|Originally posted by debner:
Do you like the 2004 better than the 2003? Also, what color are the top-skin graphics on the 2004. I want to try to scope them out on someone next time I ski. If you can rate them pro and con against each other, that would be awesome. Since you seem to be about the only person that has skied both the 2003 and 2004 R11.
I more or less already answered this for you in another thread that you started. But for some reason I can't find it in the forum but if I do a search under my recent posts a different thread with the same name comes up.
The skis look pretty similar EXCEPT the '04 has two metallic silver inserts laid into the top of the beta profile on each side. When you see it you'll know.
I never liked the 11.20 that much, found it too sluggish and no zip. On the flip side it was well dampened and real solid and stable at speed and in rough stuff. Because of that I always preferred the 10.20 because it was more nimble and quicker and I always felt had a beefier tail that gave more zip out of the turn. The new '04 11.20 seems to combine the best features of both of these '03 skis and is a super versatile ski that I instantly loved and that is superior to either of the '03 skis, which is saying a lot.