Head Wild Joy

2019

Women's Freeride
Head
Price: £650.00 (with binding)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Intermediate
Sidecut 139-90-119
Turn radius 14.4m (168cm)
Lengths 153, 158, 163, 168, 173
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Honeycomb, carbon & lightweight wood core
tip rocker
Strengths Very light, easy to use, good grip on hardpack
Weaknesses Tail can feel a bit too stiff in deeper snow, so harder to release out of the turn

They say

Whether on the steepest slope or in the deepest powder: The Wild Joy has the Allride rocker and is for the ambitious skier. It combines the proven LIBRA with the ERA 3.0 technology.

We say

Every tester on our team remarked on how easy the Head Joy was to use. Turn initiation is effortless and makes it easy to use at slower speeds and in shorter turns. Although this is a very light ski as speed builds the strong construction starts to become more apparent, particularly through the tail it feels quite stiff which provides stability and gives it good grip coming out of the turn. On the piste it performs really well and is good fun for delivering medium to long turns. In deeper off piste conditions, the lightweight construction helps, while some testers would have preferred a more forgiving tail.

Tester Comments

Hannah Luke
Easy turn initiation, not too wide underfoot but felt like enough to be stable and float in off piste
Annabel Seel
Grippy on piste, happy to turn on and off piste, but feels more piste focused.