I was completely comfortable on Jimmy LaRiche's new pro model, the Hyperlite Franchise, the first time I rode it. That's pretty rare. In fact, I've only experienced that with four or five boards over the last 16 years. What makes that statement even more significant is that 142 cm is the Franchise's biggest size, and I normally ride something bigger. Personally, I think you should ride as big a board as you can maintain good edge control on because more surface area and tip and tail always gives you a more stable, predictable and forgiving takeoff and landing. Yet the Franchise still rode great for me.