Skatemafia,because Smolik needs money for weed and beer. Anyway,I seriously loved my skatemafia deck,but its all down to your personal preferences. Different boards will have different shape and concave,just gotta find what fits. Enjoy flicking kickflips like nothing?lots of concave. The only company that ill never buy decks from is Girl/Chocolate, I hate em for some reason. Also if you wanna go cheap,blank decks are decent, and you're local skateshop probably makes it own decks. I can't say their the same quality as a pro deck,I hear ppls say that but fuck no they aint.
My favorite board was a chocolate, felt amazing under my feet, but it snapped after 2 weeks kickflipping a drop the size of a 3/4 stair, wouldn't recommend to op since you're looking for durability. least favorite was a skatemafia. It felt so stiff, but a deck can't really be stiff I don't think? Kind of hard to describe. I had a baker board that was really fun, too. Also shop boards are always cool. I'm gonna say stay away from 'next-generation' boards too. I've tried a flip p2 and a cliche keystone and they make feel like you're trying to skate with a dick in your bum.
Whatever your shop carries. I'd also recommend trying to stand on the deck before you buy it, most shops are cool with you stepping on the plastic wrapper. This is just so you get the feel/size/curve you like. Way too many people buying decks in the wrong shape size because it's a certain brand/graphic
Local shops decks usually with their logo are often made by mini logo(their decks are also cheap) and are pretty durable and usually run like $25-35 for where I live. I'v had positive experiences with Element, Chocolate, and Lib tech(got a mad deal, but not worth the $85 sticker). Only I've ever realy disliked was a standard plan B, just felt dead
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