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OP: if you've read this kid's other posts you would know he is not a trustworthy source whatsoever.
Notice how everybody is saying you are going to be frustrated? That's because skateboarding isn't really very much fun until you've done it for a couple of months and are somewhat good at it. There is a reasonable chance that you will get too frustrated by it and lose interest. With this in mind, I strongly urge you to just get a cheap board so that you can test out the sport. If you don't like it, you haven't lost over $100. If you do like it, you can get a better board, and you now have a backup in case your new board breaks.
Besides, all you will be doing for the first couple of weeks is learning to ollie and do pop shove-its. You don't need a great board to do that. Be wary of anybody who says otherwise because I learned just fine on my $40 board that I bought from Target.
Darkstar makes some good boards. They have decent pop and they also don't break easily. Im sure the size is too small, but im just trying to give you an idea of what you want. Skating is my other sport besides skiing, and i've been skating for like 2 years or something now, so if you have any questions you can send me a message or something. I would reccomend you get a size 8" to size 8.25" depending on your size. I am a size 9 (us) shoe and an 8" board is perfect for me. Also, if you don't want to buy a complete and want to build your own, go to www.skatewarehouse.com , they have really cheap stuff there. I have bought good custom built boards there for $100.00.