Hello, I am a 5'3" 115 lb woman and I am looking for a new ski to become more aggressive. I currently ski on an O'Brien World Team and I do primarily free water skiing at around 30 mph. I have also skiied on a family friend's EP Tactic, but after hearing horror stories of old skis blowing up and injuring people while skiing, I am not going to use it anymore. My local marina recommended the HO Couture Freeride, but I am concerned that the Freeride might be even less aggressive than the World Team? I tried a ski last season which I believe was a Freeride, but I am not positive, and my dad's friend called it his "old man ski." (I could be thinking of a different ski, though). I am looking to spend less than $500, but I am also willing to buy a more expensive ski used. Does anyone have any suggestions of intermediate level skis that will allow me to become a more aggressive skier?
Not sure how to deal with a long link?