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Blizzard Bushwacker - 173 or 180 - help me

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5'9"

165-180 lbs (depending on the season)

 

Advanced skier - ski most of the mountain. 

Like to be able to vary turn size. 

Like performance in crud and powder.

Bump performance is less of a priority.

Middle of the road in terms of aggressiveness.

 

What size Blizzard Bushwacker should I get - 173 or 180 ???

 

 

I feel I am right between the 173 and 180 and can't figure out which way to go.

 

In a Brahma, I would probably not consider the 180 due to metal in the Brahma.

 

However, in the Bushwacker, I could see sizing up due to the lighter weight.

Plus they are built slightly short - the 173 actually measures 171 - and the 180 is closer to 178 in actual length.

I have also heard some say it skis short, but other say it skis to length.

 

Any one else have input.

 

My previous ski was a Volkl Carver Plus in 184 mm (circa ~ 1998) - which is why I need something new.

 

Thanks.

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5'9"

165-180 lbs (depending on the season)

 

Advanced skier - ski most of the mountain. 

Like to be able to vary turn size. 

Like performance in crud and powder.

Bump performance is less of a priority.

Middle of the road in terms of aggressiveness.

 

What size Blizzard Bushwacker should I get - 173 or 180 ???

 

 

I feel I am right between the 173 and 180 and can't figure out which way to go.

 

In a Brahma, I would probably not consider the 180 due to metal in the Brahma.

 

However, in the Bushwacker, I could see sizing up due to the lighter weight.

Plus they are built slightly short - the 173 actually measures 171 - and the 180 is closer to 178 in actual length.

I have also heard some say it skis short, but other say it skis to length.

 

Any one else have input.

 

My previous ski was a Volkl Carver Plus in 184 mm (circa ~ 1998) - which is why I need something new.

 

Thanks.

 

I'm 5'9" and 150#, and my 173 Bushwackers are the right length for me.  I don't think they ski short.

 

I'm selling mine.  LMK if you're interested.

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