Thinking of getting a new ski for next season. I free ski 30-32 mph at -15. Sometimes will do -22. I'm 5'9, 125 lbs. Never been on a course, don't really have the opportunity to get on a course, don't have a lot of interest in the course but might try one for kicks sometime. Looking to stay under $500 and want something that will last for a good 10 years anyway. The ones I'm thinking of are the H.O. Triumph, Radar Theory (or maybe a Senate??). I've been on a 65" Connelly Concept for 14 seasons and have always liked the big sweet spot and the forgiveness. I always know what the ski is and isn't going to do. The spray is kind of crappy but I like everything else about it. I know the spray doesn't matter but it does on the river on Sunday morning. There's nothing wrong with it for my purposes but I'm curious about the newer stuff.
With my light weight I'm not sure if any of the shaped skis would be too wide for me to really dig in and throw a good wall, but I've never tried one. Also, want opinions on bindings as it looks like things have changed a great deal in that department too. Would probably get double boots this time but might just tick with a RTP. I want something that is easy to put on in the water and DON'T want anything that is dangerous in a fall because the extra performance isn't worth the risk to me.
Thanks for any suggestions.