I may be getting k2 recoils. But they may be too big. I'm 5'8 145lbs and a pretty aggressive skier, but I ski a lot of rails but I do want to progress with jumps. I know the 174 would be perfects, but my only option is 179, which I think will end up to 182? so will a 182 ski be way to big?
idk im your size and i jumped from a 168 to a 176 and i felt a huge difference but the skis were shaped noticeably different but you get used to it fairly quick they are much more pleasent in the air though
I have skied 171's the last three years and I'm about 5'7", 145 lbs. Last season I wore my friend's 178's for a day and I felt literally no difference on rails and they felt better on jumps. It may sound like a big jump but a few extra cm's won't throw you off too much, I say go for it.