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Waist Width: 75
The new V-Werks Code UVO is a high-performance, race-inspired carver built for precision arcs at high speeds. It’s a carbon-rich version of the Code Speedwall L, with a similar waist width and the same rocker profile (early rise tip and tail, camber underfoot). It comes with a special V-Werks-version 12-DIN Marker binding. It’s part of the V-Werks collection of super-premium skis, which are built with no sparing of expense on materials (and priced accordingly-up to $1,450 suggested retail, binding included). Weight savings is the primary focus, so V-Werks versions of the Code Speedwall and Katana are carbon-rich constructions, very noticeably quicker and livelier on snow. Volkl reduces weight not only by replacing fiberglass with carbon at every opportunity, but also by milling channels in the wood core and leaving them empty. Lighter skis usually trade stability at speed, but two sheets of metal and a proprietary Volkl dampening technology mitigate that in the Code model. A product of the race department, the UVO dampener-a module placed near the tip-is designed to reduce vibrations in all directions to quiet the ride and improve edge-engagement.