I am new to the forum: 64, 5'8", 185, skiing for 50 years, mostly free, but occasionally in the course. My best is 6 @ 15 off, 30mph several years ago, but I can usually struggle through at 28mph (ok, down to 26 if it's been a while). I now have fairly consistent access to a course (when the river cooperates) and want to upgrade to a more suitable ski. If I could ever get up to 32 or 34 mph I would be thrilled. I have skiied a 66" LaPoint Obrien for decades (the same ski Bob LaPoint uses in his "Advanced Slalom" tape with Mike Syderhound). The last ski I purchased was a Maha Longboard -- I have been skiing bigger water and barefooting for the past 10 or so years and have been out of the loop re current slalom ski technology and selection. I need a ski that will work for me at my level, which I gather may not be the hottest lick for those who run 34/36mph at shorter lengths. I am open to suggestions. Thanks.