Head Super Joy

2017

Women's Piste Performance
Head
Price: £490.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 128-75-108
Turn radius 12.5m (163m)
Lengths 143, 148, 153, 158, 163, 168
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Lightweight honeycomb, carbon and wood core
Tip rocker
Strengths Smooth ride
Weaknesses Lacks energy and response in shorter arcs

They say

The Super Joy is our race carving flagship for sportive skiers. Its performance is enhanced by our ultra light Koroyd construction, delivering powerful carving perfection.

We say

The main characteristic that came through on the Super Joy was its incredibly smooth character. It rides out vibrations with ease and can effortlessly iron out any hard conditions. It feels better suited to longer arcs, where that smooth ride and good level of grip really comes together. In shorter turns it feels less lively and definitely had less energy and acceleration coming out of the turn compared to other examples we tested in this category.

Tester Comments

Amanda Pirie
Smooth ride on soft, slushy snow conditions, wide shovel really helps with this
Rowena Phillips
The ski dampens the vibrations, theoretically enabling the skier to ski more smoothly. However this dampening appears to deaden the ski so much, that even if you ski it hard, you don’t get much spring back