Head Wild Joy

2018

Women's Freeride
Head
Price: £645.00 (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 Upper Expert
Sidecut 138-90-119
Turn radius 14.4m (168cm)
Lengths 153, 158, 163, 168, 173
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Honeycomb, carbon & light woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Nimble and quick onto the edge. Good grip on the piste
Weaknesses Felt quite stiff and needed to be worked through the turn

They say

Every woman has a wild side. Be wild and find joy around every bend, mogul and tree on the new Wild Joy.

We say

The Wild Joy floats relatively well in powder and the light weight of the ski helps to make it nimble and easy to use. Out of all the skis we tested in this category it felt more like a ski that was suited to the piste. On the groomed runs they offer up good levels of grip and feels relatively quick from edge to edge. It’s a ski which feels strong at speed, and is always responsive to inputs from the skier. On the downside the ride didn’t feel particularly smooth and the flex felt quite stiff, it’s a ski that needs to be managed through the turn and felt happier on more hardpack conditions.

Tester Comments

Rowena Phillips
It floats relatively well in powder and feels like a piste ski on groomed runs
Natasha Edwards
Nimble and easy to turn on piste