...on all of the name brand decks I've owned.
1. Plan B "PJ Ladd" Great pop and concave, maybe a little TOO much concave for most current skaters. Remember, this was my first legit board so I wasn't very picky and didn't remember the full details. After a while, like all decks, it gained razortail, and I sadly moved on.
2. Element Heluim "Bam Margera" Ah yes, the "Bam" craze. I believe everyone has fallen victim too it somewere along the road. The Bam helium had giant pop, but that was about it. The weight was still about the same as the standard deck, and the concave and kicktails wore off in a matter of a few months. The board aslo razor tailed quickly.
3. Enjoi "Spectrum": By far the best deck I had. Everything I looked for in a board was here: Medium concave and kicktails which lasted through rain and beatings, and pop which didn't go soggy after a few months. The board was also very light and manueverable. I would suggest this for a skater who needs a lighter board for learning new tricks.
4. Toy Machine: A favorable board, however, lost its shape quickly. It was still quite light, which I liked, but a little too weak for me. After a while, I snapped it. Sorry, Ed!