I remember when I was kid watching a Super Cub pilot come in a drag his tires through the bushes I thought he was a maniac. Whackin’ the bushes with the tires is often a better option than staying above them and therefore loosing the first 25′ of usable airstrip. In other words, to miss the bushes you have to maintain a couple of extra feet of altitude. A couple of feet in height is a big deal when the strip is only 350′ long. I try not to drag the landing gear through the bushes because I am afraid of denting the Alpha Omega suspension system, although I did get the landing-light one time … oops.
One of my clients gave this picture to me, and I did not even notice the bushes the first time I looked at it. You need to be real careful not to drop it in from this position because it tears up the tail feathers something fierce. You can see my tail wheel will hit too, and I am very aware of the flying-wires attached to my tail. If flying-wires start getting drug through the bushes you will have problems. It is really no big deal at all, just don’t land short.