2022 Head Total Joy Women's Skis
Head Total Joy Women's Skis
Similar to the Kore 87 W, the Total Joy skis have an 85-mm waist but are built more like the front-side ski versus the all-mountain Kore lineup. In this regard, they are light and quick from edge to edge, and hold a strong edge thanks to the shorter turn radius and preference for shorter to medium-sized turns. In fact, the 158 cm length generates a 12.7-meter arc, which is shorter than most competitive slalom skis. As a result, you're going to be spending a lot of your time in a turn-these things do not like to straight-line at all. Not that you'd want to, anyway, as they're on the light side for top-end speed. Built for skiers who use finesse more than power, the Karuba Light wood core is bolstered by both carbon and Graphene for a fantastic combination of strength and stiffness all while keeping the weight to a minimum. Since most skiers spend most of their time on groomed or more manicured terrain, this build and shape comes in handy for a majority of skiers. We always recommend that you buy the skis for the terrain and snow conditions that you actually ski versus those that you want to ski, and in that light, the Head Total Joy makes a whole lot of sense. While best suited for intermediate and advanced skiers for on-trail performance, they're also good for experts who are looking to carve but also want a bit of versatility and adventure available.
- Sidecut: 134/85/113 mm at 158 cm length
- Turn Radius: 12.7 meters at 158 cm length
- Karuba Light Wood Core
- Graphene and Carbon Laminates
- Slight Tip Rocker
- Protective Frame Structure
- Ability Level: Advanced Skiers
All-Mountain • Groomers
The Ripstick is a better all-mountain ski. The Head is a bit stiffer, and I wouldn't worry so much about effective edge or camber in this range of skis. There are a lot of good skis in this mid-80s range, and the Elan is one of the most well-rounded choices. Blizzard Black Pearl 82, Volkl Yumi 84, Atomic Maven 86, and Volkl Blaze 86 are all fair competitors as well. Have fun!
Looking for correct size of ski before I purchase. I ski blue and black groomers -intermediate skier
I'd go with the 153 in that ski. Have fun!
Great choice for a ski--easy to turn but still has a higher-end feel. It's quick and agile while having that nicer quality to it. I'd say the 158 would be a good choice in that ski. Have fun!
The Head Pure Joy is an outstanding carver and will certainly hold a great edge on ice and hard pack.
At your stats, go with the 158 cm length.
I would say the 153 will be a better choice. It's all about preference, though, and if you're looking to go shorter, my bet is the 153 will be a lot of fun.
I think you'll like the lightness and ease of use of the Total Joy. Volkl Yumi 80 and Blaze 86 is another good choice to check out. I'd go with the 153 in the Head, and similar in the Volkl. Have fun!
I’m a senior and have skied my whole life. I stopped for about ten years and started back up last year. At this point I’m probably an intermediate skier. What ski do you recommend and what size? I’m 5’4 and 155 lbs.
My daughter demoed the Head Total Joy and loved them! Your thoughts and recommendations are appreciated. Thank you!!
It's nice having a light and maneuverable ski that can also have some strong performance as well. Total Joy, Elan Ripstick 88, and Head Kore 85 all make a lot of sense in that realm. I'd look to the mid 150's in length of any of those skis. Have fun!
If you prefer technical skiing with lots of turning then you'll really like this ski. It really wants to be turning all the time due to the shape and 12.7 meter turn radius and you can feel it not want to straight line. 85 underfoot is also a great width for people who usually ski groomers and slopes but are thinking about jumping off trail every now and then. For length, the 158 sounds like a good length to me.
Have fun out there!