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Head Great Joy 2019

Reviewed by PROSKILAB

PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

With an impressive 98 mm underfoot, the Great Joy goes way beyond the PROSKILAB guidelines for this category.

This no-surprise freeride-style ski behaves well off-piste and has excellent float in powder.

Its behaviour on the groomed runs is fine, and the PROSKILAB reviewers especially liked the easy turn initiation and stability in long turns at high speed.

On the other hand, the reviewers regretted a lack of agility and a certain inertia. The ski turns well but kicks back little energy. It's demanding and needs to be steered.

The Great joy is a good ski for physically empowered riders for all mountain freeride outings.

Heavier, more athletic riders will probably prefer the excellent Kore 93 (in the right size), reviewed for men and best ski 2019 in the All Mountain freeride category.



Review: Pros

  • Great in powder, good float
  • Behaves well on soft snow
  • Stable, reassuring
  • Smooth long turn carves

Review: Cons

  • Less exciting on the piste
  • Displays inertia
  • Demanding
  • Lacks rebound

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
11.0
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
13.8
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
13.0
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
12.8
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
10.8
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
12.8
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
12.8
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
10.8
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
11.0
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
14.0
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
14.0
Freeride - Flotation quality
☆☆☆☆☆
12.0
Handling in powder
☆☆☆☆☆
12.0
Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
11.0
Freeride - Performance on hard snow
☆☆☆☆☆
11.0
All-terrain comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
12.0

Who's it for?

Good → Very good+

Manufacturer's remarks

A new leisure ski, perfect to whizz across the whole mountain.

Features of the Great Joy

Brand : Head
Model : Great Joy
Year : 2019
Family : All-mountain
Size tested : 168 cm
Tip size : 141 mm
Waist size : 98 mm
Tail size : 124 mm

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Reviewed by PROSKILAB™

in La Clusaz, France, March 2018