No issues with long or short skis (have owned 155cm FIS SLs to 190cm FIS GSs). I just want to get the right length skis for exploring away from groomers--ie, bumps, trees, bowls, chutes, etc. Off-piste versatility is the name of the game. As a background, I'm told I have good forms and discipline on SL and GS turns. I ski carefully but hard on groomers. I'm old/risk-averse so won't be doing crazy stuff off-piste.
Last year, I found rockered SR88 177s to be just the perfect length for black soft bump runs (note: not buying the sr88). Fully cambered 180cm VXLs felt too long for making tight turns on the choppy snow. I used to have 2012 FX94 166s and they were way too short (and fat) for my taste. My store guy who saw me skiing on SR88s recommended 180cm if I wanted Brahmas--they don't carry the Bushwackers.
With rocker on both tip/tail on the Bushwacker, I'm thinking it'll feel/ski shorter than the length. With all things considered, I'm leaning towards 180cm, but a little bit apprehensive about it.
Any first handed experience/insight on the Bushwacker to share? Thanks