I recently bought a 2011 Radar Strada, and I'm having problems deciding on which bindings to put on it. Without doing any research, I bought a 2009 HO Approach binding for the front and a Radar RTP for the back. Since then, I've realized that this is possibly the most unsafe binding combination ever to be mounted on a waterski. I am definitely sending back my RTP, but I was wondering what to replace it with. Would the bindings be much safer if I got a rear Approach (same binding, same release tendancies...?) Or are the Approaches really the "ankle-breakers" they're made out to be?
If this is the case I guess I'd have to start from the beginning and order a totally different front and rear boot. I've heard the Stradas are excellent bindings, but being 16 years old and very short on money, they're almost out of the question. Any suggestions as to a safe, yet high performance binding set up are appreciated.
I'm not sure if it matters, but I ski around 22, 28, and 32 off at 36 mph. I am 105 lbs now and growing quickly.
Thanks for the help,