Yes, it is expensive. But, if you are like me and Nordic ski race a lot, it is so worth the money. Ski racing is never a cheap sport, so it only seems fair to pay decent amounts of money to go really fast. And I mean fast. If you go to any major race in the world you will definitely see swix HF waxes on the benches of the pros. I've been to a few of these races myself and used these waxes and swear by them.