

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Published by Wilderness Press in Berkeley .
Written in English


  • Ski waxing.

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Bibliography: p. 53.

StatementM. Michael Brady.
LC ClassificationsGV855.5.W36 B72 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination53 p. :
Number of Pages53
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2730499M
ISBN 100899970486
LC Control Number86024561

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