Best how to slide video out there. A drop through board doesn't make sliding easier IMO. The easiest board I've ridden to slide is an agent orange bombsquad. Best overall board I've ridden is a kebbek John Barnett.
For trucks get calibers. Wheels gettweakers. Bearings bones reds. Bushings fuck dude buy a bunch try em all you'll find a good match. Grip tape vicious. Pads 187 pros. And tons of weed cause long boarding hurts