Yes, the 90 is overlap. If you plan on keeping the BW or at least keeping a similar ski, I would suggest a more frontside biased narrow ski than the Latigo which is also a bit of overlap with your Bushwacker.
After reading all of this discussion I definitely have the Latigo on my list of skis to demo. It sounds like exactly what I want. I spend most of my time skiing in upstate NY, with a week out west most years. I want an all-mountain ski, and my preference for performance, with the most important first is:
5) Powder (I love skiing it, but I don't find myself in it enough to make it higher on the list. I could always rent some fat skis out west for a deep powder day.)
As for me, I'm male, 5' 9", around 200 lbs, inching towards 50 years old. With a few naproxen first thing in the morning I can still ski pretty hard for most of the day.
I have been skiing on a pair of Atomic C9:18's, 160 cm, for what seems like forever, and it's time to replace them, or at least relegate them to the days when the rocks are showing here at home. (I got new boots a couple of years ago and I'm very happy with them.)
I'm leaning towards something around 170 cm. I know some folks are going to tell me that's too short for my size, but I prefer quicker turns and it won't bother me if I'm a bit slower than some on the groomed stuff. Before the Atomics I had some Dynastar 178's and they always felt too long for me.
As far as bindings are concerned, I haven't a clue. It has been a long time since I bought a flat ski and had to make that decision. What would be a good binding for the Latigo (or similar) for me and what I like to do?
Thanks for any tips!
You are well past the time to replace the 9:18's. You need to get on an adult sized ski..at least a 170 and maybe the 177 even though you had trouble with a 178 in the past, that was a different ski in a different time. Bindings, most 12-13DIN bindings will be fine.