I have the 2010 Ride Kink. I bought for the same reasons you want one, but mainly I got it to learn how to butter easier. I haven't been dissapointed with it yet. I haven't taken it off big jumps, since I'm only hitting small to medium jumps for now. But I would say that my Black Death felt a little more solid on the landings. But it wasn't that major of a difference to where it would make me panic.
But one thing with the 2010 Kink vs the 2011 Kink, is that the 2010 Kink had regular camber on it. I think the 2011 has some type of reverse camber on it. I could be wrong, but that's what I remember reading somewhere. So it's kinda hard to compare the two years.