If I remember correctly, the 03/04 and 04/05 had the new 102/66/88 sidecut. The older skis 02/03 (which I own) are 102/63/88. The plate was and still is the same. I have skied both, and the only difference I can make out is the sidecut (with the exception of liquidmetal addition in the newer models). My old 02/03's have around a 21.5m radius, the newer 180cm's are 23.8m. Still heavy and quite damp, no deflection, very stable and confidence-inspiring, quietly powerful. I would compare it to a BMW 8-series. FWIW, I found the Stockli to be similiar, just a little beefier and stiffer, and the Elan GSX to be a little lighter and snappier underfoot, just as stable. I had more fun as a freeski on the Elan-it works well for a lightweight like me, as I can get more energy out of it with no nervousness. At 150lbs, the Stocki was worthless unless I really cranked it at race speeds (even then it was a handful) and my Heads feel like no speed limit cruiser skis, but without as much energy as the Elans. I think the Heads work better (at least for the race-stock version with VIST plate) for a bit heavier skier.