Head Great JOY

2016

Top Performer
Women's Freeride
Head
Price: £625.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Lower Intermediate Upper Advanced Upper Expert Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 141-98-124
Turn radius 14.3m (168cm)
Lengths 153, 158, 163, 168, 173
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Graphene woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Light and easy, yet can still deliver at high speeds
Weaknesses Very hard to fault

They say

A new kind of easy going ski, and when prompted on powder, you’ll feel in complete control

We say

The Great Joy initially comes across as a ski which feels super light, very easy to use and therefore playful and adaptable in all conditions. Normally this sort of behavior kids you into thinking that it’s all going to fall apart at high speeds, but amazingly, the more you ramp it up, the more power is available, its breadth of performance is amazing. This is a ski that can definitely hold its own when competing against the hard chargers, but can pull the neat trick of being easy to use at slower speeds. The cherry on the cake is that it can pull this off in all conditions.

Tester Comments

Annabel Seel
They hold so much energy and were a lot of fun to ski, they float and bounce well off piste and hold well on the piste
Steph Ede
Great ski! All round winner for me, maneuverable, full of energy and extremely versatile for both on and off piste