It depends a bit on what you want out of a board. Bigger board will give a smoother ride with more pop and softer landings, smaller board will be more aggressive but spin and flip easier. I recently went from a 139 to a 142, the difference is noticeable. The biggest difference I noticed was how much better the 142 was once the water got a little rough. However, it was definitely slower to react to any inputs and spins slower. I am 5'11 180 lbs. I can't comment on either board as I have not ridden either of them. If I were you I would take the 139, for me the 142 is the absolute biggest I would go
Last edited by nathanb; 03-28-2014 at 2:13 AM.