|Approx. Weight||Feels Normal|
|Skier Level||Advanced - Expert|
|Ski Style||Frontside (Carving)|
|Core Material||Graphene, Koroyd Carbon|
|Turning Radius||12.5m @ 163cm|
|On Snow Feel|
Head Super Joy 2017 - 2016 Review by A Better Ski
The Head Super Joy is a great ski for ripping groomers. It has a very traditional shape that wants to be on edge and carve short to mid radius turns. It’s responsive, quick, and energetic. It’s approachable enough for intermediates, but will also cater to advanced skiers.
Head Super Joy On-Mountain Video Ski Review
Conditions: Soft Chop, Groomed, Hard Pack
On the Snow Feel: The Head Super Joy is a ski that feels easy to get on edge, but then wants to rip.
Turn Initiation and Carving: We found the Head Super Joy to be moderately easy to get on edge thanks to the touch of rocker in the tip. The ski is very responsive, and as soon as you tip the large shovel on edge it wants to go. The ski has a lot of rebound energy and was really fun skiing short to medium radius turns. It wasn’t overly difficult to get on edge, but probably caters a bit more to advanced skiers that know how to drive the ski. It is very light, and easy to maneuver at slower speeds, it just might be harder for less advanced skiers to bend it into the turn. Thanks to the light weight it feels easy to break the ski free and turn the ski sideways. I wouldn’t call it playful, nor is it really at home slashing turns, but it doesn’t have to be on edge to turn. The light weight also keeps the ski pretty nimble, and it’s quick from edge to edge.
Speed: The ski hold up pretty well at speed given its light weight. It wasn’t great if not on edge, and we did notice a bit of chatter on really steep sections. On edge, it’s damp and stable, and handles speed decently well.
Uneven/Variable Terrain: This ski feels at home on smooth groomers and less so as they get tracked out. The ski wants to be on edge, and if the snow gets too chopped up the ski doesn’t track quite as well.
Bottom Line: The Head Super Joy is a fun carver. Its light weight makes it more approachable and forgiving than other front-side skis, but it still holds up well for those who want to rip. It’s quick from edge to edge, lively, energetic, and very responsive. It could be a good ski for those who spend almost all of their time carving the groomers.
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