Originally Posted by Scalce
My wife currently skis on the R:10 W in a 160 and she demoed the B:11 on Thanksgiving but they only had a 148. She said she liked it but would ski it in a 158 if she bought one.
You didn't mention how you like to ski. The R10 is a very stiff, aggressive ski. It holds turns awesome and can power through most anything (except heavy powder); however, it takes a lot of power to flex the ski. It also is not the quickest ski, so if you like making lots of short - medium turns, it is not the right ski. It's definitely a "Ride" ski. I love it, but I'm a little heavier than you and have very strong legs. I have noticed though that I am starting to get very lazy in my skiing because I "park and ride" so much.
As Scalce mentioned, I demoed the B11 and liked it a lot. It powered through the crud and soft snow almost as good as the R10 but was definitely more forgiving getting around the bumps that started to form. It also turned a lot easier and faster. I was on the 148 (or somewhere around there) and should have been on something closer to a 160, so I had to make even more turns than I normally would, but I thought it was a lot of fun. If I remember correctly the waist was more narrow than the R10 so it may not be great in the powder deeper than a couple of inches, but for an all-around east ski I liked it.
Based on your hieght, weight, and what you ski, you would probably like the B11 better because it's more forgiving. However, if you like making long turns then the R10 is better. Definitely a good idea to demo if you can to help make up your mind.