hey BRO! (i consider all skater bro but ya watever) U CAME TO THE RIGHT PLACE, well not rly but yeah i will help u, First of all i am a street skater as well, 2nd of all trust me i had boards that msrp over 100, which i get them for 60s but still chips hard. Any way for good brands, you can google it, and i have tried mostly every brand, i found that element, flip and almost to be my favoite brands of all time.
I tried other company such as enjoi and girls and a lot more, but i just found element, flip and almost have the best pop’s, lasting, and also weight/size. One thing to consider before you buy a deck is do you like your deck to have more concave? Concave is not the nose or tail, it is the whole board how much it curves, if u hold u board up, u can see it curve on both side starting from the truck’s spot. Some say more concave helps you do flip tricks, and yes that’s true but i found that having too much concave is not that great, so make tried to find a balance, but do not look for something so little concave that it’s pretty much flat. So whichever deck you planning on buying, do some research on the company and the board first.
Some say 7 ply solid board might be the best, others with those technology is just scam, some of it is true, but i found some to be rly nice, such as the element push ( SWEET POP…did chipped tho… which i think is the only flaw), flip p2 ( last long time, great board overall, it’s just awesome), almost’s boards (Amazing board, but found them to be inconsisdence on making their boards). so tell me what you like, more concave? Size (mostly important is the width [if unsure, can use shoe size to determin, but it’s usally a not the best exactly size, best is to skate it and know it, but do give you some where around that]) and for wheels, i would highly recomment bones street tech fourmular or ricta’s, but they are hard wheels, which might give u a hard time to skate around bad quality street, but i like that they can powerslide, and rly no flatspots and just great technical skate wheels. bearings just go for reds, unless u are a type of person that like to speed so fast, but bearings dont rly affect ur tricks. i have bones swiss ceramic, mad expansive, but that’s only coz i really enjoy speeding down streets, and that my friends gather some money for my birthday lol so ya tell me what u like and i can tell u what u should get or suggestions