Dave, no one is trying to kid you.
read here:dchan was right
I wrote it without knowing that you had started this thread.
Anyway I skied the Crossmax in 180 and they were fine, fun, and could handle everything I tried, fast and slow, fresh and old, bumps, jumps (yes, I forgot to say that in the other thread, but I even attmpted some, happy as I was), most important, with at the same level I use(d) to ski, less effort (o' there I said "to cadillac")!
There, I've shortened even more my already short resume of a skiing day...
Oh, nearly forgot, 180 were the right lenght for me.
It's only for personal preferencies that I would have preferred them 185 cm, but this is me.