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The deck is the flat part of the skateboard – the part you stand on. So naturally it is the most important part of your set up. Different decks are best for different types of skateboarding, so the one that's best is the one that accomplishes what gives you the most pleasure.
Ask around to find which one ollies the highest or slides the best. Durability is also an important issue. You don't want to be replacing that deck too often.