thanks kos1c, I have been skating Darkstar, Blind and Enuff and cannot feel a major difference (am not as experienced tho). This will be my first time with Almost and I am hoping that you are wrong about them. I love Enuff for their price, quality is ok I guess, I do like to keep my options open and be able to skate different things and this is a good option for that, overpriced decks in UK are something I do not appreciate. I am a huge fan of Toy Machine, something about their decks makes them really comfortable to skate for me. I would also want to hit Deathwish one day. Another one I am after is Revive, unfortunately the price of those is scary and I am not skilled enough to justify getting one :P
I saw this on Facebook the other day. Blind, dark Star, almost and world Ind, all use the same Chinese maple wood which I've been put off from. After buying an Almost deck years ago when they did rainbow construction ply. My deck fell apart in 10 days due to being strips of ply wood and not sheets off it. I used then buy expensive decks but switched down to the Enuff brand. They got a great shape, loads of pop and the deck length is over 32" from tail to nose (I've had 31.6" boards and had to sell em as it's too short in length for me). Those Enuff decks can be had for as little as £15 on skatehut during their sales. https://www.skatehut.co.uk/m/brands/enuff/enuff_doppler_skateboard_deck_grey.htm Just be careful , Enuff also do real budget decks as well. Like the 8ply cheap stuff, the one I linked above are their standard board range. 7 ply construction. I've been skating 15 years now, and I would recommend Enuff over anything else due to cost, shape, and especially length (my prefer board size is 8.25 by 32.1).