(I usually just just chill on my arbor long board, but I'm getting into tricks and need a board that allows me that privilege)
My main board is an Element deck, they are great decks and I haven't had any trouble (chipping, splintering etc). I've had others but this is the best one I've had so far. It wasn't too expensive either, from memory I paid $300 New Zealand dollars for it (not including trucks or anything). You want to get something good for your weight and height. I got quite a wide board because me and my friends also sit and lie on them and do skeleton racing down hills lol, but in order to get some good air and crisp movements you'll be wanting to match your board with your weight and height, so that your board isn't too small and light (could break upon landing) or isn't too big/chunky (heavy to kick up). Remember to use your new board for like a week before attempting any dangerous stunts/tricks. You need to get the 'feel' for it. When you buy the board, buy a spanner if you haven't got one already so that you can change tightness of the trucks and wheels for different tricks.
tek deks LOL those little ones you use with your fingers, swear there like 2$, but i dont think ur talkin bout that :S
...lol nahh dude like actual decks for your entire body. But good one.