I'm about to get some equipments for me, my wife and my son (5 yrs old). I've skied and snowboarded before, but my wife and my son are complete beginners. For my son, I'm probably going to do a seasonal rental from my local ski shop. For me and my wife, we're probably going to invest in a good pair of boots and maybe also buy a set of skis for each of us.
I'm an avg skier, never been on powder, all groomed surface. We plan on skiing mostly on the East Coast (NY, MA, NH, VT). All my skiiing have been on rental skis, but for about 3 years I skied on a pair of those short skis and I really like them because they were so easy to maneuver. For this reason, I'm thinking of getting twin tips for me and my wife. We will be skiing with our son so we will be going slow and easy. I will most likely venture to the intermediate slopes on my own while my wife and my son hang out on the bunny slopes. And eventually they will join me as they improve.
Now, I haven't been on the slopes for quite a while now but my impression is that twin tips are mostly for the younger kids on pipes and rails and what not... or am I wrong? I have no intention of venturing into the pipes, well maybe once in a while, but mostly we will be skiing family style, if that makes any sense. Would we look like "posers" on twin tips if we're just getting them based on my previous experience on the short skis being easy to ski on? Based on what I described, do twin tips make sense for me and my wife?
Thanks in advance for your advice.