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Völkl – Code Speedwall UVO S
Yet again, the Code S has the highest averaged scores for specific performance of any ski at the test. Technology, shape and materials combine to render pistes unto steam. It’s the stability once committed which raises the bar here – the scores from the test cards indicate that the Code UVO delivers high speed turn ability above anything else out there. Weirdly, the low speed performance was also praised, which suggests we need to keep a closer eye on our testers and whip them a little harder. After all, when a ski is this good the only time you should be subsonic is when coming in to land. The turn radius isn’t aggressive, and there’s an equally excellent ‘L’ model to keep GS-wannabes happy, so you’re not flung on your ear with a twitch of the ankle. The Code won’t even try too hard to chuck you out of the back if you foul up a transition, which is another reason why it scored so highly for all testers – some of us have speed without technique, yet the Codes briefly let us dream we had both!