I think that you can go either way, but since you are coming from a carver with a 63-mm waist, the jump to a 84-mm waist on the EX could be a bit much at first. I ski the EX in a 191 and have to agree with bigharvey said about it. It prefers to turn BIG. I love it for that reason. However, compared to a very easy turning ski like the 9.18, the EX could feel like a monster.
I see that you reside somewhere in CA. North or South? If you can get the goods in Tahoe often, then the EX might be the way to go. If you have to travel from LA to Mammoth like me, the story would be different. I say go with the 11.20. It will rip the groomers and pound the CA crud. However, in a perfect world, I would get both!
I have my K2 AXP's for the harder days, and the EX's for the dumps. Either way, both Atomics rip.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ March 07, 2002 08:53 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Bandit Man ]</font>