Pros: Stable, maneuverable, and versatile
Cons: Binding color is too girly
Just got back from a 10 day trip to Jackson Hole. I busted out my new Great Joys for this trip...finally! They looked HUGE (173cm, 98mm waist) compared to my Super Joys (163cm, 75mm waist) that I've been skiing all season, but was hopeful for some of that famous Jackson Hole powder we've all heard about. Well, the snow was not epic, but we found cold, chalky, wintery snow on some aspects, then soft, spring-like conditions on other aspects, with a healthy dose of firm to extra firm groomers thrown in too. The skis were great - appropriately named, right? Wide and soft enough for good float on softer snow, while nimble and forgiving in the tighter trees and bumps. They hold so well on long radius, fast, ripping groomers, and then also are quick edge-to-edge in a gentle way when eased into medium radius turns. Also, the width did not bother my knees at all, which I have found to be an issue on other skis at the same width. Perhaps just the perfect amount of torsional rigidity? I never got bucked, thrown, or hurled off my skis...and this was in Wyoming, the heart of the Wild West...yeehaw! The only "con" to this ski is the white and turquoise binding color, which distracts from this ski's burly performance in the women's market. With snow currently falling from the Lake Tahoe skies, I can't wait to have more days on these fun boards!