“2015/2016 Head Big JOY ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s Powder Category

“Calling Head’s Big JOY “a big directional ski that needs a driver,” Rodman goes on to say, “Drive it and it will charge through anything.” Testers gave the 110-mm-waisted ski high scores for stability, lower for carving. The JOY collection—and now some Head unisex models—features Graphene Technology borrowed from Head’s tennis division. Graphene is a material that’s lighter than wood or metal, yet stronger than steel. Built in a sandwich cap construction, the ski’s women’s-specific core also includes wood, carbon and Koroyd. The Big JOY features tip rocker, a progressive radius and vibration-reducing Intelligence Stabilizers. “Though not a carver, it’s surprisingly good on groomers and chopped snow,” says Pugliese. “I call it a super fun, damp, GS powder ski.”