Truth be told we snickered about the name (it reminded us of Head’s unfortunate Wild Thang era). But once we set her on edge, the snickering stopped. The 90 mm–waisted ski is new in the successful Joy line this year—Head put the 110-mm Big Joy out to pasture in favor of a new more versatile offering—and testers found it to be light, strong, and stable, especially adept at plowing through the chunder. Its wood core is strengthened with Graphene-infused laminates, making it grippy and strong without adding weight. “Lit up in the thick crud and slayed all the mank like a…wild thing,” Bremner said.
Strengths: Crud, Stability at Speed