Pros: Light, Lively and playful as a puppy
Cons: High speed and hard snow
The Bushwacker is the entry to the Flipcore series and is one of the best $699.00 skis for the 2012 ski season. The best part is the Bushwacker in only $599.00. I don't know how Blizzard is doing it but where most manufacturers have a star here or there in their line, Blizzard has a line up akin to the '75 Cincinnati Reds, a line up packed with MVP's.
The Bushwacker, with its underfoot camber and early rise tip and tail, is a great playful 88mm waisted ski that will be as fun off piste along with on the groomers. In the 88mm category, the Bush is more off piste bias than most.
Other skis in class: Rossignol Experience 88, Kastle BMX88 and Line Prophet 90
Environment & Conditions:
Location of Test: Sugarbowl & Winterpark
Number of Runs: 2 days
Snow Conditions: Everything but boilerplate
Demo or Own: DEMO
Height/Weight: 5'10" 190lb
Ski Days/Season: 60
Years Skiing: 35
Current Quiver: Kastle MX88, Blizzard Bonafide, DPS112 Pure
Home Area: Northstar/Squaw
Preferred Terrain: bumps, off-piste, trees