Bacons are a great ski, I had them last year, but ended up selling them and getting the EP Pros... simply because they suit my style of powder skiing quite well.
That being said, I think that you should consider a few different skis...
First, simply because you asked about them, I will talk about the Bacons. Great, fun semi-buttery pow ski. They are good in the trees, fun on groomers, and all that jazz. You might find them a bit soft for crud and bumps, but you would be able to do fine on them. Again, I am about the same size as you and I liked them a lot.
Second, I would recommend the Rossignol Scratch Steeze, or the S6 I believe is what they call it next year. This ski will be a bit stiffer than the Bacon, but is an awesome ski. It is a bit longer, but has a great feel in the trees, on the groomed, in the crud, and of course in the pow. They really tear up the whole mountain. If you get these, I would mount them in front of Modern, but that is simply my preference, Rossi has some far back mounting points compared to other companies.
Anyway, regarding the steeze, they just have a bit more stiffness to them, so they will be a bit more versatile. So if as you say you want to be able to drop cliffs, and hit powder hard, etc., these would be an excellent choice.
Now Last but not least, the 08/09 Jp Vs. Juliens. I got a chance to try these skis out last year at a demo days, and they were amazing. I got to ski them on anything from ice to slush, (already know how they will be in the powder), and was more than impressed by them. You can check my signature for the link to my review.
So I could recommend any of these three skis to you. The JPs are going to be probably the most versatile, followed by the steeze, followed by the Bacon. They are all great skis, I would ride any of them, but it all depends on what you want to do.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask