Head Great Joy

2017

Women's Freeride
Head
Price: £560.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 141-98-124
Turn radius 14.3m (168cm)
Lengths 153, 158, 163, 168, 173
Construction Cap and sidewall combo
Graphene wood core
Tip rocker
Strengths Excellent choice for more entry-level skiers. Light and easy
Weaknesses Feels less secure at higher speeds

They say

The Great Joy has lightweight as the focus of its structure. Graphene is used which is extremely light but offers amazing ski performance.

We say

There’s no doubt that this is an exceptionally light ski, this is one of the main characteristics that is felt as soon as you make the first turn. This light weight gives it effortless turning abilities and an easy, user-friendly nature. On the edge it gives good levels of grip, particularly in medium shaped turns, however when the speeds get ramped up it does reach its limits. In backcountry conditions it was a similar story in that it was confidence inspiring and easy at slower speeds, but felt less stable at high speeds.

Tester Comments

Rowena Phillips
This has a soft tip and a very hard tail which was good in slow to medium speeds 
Amanda Pirie
It performs well on smooth gentle off-piste and in soft snow