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The first ski I tested was the Wall. The Wall is Volkl's top end park ski used by team riders such as Nick Geopper. It is a full camber, symmetrical ski with a full sidewall construction. Interestingly though looking at the top sheet it looks like a cap ski and I actually had to check if there was sidewall.
The location of the test center means that doing park laps is not really possible with the time limitations, so instead I am using a fun all mnt route under red chair and into Dave Murry which still has quite a few hits and rollers to test the skis.
Instantly I found that the skis hooked up really nicely. There was no skidding and they carved really consistently. During testing I did not actually know the Wall was symmetrical and when the rep told me when I got down I was amazed. They really do carve very well.
On the first few hits and rollers the pop was very evident. The ski got air borne with no effort and was consistently stable on landings.
One thing that really surprised me was how playful the tails were. For a seemingly quite stiff ski the tails are actually quite soft and are really easy to butter. I was finding they have a really nice flex point mid way from tail to heel piece.
Overall I was hugely impressed by the wall. I can honestly say it was the best park ski I tried today. They are stiff enough to carve hard and ski fast but without losing the playfulness I like in the tip and tail.
good pure park ski - full camber, hard charging, poppy. terrible for buttering or for use a fun park ski. carves well on hardpack and can perform in light pow. actually very agile on moguls or gladed areas.