yea dude they are the same
i`ve got the 2004 5 star and this year (2005-06) the 5 star is the same except that in canada it comes with the motion lt binding which is all in plastic, mine (2004) has the motion at in titanium, plus you can put the pod piston on the motion at. So for me i would go for the 2004 5 star and it looks better in my opinion. technicaly they are the same skis!!