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HEAD Great Joy (2019)

2019 Women's All-Mountain Wide Ski

Brand: Head

Model: Great Joy

Overall Score: 3.81 / 5



Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

141-98-124

Lengths (cm)

153, 158, 163, 168, 173

Radius (m)

14.3

Gender

Female

Quickness / Maneuverability

4.13 / 5

Playfulness

3.94 / 5

Forgiveness

3.44 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3.56 / 5

Crud Performance

3.88 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.81 / 5

Flotation

3.69 / 5


None

Head debuted graphene—a confoundingly light and strong material—into the tips and tails of the Joy line years ago, and has since integrated the Nobel-prize winning material into the Kore line and Nexo ski boots. The Great Joy is solidly built with an honest, directional feel, and testers appreciated its no-B.S. approach. For those on the verge of carving, the generous tip will pull them right in, though testers noted it got squirrely off edge—a symptom attributed to a tight tune. 

Strength: Quickness, Playfulness

Weakness: Forgiveness 

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