Trust me.. There really isn't too much of which skateboard brand is the best. One person might tell you that an "element" skateboard is the best there is.. And later, another person would tell you that its the worst D: If your going to get your first skateboard, look for the one that you think has the best graphics. Later on, you'll figure out which brand feels the best under your feet!
There is no best skateboarding company.
I Would get a fracture full set up to start off
no you don't have to
You don't need one but its easier to do tricks higher
The original type of skateboard is much better than the other! It is very hard to do tricks on longboards and on plastic cruisers
make a lot of tricks
If you are looking for a lightweight boards with spring loaded pop (helps with tricks such as the ollie and all the tricks after it) and durability the best brands to look at are Plan B (highly recommended) and Flip.
Youtube is a great resource for skateboard tricks as so many people film themselves doing them and post these videos there. In the description for many of the videos there is extensive information about how they have performed the tricks.
Concrete Surfer Skateboard Tricks and Tips - 2008 V is rated/received certificates of: UK:E