like @steezus said, there really aren't any "bests" but I started out with a lost single kick. it was chill for the moment because I didn't really know what I wanted to do whether it'd be for bombing, tricking, sliding, or cruising. it felt somewhat durable. after that one got stolen I got a Santa Cruz weed goddess pintail. it was pretty good for tricking and cruising. though it's not very durable because scratches and chips happen just about every time I have the simplest of the spills. at that time I wanted to slide, bomb, and dance. so I got an older arbor vugenhausen. amazing board to slide, dance, and bomb on. it's durable as hell too. so for now the best brand of board in my opinion is Arbor (^..\\) what do you ride @dakotafalcon ?