|: I don't think inlines are faster.
I think they are faster in a 200 km race. But not in a half pipe. I did see some inline skaters doing really high airs, but they had chests like rowers. High airs on inlines seems to be primarily a muscle thing.
: Rollerskaters are cool because we are old. lol
In the late eighties, early nineties, there where some young roller skaters around here. They where just as cool as the older roller skaters, but they did not have the peer pressure of other inline skaters to behave stupid (wrt clothing, pads, attitude, ...).