Just returned from a week of skiing in Portillo, Chile... awesome! I've made a couple of posts on my experience with the Joy line and wanted to add some notes after my experience with the Total Joy this past week.
I had a warranty replacement for my Super Joy last February and was provided the Total Joy as an alternate. Back in March, I then posted some detail on the comparison. After skiing the Total Joy in all conditions, all terrain this past week, I wasn't happy with it on firmer snow. I also found that although the ski has plenty of width at tip, tail, and underfoot... I found that the ski got tangled up frequently in firmer, chalky, crusty, powder snow. However, the same ski has performed great in softer snow, like we had in Tahoe all season and I experienced a few times at Portillo last week. In my previous comparison, I rated the Total Joy more stable than the Super Joy. However, the lack of versatility and umph in firmer snow is a huge negative I had not yet experienced in our Tahoe snow conditions. I had, however, skied the Super Joy in colder snow conditions (on and off-piste), and it performed great. I wish I could have them back!
In summary, after my experience with both the Super Joy and Total Joy in many different snow conditions and terrain, I would always choose the Super Joy... way more versatile, fun, and performing!
I have attached a pic of me in my Total Joy's... despite the bumps and dry,cold snow on this run, my G3 Empress at 115mm underfoot skied this same terrain much better than my Total Joy's did. However, there is no doubt the Super Joy's would have done fine as well!