>> People will always grab a boot or a sneaker, slap on some
>> homebrew plates plus skateboard trucks, and carve the
>> bowls :)
> Those people will allways be a minority, however.
Most likely, yes.
> Most people cannot or don't want to build their own
> skates, they just grab the stuff off the shelves.
... or they order their vert skates :)
I think the classic rollerskate system will live forever, no matter if the VSK8 gets popular or not.
Vert skates built in the classic system/design could be on more shelves, just as the VSK8 could hit the shelves.