We are a group of 4 adults who love waterskiing - We're all over the age of 60 but very fit. We've all been skiing for many years and are at an intermediate level - the men are obviously much more aggressive skiers than the women.
This year we have a new boat and want to ditch the old OBrien skis. We're hoping to buy one ski that works for all of us.
The women - we're twins - are 5'5" and 120 lbs. We're good slalom skiers but not all that aggressive. We're still trying to perfect our rooster tails. The men are 5'8", 160 lbs (this one is an exceptional skier) and 6'3" and 200 lbs (this one is a solid, aggressive skier.
Here's what I was thinking - a 67" Radar Senate Alloy.
Here's my rational - The women need a longer ski for stability and a boat speed of ~28mph but the men need a shorter ski for faster turns and a faster boat speed of ~32 mph.
My next question is - will I be laughed out of the store if I ask for a universal binding to be put on the Radar Senate ski? I'm pretty sure none of us are going to be comfortable in a lace up boot. We have a universal binding on the old skis and that works well.
Any input would be appreciated !