We got to spend more time with the Head Great Joy this season, and we're so glad we did! Our opinion of this ski improved quite a bit as we took it out for longer rides. We were so impressed that we had to award it our Top Pick Award for the best carving ski. This award winner is a great joy when skied on-piste, and when you ski an appropriate length for your ability, it can be a great joy in other conditions as well. This ski's dramatic sidecut and incredibly short turn radius are fun for those who like making tight, snappy turns, feel very stable and like to hold an edge and power through a turn. They do not enjoy making large radius turns, and can be hooky in the bumps, but we've discovered a new perspective in the crud on the Great Joy. We are amazed at how the Great Joy's wide shovel shape and wide 98mm waist float on top of the powder.
The Great Joy received a new look for the 17/18 season, shown in the main photo above.