RE: Beginner to intermediate - which board? S-Cross 140 or Bic Nova 165?
adding on to my previous post: the bic 283 boards are normally quite tough so it will survive most of the abuse, and also you said you would be able to keep the s-cross for longer, that is true but you can always keep the bic 283 as a lighter wind board with a big sail once you improve. If you want a board to grow into the Bic Classic Freemove 135ltr may be a good option (previously called the techno evolution). Hope it helps.