2016/2017 Head Great JOY ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s All-Mountain Back Category and awarded it an Editors’ Choice honor.

Testers love commenting on the JOY line for many reasons, one being the name: “Of all my experiences with Head, this ski did bring me great joy!” exclaims Johnson. The other reason is the performance: “Super carvy for a wide ski,” says Brown. “This is a smooth and responsive ski for a strong female skier.” The 98-mm-waisted ski received high marks for flotation, but was slightly less favored for versatility. A sandwich cap construction blends sandwich sidewalls with a weight-reducing cap. The Great JOY’s core includes Head’s Graphene Superlite, which allows head to reduce mass with the addition of Graphene and fiberglass into the wood core. As part of Head’s ERA 3.0, or rocker architecture, the Great JOY has tip rocker, a progressive radius and Intellifibers for tip vibration absorption.

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