|: Guess I'll have to be tinkering then.
Welcome to the club. You will see that is is rewarding in a very special way to ride your own, custum-built, unique skates.
: Oh yeah, here's a little edit a friend of mine made: http://www.youtube.com/user/Electriciteit#p/u/3/eBSK0zvH9RA
This looks like you will be able to have a lot of fun on roller skates. You only have to be prepared to possible be the only one in your area. There aren't very many roller skaters, but they are a very friendly and helpful bunch. Plus I'm sure they will be very excited to welcome some fresh blood to their ranks.