You'd be good with what I recommended at the top but instead of the independent trucks, go for thunder lights. I loved mine but the kingpin cracked after 2 years
For a deck there really isn't much of a difference in weight (don't get a tech board such as almost double impact, element push, blind eternal life, because those are heavy). You'd be fine with a shop deck at your local shop instead of a pro board since they cost more.
thanks! any brand of boards you would recommend? I think a skinnier board would suit me well probably a 7.75? I noticed there are different heights for the trucks, which would you recommend?
Well what shoe size are you? I'm a size 9 and I ride 7.75 and 8.0's. I recommend Plan B (they snap quick but you should be good since you're basically starting again), Almost: either impacts or double impacts (Double Impacts are heavy but they're pop is uncomparable and they're difficult to snap), and Sk8mafia's. Baker's and Flip's also skate well (Flip P2's are very durable). I do not recommend Girl's because they have a weird nose/tail and I couldn't get used to mine no matter what I did. As for height of the trucks, the higher the trucks, the better you will be able to turn. I personally like mids because theyre in between and feel nice. Good Luck!
any experience with enjoi? that's what I'm currently looking at. as for the trucks, i don't quite understand. the skateshop I'm looking at two different Thunder ones and one says 145mm High, and the other one says 147mm Low, and another one says 145mm Low. i dont understand =\
btw, I'm building a deck is it normal for it to cost nearly $200? I mean, money is not a problem I just dont want to be paying a lot more than I'm getting. what I have now are: Board (still deciding) around $60, bones STF $40, thunder trucks $60, bones red bearing $20. also, I don't need bushings if I'm alraedy getting trucks right?