I'm new to the forum and skiing a course. I have been free skiing behind an I/O for about 25 years. Later this summer I hooked up with a great local group, providing the opportunity for a Nautique and to try a course. I have only been out 5 or 6 times but it is amazingly addictive. At 15 off and 30 mph I've only gotten around 3 so far, it's a work in progress. So here's my setup:
-36 years old, 6'4", 175 lbs (I'm a rail)
-2010 O'brien Siege with X9 binding and RTP that I originally got for free skiing.
Yesterday I was going around the 1 ball and bit it, my rear foot came out and I injured ligaments in my right foot along with a hairline bone fracture from the ligament pull (I've got all winter). This already happened once before but without a bad injury. Now I'm worried about the RTP. With that I'm considering either getting a double binding setup for the Siege or a new ski altogether, like a Connelly V. Knowing that I'm just a novice, would it make more sense to get the double binding setup now and a blank in a year or two or a mid level ski with bindings package now? Winter sales are coming and I have nothing but time. Thanks for the advice.