The cartels woud probably work pretty well with the raptor. Lots of people pair them with the Lib tech T-rice pro, which is a pretty stiff board. They are plenty responsive for me.
Or if you want something more responsive, Ride El hefe, Union SL, Burton Diode, Raiden Phantoms, Flux DMCC, K2 Ever. Probly couldn't go wrong with any of those, it just depends on what features you want and what looks the coolest to you.
Someone will probably mention the Rome targa, but with the issues soem have been having i cant recomend.
Dude, suckin at somethin' is just the first step to bein' sorta good at somethin'