Definitely go 141. I'm riding the Absolute again this year. First time since '05. I like it OK. I think I like the Transcend better, but it's a solid board with a lot of pop. If I have a big complaint with it, it's just that it's too sticky, even without any center fin.
That said... If you liked your old one, you'll probably like the new one. Not much has changed in the last 3 years.